Environmental governance

Most environmental and resource problems call not just for technological and scientific solutions but also for reforms in governance.1 2 3 4 5 However, the processes of innovation governance themselves need innovation, e.g. with regard to the integration of users into innovation processes6, learning networks across companies7 and more comprehensive processes of innovation governance that seek to reduce the overall material throughput of the economy by moving from disposable to durable products and from products to services.8 9 Innovative governance forms could also help to replenish cultural heritage in order to promote less consumerist and more healthy lifestyles.10 11

  • 1. Ekins, Paul. 2010. ‘Eco-Innovation for Environmental Sustainability: Concepts, Progress and Policies’. International Economics and Economic Policy 7 (2-3): 267–90.
  • 2. Van den Bergh, Jeroen CJM, Bernhard Truffer, and Giorgos Kallis. 2011. ‘Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions: Introduction and Overview’. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions 1 (1): 1–23.
  • 3. Jordan, Andrew. 2012. Environmental Policy in the European Union: Actors, Institutions, and Processes. Earthscan. https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=DIFSMutiJt0C&oi=fnd&pg=PR7&d....
  • 4. Frantzeskaki, Niki, Derk Loorbach, and James Meadowcroft. 2012. ‘Governing Societal Transitions to Sustainability’. International Journal of Sustainable Development 15 (1-2): 19–36.
  • 5. Ekins, Paul, Bernd Meyer, Friedrich Schmidt-Bleek, and Friedrich Schneider. 2014. ‘Reducing Resource Consumption–A Proposal for Global Resource and Environmental Policy’. In Factor X, 249–73. Springer. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-94-007-5706-6_14.
  • 6. Liedtke, Christa, Carolin Baedeker, Marco Hasselkuss, Holger Rohn, and Viktor Grinewitschus. 2015. ‘User-Integrated Innovation in Sustainable LivingLabs: An Experimental Infrastructure for Researching and Developing Sustainable Product Service Systems’. Journal of Cleaner Production 97: 106–16.
  • 7. Jordan, Nino David, Thomas Lemken, and Christa Liedtke. 2014. ‘Barriers to Resource Efficiency Innovations and Opportunities for Smart Regulations- the Case of Germany’. Environmental Policy and Governance. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/eet.1632/full.
  • 8. Fischer, Susanne, Sören Steger, Nino Jordan, Meghan OBrien, and Philipp Schepelmann. 2012. ‘Leasing Society, Policy Department A: Economic and Scientific Policy, Committee on Environment’. Public Health and Food Safety, European Parliament. http://www.academia.edu/2367444/Leasing_Society
  • 9. Fischer, Susanne, Meghan O’Brien, Claas Henning Wilts, Sören Steger, Philipp Schepelmann, Nino David Jordan, and Bettina Rademacher. 2015. ‘Waste Prevention in a“ Leasing Society”’. http://epub.wupperinst.org/frontdoor/index/index/docId/5852.
  • 10. Jackson, Tim. 2009. Prosperity without Growth?: The Transition to a Sustainable Economy. Sustainable Development Commission. http://www.sd-commission.org.uk/data/files/publications/prosperity_witho....
  • 11. Schneidewind, Uwe, and Angelika Zahrnt. 2014. ‘The Politics of Sufficiency : Making It Easier to Live the Good Life’. http://epub.wupperinst.org/frontdoor/index/index/docId/5550.

Knowledge development and diffusion

Scientific publications - Environmental governance

Publications serve as proxy for research and knowledge diffusion activity.

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Scientific publications per 1000 researchers - Environmental governance

Publications serve as proxy for research and knowledge diffusion activity

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Scientific publications per mill. inhab. - Environmental governance

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Influence on the direction of search

GHG emissions per capita

Environmental deterioration can lead to higher awareness and stimulate search processes to avert crises

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Raw material consumption (RMC) per capita

Environmental deterioration can lead to higher awareness and stimulate search processes to avert crises

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Entrepreneurial experimentation

Environmental policy stringency

The EPS is an index of environmental policy instruments primarily related to climate and air pollution. The deployment of such instruments at a higher level is a form of entrepreneurial experimentation that reduces uncertainty and increases learning.

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Legitimation of technologies

Eurobarometer survey - Environmental concern

A higher prioritisation of environmental issues should translate into more support for environmental governance and also more interested participants in governance debates

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Resource mobilization

Public R&D spending - Environment sector (PPS per capita)

This may benefit the generation of knowledge on environmental governance.
 

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Public R&D spending - Environment sector (share of GBAORD)

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