Smart Green Frontiers Project
Explores how to solve environmental problems without reducing human freedom. Communicates that environmental indicators are improving in general; challenges climate change orthodoxy; is developing a “smart green” branding methodology to encourage scientifically rigorous and market-oriented environmental policy.
Frontier’s Smart Green Project explores ways to solve environmental problems without reducing human freedom and hindering economic growth.
The Frontier Centre would like to see the environmental agenda shift from a “command and control” style of regulation towards the use of market incentives and property rights to solve environmental problems. The latter approach has a better chance of accomplishing the universal objective of a cleaner and healthier world.
Frontier's 7 Smart Green principles:
1. Rely on unbiased science
2. Focus on measurable results
3. Recognize wealth creation as the wellspring for environmental improvement
4. Substitute risk and cost benefit analysis for the precautionary principle
5. Focus on incentives via property rights
6. Embrace environmentally friendly technology
7. Eliminate public sector conflicts of interest by separating resource ownership from regulation