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How Germany Became Europe's Green Leader: A Look at Four Decades of Sustainable Policymaking

How Germany Became Europe's Green Leader: A Look at Four Decades of Sustainable Policymaking

Over the last 40 years, Germany has retooled policies to promote more environmentally sustainable growth. Michael Mehling contributed to an article focusing on four case studies from Germany in the areas of energy, urban infrastructure, and transportation. The article identifies potential opportunities for policy transfer from Germany to the United States as well as barriers that may hinder such transfer.

An online version of the article is available on the Solutions journal website.


Citation

Buehler, Ralph; Arne Jungjohann; Melissa Keeley, Michael Mehling 2011: "How Germany Became Europe’s Green Leader: A Look at Four Decades of Sustainable Policymaking". Solutions - For a sustainable and desirable future, Vol. 2, Issue 5.

Language
English
Author(s)
Ralph Buehler
Arne Jungjohann
Year
2011
Dimension
14 pp.
Table of Contents
  • Pricing Energy for Jobs and Resource Conservation: Germany’s Energy Tax Reform
    • A Positive Macroeconomic Balance
    • Lessons from Energy Pricing in Germany
  • Promoting Renewable Energy
    • Achievements in Renewable Energy
    • Comparison with Renewable-Energy Practice in the United States
    • Transferable Lessons for Renewable Energy in the United States
  • Encouraging Green Infrastructure
    • Comparison with Green Infrastructure Practice in the United States
    • Transferable Lessons for Green Infrastructure in the United States
  • Implementing Sustainable Transportation
  • The Freiburg Model of Transport Sustainability
  • Integrating Transportation and Land-Use Planning
  • Expanding and Coordinating Public Transportation Services
  • Making Cycling a Viable Transportation Alternative for All Trips
  • Restricting Automobile Use
  • Citizen Involvement
  • Lessons Learned from Freiburg
  • Sustainability Lessons for the United States
  • References
Keywords
Sustainability, Green Economy, Energy Pricing, Energy Tax, Green Infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation, Germany, Freiburg, USA