Promoting Eco‐innovation: Government Strategies and Policy Initiatives in Ten OECD Countries
Abstract:Closer integration of innovation and environmental policies would help achieve ambitious environmental and socio‐economic goals simultaneously and benefit from new market opportunities in the growing eco‐industry. This chapter reviews existing national strategies and overarching initiatives related to eco‐innovation in ten OECD countries (Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States) based on responses to a questionnaire survey. The strategies and initiatives are diverse in focus and character and include both supply‐side and demand‐side measures. A more comprehensive understanding of the interaction between supply and demand will be necessary to create successful policy mixes for promoting ecoinnovation in the future.
Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: 2010-01-01