Towards Environmental Innovation Systems

Towards Environmental Innovation Systems

Author: K. Matthias Weber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540223223

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Here is a dialog among worldwide experts across disciplines concerning theoretical frameworks and practical experiences to guide research and policy "towards environmental innovation systems". The contributors explore new directions of research at the border of two research traditions: systems of innovation and environmental innovations. The text examines the four main components of environmental innovation systems: conceptual foundations, empirical experiences, strategic approaches, and experiences with policy instruments.

Governance of Innovation Systems: Volume 3 Case Studies in Cross-Sectoral Policy

Governance of Innovation Systems: Volume 3 Case Studies in Cross-Sectoral Policy

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264035720

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Page: 320

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This OECD book provides lessons from case studies in policy governance for the information society and sustainable development. It highlights important lessons from these policy areas and illustrates mechanisms and practices for better co-ordination and integration across policy areas.

System Innovation for Sustainability 1

System Innovation for Sustainability 1

Author: Arnold Tukker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351280181

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 470

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Sustainable consumption and production (SCP) was adopted as a priority area during the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002 and has since become one of the main vehicles for targeting international sustainability policy. Sustainable consumption focuses on formulating equitable strategies that foster the highest quality of life, the efficient use of natural resources, and the effective satisfaction of human needs while simultaneously promoting equitable social development, economic competitiveness, and technological innovation. But this is a complex topic and, as the challenges of sustainability grow larger, there is a need to re-imagine how SCP policies can be formulated, governed and implemented. The EU-funded project "Sustainable Consumption Research Exchanges" (SCORE!) consists of around 200 experts in the field of sustainable innovation and sustainable consumption. The SCORE! philosophy is that innovation in SCP policy can be achieved only if experts that understand business development, (sustainable) solution design, consumer behaviour and system innovation policy work together in shaping it. Sustainable technology design can be effective only if business can profitably make the products and consumers are attracted to them. To understand how this might effectively happen, the expertise of systems thinkers must be added to the mix. System Innovation for Sustainability 1 is the first result of a unique positive confrontation between experts from all four communities. It examines what SCP is and what it could be, provides a state-of-the-art review on the governance of change in SCP policy and looks at the strengths and weaknesses of current approaches. The SCORE! experts are working with actors in industry, consumer groups and eco-labelling organisations in the key consumption areas of mobility, food and agriculture, and energy use and housing – responsible for 70% of the life-cycle environmental impacts of Western societies – with the aim of stimulating, fostering or forcing change to SCP theory in practice. The System Innovation for Sustainability series will continue with three further volumes of comprehensive case studies in each of these three critical consumption areas. Each chapter of this book examines problems and suggests solutions from a business, design, consumer and system innovation perspective. It primarily examines the differing solutions necessary in the consumer economies of the West, but also comments on the differing needs in rapidly emerging economies such as China, as well as base-of-the-pyramid economies. The System Innovation for Sustainability series is the fruit of the only major international research network on SCP and will set the standard in this field for some years to come. It will be required reading for all involved in the policy debate on sustainable production and consumption from government, business, academia and NGOs for designers, scientists, businesses and system innovators.

Reflexive Governance for Sustainable Development

Reflexive Governance for Sustainable Development

Author: Jan-Peter Voss

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123293404

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 457

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The authors assert that sustainability is not a defined end-state, but should be understood as the capacity of society to learn about the conditions of its future existence. This requires a specific kind of problem solving framework which emphasises the interlinkage of problems and scales.

Sustainability-Oriented Innovation Systems in China and India

Sustainability-Oriented Innovation Systems in China and India

Author: Tilman Altenburg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113893769X

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Page: 166

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Global economic growth, recently fuelled by Asia's emerging economies, has greatly accelerated the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and boosted demand for scarce natural resources, including energy, food and mineral raw materials. These developments are pushing the planet close to its ecological boundaries. Transforming the world economy towards sustainability, while ensuring decent levels of resource use for all global citizens, is the greatest challenge of our time. This book explores how innovation systems need to be adapted to successfully confront these challenges. The first chapter introduces the concept of sustainability-oriented innovation systems which highlights the systematic differences between systems that have developed along current resource-intensive technological trajectories and those that address the impending environmental mega-problems. The subsequent articles present case studies of sustainability-oriented innovations in a number of policy areas, including energy efficiency, electric mobility and generation of renewable energy, in China and India. These case studies confirm the specificities of innovation systems geared towards a green techno-economic paradigm. This book was originally published as a special issue of Innovation and Development.

Innovations and Techno-ecological Transition

Innovations and Techno-ecological Transition

Author: Fabienne Picard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119185789

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 134

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This book aims to present a systemic perspective to energetic transition to a discarbonated society implying an increase of energetic efficiency of current production process, new way of energy production - integration of renewable energies, re-use of wastes. Main societal functions are analyzed in order to highlight the ongoing process of technological and non-technological innovations: transport and mobility, food, building. The purpose of this book is to analyze from a global perspective the energetic innovative system on building and to understand the limits of its development and potential new actions.

Globalisation, New and Emerging Technologies, and Sustainable Development

Globalisation, New and Emerging Technologies, and Sustainable Development

Author: Jesper Lindgaard Christensen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1003037755

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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"This book explores the capacity of the Danish innovation system to respond to key societal challenges including the green imperative of achieving growth with environmental sustainability and the need to adapt to new and possibly disruptive changes in technology, often referred to as the 4th Industrial Revolution. The book is divided into 4 main sections. The first describes the evolving characteristics of the Danish system of research and innovation with special attention to the role of policy at the national and regional levels. The second section focuses on interorganizational relations, including the position of Danish firms in national and global value chains. The third section examines changes in labour markets and in the educational and training system, and it considers the impact of new technologies including robotics and artificial intelligence on employment and skills. The fourth section turns to issues of climate change and environmental sustainability including an assessment of the Danish economy's success in meeting the challenges of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. The book will be of particular interest to small countries, of which the Danish innovation system is representative, but it also appeals more broadly to an audience interested in innovation systems and policies to support economic development"--

Innovation Systems in a Global Context

Innovation Systems in a Global Context

Author: Robert Anderson

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773518096

Category: Political Science

Page: 303

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The integration of national economies in a global economic system has become a central feature of contemporary political, social, economic, and cultural life. However, the mechanisms of such integration are not well understood. In this collection of essays, leading scholars in the area of evolutionary economics clarify the structure of innovation systems and discuss the role played by technological innovation in fostering economic growth and international integration.

Understanding the Costs of Environmental Regulation in Europe

Understanding the Costs of Environmental Regulation in Europe

Author: Michael MacLeod

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: IND:30000126708456

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Government regulation is necessary to the economic life of all developed countries. However, although regulation is designed to benefit society at large, the costs of regulation, in particular the cost estimates employed in the policy-making process, are often hotly debated. Drawing on recent case studies, this innovative book examines the accuracy of regulatory cost estimates and explores in detail how these costs are calculated, the apparent relationship between ex post and ex ante calculations and why this might be.