| FNI PROJECTS
Environmental Labelling, Trade Rules, and Sustainable
Management of Forest and Fisheries
Environmental labelling is
on the rise and this project analyses sustainability-oriented certification and
labelling schemes in two sectors - forestry and fisheries - to identify
conditions for such schemes to affect actual management practices. Particular
attention is paid to (1) ownership, i.e. how various schemes are initiated and
operated by governmental, industrial, or civil society organisations; (2)
substantive and procedural certification criteria; (3) transparency and
involvement; and (4) how such schemes relate to international trade
FNI project team:
Schram Stokke (Project Leader)
Gulbrandsen, Lars H. and David
Humphreys, International Initiatives to
Address Tropical Timber Logging and Trade. FNI Report 4/2006. Lysaker,
FNI, 2006, 67 p.
Stokke, Olav Schram, Lars H. Gulbrandsen, Alf
Håkon Hoel and Jonette Braathen, 'Ecolabelling and Sustainable Management
of Forestry and Fisheries: Does it work?'. In Boström, M., A.
Føllesdal, M. Klintman, M. Micheletti and M. Sorensen (eds),
Political Consumerism: Its Motivations, Power, and Conditions in the Nordic
Countries and Elsewhere. TemaNord. Copenhagen, Nordic Minsterial Council,
Gulbrandsen, Lars H., 'Miljømerking og bærekraftig
fiskeri- og skogforvaltning' ('Eco-labelling and Sustainable Fishery and Forest
Management'). Internasjonal politikk, Vol 63, No 4, 2005, pp.
395-420. In Norwegian.
Gulbrandsen, Lars H., 'Explaining Different
Approaches to Voluntary Standards: A Study of Forest Certification Choices in
Norway and Sweden', Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning,
Vol 7, No 1, 2005, pp. 43-59.
Gulbrandsen, Lars H., 'The Effectiveness of Non-State Governance
Schemes: A Comparative Study of Forest Certification in Norway and Sweden',
International Environmental Agreements, Vol 5, No 2, 2005, pp.
Gulbrandsen, Lars H., 'Sustainable Forestry in Sweden: The Effect
of Competition Among Private Certification Schemes', The Journal of
Environment and Development, Vol 14, No 3, 2005, pp.
Gulbrandsen, Lars H., 'Mark of Sustainability? Challenges for
Fishery and Forestry Eco-labeling'. Environment, Vol 47, No 5, 2005,
Gulbrandsen, Lars H., 'Overlapping Public and Private Governance:
Can Forest Certification Fill the Gaps in the Global Forest Regime?'.
Global Environmental Politics, Vol 4, No 2, 2004, pp.
Stokke, Olav Schram and Davor Vidas,
'Regulating IUU Fishing or Combating
IUU Operations?'. Chapter in: Fish Piracy: Combating Illegal, Unreported
and Unregulated Fishing. Paris, OECD, 2004, pp. 19-47.
Lars H., 'The Evolving Forest Regime and
Domestic Actors: Strategic or Normative Adaptation?'. Environmental
Politics, Vol 12, No 2, 2003, pp. 95-114.
The Research Council of
University of Tromsø, Deptartment of Political
FNI Research on Biological
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