Journal article

The Greenhouse Challenge: Trivial Pursuit?

Christine Parker

Environmental and Planning Law Journal | Thomson Reuters | Published : 1999


This article describes and evaluates the Greenhouse Challenge as a voluntary, co-regulatory alternative to a carbon tax or mandatory targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The evidence suggests that the Greenhouse Challenge will have some success due to its support from a network of industry associations, the fact that improving energy efficiency fits in well with pre-existing business goals and the way that the program has given Greenhouse Challenge staff and internal environmental managers access to business decision-making. However its achievements will be trivial unless the program overcomes potential problems such as limited participation in the program, insufficient accountabil..

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