Public Goods and Externalities: Agri-environmental Policy Measures in Selected OECD Countries

OECD (This fee-based report is available to RFFers on OECD iLibrary; if prompted for a password, check the library landing page)
http://bit.ly/1hUBjCS

Agriculture is a provider of commodities such as food, feed, fibre and fuel, and it can bring both positive and negative impacts on the environment. Yet most policy measures target farm systems, inputs and practices and agricultural infrastructure (driving forces) rather than the provision of agri-environmental public goods (environmental outcomes).

This report analyses how a handful of OECD countries (Australia, Canada, Japan, United Kingdom and the United States) defines agri-environmental public goods and sets agri-environmental targets and reference levels, and the policies they implement for targeting certain agri-environmental public goods.

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