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The Use of Economic Instruments in Nordic Environmental Policy 2006–2009

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The Nordic Council of Ministers publishes regular overview reports on the use of economic instruments in Nordic environmental policy. In this report, Part I presents an overview of the use of economic instruments with the main focus on changes during the years 2006 - 2009. Part II gives a brief overview of mixes of policy instruments (also other than economic instruments) and presents two case studies. There are generally few changes in the use of economic instruments since 2006, except for the introduction of the emissions trading system, EU ETS, and changes in vehicle registration tax systems to become more based on specific fuel use or CO2 emissions. In general, the tax systems could be made more effective and efficient by treating different sectors and fuels more equally.

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Preface

The Nordic Council of Ministers publishes regular overview reports on the use of economic instruments in Nordic environmental policy (previous editions: 1994, 1997, 1999, 2002 and 2006). In addition to an overview of the use of economic instruments in the Nordic countries (excluding the Baltic countries compared to the previous edition), this year's report contains a separate analytical part on the use of instrument mixes in environmental policy. This is the second report in the series with a separate analytical section. The report has been prepared by Econ Pöyry Norway in cooperation with Econ Pöyry offices in Sweden and Denmark, and Pöyry Environment Oy, Finland. The core team consisted of John Magne Skjelvik (project leader), Henrik Lindhjem, Anna Eriksson, Lise-Lotte Pade Hansen, Terhi Fitch, and Karin Ibenholt as internal quality assurer. Inputs and comments to the report have been provided by many who deserve our thanks, but none of the blame for any remaining errors: especially Professors Jon Strand and Anni Huhtala, and the members of Working Group on Environment and Economics under the Nordic Council of Ministers.

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