The paper discusses the design of environmental remediation laws in countries struggling with fundamental market and institutional reforms. Optimal cleanup standards, liability rules, and enforcement are discussed from the standpoint of both economic efficiency and practical implementation. Particular attention is paid to financing mechanisms and issues that arise during privatization.
Explainer — Apr 6, 2021
Federal Climate Policy 106: The Buildings Sector
An overview of the tools available for policymakers to reduce emissions from buildings, which contribute about 12.5 percent of total US greenhouse gas emissions.
Environmental Justice Series — Mar 24, 2021
Environmental Justice: Lessons from History and a Look to the Future
An introductory event in our new environmental justice series that will focus on the history and policy of environmental justice
Explainer — Mar 3, 2021
Federal Climate Policy 101: Reducing Emissions
An overview of climate policy tools available for federal emissions reduction efforts and the key criteria for evaluating climate policy.