Corporations and the governance of environmental risk

Research article by Andy Gouldson on 1 Feb 2007

The authors sketch a framework within which the contributions to this theme issue can be understood. In particular, they discuss various frames of reference or ways of thinking that can be brought to bear on the challenges that arise in evaluating attempts to govern environmental risks. The discussion is divided into three sections. First, they […]

The fourteenth session of the UN commission on sustainable development: The energy session

Research article by James Van Alstine on 22 Jan 2007

The fourteenth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-14) convened 1–12 May 2006, at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York, for the first year in a two-year cycle of debates focusing on energy for sustainable development, industrial development, air pollution/atmosphere, and climate change. Specifically, CSD-14’s mandate was to undertake […]

Do firms adopt lower standards in poorer areas? Corporate social responsibility and environmental justice in the EU and the US

Research article by Andy Gouldson on 6 Dec 2006

Within the context of broader debates on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and environmental justice (EJ), this paper examines three key questions: first, how the standards that corporations adopt at the global scale trickle down into local site-level practices; second, whether levels of corporate environmental performance vary from place to place; and third whether any variations […]

Interstate water pollution problems and elusive federal water pollution policy in the United States, 1900-1948

Research article by Jouni Paavola on 21 Nov 2006

This article examines water pollution and its control in the United States from the turn of the twentieth century until after the Second World War, a period during which water pollution became an interstate problem. State water pollution control policies existed at the time. However, states were unwilling to control the pollution of state waters […]