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Globalisation of markets and products: A challenge for environmental policy
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Ecology (moved 20130630).
2007 (English)In: International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development (IJESD), ISSN 1474-6778, E-ISSN 1478-7466, Vol. 6, no 4, 473-487 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Production of products has increasingly been relocated to countries outside the western industrialised area. Consumption of the same products in the west has increased. Policy instruments, used with positive effects nationally, have become more or less ineffective or irrelevant. Some environmental problems related to production practices have been relocated to other countries, while the import of products involves new environmental and health impacts for consumers. In integrated product policy, including phases of design, production, distribution, consumption and waste management, the possibility of using policy instruments to address designing and producing actors are highly affected by globalisation. The globalisation of production is a challenge for environmental policy as regards defining policy instruments with international validity. Case studies, the integrated product chain for batteries, clothing and meat, are used analysing globalisation and policy instruments. The empirical materials include legislation, propositions, protocols and interviews with officials in ministries, authorities, production and distribution organisations.

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2007. Vol. 6, no 4, 473-487 p.
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Batteries, Clothing, Consumption, Intergrated product policy, Meat, Policy instruments, Production
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Economics and Business Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-155229DOI: 10.1504/IJESD.2007.016247ScopusID: 2-s2.0-43749091501OAI: diva2:761325

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