Uusi kansainvälinen projekti

Where Does the Green Economy Grow? The Geography of Nordic Sustainability Transitions (Gonst) [2017-2020]

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to greening the growth path of an economy as this depends on place-based policy and institutional settings, level of development, resource endowments and particular environmental pressure points. This research proposal addresses the place-based, context-dependent nature of the shift to green growth in the Nordic countries by asking the question: where does the green economy grow? In addressing this question, we foreground the importance of innovation, new industry formation, and radical industry transformation.

The project is based on a mixed methods approach. Quantitative techniques will be applied to analyse the importance of human capital and technological specialisation for the greening of the economy. Qualitative case studies of Nordic regions will focus on the role of institutions and account for the diversity in Nordic regional green pathways. An important element here will be to distinguish between those successful practices that can be transferred between regions, and those which are context dependent.

  • Funding: Nordic Green Growth Research and Innovation Programme € (see for more about the programme)
  • Partners: Lund University, Sweden (project lead); Aalborg University, Denmark; University of Tampere, Finland; NIFU, Norway; SINTEF, Norway
  • Six green growth projects approved for funding

Uusi julkaisu

de Propris, L., Sotarauta, M., Hecker, P. A., Ayazi, R., Time, B., Belis, J., Pursula, T., Saddler, J. & Werner, M. 2016. Shaping the Future now – Good Start! International evaluation of Geo Life Region, Smart Housing Småland and The Paper Province 2.0. Vinnova Report. VR 2016:11. Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems/Verket för Innovationssystem; Stockholm.

Uusi artikkeli

Sotarauta, M. 2016. Leading a Fundamentally Detuned Choir: University of Tampere, Finland – A Civic University?. In Goddard John, Hazelkorn Ellen, Kempton Louise, Vallance Paul (eds.) The Civic University: The Policy and Leadership Challenges. 117-134. Edwar Elgar Publishing.