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Innovations for reaching the green sustainable development goals –where will they come from?

Walz, Rainer; Pfaff, Matthias; Marscheider-Weidemann, Frank; Glöser-Chahoud, Simon


Reaching the sustainable development goals needs innovations. This paper addresses the dynamics of green energy and resource efficiency innovations, and looks at the positioning of countries from the North and emerging economies. We use indicators for both general innovation capabilities and specific green technology capabilities. Data on general innovation capabilities reveal that the traditional OECD countries, by and large, still possess advantages compared to Newly Industrializing Countries (NICs). Literature and Patent indicators reveal that the innovation dynamics are particularly high for publications. Literature and exports indicators reveal that the South has been catching up substantially. With regard to patents, some countries of the South are catching up, but the North is still cleary leading. A detailed analysis of co-patenting and country-to-country trade data reveals a more differentiated picture: Leading countries from Europe such as Germany as still specializing on serving the markets of traditional OECD countries. Japan and Korea are very reluctant with regard to co-patenting, but specialize in exporting to China. South-South trade in green technologies is the fastest growing market segment. ... mehr

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000085506
Veröffentlicht am 27.08.2018
DOI: 10.1007/s10368-017-0386-2
Zitationen: 38
Zitationen: 44
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Industriebetriebslehre und Industrielle Produktion (IIP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 07.2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1612-4804, 1612-4812
KITopen-ID: 1000085506
Erschienen in International economics and economic policy
Verlag Springer
Band 14
Heft 3
Seiten 449–480
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 05.07.2017
Schlagwörter Sustainable development goals, Innovation indicators, Green patents, Green exports, Market segmentation
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