12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
Innovation has a positive role in identifying solutions to behavioural, economic and technological challenges to achieve sustainable consumption, production and distribution systems.
For instance, in the area of sustainable production there are a number of methods and appraoches that incorporate eco-innovation and innovation ecosystems thinking. Sustainable consumption has, for many years, adoption a systemic approach to innovation when looking at the effect of sustainable solutions to address behavioural change.
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Maastricht Manual on Measuring Eco-innovation for a Green Economy (2020)
Mainstreaming Eco-innovation in Sustainable Consumption and Production policies
Mainstreaming Eco-innovation in Sustainable Consumption and Production policiesPublication Date: 03 March 2020
The objective of this publication is to provide practical guidance for policymakers and service providers to create a policy context that is conducive to eco-innovation, thus enabling systemic changes in production and consumption patterns.
This publication reflects the results of a three-year effort within the context of the Resource Efficiency and Eco-innovation in Developing and Transition Economies project, funded by the European Commission and presents a broad range of examples across industry sectors, environmental aspects and geographical areas. Inno4sd experts were part of the team of this project and contributed with inputs to this document.