Green industrial policy: concept, policies, country experiences

Green industrial policy: concept, policies, country experiences

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Altenburg, Tilman / Claudia Assmann (eds.)
Buchveröffentlichungen (2017)

Geneva; Bonn: UN Environment; German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

ISBN: 978-92-807-3685-4

Humanity is confronted with mounting man-made environmental crises, including global warming, depletion of soils and freshwater resources, and loss of biodiversity – mainly because the incentives that guide the way people produce and consume are not accounting for environmental costs. Incentive systems need to change profoundly to ensure that pollution is kept to a minimum, material consumption is reduced, and inputs are reused or recycled to the greatest possible extent. This change needs to happen very soon if catastrophic consequences for this planet and its people are to be avoided.

At the same time, there are social and economic challenges and aspirations. Poverty is still widespread in many countries, and even in rich nations many problems of human development remain unsolved. Thus, we need to pursue economic development and wealth creation while keeping resource consumption and pollution in accordance with Earth’s bio-capacity. This is what Green Industrial Policy is about. It builds on decades of experiences with policies for making the structure of economies more productive and inclusive, but overhauls the set of instruments to systematically redirect them towards environmental sustainability. 24 authors, including renowned international academics and policymakers, present their insights on the concept of Green industrial Policy, specific policy instruments as well as case studies from countries at various levels of development.

Über den Autor

Altenburg, Tilman

Wirtschaftsgeograph

Altenburg

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Bauer, Steffen

Politikwissenschaftler 

Dombrowsky, Ines

Ökonomin 

Scholz, Imme

Soziologin 

Herrmann, Raoul

Ökonom 

Houdret, Annabelle

Politikwissenschaftlerin 

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Volkswirt 

Pauw, Pieter

Umweltwissenschaftler 

Richerzhagen, Carmen

Agrar- und Umweltökonomin 

El-Haddad, Amirah

Ökonomin 

Janetschek, Hannah

Politikwissenschaftlerin 

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Umwelt- und Agrarwissenschaftlerin 

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Umweltwissenschaftler 

Sommer, Christoph

Ökonom 

Zintl, Tina

Politikwissenschaftlerin 

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Politikwissenschaftler 

Weinsheimer, Felix

Politikwissenschaftler 

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Ökonom 

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