Roger Hildingsson

Roger Hildingsson

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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.

Avdelning/ar

  • Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
  • BECC - Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate
  • Miljö- och energisystem

Publiceringsår

2019

Language

Engelska

Sidor

909-928

Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie

Environmental Politics

Volym

28

Issue

5

Dokumenttyp

Artikel i tidskrift

Förlag

Taylor & Francis

Ämne

  • Environmental Management

Nyckelord

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

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Övrigt

  • ISSN: 0964-4016