Green Japan: Environmental Technologies, Innovation Policy, and the Pursuit of Green Growth
As climate change continues to threaten both our economic and ecological well-being, countries around the world are trying to implement green strategies that will simultaneously curb emissions and spur economic growth.
Green Japan critically examines the Japanese effort to combine economic growth with commitments to environmental sustainability. Carin Holroyd explores green growth strategies in various industries including conservation, energy, urban development, and international trade. Holroyd’s comprehensive analysis of how innovation strategies connect with environmental priorities combines a detailed study of government policies with insightful assessments of consumer and market responses. The unevenness of Japan’s success clearly demonstrates the exceptional technological innovation and creative public policy initiatives that are needed in order to successfully reverse the effects of climate change. Green Japan offers a nuanced and hopeful account of one nation’s attempts at linking environmental sustainability and continued prosperity.
- Series: Japan and Global Society
- Division: Scholarly Publishing
- World Rights
- Page Count: 280 pages
- Dimensions: 6.3in x 1.0in x 9.3in
"Green Japan provides a compelling analysis of Japan’s efforts to balance economic development and the environment. An indispensable reference for anyone interested in political economy and environmental policy in Japan."
Kimie Hara, professor and the Renison Research Professor in East Asian Studies, University of Waterloo
"In this book Carin Holroyd successfully illustrates that there is a particular Japanese model of pursuing ‘`Green Growth’ and linking environmental sustainability to national prosperity. The study shows that Japan’s support for clean energy projects is substantial and that there is great potential to export its expertise in renewable energy technologies, such as low-emitting geothermal, solar, and hydrogen power, to emerging economies."
David W. Edgington, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, and former President, Japan Studies Association of Canada
Author InformationCarin Holroyd is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Saskatchewan.
Table of contents
Chapter One: Techno-Environmentalism:
Making Science and Technology Work for Society
Chapter Two: Environmental Sacrifice:
Japan’s Economic-Environmental History
Chapter Three: Green Growth Policies: The Environmental
Strategies of the Government of Japan
Chapter Four: Green Infrastructure:
The Foundations of Green Growth in Japan
Chapter Five: Green Cities and the Development of Environmental Potential
Chapter Six: Pushing the Enviro-Technology Frontier:
Big Dreams, Big Gambles
Chapter Seven: Japanese Economic Environmentalism in ReviewBibliography
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