The Low Carbon Economy

Understanding and Supporting a Sustainable Transition

  • Polina Baranova
  • Elaine Conway
  • Nicola Lynch
  • Fred Paterson

About this book


This edited collection explores the challenges and opportunities presented by the transition to a low carbon economy, and outlines the different approaches taken to ensure the sustainability of such a transition. Chapters explore the nature of the transformation from a ‘brown’ to ‘green’ economy, the importance of effective carbon measurement and management methodologies, the use of behaviour economics, and the application of a growth-enabling approach. Offering valuable insights into how various stakeholders respond to the challenges of green growth and focusing in particular on the support of universities, The Low Carbon Economy covers themes of leadership, systems approach, stakeholder management, and collaborative action. This comprehensive study provides readers with constructive ideas for maximising the opportunities of transitioning to a low carbon economy, and will serve as a useful tool for practitioners and academics interested in sustainability.


sustainability economy policy enterprises environment green economy brown economy

Editors and affiliations

  • Polina Baranova
    • 1
  • Elaine Conway
    • 2
  • Nicola Lynch
    • 3
  • Fred Paterson
    • 4
  1. 1.Derby Business SchoolUniversity of DerbyDerbyUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Derby Business SchoolUniversity of DerbyDerbyUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Derby Business SchoolUniversity of DerbyDerbyUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Derby Business SchoolUniversity of DerbyDerbyUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-56752-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-56753-2
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