The Potential for a Nutrients Tradable Permit Scheme

Environment Agency for England and Wales, 2005

The project analysed three alternatives for a nutrients tradable permit scheme in terms of their environmental effectiveness, economic efficiency, equity, competitiveness impacts, administrative costs and feasibility. One of these schemes, determined to be the best out of the three, was examined in greater detail. The report presented analysis of design options for nutrient trading schemes, and suggests further research that could help with developing such a scheme.