Stable Policies, Turbulent Markets–Germany's Green Industrial Policy: The costs and benefits of promoting solar PV and wind energy
Wilfried Lütkenhorst and Anna Pegels, 2014
This report, written for IISD’s Global Subsidies Initiative, assesses Germany’s policies to promote solar and wind power against a series of green industrial policy objectives, including environmental impact, fostering innovation and job creation.
Industrial Policy for a Green Economy
Johannes Schwarzer, 2013
This report draws from the long history of industrial policy to highlight lessons for governments looking to promote infant green industries. It shows what we know about how to do industrial policy-both negative and positive lessons-and explores the nature of green industrial policy, asking if it is any different than traditional industrial policy.
A Guide for the Concerned: Guidance on the elaboration and implementation of border carbon adjustment
Aaron Cosbey, Susanne Droege, Carolyn Fischer, Julia Reinaud, John Stephenson, Lutz Weischer and Peter Wooders, 2012
This TRI–CC document, published by the ENTWINED network, is the product of more than two years’ effort by an international expert drafting group. It goes into rare depth on all the issues that policy-makers would need to consider in building and implementing a regime of BCA, and serves as a benchmark by which targeted exporters can assess such schemes.
IISD’s Trade, Investment and Climate Change (TRI–CC) work builds on its wealth of previous research in this area dating back to 1999. Current work has three areas of focus:
Climate Change, Competitiveness and Leakage: IISD’s current work in this area seeks to:
Investment and Climate Change: IISD’s current work in this area seeks to provide in-depth policy advice to governments in developing countries on catalyzing increased flows of low-carbon foreign direct investment.
Green Industrial Policy: IISD’s work in this area is nascent, and will explore whether best practice can be defined for green industrial policy, what benefits and costs there might be from a global perspective, and what the implications are for trade law (particularly trade-related subsidy law and IPR law) and policy.
The TRI–CC program of work is made possible by generous support from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Norway and Sweden. Our work on defining best practice in the context of BCA is supported by the MISTRA Foundation’s ENTWINED Program.