The Sector-Based Approach and Partnerships: Regulatory Interventions to Reduce Risk and Promote Compliance

  • Jon Foreman
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Environmental Policy and Regulation book series (PSEPR)


In this chapter, Jon Foreman explores the development of the sector-based approach to environmental regulation and demonstrates how the ‘sector approach’ and ‘sector thinking’ direct much of modern regulators’ activities. The chapter looks at the rationale for the sector approach, how it is integrated with other related activities, and the pros and cons of sector-orientated regulation.

The chapter illustrates several stakeholder-based sector initiatives which when taken together have had a significant influence on business and led to the improvement of environmental management and the delivery of regulatory outcomes. Examples of regulator initiatives are given along with a discussion of the way the Environment Agency (EA) in England works with industry sectors to deliver its objectives.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jon Foreman
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  1. 1.Jon Foreman AssociatesBristolUK

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