Providing Agri-environmental Public Goods through Collective Action

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This study analyses the promotion of collective action for agri-environmental public goods and addresses externalities by reviewing the experience of various OECD member countries. Twenty-five cases from

13 countries (Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom) are examined. The study shows that collective action should be given serious consideration as a means of addressing many agricultural and natural resource issues, and in some cases collective action should be actively promoted.

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Finland case study

This chapter presents the Pyhäjärvi Restoration Project in Finland. Local actions aim to improve or maintain water quality in Lake Pyhäjärvi and are undertaken by local firms, communities and other beneficiaries of the lake’s water quality. Following a brief description of the case study, the agri-environmental public goods provided by collective action, the variables affecting outcomes in collective action and the policy measures in support of collective action are discussed.

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