This book is designed for those scholars, students, policy-makers – or just curious readers– who are looking for heterodox thinking on the issue of environmental economics and policy. Contributions to this book draw on multiple streams of institutional and evolutionary economics and help build an approach to environmental policy that radically diverges from mainstream prescriptions. No 'silver bullet' solutions emerge from the analyses. Even market-based tools – such as green taxes or tradable pollution permits – are bound to fail if they are not incorporated into an integrated, multi-dimensional and multi-actor policy for structural change.

part |64 pages

A dynamic and systemic analysis of economic change

chapter |26 pages

Agency and economic change

ByKarolina Safarzyńska

chapter |18 pages

Technologies, markets and economic change

ByMario Amendola, Jean-Luc Gaffard

part |67 pages

Institutional/evolutionary views on environmental policy

chapter |25 pages

Governing the environment

The institutional economics approach
ByArild Vatn

chapter |17 pages

Managing the transition towards sustainable regimes

A coevolutionary approach
ByTimothy J. Foxon

part |69 pages

Regime change

chapter |19 pages

Moving away from the motor car

The challenge of transition to low carbon vehicles
ByJonathan Köhler

chapter |23 pages

Grassroots innovations and socio-technical system change

Energy retrofitting of the residential housing stock
ByHalina Szejnwald Brown, Philip J. Vergragt

chapter |25 pages

The governance of technological transitions

The case of renewable energy
ByAudley Genus

part |57 pages

Creating a sustainable economy

chapter |25 pages

Unlocking the unsustainable techno-institutional complex

ByGregory Unruh, Pablo del Río

chapter |4 pages

Ten memos for effective policies

ByGerardo Marletto