Green economy

Connecting Smart and Sustainable Growth through Smart Specialisation

Europe needs to reinforce synergies between smart and sustainable growth to deal with the climate change, environmental and energy challenges as well as growing resource scarcity. This guide is one in a series of guides prepared in the framework of the Smart Specialisation Platform set up by the European Commission. It is a practical document…

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Green sectors in Eastern Europe and NIS: overview of general trends

The report gives an extended analysis based on the environmental goods trade statistics for the World and sub regions including Europe (especially South East Europe, EU and EUR new member states, Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia, and South Eastern Europe) Latin America and South East Asia regions in order to identify the cross-country trends…

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Support for assessment of action on Business Models for Eco-innovations

The study was a complement to OECD eco-innovation project, in particularly in analysis case studies of eco-innovation business models. The study resulted in a new  conceptual framework for eco-innovation business models, extensive analytical report including over 20 case studies. The results were presented in the OECD workshop on Eco-innovation business models in Copenhagen in 2012.

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Evaluation of Environmentally oriented automotive research

In 2007, the Swedish Government commissioned the Swedish Energy Agency to invest SEK245 million in environmentally oriented automotive research in the period 2007–2010. The commission entailed an investment in research, development and demonstration aiming to stimulate the automotive industry to increase its investments in environmentally friendly vehicles, renewable fuels and other supporting technologies.  Projects within…

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Evaluation of the InMotion programme

In 2009, the Swedish region of Västra Götaland initiated the InMotion programme focusing on environment, energy and sustainable transport. The programme was intended to strengthen the competitiveness of the automotive and transport industries in Västra Götaland, which had been hit hard by the economic crisis in 2008-2009. The programme was gradually expanded to also focus…

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Evaluation of the Swedish Energy Agency’s funding of RTO Innventia

Technopolis Group evaluated the Swedish Energy Agency’s funding of the research institute Innventia (Stockholm), with emphasis on the period 2009–2011. The evaluation encompassed six project clusters and four individual projects that all entailed R&D within the pulp and paper domain. In this context, cluster refers to a set of coherent three-year projects within a common…

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