© 2013

Climate Politics as Investment

From Reducing Emissions to Building Low-carbon Economies


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-12
  2. Simon Wolf
    Pages 13-31
  3. Simon Wolf
    Pages 33-74
  4. Simon Wolf
    Pages 207-234
  5. Simon Wolf
    Pages 235-253
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 255-278

About this book


Simon Wolf describes how the growing awareness for the economic consequences of climate change and the economic opportunities of climate protection has led to changes in the rationality of governing climate change, from reducing emissions to building low-carbon economies. One crucial strategy for governments in orchestrating the transformation to cleaner economies is to enable low-carbon investment. The author therefore takes a critical look at how climate governance is reframed as an economic and investment challenge in recent years, and reveals some of the blind spots of focusing on the economic and investment opportunities related to climate protection.



·        Theory: Power/Knowledge

·        Economic rationality in climate governance

·        Making investments an object of government

·        Governing investment for climate protection

·        Markets, investment and the state


Target Groups

·        Researchers and students from the social sciences and environmental studies

·        Practicioners in the field of climate politics


The Author

Dr. Simon Wolf works as Deparment Head Economy and Finance at Heinrich Böll Foundation in Berlin.


Climate finance Climate governance Low-carbon transformation REDD Stern Review

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Referent Wirtschaft und FinanzenHeinrich-Böll-StiftungBerlinGermany

About the authors

Dr. Simon Wolf works as Department Head Economy and Finance at Heinrich Böll Foundation in Berlin.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking