Innovation Economics



Interaction between standardization and environmental policy

Contact: Knut Blind.

Regulation has been the traditional instrument of policy makers to protect the environment. However, the so called New Approach (Link hinterlegen organizes the interplay between governmental regulations and standards within the European Union.  Therefore, standardization is an important activity to complement environmental regulations, but also other policies. The objectives for possible Master Theses is the analysis of the interaction between standardization and environmental policies in general, but also the linkages to the policy initiatives at the European level and the international standardization activities.