Industrial Transformation: Environmental Policy Innovation in the United States and Europe

Industrial Transformation: Environmental Policy Innovation in the United States and Europe

By: Theo de Bruijn (editor), Vicki Norberg-Bohm (editor)Hardback

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The United States and European countries are experimenting with a new generation of policy approaches for combating environmental degradation. Industrial Transformation evaluates the effectiveness of twelve innovative voluntary, collaborative, and information-based programs, focusing particularly on the effectiveness of these programs in bringing about industrial transformation -- changes in production and consumption structures that will help move their societies toward environmental sustainability.The twelve programs analyzed have the potential to create incentives for industry leadership, stimulate beyond-compliance behavior, address environmental degradation not currently regulated, and encourage innovative solutions by involving a wide range of stakeholders. The programs -- six in the United States and six in Europe -- include Energy Star product labeling in the United States, R&D collaboration in US Department of Energy programs, the US Toxic Release Inventories, the EU's Eco-Audit Regulation in the UK, the Dutch Target Group Policy, and the German End-of-Life Vehicles Program. The comparative analysis of the twelve programs proves that these new approaches are not a panacea for industrial transformation. Taken together, the cases provide a range of experience from which to draw lessons for future policy design.

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Theo de Bruijn is Senior Research Associate at the Center for Clean Technology and Environmental Policy at the University of Twente, the Netherlands.

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/07/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780262042284
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 376
  • ID: 9780262042284
  • weight: 681
  • ISBN10: 0262042282

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