The Productivity Commission convened a workshop on 8 September 2000 in Melbourne. Its purpose was to explore the links between economic and environmental policy objectives and outcomes.
The workshop was structured around a series of contributed papers that considered issues arising in four sectors (water, electricity, transport and forestry) as well as some common themes among them. Key issues explored by participants include: how microeconomic reform can best contribute to meeting existing and future environmental challenges; and the principles that should drive the policies and guide tradeoffs among economic and environmental objectives.
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Cover, Copyright, Foreword, Contents, Acknowledgments
PART I INTRODUCTION
PART II THE WATER SECTOR
1 Lessons from Australia's first practical experiment in integrated microeconomic and environmental reform
2 Microeconomic reform and the environment: a view from the water sector
David Evans and Andrew Amos
3 Discussion: the water sector
PART III THE ELECTRICITY SECTOR
4 Impact of microeconomic reform on greenhouse gas emissions from the electricity sector
Clive Hamilton and Richard Denniss
5 Microeconomic reform and the environment: the electricity sector
Margaret Beardow and Harry Schaap
6 Discussion: the electricity sector
PART IV THE TRANSPORT SECTOR
7 Microeconomic reform and the environment in the transport sector
8 Transport and global warming: catastrophe or concoction?
9 Discussion: the transport sector
PART V THE FOREST SECTOR
10 Australian forests: marching toward micro-efficiency, stumbling toward sustainability?
11 Microeconomic reform and forest environments
12 Discussion: the forest sector
PART VI PANEL DISCUSSION
13 Panel discussion
Graeme Samuel, Anwen Lovett, Stephen Dovers, Molly Harriss Olson
PART VII SUMMARY
A Workshop program
B Workshop participants