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Roger Hildingsson

Roger Hildingsson

Researcher

Roger Hildingsson

The green state and industrial decarbonisation

Author

  • Roger Hildingsson
  • Annica Kronsell
  • Jamil Khan

Summary, in English

The large share of carbon emitted by energy-intensive industries in the extraction and processing of basic materials must be limited to decarbonise society and the economy. Ways in which the state can govern industrial decarbonisation and contributes to green state theory are explored by addressing a largely ignored issue: the green state’s industrial relations and its role in industrial governance. With insights from a Swedish case study, the tension between the state’s economic imperative and ecological concerns in greening industry are shown to persist. However, as the energy-intensive industry’s previously privileged position in the economy is weakening, industry is opened to decarbonisation strategies. While the case exposes a number of governance challenges, it also suggests potential areas where the state can pursue decarbonisation in energy-intensive industry and points the way to an active role of the green state in governing industrial decarbonisation and greening industry.

Department/s

  • Department of Political Science
  • BECC - Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate
  • Environmental and Energy Systems Studies

Publishing year

2019

Language

English

Pages

909-928

Publication/Series

Environmental Politics

Volume

28

Issue

5

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Topic

  • Environmental Management

Keywords

  • climate policy
  • decarbonisation
  • Green State
  • industrial governance
  • sustainability transitions
  • Sweden

Status

Published

Project

  • Grön samhällsutveckling – industri och energisystem i omvandling” med diarienummer 2013-006392

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0964-4016