OECD Environment Working Papers

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Author(s):
Ivan Haščič1
Author Affiliations
  • 1: OECD, France

12 Dec 2012
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No.:
53
Pages:
36
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/5k8x9b2lljzv-en

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This paper reviews the recent experience of Germany in encouraging innovation to reduce negative environmental impacts of economic activity. The essence of the German approach to policy-induced environmental innovation is discussed in the context of changing policy objectives, and illustrated with selected examples from waste management, renewable energy and transportation. The paper covers environmental and general innovation policies and the cross-cutting issue of policy co-ordination. Particular attention is paid to analysis of policies to promote renewable energy, including feed-in tariffs, and policies to promote advanced transportation.
Keywords:
eco-innovation, policy coordination, innovation, technology, environmental policy
JEL Classification:
  • H23: Public Economics / Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue / Externalities ; Redistributive Effects ; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
  • O31: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Innovation ; Research and Development ; Technological Change ; Intellectual Property Rights / Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
  • O33: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Innovation ; Research and Development ; Technological Change ; Intellectual Property Rights / Technological Change: Choices and Consequences ; Diffusion Processes
  • O38: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Innovation ; Research and Development ; Technological Change ; Intellectual Property Rights / Government Policy
  • O52: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Economywide Country Studies / Europe
  • Q42: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Energy / Alternative Energy Sources
  • Q48: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Energy / Government Policy
  • Q53: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Environmental Economics / Air Pollution ; Water Pollution ; Noise ; Hazardous Waste ; Solid Waste ; Recycling
  • Q54: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Environmental Economics / Climate ; Natural Disasters and Their Management ; Global Warming
  • Q55: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Environmental Economics / Technological Innovation
  • Q58: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Environmental Economics / Government Policy
  • R48: Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics / Transportation Economics / Government Pricing and Policy
 
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