EEA publishes innovation and sustainability briefing

14 September 2021

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The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published a briefing on innovation and sustainability, reflecting on how social and technological innovation could contribute to more sustainable societies by avoiding technology-sourced, man-made environmental problems, and by shifting emphasis from technology-driven to people-driven solutions. It is believed new governance mechanisms and balancing experimentation with precaution can channel the potential of different types of innovation towards sustainability.

The briefing argues for an innovation governance that enables citizens and societies to participate and engage in positive, transformative change beyond consumer choices.

Source: EEA, 9 September 2021