Policy instruments receive increased support if they are directed at companies

How acceptance of policy instruments can increase

Our research shows that policy instruments for sustainable consumption can receive more popular support if:

  • They are perceived as fair and efficient.
  • They are aimed at companies, rather than consumers.
  • They are combined in such a way that, for example, an increased tax on environmentally damaging goods or services is paired with a reduced tax on the environmentally better alternatives.

Read more:

Larsson, J. Matti S., and Nässén. J. (2020) Public Support for Aviation Policy Measures in Sweden. Climate Policy. 20:10, 1305-1321.

Matti S., Larsson J., and Nässen, J. (under review) Are Fee-and-Dividend Schemes the Saviour of Environmental Taxation?, paper submitted to Environmental Science and Policy.

Röös, E., Larsson, J., Resare Sahlin, K., Jonell, M., Lindahl, T., André, E., Säll, S., Harring, N., and Persson, M. (2021). Policy Options for Sustainable Food Consumption – Review and Recommendations for Sweden. Mistra Sustainable Consumption. Report 1:10.



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3 February, 2022

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