In recent years, private regulations - instances where non-state actors set rules to govern behavior - have emerged as a vibrant source of global environmental governance. With a particular focus on forest, fisheries, and agricultural certification programs, this chapter discusses demand and supply factors contributing to the emergence of private regulatory programs, the evolution of these initiatives, and consequences for problem amelioration. Taking the insights from these lead sectors, we review the private regulatory activities on climate change, drawing parallels and noting differences that emerge. This edition first published 2013

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Keywords Certification, Global environmental governance, Private governance, Private regulations
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Auld, G, & Gulbrandsen, L.H. (Lars H.). (2013). Private Regulation in Global Environmental Governance. In The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy (pp. 394–411). doi:10.1002/9781118326213.ch23