Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/4/2003
Publication Date: 5/1/2004
Citation: Erhan, S.Z., Perez, J.M. 2004. Chapter 2: socio-economical aspects and policy of renewable resources. In: Renewable Bioresources Scope and Modification for Non-food Applications. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons Press. p. 30-45. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Building a more sustainable society by using more renewable resources is not only connected with technical aspects and chemical conversions, but is also very much connected with socio-economical aspects and with policy. In order to induce changes, politicians need to be convinced and the policy sustaining the concept must be developed and applied. Since the concept has a global impact, global policies would be favorable, although the development of global policies is extremely difficult since it needs to be accepted and negotiated by all parties. In this chapter the following aspects are discussed: the socio-economical aspects such as rural development; employment; security of supply and ethical questions; the policy towards renewables in the European Union and in the US, and general conclusions on the socio-economical aspects and policy.