Climate change and innovation
This research theme explores how innovation has become a key priority and challenge for business and policy makers in both advanced and developing economies.
With the effects of climate change growing more apparent, innovation is expected to play a major role in enabling national and subnational patterns of decarbonization. Yet, innovation is inherently complex because it involves many social, environmental and economic interacting variables. It thus requires a multidisciplinary approach. Innovation is both a panacea and a paradox - key economic driver and most viable mechanism to address sustainability and yet, also cause of many social, environmental problems, which in turn will need to be addressed.