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Pollutant release and transfer registers: Examining the value of government-led reporting on corporate environmental performance

Research article by Andy Gouldson on 1 Dec 2007

Within this paper, we argue that the data released by companies through corporate environmental reports are of very limited value, particularly for analysts seeking to benchmark the environmental performance of different companies or sites. We also argue that the data published by governments through pollutant release and transfer registers (PRTRs) such as the US Toxic […]


Sustainable consumption and environmental inequalities

Research article, Working paper by Jouni Paavola on 1 Dec 2007

This article examines the potential for cross-fertilisation between the sustainable consumption scholarship and the environmental justice scholarship. The article first maps the two areas of scholarship, discussing the cognitive, social marketing and social provisioning systems literatures of sustainable consumption and the empirical and conceptual literature on environmental justice. The article then discusses the potential for […]






Institutions and environmental governance: A reconceptualization

Research article by Jouni Paavola on 15 Jun 2007

This article presents the conceptual revisions needed to extend the new institutional approach to environmental governance from its current local and international domains of application to all governance solutions, including national environmental and natural resource use policies and multi-level governance solutions that are increasingly used to address global environmental change. The article suggests that environmental […]