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Sustainability Policy: Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy

Lead PI: Dr. Steven Alan Cohen , Alison C. Miller Bill Eimicke

Unit Affiliation: Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management (SPM)

January 2015 - Ongoing
Active
Global ; United States
Project Type: Research Outreach

DESCRIPTION: Written by Steven Cohen, Bill Eimicke, and Alison Miller, Sustainability Policy: Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy presents an overview of the opportunities for government to encourage sustainability in the public and private sectors and is a fundamental guide to sustainability policy development, implementation, strategy, and practice. It focuses on the critical role of government and public policy in accelerating the shift to a sustainable economy. Featuring detailed cases highlighting innovative sustainability initiatives, the book explores the elements that constitute effective policy, and the factors that can help or hinder implementation and adoption. Emphasizing politically-feasible policy tools at the federal, state, and local levels, the book focuses on public sector actions that spur innovation and organizational change in the private sector and behavioral change at the individual level towards more sustainable practices. It was written to be accessible to all audiences – including policy leaders and the general public.

RESEARCH TEAM:

Hayley Martinez, Yasmin Williams, Jacob Kaden, Kyle Marsh, Rachael Lubitz

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Jossey-Bass

WEBSITE:

https://www.wiley.com/en-us/Sustainability+Policy%3A+Hastening+the+Transition+to+a+Cleaner+Economy-p-9781118916377

KEYWORDS

energy book public policy policy renewable energy sustainability urban

THEMES

Sustainable living

MULTIMEDIA

Book Launch: Sustainability Policy - Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy