Governance for Sustainable Stewardship.
|Dr. Theo de Bruijn|
|Sustainable stewardship implies dialogue and consultation, collaboration and the formation of new partnerships throughout the production chain. This is not an easy challenge and asks for new systems of governance as ‘compliance to regulation’ is simply not an adequate approach to achieving sustainability. Rather, policy approaches must focus on how to use the creativity of all the actors in the production and consumption system beyond the level that has been stimulated by current strategies. |
First experiences, however, show rather limited evidence that voluntary, collaborative and information-based programs can live up to the tall order to inducing change in complete production and consumption systems.
In this proposed contribution De Bruijn will address the challenge for governance schemes within the context of sustainable stewardship. His contribution is based on a recent book he co-edited with the late Vicki Norberg-Bohm:
De Bruijn, T., & Norberg-Bohm, V. (2005). Industrial Transformation: Voluntary, collaborative and information-based approaches in environmental policies in the
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