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Handbook of Research on Green Economic Development Initiatives and Strategies

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Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing the world today, as it affects all sectors of life, be it global economics or human rights activism; timely action is required to avoid global catastrophe. Understanding the importance of climate change mitigation, renewable energies, clean technologies, and green development has become necessary for effective leadership. The Handbook of Research on Green Economic Development Initiatives and Strategies provides the necessary information to reduce the climate change vulnerability of socio-economic systems in the most cost-effective manner. This handbook of research is ideal for policy makers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, businesses, and professionals looking to temper the effects of climate change.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Dedication
  6. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. Foreword
  8. Preface
    1. REFERENCES
    2. ENDNOTE
  9. Chapter 1: Inequality, Financialisation, and Risks to the Earth System
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. AN UNEQUAL WORLD
    3. 2. WHY EQUALITY MATTERS FOR DEVELOPMENT
    4. 3. DRIVING FORCES OF GROWING INEQUALITY
    5. 4. IMPLICATIONS FOR DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES AND INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. ENDNOTES
  10. Chapter 2: Sustainability Assessment in a Geographical Region and of the Activities Performed
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. EMERGY ANALYSIS TECHNIQUE
    5. RAMPURA VILLAGE CASE STUDY
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ENDNOTE
  11. Chapter 3: An Integrated Approach for Sustainable Environmental and Socio-Economic Development Using Offshore Infrastructure
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. REFERENCES
  12. Chapter 4: Sustainable Consumption Trends in the World in the Context of Green Economy and Sustainability
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE FIRST STEP FOR SUSTAINABILITY: A GREEN ECONOMY
    4. SUPPORTING A GREEN ECONOMY: GREEN PRODUCTS, GREEN CONSUMERS, AND SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION
    5. SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION TRENDS AND THE WORLD’S ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Chapter 5: Organic Cooperatives Facilitating Sustainable Consumption
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. GROWTH IN CONSUMPTION OF ORGANICS
    5. THE ORGANIC FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 6: Energy Efficiency Policies in Some of the European Countries
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE DESIGN OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY POLICIES: PURPOSES AND INSTRUMENTS
    4. POLICY PACKAGES AND SEMI-QUANTITATIVE IMPACTS OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY POLICIES
    5. POLICY MIX: IS THERE ANY EFFECTIVE COMBINATION OF INSTRUMENTS FOR AN EFFECTIVE POLICY?
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ENDNOTES
  15. Chapter 7: Financing Energy and Low-Carbon Investment in Europe
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE CURSE OF LOW GROWTH IN THE EUROZONE
    4. CLIMATE CHANGE AND AN INVESTMENT STRATEGY FOR SUSTAINABLE GROWTH
    5. A SUFFICIENTLY HIGH REWARD FOR CARBON ABATEMENT
    6. CERTIFICATION MECHANISM TO VALUE VOLUMES OF ABATEMENT
    7. THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS
    8. TAILOR-MADE RISK-SHARING DEVICES: THE EXAMPLES OF CONSTRUCTION AND URBAN MOBILITY
    9. CONCLUSION: A CRITICAL TIME FOR BOTH EUROPEAN RECOVERY AND CLIMATE CHANGE
    10. REFERENCES
    11. ENDNOTES
  16. Chapter 8: Strategic Directions in European Sustainable City Management
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. FROM SMART CITIES TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE CITIES IN EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENT
    4. ECONOMIC AND MANAGERIAL ASPECTS OF EUROPEAN CITIES DEVELOPMENT
    5. STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS IMPORTANT FOR EUROPEAN SUSTAINABLE CITY MANAGEMENT
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 9: Green Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. ABSTRACT
    3. INTRODUCTION
    4. GREEN INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
    5. THE GREEN DEVELOPMENT IN TURKEY
    6. THE GREEN DEVELOPMENT IN NORWAY
    7. THE GREEN DEVELOPMENT IN CHINA
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ENDNOTES
  18. Chapter 10: Green Growth in Mexico, Brazil, and Chile
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. CURRENT ECONOMIC POLICIES
    4. 3. METHODOLOGY
    5. 4. MAIN RESULTS
    6. 5. DIAGNOSIS OF THE GREEN GROWTH SECTORS BY COUNTRY
    7. 6. REFLECTIONS
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. ENDNOTES
    11. APPENDIX
  19. Chapter 11: Renewable Energy Sources
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE RENEWABLE ENERGY USE THROUHOUT THE WORLD
    5. RENEWABLE ENERGY POLICIES AROUND THE WORLD
    6. DISCUSSIONS
    7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    11. ENDNOTES
    12. APPENDIX
  20. Chapter 12: The Economics of Renewable Energy Promotion Policies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. MODEL AND DATA
    4. 3. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    5. 4. CONCLUSION
    6. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ENDNOTES
  21. Chapter 13: Environmental and Economic Impacts of Wave Energy
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE RISING TREND OF RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES: WAVE ENERGY
    4. THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF WAVE ENERGY: THE ISSUE OF EXTERNALITIES
    5. WAVE ENERGY IN EUROPE: ITS GROWING ROLE IN RENEWABLE ENERGY POLICIES
    6. WAVE ENERGY STATUS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN TURKEY
    7. CONCLUSION AND POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ENDNOTES
  22. Chapter 14: Conditions for Development of Renewable Energy in Poland
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DEFINITION OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
    4. SUSTAINABLE ENERGY POLICY IN USA AND CHINA
    5. SUSTAINABLE ENERGY POLICY IN EU AND POLAND
    6. POLISH RENEWABLE ENERGY MARKET
    7. THE CHANGE OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS FOR POLAND
    8. FORECASTS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF RES INSTALLATIONS IN POLAND
    9. SUMMARY
    10. REFERENCES
  23. Chapter 15: Economic Potentials of Energy-Efficient Residential Building Envelope Retrofitting in Turkey
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND ENERGY SAVING POTENTIALS IN THE RESIDENTIAL SECTOR
    4. 3. METHOD TO ASSESS THE COST EFFECTIVENESS OF ENERGY-SAVING MEASURES
    5. 4. ENERGY EFFICIENCY POLICY INSTRUMENTS
    6. 5. SAMPLE BUILDING RETROFITTING PROJECTS
    7. 6. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ENDNOTES
  24. Chapter 16: Employment Aspect of Energy Performance Practices in Buildings and Fiscal Policy Proposals for Turkey
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE EFFECT ON EMPLOYMENT OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN BUILDINGS: LITERATURE SUMMARY
    4. ENERGY EFFICIENCY REGULATIONS IN BUILDINGS: SWEDEN, GREECE, AND TURKEY
    5. FISCAL POLICY PROPOSALS FOR TURKEY
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. ENDNOTES
  25. Chapter 17: Bank Credit Applications and Advancement Recommendations in Regards to Sustainable Buildings in Turkey
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PART 1: SUSTAINABILITY OF RESOURCES & SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS
    4. PART 2: FINANCING MODELS AS REGARDS SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS APPLIED IN THE USA
    5. PART 3: FINANCING MODELS AS REGARDS SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS APPLIED IN TURKEY
    6. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ENDNOTES
  26. Chapter 18: How to Manage Sustainability
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT TOOLS
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. ADDITIONAL READING
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  27. Chapter 19: Institutional Perspective on the Drivers of Green Innovations in Firms
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. INSTITUTIONAL PRESSURE AND GREEN INNOVATION
    4. DEFICIENCY GAP AND RESOURCE PROFILE
    5. ENTREPRENEURIAL START-UP VS. DIVERSIFYING INCUMBENT
    6. INDUSTRY DEREGULATION
    7. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
    8. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    10. REFERENCES
  28. Chapter 20: Building Sustainable Enterprises through Innovations in Bulgaria
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE BULGARIAN ECONOMIC TRANSITION
    4. SUSTAINABILITY BENCHMARKS FOR SMEs
    5. THE SUSTAINABILITY MATURITY CUBE
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  29. Chapter 21: Green Marketing
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTION
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
  30. Chapter 22: Sustainability, Risk, and Business Intelligence in Supply Chains
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAINS
    4. SUPPLY CHAIN SUSTAINABILITY AND RISK
    5. SUPPLY CHAIN RISK MANAGEMENT
    6. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SUPPLY CHAIN SUSTAINABILITY AND RISK
    7. MANAGING RISKS AND SUSTAINABILITY WITH THE SUPPORT OF BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
    8. BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE IN SUPPLY CHAIN RISK MANAGEMENT
    9. BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE FOR MANAGING SUPPLY CHAIN SUSTAINABILITY
    10. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    11. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    12. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    13. REFERENCES
    14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  31. Chapter 23: The Role of Suppliers in the Greening of GVCs
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. GREENING OF APPAREL GVCs
    4. GOVERNANCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL UPGRADING IN GVCS
    5. RESEARCH METHODS
    6. THE APPAREL INDUSTRY IN SRI LANKA
    7. AN OVERVIEW OF THE THREE CASE STUDY FIRMS
    8. ENVIRONMENTAL UPGRADING
    9. PROCESS OF ENVIRONMENTAL UPGRADING
    10. FUTURE RESEARCH
    11. CONCLUSION
    12. REFERENCES
    13. ADDITIONAL READING
    14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  32. Chapter 24: An Investigation on Fair Trade Business
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND OF FAIR TRADE
    3. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    4. LITERATURE REVIEW ON FAIR TRADE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
    5. FAIR TRADE IN THE WESTERN COUNTRIES INDUSTRY REVIEW AND CASE STUDIES
    6. FAIR TRADE IN CHINA: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
    7. RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
  33. Chapter 25: Strategic Approaches to CO2 Emissions
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. HYPOTHESES
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. RESULTS
    7. DISCUSSION
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH AND CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ENDNOTES
  34. Chapter 26: U.S. Public Support to Climate Change Initiatives?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND ON COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS AND CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS
    4. GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES TO MINIMIZE AIR POLLUTION
    5. PUBLIC RESPONSE TO GOVERNMENT POLICY INITIATIVES
    6. EMPIRICAL MODEL: DATA AND METHODS
    7. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTION
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. ADDITIONAL READING
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  35. Chapter 27: Environmental Reporting Quality
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CORPORATE REPORTING QUALITY
    4. ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING AND ASSURANCE INITIATIVES
    5. A NEED FOR GENERALLY ACCEPTED PRINCIPLES
    6. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
    7. FUTURE DIRECTION FOR RESEARCH
    8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ENDNOTES
  36. Compilation of References
  37. About the Contributors