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Paying for the environmental protection in a cross-national perspective

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by G Ivanova, B Tranter
The threat of global warming has attracted considerable attention from policy makers around the world. We analyse public support for environmental protection and the main drivers of support in Australia and cross-nationally using survey data from the International Social Survey and the Australian Survey of Social Attitudes. Support is measured as a series of trade off questions based on willingness to pay extra taxes or prices, or accept cuts to one’s standard of living to protect the environment. Willingness to pay more for environmental protection has decreased across a range of countries from 1993 to 2000 with the routinisation of ‘the environment’ as a political issue. Risk perceptions regarding the dangers of global warming, having a tertiary education and holding post- materialist value orientations all increase willingness to pay for environmental protection. In Australia, environmental support is still divided along partisan lines while global warming looms as an important issue in the 2007 federal election.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

43

Issue

2

Start Page

169

End Page

188

Number of Pages

20

ISSN

1036-1146

Location

Vic 3165, Australia

Publisher

Carfax Publishing, Taylor & Francis Ltd, PO Box 775, Bentleigh East

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Business and Informatics; University of Tasmania;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Australian journal of political science.