Closing the eco-innovation gap - an economic opportunity for business

"This report focuses on the economic benefits from eco-innovation. It builds on the last EIO Annual Report, The Eco-Innovation Challenge: Pathways to a Resource-Efficient Europe (EIO 2011a), which made an environmental case for expanding and intensifying eco-innovation activities across the EU. We consider eco-innovation to be a chance for economic and environmental agendas to walk hand in hand. This report argues that eco-innovation in European companies is key to achieving systematic change of entire economies. This implies both reduced absolute consumption of natural resources and improved competitiveness of European businesses. We ask what types of policy measures Member States have implemented to support eco-innovation efforts and foster systematic changes." (Executive Summary)"

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