Can Green Sustain Growth?: From the Religion to the Reality of Sustainable Prosperity (Hardcover)

By John Zysman (Editor), Mark Huberty (Editor)
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Green growth has proven to be politically popular, but economically elusive. "Can Green Sustain Growth?" asks how we can move from theoretical support to implementation, and argues that this leap will require radical experimentation. But systemic change is costly, and a sweeping shift cannot be accomplished without political support, not to mention large-scale cooperation between business and government.
Insightful and timely, this book brings together eight original, international case studies to consider what we can learn from the implementation of green growth strategies to date. This analysis reveals that coalitions for green experimentation emerge and survive when they link climate solutions to specific problems with near-term benefits that appeal to both environmental and industrial interests. Based on these findings, the volume delivers concrete policy recommendations for the next steps in the necessary shift toward sustainable prosperity.

About the Author

John Zysman is Professor of Political Science and Co-Director of the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE) at the University of California, Berkeley.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780804785259
ISBN-10: 0804785252
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication Date: November 27th, 2013
Pages: 328
Language: English
Series: Innovation and Technology in the World Economy (Hardcover)