Transformative change through innovation: An analysis of the role of innovation in five transition regions

One of the areas with significant potential to reduce carbon emissions is the energy sector, including the transition away from coal. It is, and will be evenmore so in the future, a powerful means of effectively responding to the complexity of the climate change challenge. The transition of coal regions, however, is not only an environmental topic. Citizens fear job losses and weakened regional economies. Therefore, we see it as one of our missions to show how systemic innovation can enhance a fast and just transition of coal regions.

One crucial step to guarantee a just transition is to listen and learn. This report analyses five former and current coal regions in Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic and the Netherlands, as well as Canada, and contributes to a deeper understanding of transitions and the role of innovation within these.

EIT Climate-KIC is pleased to make this report available to all who are interested in the transition of coal regions and climate innovation; to all who share the strong belief that collaboration and knowledge exchange is critical in the common effort to tackle climate change.

Download the report here.

 
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Goal 9: Reboot regional economies
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