Sustainability-oriented innovation systems in China and India

Altenburg, Tilman (ed.)
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Abingdon, UK: Routledge

ISBN: 978-1-13893-769-7

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

About the author

Altenburg, Tilman

Economic Geographer

Tilman Altenburg

Further experts

Dombrowsky, Ines

Economist 

Horstmann, Britta

Geographer 

Pauw, Pieter

Environment Scientist 

Scholz, Imme

Sociologist 

Schwachula, Anna

Sociologist 

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