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Biofuel sustainability and the formation of transnational hybrid governance

Ponte, Stefano; Daugbjerg, Carsten

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We examine the transnational governance of biofuel sustainability and its coexistence with the WTO trade regime. The way in which the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED) is shaping transnational biofuel governance shows deep and mutual dependence between public and private. The EU relies on a private system of compliance and verification, but private certification schemes are dependent on the incentives provided by RED to expand commercially. A second layer of hybridity in this governance...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorPonte, Stefano
dc.contributor.authorDaugbjerg, Carsten
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-28T04:00:03Z
dc.date.available2015-05-28T04:00:03Z
dc.identifier.issn0964-4016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/13624
dc.description.abstractWe examine the transnational governance of biofuel sustainability and its coexistence with the WTO trade regime. The way in which the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED) is shaping transnational biofuel governance shows deep and mutual dependence between public and private. The EU relies on a private system of compliance and verification, but private certification schemes are dependent on the incentives provided by RED to expand commercially. A second layer of hybridity in this governance system is that it is emerging in the shadow of the WTO. EU policymakers refrained from introducing binding requirements for social sustainability criteria in RED, and left private certifiers to fill this gap. Our discussion also serves to introduce the symposium on the ‘Transnational Hybrid Governance’ (THG) of biofuels. The three contributions to the symposium analyse the complex making and mutual shaping of biofuel sustainability and discuss the institutional features, processes, networks, and sociotechnical devices by which markets are organised, and economic and political orders take shape.
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.rights© 2014 Taylor & Francis
dc.sourceEnvironmental Politics
dc.subjecttransnational governance
dc.subjecthybridity
dc.subjectsustainability
dc.subjectbiofuels
dc.titleBiofuel sustainability and the formation of transnational hybrid governance
dc.typeJournal article
local.identifier.citationvolume24
dc.date.issued2015
local.identifier.absfor140205 - Environment and Resource Economics
local.identifier.ariespublicationa383154xPUB922
local.publisher.urlhttp://www.routledge.com/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationDaugbjerg, C., Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage96
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage114
local.identifier.doi10.1080/09644016.2014.954776
dc.date.updated2015-12-10T09:38:14Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84921855682
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