Climate Innovation: Liberal Capitalism and Climate Change (Energy, Climate and the Environment)

Climate Innovation: Liberal Capitalism and Climate Change (Energy, Climate and the Environment)

By: John Mikler (editor), Neil E. Harrison (editor)Paperback

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A comprehensive examination of the inability of liberal capitalism to generate the technological innovations necessary to prevent dangerous climate change. The case is made for the need for institutional evolution to drive the climate innovation, and the potential for climate innovation in an increasingly economically interconnected world.

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Ian Bailey, Plymouth University, UK Stratis Giannakouros, Colorado State University, US Neil Harrison, The Sustainable Development Institute, USA David Levy, University of Massachusetts, USA Robert MacNeil, University of Sydney, Australia Jeffrey McGee, Newcastle Law School, Australia John Mikler, University of Sydney, Australia Sandra Rothenberg, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA Dimitris Stevis, Colorado State University, USA Hinrich Voss, University of Leeds, UK


1. An Introduction to Climate Innovation; Neil E. Harrison and John Mikler 2. Institutions that Influence Climate Innovation; Neil E. Harrison and John Mikler PART I: THE NATIONAL CONTEXT OF CLIMATE INNOVATION 3. Climate Policy, Energy Technologies, and the American Developmental State; Robert MacNeil 4. Colorado's New Energy Economy: Ecological Modernization, American-Style?; Stratis Giannakouros and Dimitris Stevis PART II: THE CORPORATE CONTEXT OF CLIMATE INNOVATION 5. The Role of Corporate Scientists and Institutional Context: Corporate Responses to Climate Change in the Automobile Industry; David Levy and Sandra Rothenberg 6. How Firms Respond to Institutions when Investing in Climate Innovation; Neil E. Harrison and John Mikler 7. US Labour Unions and Climate Change: Technological Innovations and Institutional Influences; Dimitris Stevis PART III: CLIMATE INNOVATION ACROSS BORDERS 8. The Influence of US Neoliberalism on International Climate Change Policy; Jeffrey McGee 9. Varieties of Capitalism and US versus Chinese Corporations' Climate Change Strategies; John Mikler and Hinrich Voss 10. Institutional Complexity in European Union Climate Innovation: European and National Experiences with Off-Shore Renewable Energy; Ian Bailey 11. Conclusion: A Way Forward; Neil E. Harrison and John Mikler

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  • publication date: 18/03/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781137319883
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 332
  • ID: 9781137319883
  • weight: 389
  • ISBN10: 1137319887

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