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Integrated Approaches to Environmental Policy

  • Hans Wiesmeth
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Part of the Springer Texts in Business and Economics book series (STBE)

Abstract

Integrated approaches to environmental policy are, in principle, derived from economic theory in general and from the theory of environmental economics in particular. In a theoretical context, all economic activities are focused on the efficiency of the feasible allocation, resulting, for example, from the market mechanism. In a practical context with all the informational requirements in view of the information deficits, a holistic approach to environmental policy seems to be appropriate. Such an approach implies the adequate integration of signals along the product chain into the environmental policy. This chapter then contains integrated approaches to environmental product design in the context of extended producer responsibility (EPR), to waste management (IWM) and to the promotion of renewable energy sources for the generation of electrical energy.

Keywords

Waste Management Municipal Solid Waste Renewable Energy Source Framework Condition Biogas Plant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Business and EconomicsTU DresdenDresdenGermany

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