This book, originally published in 1995, examines the evolution of environmental policy in 6 OECD countries. Through numerous examples, it contrasts the widely-varying political and regulatory styles and their consequences for innovation. Two industry-specific case studies provide a transnational perspective on the co-evolution of technology and environmental policy. The book concludes that innovation can be successfully harnessed by setting credible, long-term environmental goals and ensuring that regulatory instruments are grounded in flexibility, dialogue and trust.
Foreword; Acknowledgements; About the Author; Summary and Conclusions; Part 1; 1. Introduction 2. Policy and the Innovation Process; Part 2; 3. Denmark 4. The Netherlands 5. Germany 6. France 7. Japan 8. The United States; Part 3; 9. Driving Technology 10. Cleaning Coal; Part 4; 11. Environmental Policy, Industrial Strategy and Innovation 12. Policy Instruments 13. Strategies for Industry-Environment Policy; Index
The volumes in this set, originally published between 1972 and 2000, draw together research by leading academics in the area of environmental and natural resource economics, and provides a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine pollution control and policy, and renewable and non-renewable resource economics, whilst also exploring the general principles and practices of environmental economics in various countries. This set will be of particular interest to students of economics and geography.