Browse by Keyword

Economic Incentives: Developing and Implementing Economic Incentives
Table of Contents
Background and Overview
Reasons for Economic Incentives
Developing and Implementing Economic Incentives
Types of Economic Incentives
(NEW!) Focus on Renewable Energy Incentives
P2 Opportunities
Where To Go for P2 Help
Complete List of Links

Essential Links:

Civic Environmentalism in Action
This report is designed to help policymakers at all levels of government create innovative, place-ba...

Economic Incentives in Air Quality
Provides guidance, policies and rules for states to implement economic incentives in improving air q...

Environmental Improvement through Business Incentives (pdf)
Rich and insightful report that gives policymakers ideas on the type of incentive mechanisms that ca...

Environmental Policies for the New Millenium (pdf)
A conference paper discussing general principles in how to implement economic incentives.

EPA's Clean Air Market Programs
How to develop market-based mechanisms for reducing air pollution.

EPA's Pay-as-You-Throw
Guide on how to implement a pay-as-you-throw program in your community.

Pollutant Trading Guidance
A set of resources for developing a water pollutant trading system.

Tools of the Trade: A Guide to Designing and Operating a Cap and Trade Program for Pollution Control...
A reference for policymakers and regulators considering cap and trade as a policy tool to control po...

Water Quality Trading Assessment Handbook
Helps you decide whether a water trading permit is right for your watershed. Includes a structured, ...

The following are general principles to consider when developing and implementing economic incentive programs. They are taken directly from guidelines developed at a conference held cooperatively by the World Resources Institute and the US Environmental Protection Agency, where over 100 various stakeholders from government, non-governmental organizations and the business community attended. The direct link to this report can be found at: For guidance on how to implement these steps and specific incentive-based programs, refer to the Complete List of Links.


The Topic Hub™ is a product of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx)

The Economic Incentives Topic Hub™ was developed by:

Contact email:

Hub Last Updated: 10/17/2014