Eco-innovation will be a key driver of industry efforts to tackle climate change and achieve “green growth” in the post-Kyoto era. Eco-innovation calls for faster introduction of breakthrough technologies as well as more systemic application of available solutions, including non-technological ones. It also offers opportunities to involve new players, develop new industries and increase competitiveness. To achieve this, the gradual structural transformation of economies will be imperative in coming decades.
The book Eco-Innovation in Industry: Enabling Green Growth presents the research and analysis carried out during the first phase of the OECD project on sustainable manufacturing and eco-innovation. Its aim is to provide benchmarking tools on sustainable manufacturing and to spur eco-innovation through a better understanding of innovation mechanisms. The book reviews the concepts and forms an analytical framework; analyses the nature and processes of eco-innovation; discusses existing sustainable manufacturing indicators; examines methodologies for measuring eco-innovation; and takes stock of national strategies and policy initiatives for eco-innovation.
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