Category 30 October 2018

Eco-innovation Society

The Eco-innovation Society gathers scholars and practitioners working on different aspects of eco-innovation research.

Eco-innovation is an area of scholarly, research and practice focusing on the development, transfer, diffusion and adoption of innovations that contribute to environmental sustainability. However, not all eco-innovations are free of negative unintended consequences (e.g. rebound effects).

Did you know that scholars from 47 countries have produced scientific publications explicitly focusing on eco-innovation? Coincidentally, those countries contribute to 70% of global GHG emissions (Turkeli, et al 2019). Moreover, not all eco-innovations are free of negative unintended consequences (e.g. rebound effects). Hence,there is a need to progress the methods, research and practice of eco-innovation.

The Eco-innovation Society aims to respond to the need to create a hub for the academic, scientific and practitioner community specialised in the topic of eco-innovation. Through the use of an action-oriented knowledge and research agenda, the intellectual and practical outcomes of the Society's work intend to positively influence decision making in the spheres of e.g. public policies, business growth, new ventures, responsible research, consumption, investment.

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The inno4sd Steering Board is currently working in an action plan for the creation of the Eco-innovation Society. More information about the research agenda, general guidelines, membership options (board, member, partner, sponsor), publication outlets and events will be available in 2021.

For more information and to express your interest in participating in this initiative you may contact: ecoinnovation@inno4sd.net