Handbook of Research on Green Economic Development Initiatives and Strategies

Handbook of Research on Green Economic Development Initiatives and Strategies

M. Mustafa Erdoğdu (Marmara University, Turkey), Thankom Arun (University of Essex, UK) and Imran Habib Ahmad (Global Green Growth Institute, South Korea)
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Release Date: June, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 747
ISBN13: 9781522504405|ISBN10: 1522504400|EISBN13: 9781522504412|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0440-5


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.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Biodiversity
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Global Value Supply Chain
  • Green Buildings
  • Green Development
  • Localized Energy Options
  • Material Reuse
  • Regulatory Policies
  • Renewable Energies
  • Sustainable Design

Reviews and Testimonials

In this book’s 27 chapters, international contributors in business administration, international business, organizational sciences, international economics, and industrial engineering share the latest approaches, policies, and experiences for sustainable environmental and socio-economic development around the world. Written to be accessible to non-academics and non-specialists, the book covers both general policies and specific environmental issues; themes are consumption, global trade, and transnational corporations. Of special interest is a comparison of renewable energy use and policies across many countries. Other topics include organic cooperatives, sustainable consumption, energy efficiency policies in European countries, and financing energy and low-carbon investment in Europe. Cases shed light on green growth in Central and South America, wind power in Brazil, wave energy in Turkey, sustainable enterprises in Bulgaria, and the Sri Lankan apparel industry. B&w process diagrams and summary charts are included.

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Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

M. Mustafa Erdogdu is professor of economics at Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey, where he is head of Financial Economics. He received his MA and PhD in development economics from Manchester University, UK. He is associate editor of International Journal of Applied Behavioral Economics and International Journal of Productivity Management and Assessment Technologies, international advisory board member of International Journal of Sustainable Economies Management, editorial board member of several other journals including Turkish Studies Journal. He has published articles on a wide range of issues, a book on social budged, and co-edited several books on economic development and public finance. His major interest of research areas are international political economy and development, sustainable development, renewable energies, global commons and public goods, behavioral public finance, tax compliance, developmental states, industrial policy, technological capability building, employment policy, financial crises.