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Developing sustainable governance systems at the regional level : the case of emissions trading

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by T Cadman, T Maraseni, Margaret HumeMargaret Hume, F Lopez-Casero
As a consequence of the United Nations' Conference on Environment and Development in 1992, the international community has effectively redefined environmental degradation as a problem that can be addressed by means of sustainable development. In turn, this places an onus on businesses to develop practices that reflect new norms of behaviour. This chapter offers an overview of current implementation of governance systems that relate to regional sustainability programmes and firms' activities. This work offers credibility to the field of sustainability research and practice by identifying and discussing all actors in the business community and how they interact with sustainability. This chapter looks at market-based sustainability initiatives, and, from a quality of governance perspective, investigates the strengths and weaknesses of two emissions trading schemes. It concludes with a series of reflections on market-based approaches to environmental problem solving.

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Editor

Thomas KD

Start Page

248

End Page

266

Number of Pages

19

ISBN-13

9781466684331

Publisher

IGI Global

Place of Publication

UK

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Griffith University; School of Business and Law (2013- ); TBA Research Institute; University of Southern Queensland;

Era Eligible

Yes

Number of Chapters

18

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