Indicator Systems for Sustainable Innovation

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In the recent past, environmental innovations have led to a considerable reduction of many pollutants; however, further innovation is required to tackle remaining pollution sources. This work analyses the significance and the effects of framework conditions on innovation activities that contribute to the realisation of a sustainable development. The book links the experiences of different research projects with the aim to develop a system of indicators to evaluate sustainable effects of (environmental) ...

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Overview

In the recent past, environmental innovations have led to a considerable reduction of many pollutants; however, further innovation is required to tackle remaining pollution sources. This work analyses the significance and the effects of framework conditions on innovation activities that contribute to the realisation of a sustainable development. The book links the experiences of different research projects with the aim to develop a system of indicators to evaluate sustainable effects of (environmental) innovations. A comprehensive framework for an indicator system is established that allows to include different environmental innovation fields such as process innovations in the steel production, substitution of dangerous chemicals, organisational innovations in the field of waste disposal or sustainable water management.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783790815535
  • Publisher: Physica-Verlag HD
  • Publication date: 3/14/2005
  • Series: Sustainability and Innovation Series
  • Edition description: 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 0.46 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Methodological Aspects of an Indicator System for Sustainable Innovation.- The Innovation Effects of Environmental Policy Instruments.- Indicators for a Sustainable Technology Development — A Dynamic Perspective.- Indicators for Lead Markets of Environmental Innovations.- Policy Impacts on Macroeconomic Sustainability Indicators when Technical Change Is Endogenous.- Indicators for Innovations Towards Prevention of Toxic Risks.- Environmental Innovations in the Chemical Industry - Case Studies in a Historical Perspective.- A Sustainable Innovation Scorecard for the Electronics Industry Innovation System.- Water Management Towards Sustainability — An Indicator System to Assess Innovations.

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