The following fact sheets showcase the various types of environmental tools that can be applied by a government, an industry, a private firm, or an environmental non-profit organization. The fact sheets provide general knowledge about
tools and their application. Each fact sheet offers:
- Definitions and explanations of how tools function to achieve objectives
- Common environmental applications
- Examples of the use of tools, looking at jurisdictions worldwide
- Some strengths and weaknesses of the performance of tools, highlighting factors such as:
- assurance of achieving environmental outcomes;
- costs and burdens placed on regulated parties and governments; and,
- potential for a tool to advance technology and innovation and its adaptability.
- Special considerations on the use of the tool (design and implementation issues)
Not all environmental tools provided in this guide are operational in Alberta , nor are they to be future policies of Alberta Environment, unless otherwise mentioned.
Posted: Jan 8, 2015