In with the Good, Out with the Bad: Phasing Out Polluting Sectors as Green Industrial Policy

Altenburg, T., & Assmann, C. (Eds.). (2017). Green Industrial Policy. Concept, Policies, Country Experiences. Geneva, Bonn: UN Environment; German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitk (DIE).; ISBN: 978-92-807-3685-4

21 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2017

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Aaron Cosbey

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Peter Wooders

International Institute for Sustainable Development

Richard Bridle

Independent

Liesbeth Casier

International Institute for Sustainable Development

Date Written: December 1, 2017

Abstract

Green industrial policy is normally conceived as measures to foster the development of new green sectors. This chapter explores the ways in which such sectors can be fostered by disrupting existing polluting sectors. It explores several case studies of this dynamic in action, including fossil fuel subsidy reform and others, and distills lessons for policy makers on the judicious use of disruption as a tool for green industrial policy.

Keywords: green industrial policy, disruption subsidies, transition reform

JEL Classification: H23, H50, O14, O25

Suggested Citation

Cosbey, Aaron and Wooders, Peter and Bridle, Richard and Casier, Liesbeth, In with the Good, Out with the Bad: Phasing Out Polluting Sectors as Green Industrial Policy (December 1, 2017). Altenburg, T., & Assmann, C. (Eds.). (2017). Green Industrial Policy. Concept, Policies, Country Experiences. Geneva, Bonn: UN Environment; German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitk (DIE).; ISBN: 978-92-807-3685-4 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3088096

Aaron Cosbey (Contact Author)

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) ( email )

161 Portage Avenue East, 6th Floor
Winnipeg
Manitoba, R3B 0Y4, Manitoba
Canada

Peter Wooders

International Institute for Sustainable Development ( email )

161 Portage Avenue East, 6th Floor
Winnipeg
Manitoba, R3B 0Y4, Manitoba
United States

Richard Bridle

Independent

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Liesbeth Casier

International Institute for Sustainable Development ( email )

161 Portage Avenue East, 6th Floor
Winnipeg
Manitoba, R3B 0Y4, Manitoba
United States

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