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Orchestrating sustainability: the case of European Union biofuel governance

Schleifer, Philip (2013) Orchestrating sustainability: the case of European Union biofuel governance. Regulation and Governance, 7 (4). pp. 533-546. ISSN 1748-5983

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Identification Number: 10.1111/rego.12037


This article provides an empirical analysis of orchestration – that is, the initiation, support, and embracement of private governance arrangements through public regulators – in the field of European Union biofuel governance. It examines the emerging sustainability regime and shows that orchestration has been extensively practiced. Regulators in the European Union have used a range of directive and facilitative measures to initiate and support private biofuel certification schemes and to incorporate them in their regulatory frameworks. This has given rise to a hybrid regime in which public and private approaches are closely intertwined. Discussing the benefits and complications of engaging with private biofuel sustainability governance, the article's findings point to a partial failure of orchestration in this policy area.

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Additional Information: © 2013 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd
Divisions: Grantham Research Institute
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
JEL classification: Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q58 - Government Policy
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2013 09:07
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 02:04
Projects: EU. Grant Number: FP7

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