1st Edition

Greening Industrialization in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Ralph Luken, Edward Clarence-Smith Copyright 2020
    196 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    196 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book explores the concept of greening industrialisation and issues and considerations surrounding it through the lens of Sub-Saharan Africa.

    The book critically examines the concept of greening industrialisation and describes the progress and data challenges of monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals confronting African countries. The chapters summarise the policy and programme literature focused on eight policy regimes essential for greening industrialisation and identify opportunities for greening industrial policies. The authors lay out a research agenda that would inform, enable, and support greening industrialisation in Sub-Saharan Africa and provide an overview of green industrial plans that include climate strategies, energy efficiency strategies, and green industry assessments.

    This book will be of great interest to students, scholars, policy-makers, and planners in the fields of Sub-Saharan African development and African environmentalism.

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    List of acronyms

    1 Introduction and overview

    2 Defining green industrialisation

    3 Policies and programmes for greening industry

    4 Policies and programmes for greening services

    5 Green industry indicators

    6 Green industry assessments

    7 Green industrialisation research

    Annex 1: composite indexes

    Annex 2: economic and technology policies



    Ralph A. Luken is a Sustainable Development Advisor on environmental issues, having worked for United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) from 1990 to 2002 as a Senior Office in the Environment Department. Previously he worked for the US Environmental Protection Agency and consulted for the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the US Agency for International Development and the World Bank. He holds a PhD in Environmental Economics from the University of Michigan.

    Edward Clarence-Smith is a Senior Green Industry Expert, having worked for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) from 1998–2016 as Senior Officer in the Environmental Department. Previously, he worked in an environmental consulting firm; the Natural Resources Defense Council; the OECD’s Environment Department; and the US Environmental Protection Agency.