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Title: International Trade in Biofuels: Legal and Regulatory Issues
Authors: de Beer, Jeremy
Smyth, Stuart J.
Keywords: Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
multi-level governance
World Trade Organization
Issue Date: 2012-06-06
Series/Report no.: Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy
Volume 13, Number 1, Winter 2012
Abstract: Governments around the world are betting heavily on biofuels as one part of a solution to a wide range of public policy challenges, from environmental sustainability in the face of climate change, to energy security given rising geopolitical instability, to economic growth especially in rural regions and developing countries. Policy interventions typically take the form of legal and regulatory measures, for example, to drive demand for renewable fuels through mandates, or to subsidize costs through financial and other supports for production and processing of feedstock and output fuels. Such complex legal/regulatory mechanisms combine to create a multi-level or network system of governance. This article analyzes the implications of this complex framework for the production and international trading of biofuels.
Identifiers: 1496-5208
Institution/Association: Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy >Volume 13, Number 1, Winter 2012
Total Pages: 19
From Page: 131
To Page: 149
Collections:Volume 13, Number 1, Winter 2012

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