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Policy session: Market-based approaches for environmental management in Asia

Policy session: Market-based approaches for environmental management in Asia

Room : Handels: SEB

Strong economic growth of Asia in the last decades has increased the pressure on environmental conditions. Market-based approaches have been implemented by a number of developing countries in Asia to increase the efficiency in environmental management. This session provides an assessment of the use of various market-based policy instruments to address environmental problems in the areas of air, water and waste in Asian developing countries.

The session will focus on the applicability and potential to scale up various selected policy instruments in Asian developing countries. Panelists will assess the effectiveness, efficiency, equity, and political feasibility of the instruments as well as requirements for the successful application of each instrument.

Panel mode: (1) each panellist presents his or her own topic in 15 minutes; and (2) Questions from moderator/chair and from audiences.

Organizer(s): Dale Whittington, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chair: Dale Whittington, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Panelists: Jintao Xu, national school of development;
Nam Pham, University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City;
Nils-Axel Braathen, OECD;
Gunnar Kohlin, University of Gotheborg;
David Raitzer, Economist, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, Asian Development Bank