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European Global Transition Network on Eco-Innovation, Green Economy and Sustainable Development

European Global Transition Network on Eco-Innovation, Green Economy and Sustainable Development

Objective

In the last two decades the world has experienced several crises. In light of these trends and to more effectively move towards sustainable development, several organisations and international actors have developed the concept of green economy as action-oriented approaches. Priority interventions are aimed at triggering technology adoption, and stimulate behavioural change. In fact, eco-innovation can be considered an enabler for a green economy to the same extent that the green economy can be understood as an enabler of sustainable development.
Green.eu is designed to address these challenges, ranging the conceptualization of eco-innovation and the green economy, to the harmonization of the approaches needed to coherently assess performance, identify gaps (successes and failures) for the effective adoption of technologies that can create win-win results. In particular, the project is designed so as to improve (1) harmonization of definitions, (2) collection of relevant information on the performance of past and current efforts, and (3) coordination among stakeholders. Green.eu sees the main challenges in an improved understanding (and scientific assessment) of the concepts of green economy and eco-innovation, on the adaptation of policy agendas, the documentation of best practices and guidelines for knowledge transfer and transferability.
The inter- and transdisciplinary green.eu network (including knowledge brokers, programme owners and global industry networks) is research based and aims to accelerate the transition towards a green economy significantly, with a European focus on co-development of knowledge. It aims to exploit win-win-opportunities and to improve the take up of R&D results. It includes the following work packages: Networking and co-ordination; Harmonization of concepts of green economy and eco-innovation; Eco-innovation policy agendas; Best practices, knowledge transfer, transferability; Integration and operationalization of lessons learned.
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Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Address

Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 Da Den Haag

Netherlands

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 621 425

Participants (11)

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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FERRARA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 199 320

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 201 500

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 315 312,50

ZEW - LEIBNIZ-ZENTRUM FUR EUROPAISCHE WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG GMBH MANNHEIM

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 208 330

KNOWLEDGE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 108 000

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 121 700

RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 312 000

GREENOVATE ! EUROPE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 149 425

ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH (ICLEI EUROPASEKRETARIAT GMBH)*

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 153 125

STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 180 500

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 423 541,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 641974

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2015

  • End date

    31 January 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 994 178,75

  • EU contribution

    € 2 994 178,75

Coordinated by:

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands