A comprehensive analysis of the effects of fiscal measures used by governments to reduce environmental impacts and promote sustainability. Twenty five case studies examine the most useful measures so far undertaken in the US, Canada and Western Europe, including user charges, 'fee-bate' systems, credits and earmarked taxes. They lay out the implementation issues and problems of each example, the expectations, its actual impact and the political implications. Sectors covered include: energy, agriculture, air and water pollution and waste management. The case studies are accompanied by a clear overview of the subject. Invaluable for policy makers and officials, economists and business managers.Barg, Stephan is the author of 'Green Budget Reform An International Casebook of Leading Practices' with ISBN 9781853832468 and ISBN 1853832464.