Abstract

There is growing scientific evidence that improving the sustainability of consumer products can lead to significant gains in global sustainability. Historically, environmental policy has been managed by bureaucracies and institutions in a mechanistic manner; this had led to many early successes. However, we believe that if policy concerning product sustainability is also managed in this way, negative unintended consequences are likely to occur. Thus, we propose a social-ecological systems approach to policy making concerning product sustainability that will lead to more rapid and meaningful progress toward improving the environmental and social impacts of consumer products.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalEcology and Society
Volume15
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2010

Fingerprint

ecolabeling
sustainability
bureaucracy
social impact
policy making
environmental policy
environmental impact
product

Keywords

  • Consumer products
  • Ecolabeling
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable indexing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology

Cite this

Golden, J. S., Dooley, K., Anderies, J., Thompson, B. H., Gereffi, G., & Pratson, L. (2010). Sustainable product indexing: Navigating the challenge of ecolabeling. Ecology and Society, 15(3).

Sustainable product indexing : Navigating the challenge of ecolabeling. / Golden, Jay S.; Dooley, Kevin; Anderies, John; Thompson, B. H.; Gereffi, G.; Pratson, L.

In: Ecology and Society, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2010.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Golden, JS, Dooley, K, Anderies, J, Thompson, BH, Gereffi, G & Pratson, L 2010, 'Sustainable product indexing: Navigating the challenge of ecolabeling', Ecology and Society, vol. 15, no. 3.
Golden, Jay S. ; Dooley, Kevin ; Anderies, John ; Thompson, B. H. ; Gereffi, G. ; Pratson, L. / Sustainable product indexing : Navigating the challenge of ecolabeling. In: Ecology and Society. 2010 ; Vol. 15, No. 3.
@article{f25665ade92f4956adf34802d9009e13,
title = "Sustainable product indexing: Navigating the challenge of ecolabeling",
abstract = "There is growing scientific evidence that improving the sustainability of consumer products can lead to significant gains in global sustainability. Historically, environmental policy has been managed by bureaucracies and institutions in a mechanistic manner; this had led to many early successes. However, we believe that if policy concerning product sustainability is also managed in this way, negative unintended consequences are likely to occur. Thus, we propose a social-ecological systems approach to policy making concerning product sustainability that will lead to more rapid and meaningful progress toward improving the environmental and social impacts of consumer products.",
keywords = "Consumer products, Ecolabeling, Sustainability, Sustainable indexing",
author = "Golden, {Jay S.} and Kevin Dooley and John Anderies and Thompson, {B. H.} and G. Gereffi and L. Pratson",
year = "2010",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "15",
journal = "Ecology and Society",
issn = "1708-3087",
publisher = "The Resilience Alliance",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Sustainable product indexing

T2 - Navigating the challenge of ecolabeling

AU - Golden, Jay S.

AU - Dooley, Kevin

AU - Anderies, John

AU - Thompson, B. H.

AU - Gereffi, G.

AU - Pratson, L.

PY - 2010

Y1 - 2010

N2 - There is growing scientific evidence that improving the sustainability of consumer products can lead to significant gains in global sustainability. Historically, environmental policy has been managed by bureaucracies and institutions in a mechanistic manner; this had led to many early successes. However, we believe that if policy concerning product sustainability is also managed in this way, negative unintended consequences are likely to occur. Thus, we propose a social-ecological systems approach to policy making concerning product sustainability that will lead to more rapid and meaningful progress toward improving the environmental and social impacts of consumer products.

AB - There is growing scientific evidence that improving the sustainability of consumer products can lead to significant gains in global sustainability. Historically, environmental policy has been managed by bureaucracies and institutions in a mechanistic manner; this had led to many early successes. However, we believe that if policy concerning product sustainability is also managed in this way, negative unintended consequences are likely to occur. Thus, we propose a social-ecological systems approach to policy making concerning product sustainability that will lead to more rapid and meaningful progress toward improving the environmental and social impacts of consumer products.

KW - Consumer products

KW - Ecolabeling

KW - Sustainability

KW - Sustainable indexing

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=77958482932&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=77958482932&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:77958482932

VL - 15

JO - Ecology and Society

JF - Ecology and Society

SN - 1708-3087

IS - 3

ER -