Towards Environmental Innovation Systems

  • Matthias Weber
  • Jens Hemmelskamp

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Co-Evolution of Technical, Environmental and Social Systems

  3. National, Regional and Sectoral Innovation Systems and Sustainable Development

  4. Strategies for Environment and Innovation

  5. Policy Assessment (Issues) and New Requirements

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 325-352

About this book


The book brings together research communities from different disciplines and countries, and offers an exchange about theoretical frameworks and practical experiences to guide research and policy "towards environmental innovation systems". The contributions selected explore new directions of research at the borderline between two established research traditions: systems of innovation and environmental innovations. For this purpose, the book draws on recent conceptual and empirical insights as well as on policy-oriented analyses. It is structured according to the four main areas of interest with respect to environmental innovation systems: conceptual foundations, empirical experiences, strategic approaches, and experiences with policy instruments.


Co-Evolution Environmental Policy Evolutionary Economics development environment innovation innovation systems innovations science and technology sustainability sustainable development technological innovation technology policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthias Weber
    • 1
  • Jens Hemmelskamp
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Technology PolicyARC Systems Research GmbHSeibersdorfAustria
  2. 2.Directorate Research and Project ManagementUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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