Policy Strategies to Promote Eco-Innovation

17 Pages Posted: 14 Mar 2011

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Pablo del Rio

Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC)

Javier Carrillo-Hermosilla

University of Alcala, School of Economic and Business Sciences

Totti Konnola

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: August 27, 2010

Abstract

This article elaborates an integrated policy framework, including policy features and specific measures that can be implemented to mitigate the barriers to eco-innovations. We claim that factors inhibiting the development and uptake of eco-innovations are multifaceted and stem from different sources. This systems view, which highlights the multilayered conception of the obstacles to eco-innovation, calls for a combination of environmental and technology policies adapted to the different barriers and characteristics of the technologies. Drawing on evolutionary economics, the article sheds light on the appropriate combinations of framework conditions and instruments that are most effective to promote eco-innovation, considering different barriers and eco-innovation types (process/product, mature/immature, and radical/incremental).

Keywords: barriers, environmental economics, environmental policy, evolutionary economics, industrial ecology, technology policy

Suggested Citation

del Rio, Pablo and Carrillo-Hermosilla, Javier and Könnölä, Totti, Policy Strategies to Promote Eco-Innovation (August 27, 2010). Journal of Industrial Ecology, Vol. 14, Issue 4, pp. 541-557, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1783354 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1530-9290.2010.00259.x

Pablo Del Rio (Contact Author)

Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) ( email )

28006 Madrid
Spain

Javier Carrillo-Hermosilla

University of Alcala, School of Economic and Business Sciences ( email )

Plaza de la Victoria s/n
Alcala de Henares, Madrid 28802
Spain

Totti Könnölä

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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