Chapter 8

What Holds Back Eco-innovations? A “Green Growth Diagnostics” Approach

Harald Sander     Technische Hochschule Köln, Cologne, Germany and Maastricht School of Management, Limburg, Netherlands

Abstract

This paper argues that greening the economy requires green innovations and reviews a recently proposed framework for analyzing barriers to green growth: Green Growth Diagnostics. The paper argues that this tool, when applied to eco-innovations and adapted it to the specific environmental problems faced, can be a useful, though not perfect, instrument to prioritize policy actions. Further, it is suggested that its main value lies in facilitating a collaborative discovery process among all stakeholders when obstacles to eco-innovation ought ...

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