Micro-level translation of greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction: policy meets industry in the Swedish agricultural sector
2015 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, Vol. 103, 629-639 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is an urgent challenge for mankind. However, as aggregate emissions continue to rise, necessary changes in industrial practices are lagging behind. The article addresses this discrepancy by exploring how the issue of GHG reduction is channeled from policy to industry, in one of the more GHG intensive sectors, agriculture. We adopt the translation perspective to analyze and discuss how the climate issue travels between contexts. Our study explores the activities involved as advisors, functioning as translating agents within Swedish agri-policy, inform producers about the issue of GHG reduction. The study sheds new light on the effectiveness of mitigation policy in promoting practice change and illustrates how translation is an analytical framework suitable for studying this within different industries.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2015. Vol. 103, 629-639 p.
Mitigation policy, Translation, Sustainable agriculture, Greenhouse gas reduction, Climate change
Business Administration Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-97017DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.11.054ISI: 000356990800060OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-97017DiVA: diva2:769746