Ecological Modernization – a Paradise of Feasibility but no General Solution

  • Martin JänickeEmail author
Part of the Energiepolitik und Klimaschutz. Energy Policy and Climate Protection book series (EPKS)


Ecological Modernization (EM) intends to preserve or restore environmental quality by resource-efficient innovation. Today there are several synonyms or similar concepts such as, “eco-innovation”, “green development” “green growth”, or transition towards “green economy” (OECD 2011; UNEP 2011). This environmental policy approach has meanwhile become a well-established strategy and stimulated nothing less than a real Global Industrial Revolution.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Freie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

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