Contingent Valuation Methodology and the EU Institutional Framework

François Bonnieux and Pierre Rainelli

in Valuing Environmental Preferences

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780199248919
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191595950 | DOI:
 Contingent Valuation Methodology and the EU Institutional Framework

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The environmental legislation process in the EU originated in the First Environmental Action Programme in 1973. A consistent set of principles emerged in successive Environmental Action Programmes: polluter pays; precaution; subsidiarity; and sustainability. There has been a notable absence in the use of valuation techniques within EU decision‐making, which has relied instead on Environmental Impact Assessment. Individual national governments within the EU have used valuation techniques on an ad hoc basis.

Keywords: Common Agricultural Policy; Contingent valuation; Environmental policy; Environmental protection; European Environment Agency; European Union; Polluter pays principle; Precaution principle; subsidiarity; sustainable development

Chapter.  11754 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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