Environmental Liability

Our goal is to help decisionmakers design pragmatic policies that improve the environment through cost-effective means

The RAND Institute for Civil Justice has conducted research on environmental liability for over a decade. The thrust of this work has been to help decision-makers shape and improve environmental policy so that it is both effective in meeting stated goals and efficient in its implementation.

The ICJ chooses environmental issues according to their importance to policy choices on the near horizon. Consequently, our research focuses on the real-world performance of environmental policies. In order to research the impact of policies impartially, our research takes a systems approach—for example, focusing on interactions among the various forces that influence private sector decisions that will have environmental consequences.