Rethinking Climate and Energy Policies

New Perspectives on the Rebound Phenomenon

Editors: Santarius, Tilman, Walnum, Hans Jakob, Aall, Carlo (Eds.)

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  • Sheds light on lesser known aspects of economic rebound research
  • Provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the rebound theory
  • Supplements the current state of knowledge in the field of energy economics and the recent publications of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
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This book calls for rethinking current climate, energy and sustainability policy-making by presenting new insights into the rebound phenomenon; i.e., the driving forces, mechanisms and extent of rebound effects and potential means of mitigating them. It pursues an innovative and novel approach to the political and scientific rebound discourse and hence, supplements the current state-of-knowledge discussed in the field of energy economics and recent reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Building on central rebound publications from the past four decades, this book is divided into three main sections: Part I highlights new aspects of rebound economics by presenting insights into issues that have so far not been satisfactorily researched, such as rebounds in countries of the Global South, rebounds on the producer-side, and rebounds from sufficiency behaviour (as opposed to rebounds from technical efficiency improvements). In turn, Part II goes beyond conventional economic rebound research, exploring multidisciplinary perspectives on the phenomenon, in particular from the fields of psychology and sociology. Advancing such multidisciplinary perspectives delivers a more comprehensive understanding of rebound’s driving forces, mechanisms, and policy options. Part III puts rebounds into practice and presents several policy cases and sector-specific approaches, including the contexts of labour markets, urban planning, tourism, information and communication technologies, and transport. Lastly, the book embeds the issue into the larger debate on decoupling, green growth and degrowth, and identifies key lessons learned for sustainable development strategies and policies at large. By employing such varied and in-depth analyses, the book makes an essential contribution to the discussion of the overall question: Can resource-, energy-use and greenhouse gas emissions be substantially reduced without hindering economic growth?

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Introduction: Rebound Research in a Warming World

    Santarius, Tilman (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • After 35 Years of Rebound Research in Economics: Where Do We Stand?

    Madlener, Reinhard (et al.)

    Pages 17-36

  • Indirect Effects from Resource Sufficiency Behaviour in Germany

    Buhl, Johannes (et al.)

    Pages 37-54

  • The Global South: New Estimates and Insights from Urban India

    Chakravarty, Debalina (et al.)

    Pages 55-72

  • Production-Side Effects and Feedback Loops Between the Micro and Macro Level

    Santarius, Tilman

    Pages 73-86

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eBook $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rethinking Climate and Energy Policies
Book Subtitle
New Perspectives on the Rebound Phenomenon
Editors
  • Tilman Santarius
  • Hans Jakob Walnum
  • Carlo Aall
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-38807-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-38807-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-38805-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81751-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 294
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
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