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The role of the regulatory framework for innovation activities: The EU ETS and the German paper industry

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  • Rogge, Karoline S.
  • Schleich, Joachim
  • Haussmann, Philipp
  • Roser, Annette
  • Reitze, Felix

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Based on a research framework which combines environmental economics and innovation studies, we explore the relevance of the regulatory framework for innovation activities in the German paper industry, with a focus on climate poli-cies. Innovation activities considered include research and development, adop-tion and organizational change. Empirically, we mainly rely on the survey data of paper producers and technology providers. Findings suggest that innovation activities are mainly governed by market factors and (as yet) are hardly affected by the European Emission Trading System and other climate policies. Also, the impact of these policies on innovation activities is lower for technology providers than for paper producers. However, the majority of companies expect the ef-fects of the regulatory climate policy framework on innovation to increase by 2020. --

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Paper provided by Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) in its series Working Papers "Sustainability and Innovation" with number S1/2011.

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Handle: RePEc:zbw:fisisi:s12011

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  1. Rogge, Karoline S. & Reichardt, Kristin, 2013. "Towards a more comprehensive policy mix conceptualization for environmental technological change: A literature synthesis," Working Papers "Sustainability and Innovation" S3/2013, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI).
  2. Gulbrandsen, Lars H. & Stenqvist, Christian, 2013. "The limited effect of EU emissions trading on corporate climate strategies: Comparison of a Swedish and a Norwegian pulp and paper company," Energy Policy, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 56(C), pages 516-525.
  3. Wilfried Ehrenfeld, 2012. "Climate Innovation - The Case of the Central German Chemical Industry," IWH Discussion Papers, Halle Institute for Economic Research 2, Halle Institute for Economic Research.

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