Investing in Resource Efficiency

The Economics and Politics of Financing the Resource Transition

  • Florian Flachenecker
  • Jun Rentschler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Background and Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Florian Flachenecker, Jun Rentschler, Willem de Kleuver
      Pages 31-50
  3. Methodologies and Evidence

  4. Case Studies and Practitioners’ Insights

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Liesbet Goovaerts, Arnold Verbeek
      Pages 191-209
    3. Nigel Jollands, Peter Hirsch
      Pages 211-225
  5. Policy Implications and Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Florian Flachenecker, Jun Rentschler
      Pages 283-292
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 293-294

About this book


This book covers the multi-faceted incentives, trade-offs, and challenges associated with the economics and politics of resource efficiency investments. By contributing a wide range of empirical evidence, practitioners' insights, and policy perspectives, this book carefully examines the role of resource efficiency in reconciling environmental and economic considerations. It also discusses the critical role of resource efficiency investments in mitigating climate change and enabling sustainable development. 

Featuring expert insights from academia, the European Commission, the European Investment Bank, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, this book provides a policy oriented guide, reference, and toolbox for unlocking the potential of resource efficiency. To this end, it identifies practical measures for overcoming barriers and creating smart incentives for leveraging resource efficiency investments. Overall, this book brings together evidence to develop innovative ideas and strategies for improving the efficient use of resources and advancing clean and sustainable development.

"This book is an important and timely contribution", Angel Gurria, Secrectary General, OECD


Resource Efficiency Investments Circular Economy Green Growth Sustainable Development Energy Efficiency Climate Change Sustainable Development Goals G7 Resource Efficiency Alliance Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe

Editors and affiliations

  • Florian Flachenecker
    • 1
  • Jun Rentschler
    • 2
  1. 1.University College London, Institute for Sustainable ResourcesLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.University College London, Institute for Sustainable ResourcesLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-78866-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-78867-8
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