Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/19235
Title: Unpacking the complexities of biofuel policy
Contributor(s): Martin, Paul  (author); Le Gal, Elodie (author)
Publication Date: 2016
DOI: 10.4337/9781782544555.00023
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/19235
Abstract: "Path dependence" is an important concept to help to understand the ways in which societies respond to new challenges. It suggests that established practices or policy traditions will generally be the basis for deciding what to do when faced with new challenges and opportunities. It can therefore be expected that policy-makers and lawyers will approach the governance of biofuels on the basis of how previous challenges involving energy industries, natural-resource-based enterprises and sustainability have been addressed. We can expect that issues will be viewed through the lens of energy security and climate change, and that strategies will involve a mixture of the command-and-control and market-based approaches that have been generally used (with varying degrees of success). While biofuels governance shares many characteristics with other natural resource management (NRM) and energy issues, contemporary biofuels raise unique governance challenges that are likely to require innovative institutional arrangements. These challenges are the focus of this chapter.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: The Law and Policy of Biofuels, p. 315-338
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Place of Publication: Cheltenham, United Kingdom
ISBN: 9781782544548
9781782544555
Field of Research (FOR): 180111 Environmental and Natural Resources Law
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
Other Links: http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/230372986
Series Name: IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Series
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