Researching effects of fiscal policy on innovation of environmental technologies
Investigating effects of environmental regulatory policy on diffusion of cleanup technology
Governments should use market mechanisms to encourage actions that work towards the goal of sustainable development. Favourable treatment of investments in clean technologies, within a revenue-neutral tax shift, could speed their introduction. Such instruments will encourage, rather than force, industry to improve and reward companies which pursue good environmental management in keeping with sustainable development, often inducing improvements that go beyond minimum standards.
Many advances which meet social needs or help preserve the environment fail to meet the narrow criteria of return on financial investment. They require appropriate policies and government backing to bring about their benefits.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
Non-profit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental in nature, the UIA has been a pioneer in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907.