About the Report
This report is designed to help decision-makers in government and industry develop and advise on environmental policy. It will:
- Help policy-makers working on environmental issues understand the range of policy instruments available to them and when each is most effective.
- Suggest how business can constructively feed into the process at various stages.
- Present a framework, based on years of research, for building more effective and efficient environmental policy.
The report is an extension of the Network for Business Sustainability's systematic review of the body of research on building effective environmental policy, entitled When Do Climate Policies Work? A Systematic Review of Experiences from Low-Carbon Technology Promotion and Water Management, conducted by researchers at Carleton University. Synthesizing data from 204 studies, the review presents a comprehensive compilation of high-quality knowledge on this topic.
Who Should Read the Report
Decision-makers in government and industry.