THE ROLE OF ENVIRONMENTAL INDUSTRY IN THE REGIONAL REINDUSTRIALIZATION IN HUNGARY
Béla Baranyi – István Fodor
Debrecen-Pécs : Centre for Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
ISBN 978 963 9899115 5
The economic crisis processes, going on in the world and having a detrimental effect on Hungary too, have once again drawn academic attention to the issues of reindustrialisation, especially in the transition countries of East-Central Europe: this is the region where, due to the former politicaI and socio-economic systemic change process, an especially intensive de-industrialisation process took place.
Within the issue of reindustrialisation, an issue of primary importance, the issues related to the role of environmental industry are given a special emphasis, in connection wi th the processes of the global climate change. Environmental industry, using the achievements of the academic sector, is expected to be the sector with the most dynamically expanding market both in the international arena and in Hungary.
The papers of this book deal with the Hungarian characteristics and possibilities of environmental industry; each chapter was written on the different segments of this industry. The subjects of the chapters started from the recognition that environmental industry offers a realistic opportunity for regional development based on innovative industries.
Taking the characteristic Hungarian features into consideration, the book places a special emphasis on biomass-based renewable energy production and the related issues of waste management. Several chapters were written on the topic of climate change, an issue of utmost importance in the environmental debates, and the relevances of climate change for the environmental industry.