Green industrial policy: concept, policies, country experiences

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
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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

Tilman Altenburg

Weitere Expertinnen/Experten zu diesem Thema

Dombrowsky, Ines

Ökonomin 

Horstmann, Britta

Geographin 

Pauw, Pieter

Umweltwissenschaftler 

Scholz, Imme

Soziologin 

Müngersdorff, Maximilian

Sozialwissenschaftler 

El-Haddad, Amirah

Ökonomin 

Zintl, Tina

Politikwissenschaftlerin 

Mockshell, Jonathan

Agrarökonom 

Janetschek, Hannah

Politikwissenschaftlerin 

Matias, Denise Margaret

Umwelt- und Agrarwissenschaftlerin 

Tawfik, Rawia

Politikwissenschaftlerin 

Schoderer, Mirja

Umweltwissenschaftlerin 

Kontakt

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