Policy Instruments and Co-Regulation for the Sustainability of Value Chains

Policy Instruments and Co-Regulation for the Sustainability of Value Chains

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By Sergio Ugarte and Vincent Swinkels

Technologies for Sustainable Life (TSL) – Concise Monograph Series

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ASME’s Technologies for Sustainable Life (TSL) is a series of concise and timely monographs exploring the interface between engineering and the environmental sustainability agenda. The series adopts a broad base examining fundamental principles and paradigms before a contextual exploration of ecosystems and resources, sustainable manufacturing, energy technology, environmental pollution and finally aspects of environmental governance. Each monograph is written by leading experts in their field and examines the relationship and contributions of engineering to the topic of study. As a series, TSL addresses a long-awaited niche in engineering publishing, providing in-depth discussions of environmental significance set within a technology, economic and policy context.

Partial Abstract:

This publication describes several examples of policy instruments that improve the sustainability of value chains. For private organizations it looks into the possibility of combining the use of policy instruments and sustainability certification to manage value chain sustainability. The main part of this publication discusses the potential of co-regulation (combination of public policy instruments with private control mechanisms such as sustainability certification) for global value chains such as food, forestry and bioenergy. The case of co-regulation for sustainability of biofuels consumed in the European Union is assessed in detail.

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  • Publisher: ASME
  • Publish Date: 2015
  • Pages: 132
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9780791860519

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