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Andrew Jamison, Professor of technology, environment and society at Aalborg University, Sweden, gives a STEPS Centre Seminar on the quest for green knowledge.

Andrew Jamison, Professor of technology, environment and society at Aalborg University, Sweden, gives a STEPS Centre Seminar on the quest for green knowledge.

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    Seminar: Andrew Jamison on Andrew Jamison, Professor of technology, environment and society at Aalborg University, Sweden on the quest for green knowledge Seminar: Andrew Jamison on Andrew Jamison, Professor of technology, environment and society at Aalborg University, Sweden on the quest for green knowledge Presentation Transcript

    • Transformative innovation for the global good Fred Steward, Brunel University, UK STEPS Manifesto seminar, 30 October 2008
    • The greatest challenge of our time  Environmental sustainability – a public good  Existing pattern of innovation is unsustainable  A core issue  Transformative innovation similar to public health and the welfare state  Sustainability oriented innovation policy  Societal mission, purposive and pervasive, role of government
    • ‘Modern’ socio-technical regimes and unsustainability  Automobility/aeromobility – climate change  Carbon based electricity – climate change  Resource intensive food - biodiversity  Printed paper communication -deforestation  The high consumption household – water stress carbon emissions
    • Shared issue between developed & developing countries  Established regimes in developed countries the problem of path dependency  Emergent regimes in developing countries the problem of expectations  Different forms of lock-in
    • Visions of sustainable future regimes  Low carbon economy  Ecological food  Paperless society  The sustainable household  The challenges for innovation & policy
    • A sustainability oriented innovation policy  Need for system innovation  Involves technology & social change  Crosses the production & consumption divide  The reintroduction of societal mission
    • The rise and rise of environmental sustainability  Environmentalism – from margins to mainstream  Formal policy commitments at global level  No growth vs decoupling  Climate change – transition to low carbon economy  Stern’s case for public intervention
    • Innovation will save the world  New consensus around innovation for sustainability  Revolution – from white heat to green cool  Misleading metaphors: Big technology – Manhattan Project Incrementalism – new products Generic technologies – Industrial Rev  New framework needed
    • Through a glass darkly – the contemporary policy window  Proliferation jungle  Dogmas – market based instruments, producer oriented  Keeping sight of the broad sustainability agenda  Transformative innovation
    • 5 principles for reconfiguring innovation policy for sustainability  Long term visions –short term action  Sociotechnical approach – bridging new technology and behavioural change  Global and local – reconfiguring national innovation policy  Invention and imitation – being realistic about novelty  Incumbent and emergent – recognising contradictions within the business world
    • A new portfolio of innovation policy measures  Demanding futures  Sustainable innovation commons  Radical reinnovation  Green ‘new deal’  Sustainable transition arenas