Green industrial policy

With a focus on developing and emerging economies we explore the following questions: What type of industrial policy instruments work best, and in what circumstances, to support low carbon development? How can governments manage economic rents to mobilize long-term private investment in new clean technologies while avoiding political capture? How to best direct such investments towards opportunities for enhancing private sector competitiveness, localising value chains, transferring know-how, and building innovation systems for clean technologies?


Project description

In the past years green industrial policy instruments have gained increasing popularity with governments in developed and developing countries. However, these instruments need to be adapted to local circumstances, needs and capabilities. We explore how country-specific policy goals and actor constellations shape the policy making process and give rise to incentive systems. Furthermore, we aim to answer the following questions: What type of industrial policy instruments work best, and in what circumstances, to hasten the restructuring of the economy towards environmental sustainability? How can governments manage economic rents to mobilize long-term private investment in promising new clean technologies while avoiding political capture? How to best direct such investments towards opportunities for enhancing private sector competitiveness, localising value chains, transferring know-how, and building innovation systems for clean technologies in emerging and developing countries?

We focus primarily on developing and emerging economies, such as Middle East and North African countries, India, China and South Africa. However, we are also drawing lessons from industrialised countries, mainly in Europe.

Publications

Events

Current Publications

G20 and Africa after the summit: Need for continuity, global voice and vision

Hackenesch, Christine / Julia Leininger / Elizabeth Sidiropoulos
The Current Column of 17 July 2017

Did the G20 Hamburg Summit advance 2030 Agenda implementation?

Scholz, Imme / Clara Brandi
Mitarbeiter sonstige of 13 July 2017