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Global Warming and Social Innovation: The Challenge of a Climate-Neutral Society

Edited By: Marcel Kok, Walter Vermeulen, Andre Faaij and David de Jager

242 pages, Figs, tabs


Paperback | Dec 2002 | #133291 | ISBN: 1853839450
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Hardback | Dec 2002 | #133292 | ISBN: 1853839442
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This book envisions a climate neutral society - one where the output of polluting gases is minimised by social innovations set up in households, by local authorities, through developments in information and communications technologies and dematerialisation, and through the shift towards product service systems and emissions trading.

'Brings together a range of evidence and perspectives to provide a multidisciplinary commentary on the problem of climate change' Alister Scott, Assistant Director of the Global Environmental Change Programme


1. Towards a climate-neutral society, Marcel Kok, Walter Vermeulen, Andre Faaij and David de Jager; 2. Transforming the energy system of The Netherlands - Two visions on reaching 80 per cent emissions reduction by 2050, Andre Faaij; 3. Contemporary practices - greenhouse scepticism?, Walter Vermeulen and Marcel Kok; 4. Technological change and innovation for climate protection - the governance challenge, Maarten Arentsen, Rene Kemp and Esther Luiten; 5. Households past and present, and opportunities for change, Henk Moll and Ans Groot-Marcus; 6. The role of local authorities in a transition towards a climate-neutral society, Frans Coenen and Marijke Menkveld; 7. Improved material management as trend-breaking technology for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, Marko Hekkert, Peter Groenewegen, Tom Kram, Robbert van Duin and Paulien de Jong; 8. The contribution of ICT to the transition towards a climateneutral society, Adriaan Slob and Mark van Lieshout; 9. Economy versus environment? Design alternatives for emissions trading from a lock-in perspective, Edwin Woerdman, Jan-Tjeerd Boom and Andries Nentjes; 10. Legal aspects of a changing energy system in The Netherlands in 2050, Henk Addink; 11. Climate Options for the Long term (COOL) - Stakeholders? Views on 80 per cent emission reduction, Matthijs Hisschemoller, Marleen van de Kerkhof, Marcel Kok and Rob Folkert; 12. The climate-neutral society: opportunities for change, Walter Vermeulen, Andre Faaij, David de Jager and Marcel Kok.

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Marcel Kok works at the Dutch National Research Programme on Global Air Pollution and Climate Change. Andre Faaij and Walter Vermeulen work at Utrecht University. David de Jager works at Ecofys.

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