Public-private partnerships in the environmental field have emerged as one option in the pursuit of sustainable development. So-called ‘Green Networks’, ‘Cleaner Production Centres’, ‘Waste Minimisation Clubs’ are among others highlighted as alternatives to governmental regulation. While being promoted as an option for governments in the South to make up for lack of sufficient environmental legislation and enforcement, the majority of these examples, however, stem from countries in the North. Uncritical transfer of such concepts to contexts in the South along with substantial, external donor funding have in many cases led to disappointing outcomes. The authors discuss key factors in the institutional set-up and the importance of institutional carriers for the potential success of Green Networks in the South. With reference to ongoing initiatives in Thailand, the authors assess these initiatives in an institutional framework and suggest how the experiences can be understood in their own rights.
|Titel||Partnerships for Sustainable Development : Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific Region|
|Redaktører||Richard Welford, Peter Hills, William Young|
|Udgivelsessted||Hong Kong Special Administration Region, China|
|Forlag||University of Hong Kong|
|Status||Udgivet - 2006|