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Can Green Sustain Growth? – From the Religion to the Reality of Sustainable Prosperity - Stanford Scholarship Online
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Can Green Sustain Growth?: From the Religion to the Reality of Sustainable Prosperity

John Zysman and Mark Huberty


Green growth promises to transform climate change mitigation from a problem to an economic sure thing. By making investment in energy efficiency and low-emissions energy the foundation of a new industrial revolution, green growth promises to relieve the intractable conflict between high-carbon losers and low-carbon winners. This book addresses the challenges and opportunities for green growth. Advocates for green growth have yet to show how investments in emissions reduction translate into improvements in economic productivity. As the first half of this book illustrates, most green growth succ ... More

Keywords: Green growth, emissions reduction, energy system, technological change, climate change, political economy, innovation, economic growth

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780804785259
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804785259.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Zysman, author

Mark Huberty, author

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I. Framing the Debate: Green Growth and the Transformation of the Energy Systems

II. Framing the Debate: The “Green Spiral” and the Politics of the Energy System Transformation

III. Conclusion