IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this article

Quelles politiques de l'innovation et de l'environnement pour quelle dynamique d'innovation environnementale ?

Listed author(s):
  • Marc-Hubert Depret
  • Abdelillah Hamdouch

While there is today a large consensus around the extent and causes of climate change and the environment deterioration as well as on their mid-long term economic consequences if nothing is done, the international community remains divided regarding the nature, the scale and the schedule of the remedying actions that should be undertaken. In order to clarify the ongoing debates concerning these pending issues, economic analysis has proposed a series of interesting solutions based upon various institutional mechanisms and market devices. Paradoxically, environmental innovation occupies only a secondary role within this policy framework meanwhile many experts and analysts consider it as a key solution to environmental problems. Moreover, it is widely agreed that some environmental innovations should represent a considerable economic potential in the long term. How can one explain this paradox? We suggest in this exploratory article the following idea: innovation is not a core component in the agenda of policy-makers in charge of environment and climate issues because on the one hand innovation policies as well as environmental policies are usually inappropriate, and because these policies are usually designed and implemented without any due coordination among them, on the other hand. Codes JEL: B52, E6, L5, O3, Q55

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

File URL:
Download Restriction: free

File URL:
Download Restriction: free

Article provided by De Boeck Université in its journal Innovations.

Volume (Year): n° 29 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 127-147

in new window

Handle: RePEc:cai:inndbu:inno_029_0127
Contact details of provider: Web page:

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:cai:inndbu:inno_029_0127. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Jean-Baptiste de Vathaire)

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.