Investing in Resource Efficiency

The Economics and Politics of Financing the Resource Transition

Editors: Flachenecker, Florian, Rentschler, Jun (Eds.)

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  • Provides an in-depth account of the incentives and trade-offs associated with the economics and politics of advancing resource efficiency
  • Argues that investments by the private sector will play a crucial role in moving towards more resource efficient, sustainable, and circular economies
  • Demonstrates that coordinated and prudent policy planning is necessary for mitigating barriers to resource efficiency investment and maximising their economic and environmental potential
  • Contributes a wide range of empirical evidence, practitioners’ insights, and policy perspectives for translating high-level targets into action on the ground 
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This book covers the multi-faceted incentives, trade-offs, and challenges associated with the economics and politics of resource efficiency investments. By contributing a wide range of empirical evidence, practitioners' insights, and policy perspectives, this book carefully examines the role of resource efficiency in reconciling environmental and economic considerations. It also discusses the critical role of resource efficiency investments in mitigating climate change and enabling sustainable development. 

Featuring expert insights from academia, the European Commission, the European Investment Bank, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, this book provides a policy oriented guide, reference, and toolbox for unlocking the potential of resource efficiency. To this end, it identifies practical measures for overcoming barriers and creating smart incentives for leveraging resource efficiency investments. Overall, this book brings together evidence to develop innovative ideas and strategies for improving the efficient use of resources and advancing clean and sustainable development.

"This book is an important and timely contribution", Angel Gurria, Secretary General, OECD

About the authors

Florian Flachenecker is a Junior Economist (Young Professionals Programme) at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) working on the OECD Green Growth Strategy and environmental indicators. Previously, he was a Doctoral Researcher at University College London (UCL), empirically investigating the effects of resource efficiency on competitiveness and climate change mitigation. Florian was a Visiting Fellow at the European Political Strategy Centre of the European Commission, developing a competitiveness strategy for the EU. Moreover, he worked as a Consultant at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on resource efficiency investment projects on the firm-level, and he worked on European policy issues at the German Federal Ministry of Finance. Florian holds a PhD in Economics from UCL, a MA in Economics from the College of Europe, and a BSc in Economics from the University of Mannheim as well as the Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Jun Rentschler is an Economist (YP) at The World Bank working at the intersection of climate change and sustainable resilient development. He is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, the Payne Institute for Earth Resources in Colorado, and the Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo. He spent two years as a Consultant at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) working on resource efficiency investment projects. He also served as an Economic Adviser at the German Foreign Ministry, where he focused on economic and  energy policy. Jun holds a MSc and a PhD in Economics from UCL, specialising in the fields of development, climate, and energy. He has published widely on these topics, including in academic journals and his book ‘Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reforms: A guide to economic and political complexity’.

 






Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: A Pragmatic Perspective on the Opportunities and Limits of Investing in Resource Efficiency

    Rentschler, Jun (et al.)

    Pages 3-12

  • An Introduction to Resource Efficiency: Concepts and Definitions

    Ewijk, Stijn

    Pages 13-29

  • Monitoring Resource Efficiency Developments: Indicators, Data, and Trends

    Flachenecker, Florian (et al.)

    Pages 31-50

  • Barriers to Resource Efficiency Investments

    Rentschler, Jun (et al.)

    Pages 53-85

  • The Introduction and Application of a Comprehensive Cost-Benefit Framework for Resource Efficiency Investments

    Flachenecker, Florian (et al.)

    Pages 87-106

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Hardcover $79.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Investing in Resource Efficiency
Book Subtitle
The Economics and Politics of Financing the Resource Transition
Editors
  • Florian Flachenecker
  • Jun Rentschler
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78867-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78867-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78866-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 294
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations, 37 illustrations in colour
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