Quotation Rammel, Christian, van Bergh, Jeroen. 2003. An Evolutionary Perspective on Sustainable Development Policies: Adaptive Flexibility and Risk Minimising. Ecological Economics. Ecological Economics 47 (2-3): 121-133.


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An evolutionary perspective on policies to foster sustainable development is presented. It is argued that policies suggested by the traditional economic theory of environmental policy can stimulate unsustainable socio-economic structures and patterns. In addition, they are unable to remove undesired locked-in systems and technologies. Drawing on evolutionary thinking, characterised by diversity, selection, innovation, path-dependence and bounded rationality, an alternative, partly complementary theory of environmental policy is suggested. Specific attention is given to the role of strategies that are aimed at increasing diversity and adaptive flexibility, and at reducing risk.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Ecological Economics
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, STRAT-B, VW-C, WH-B
Language English
Title An Evolutionary Perspective on Sustainable Development Policies: Adaptive Flexibility and Risk Minimising. Ecological Economics
Volume 47
Number 2-3
Year 2003
Page from 121
Page to 133

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Rammel, Christian (Details)
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van Bergh, Jeroen (UAB, Spain)
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Institute for Multi-Level Governance and Development IN (Details)
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