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Author Bleischwitz, Raimund.

Title Eco-efficiency, regulation, and sustainable business : towards a governance structure for sustainable development / edited by Raimund Bleischwitz, Peter Hennicke
Published Northampton, Mass. : Edward Elgar, 2004

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Description xv, 228 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Series ESRI studies series on the environment
ESRI studies series on the environment.
Contents Machine derived contents note: 1 Translating sustainable development into practice: a 'patchwork' -- of some new concepts and an introduction to material flows -- analysis 1 -- Peter Bartelmus, Stephan Moll, Stefan Bringezu, Sebastian Nowak -- and Raimund Bleischwitz -- 1.1 Concepts for sustainable development: an overview 1 -- 1.2 The rationale of dematerialization 16 -- 1.3 MFA: a methodology to analyse material flows 22 -- 1.4 MFB: a consistent information framework integrating -- most environmental pressures information 31 -- 1.5 Some empirical findings: an MFB comparison of -- Germany, Japan and the United States 32 -- -- 2 Towards a new kind of technological progress 39 -- Raimund Bleischwitz -- 2.1 The eco-efficiency revolution 42 -- 2.2 Consumption and social change 44 -- 2.3 Eco-efficiency measurement: materials matter 45 -- 2.4 Towards innovation-inducing regulation 45 -- 2.5 Methodological thoughts regarding any application -- of eco-efficiency concepts 50 -- -- 3 Emerging regulatory policies for eco-efficiency 56 -- Raimund Bleischwitz, Stephan Moll, Stefan Bringezu, Dirk -- Assmann, Manfred Fischedick, Stefan Thomas, Holger -- Wallbaum and Rainer Lucas -- 3.1 Introduction 56 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.2 Raw material taxes 59 -- 3.3 The German Renewable Energy Sources Act: creating a -- dynamic market 69 -- 3.4 Policies to stimulate demand-side energy services 76 -- 3.5 Eco-efficiency related to buildings 82 -- 3.6 End-of-life vehicles regulatioinin Germany and Europe 91 -- 3.7 Formulating target-oriented olicies: Factor Four and more 107 -- -- 4 Sustainable business ana consumption strategies 116 -- Justus von Geibler, Michael Kuhndt, Eberhard K. Seifert, -- Rainer Lucas, Sylvia Lorek and Raimund Bleischwitz -- 4.1 Introduction 116 -- 4.2 Strategies for sustainable business development 116 -- 4.3 Sustainable consumption: policy strategies, consumers' -- behaviour and market development 141 -- -- 5 Bridging the data gap 165 -- Stephan Moll, Stefan Bringezu, Dirk Assmann, Thomas Hanke, -- Holger Wallbaum and Raimund Bleischwitz -- 5.1 Introduction 165 -- 5.2 Material flows 165 -- 5.3 Energy 176 -- 5.4 Buildings 180 -- -- 6 Concluding thoughts 193 -- Raimund Bleischwitz -- -- References 196 -- Index 221
Summary In particular, they highlight the application of existing European-based policies concerning material flows and energy. The authors also investigate some new concepts of sustainable development and provide a useful introduction to material flows analysis. In further chapters they study the emerging regulatory policies for eco-efficiency, and examine the issues of sustainable business and consumption strategies. Environmental and ecological economists, policymakers and political scientists will welcome this original and insightful book which aims to translate the theory of sustainable developme
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 196-219) and index
Notes Also available online via the World Wide Web, by subscription to EBL (Ebook Library)
English
Subject Environmental policy.
Industrial management -- Environmental aspects.
Industrial laws and legislation.
Sustainable development.
Author Bleischwitz, Raimund.
Hennicke, Peter.
Economic and Social Research Institute.
LC no. 2003062356
ISBN 1843766876