WIT Press


Guiding Principles For Creating Environmental Regulations That Work

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR090111

Volume

123

Pages

8

Page Range

121 - 128

Published

2009

Size

238 kb

Author(s)

T. S. Mullikin

Abstract

Creating sensible policies and regulations that reduce, stop and ultimately reverse the upward trend in greenhouse gas emissions are the topics of heated debate worldwide. By applying five guiding principles based upon years of experience formulating policies and regulations in a legal/legislative setting, workable environmental regulations can be developed and implemented. Five guiding principles require that policies and regulations be: 1) flexible in application 2) global in scope 3) market-driven in implementation 4) firmly anchored in economic reality 5) successful in demonstrating tangible environmental benefits. Keywords: government policies, regulations, climate change, environmental legislation, workable solutions, greenhouse.

Keywords

government policies, regulations, climate change, environmental legislation, workable solutions, greenhouse