Center for Governance and Sustainability

at the University of Massachusetts Boston


pg. 15: a similar public-private collaboration to create a global standard for the labeling of emission footprints [bold in the original] on consumer products, building on work also already under way in the nongovernmental community.


Readers Guide Comment on “global standard for labeling of emission footprints”

Environmental footprint accounting has been well developed by civil society organizations, university researchers, and government agencies.  While recognizing this groundbreaking work, WEF does not indicate what needs to be improved or what a public-private collaboration could now contribute to the methodological issues. In this context, it seems more interested in opening the door for modifications by those in the corporate world, which has mostly criticized ecological footprinting over the years.  

Related Ideas: Key third and fourth tools; Public-private governance; Managing structural aspects; Managing economic governance

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