Introduction: Reframing the Notion of Sustainable Economy Through Perspectives on Limits, Tensions and Paradoxes Within the System

  • Pascal da CostaEmail author
  • Danielle Attias
Part of the Sustainability and Innovation book series (SUSTAINABILITY)


The ambition of the book is first to clarify the concepts of sustainability or sustainable economy, to study their most diverse fields of application, and then to display their limits and highlight the very many tensions that exist between them.

The core themes of the book are the paradoxes and trends related to the future sustainability of economic systems, sectors and firms, in the context of limited natural resources. The ebb and flow between theory and practice proves essential towards building a better understanding of current contradictions of the sustainable economy.


Sustainable economy Electricity grid and generation Automobile technology and electric batteries Life cycle assessment Urban transport policies Smart cities Transformation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire Genie Industriel, CentraleSupelecUniversité Paris-SaclayGif-sur-YvetteFrance

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