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Creative and Predatory Technology

Geoff Mulgan

in The Locust and the Bee: Predators and Creators in Capitalism's Future

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165745
eISBN:
9781400866199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165745.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter addresses the widespread assumption that capitalism's future can best be understood as made up of more, and better, technology. The scale of scientific and technological activity today ... More


Introduction

Peter Goldmark

in Sovereign Wealth Funds and Long-Term Investing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158633
eISBN:
9780231530286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158633.003.0035
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter introduces the panel entitled “Reducing Climate Risk” by discussing three trends that are driving our reaction to climate risk as they unfold. First, we have begun the transition to the ... More


Further Considerations

Patrick Bolton, Frederic Samama, and Joseph E. Stiglitz (eds)

in Sovereign Wealth Funds and Long-Term Investing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158633
eISBN:
9780231530286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158633.003.0040
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter presents responses to some questions and/or comments raised during the panel on reducing climate risk. One participant asked for elaboration on how tariffs could be structured so that ... More


Panel Summary

Patrick Bolton, Frederic Samama, and Joseph E. Stiglitz (eds)

in Sovereign Wealth Funds and Long-Term Investing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158633
eISBN:
9780231530286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158633.003.0041
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter summarizes the panel discussion on reducing climate risk. It describes how the transition to the low-carbon high-efficiency (LCHE) economy and the explosive growth in the global middle ... More


Climate policy and the social investment approach: towards a European model for sustainable development

Lena Sommestad (ed.)

in Towards A Social Investment Welfare State?: Ideas, Policies and Challenges

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847429247
eISBN:
9781447305613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429247.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter tests the idea of connecting climate policies and the social investment approach in order to elaborate a European Model for Sustainable Development. It argues that the success of EU ... More


Emerging strategies of urban reproduction and the pursuit of low carbon cities

Harriet Bulkeley, Mike Hodson, and Simon Marvin

in The Future of Sustainable Cities: Critical Reflections

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847426673
eISBN:
9781447305545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426673.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter critically explores the interconnection between the emerging climate change agenda in the UK and cities. Focusing on one key national strategy – the 2009 UK Low Carbon Transition Plan ... More


China's Plight in Moving towards a Low-Carbon Future: Analysis from the Perspective of Energy Law

Wang Mingyuan

in Beyond The Carbon Economy: Energy Law in Transition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199532698
eISBN:
9780191701054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532698.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Although its historical greenhouse gas emissions are very low and per capita emissions are below the world average, China is the second largest emitter of greenhouse gases, next to the United States. ... More


Climate Change and Industrial Policy

Wim Naudé

in Pathways to Industrialization in the Twenty-First Century: New Challenges and Emerging Paradigms

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199667857
eISBN:
9780191749308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199667857.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Industrial policy is vital for sustainability in its broadest sense: both environmental as well as societal sustainability will depend on industrial policy. In a world characterized by growing inter- ... More


Entrepreneurship, Stages of Development, and Industrialization

Zoltan J. Acs and Wim Naudé

in Pathways to Industrialization in the Twenty-First Century: New Challenges and Emerging Paradigms

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199667857
eISBN:
9780191749308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199667857.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Entrepreneurs play an important part in economic growth and development. Entrepreneurs are also vital in the process of structural change or industrialization, a process without which development is ... More


India and Paris: A Pragmatic Way Forward

Ajay Mathur

in India in a Warming World: Integrating Climate Change and Development

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780199498734
eISBN:
9780199098408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199498734.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The universal provision of adequate and affordable energy to all is a major political objective in India, and the climate change agenda has therefore focused on ways and means to facilitate low/zero ... More


Assessing Potential Carbon Revenues from Reduced Forest Cover Loss in Liberia

Jessica Donovan, Keith Lawrence, Christopher Neyor, Eduard Niesten, and Eric Werker

in The Globalization of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Environmental Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199934386
eISBN:
9780199333028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934386.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The prospect of low-carbon economic development involves the valuation of myriad costs and benefits, and includes the consideration of a number of innovative proposals to spur growth without ... More


Green Innovation in China: China's Wind Power Industry and the Global Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

Joanna Lewis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153317
eISBN:
9780231526876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153317.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

As the greatest coal-producing and consuming nation in the world, China would seem an unlikely haven for wind power. Yet the country now boasts a world-class industry that promises to make low-carbon ... More


The Danish low carbon transition and the prospects for the democratic economy

Andrew Cumbers

in Towards Just and Sustainable Economies: The Social and Solidarity Economy North and South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447327226
eISBN:
9781447327240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327226.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Denmark’s successful shift from fossil fuel dependency to being a world leader in renewable energies has rightly gained international plaudits. Rather less is known about the role of the state and ... More


Climate Change and the Extractives Sector

Tony Addison

in Extractive Industries: The Management of Resources as a Driver of Sustainable Development

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198817369
eISBN:
9780191858871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817369.003.0022
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Climate change is one of the world’s most complex and urgent global problems—many argue that it is the greatest challenge. Climate change adaptation and mitigation are fundamental to the evolution of ... More


China’s Environmental DiplomacyClimate Change, Domestic Politics, and International Engagement

Joanna I. Lewis

in China Across the Divide: The Domestic and Global in Politics and Society

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199919864
eISBN:
9780199345601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919864.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

China’s energy challenges are shaping the way its leadership is approaching climate mitigation at the domestic level, which in turn is shaping its positioning in international climate negotiations. ... More


‘The world has been deceived’: environmental justice in the Republic of Korea (South Korea)

Karen Bell

in Achieving environmental justice: A cross-national analysis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447305941
eISBN:
9781447302933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305941.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The concept of environmental justice came relatively recently to the Republic of Korea (henceforth, South Korea), developing out of mainstream environmentalism, which began in the 1980s. Unlike ... More


Understanding Indicator Choice for the Assessment of RD&D Financing of Low-Carbon Energy Technologies: Lessons from the Nordic Countries

Jonas Sonnenschein

in The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198802242
eISBN:
9780191840586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802242.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Rapid decarbonization requires additional research, development, and demonstration of low-carbon energy technologies. Various financing instruments are in place to support this development. They are ... More


Towards a Political Economy Framework for Wind Power: Does China Break the Mould?

Michael R. Davidson, Fredrich Kahrl, and Valerie J. Karplus

in The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198802242
eISBN:
9780191840586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802242.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The authors propose a general taxonomy of the political economy challenges to wind power development and integration, highlighting the implications in terms of actors, interests, and risks. Applying ... More


Climate Change Policy and Power Sector Reform in Mexico under the Golden Age of Gas

José María Valenzuela and Isabel Studer

in The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198802242
eISBN:
9780191840586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802242.003.0021
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Mexico’s low-carbon technology perspectives show lack of coherence with the rising ambition in climate change commitments, for which Mexico is internationally praised. The comparison of two recent ... More


Green Innovation in China

Joanna I. Lewis

in Green Innovation in China: China's Wind Power Industry and the Global Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153317
eISBN:
9780231526876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153317.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines China's rapid rise in the global wind power industry, despite the fact that the nation is the largest emitter of greenhouse gases and the world's single largest source of ... More


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