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Voluntary measures in nano risk governance

By csep - Posted on 25 August 2010

TitleVoluntary measures in nano risk governance
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsMeili, Christoph, Hurzeler Peter, Knebel Stephan, and Widmer Markus
Corporate AuthorsInnovation Society
Conference Name4th International Nano-Regulation Conference (16-17 September 2008; St. Gallen, Switzerland)
Pagination70 p.
Date Published09/2008
PublisherInnovation Society, Ltd
Place PublishedSt. Gallen, Switzerland
Publication Languageeng

This conference discussed voluntary measures that can be used in the risk governance of nanotechnology. The conference focused on the use of codes of conduct, voluntary reporting schemes, like those have have been put in place by the United Kingdom's DEFRA, and the United State's EPA, and systems for risk management. The conference highlighted the current state of these types of voluntary measures and their perceived effectiveness, conference participants' experiences with implementing voluntary standards in different industries, and the opportunities and requirements for international collaboration.