Chapter 5

A Normative Perspective on Governing Solar PV Sustainability

Abstract

This chapter explores the potential for more effective global governance of solar PV (photovoltaic) impacts. Due to the rapidly globalizing nature of this industrial sector and the limited international institutional framework for coherently governing such impacts, it argues that existing industry-led, voluntary approaches are more appropriate for countering them in this transnational context. Here, corporate social responsibility, environmental management systems, life cycle assessment of products, and extended producer responsibility offer significant scope for embedding greater sustainability throughout the sector while supporting its contribution to wider ...

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