Title: Environmental regulation and green investments: the role of green finance

Authors: Pasquale Marcello Falcone

Addresses: Department of Business and Economics, University of Naples Parthenope, Naples, Italy

Abstract: A vibrant debate on the ways and timing characterising the need to scale down the dependence of the current economic system on fossil fuels is attracting the attention of governments worldwide. A sustainable transition from a long-established regime, based on rooted production and consumption models, involves undertaking a wide array of challenges. Indeed, the transition towards sustainability is still recognised as having a high degree of complexity and uncertainty with respect the founding of required investment projects. In this regard, green finance can play a pivotal role in accelerating this transition so as to create the conditions to guarantee a level playing field between the traditional and green economy.

Keywords: green investments; green finance; environmental innovation; regulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGE.2020.109735

International Journal of Green Economics, 2020 Vol.14 No.2, pp.159 - 173

Accepted: 03 Aug 2020
Published online: 21 Sep 2020 *

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