Chapter VIII.3: Public and private interactions in global environmental governance

O. Perez, O. Karassin

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Over the past two centuries, global environmental governance has been a field in continuous shift. Private transnational schemes have assumed an increasingly important role in the regulation of global environmental challenges. The flourishing of private transnational regulation (PTR) regimes has not occurred in isolation from public environmental regulation (PER). This chapter develops a detailed taxonomy of the forms of interaction between PTR and PER, which includes, it is argued, five key forms: incorporation, facilitation, abstention, substitution, and suppression. The chapter further discusses the optimal distribution of authority between the PTR and PER in view of the foregoing taxonomy. It identifies several variables which are central to answering this question and applies them to several case studies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law
EditorsMichael Faure
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781785369520
ISBN (Print)9781786436986
StatePublished - Jun 2020

Publication series

NamePolicy instruments volume of the encyclopedia on environmental law: Edward Elgar


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