Adapting Industrial Clusters for Climate Innovation: A Guide for Public Intervention
Policies for climate innovation clusters need to map the economic and social fabric of climate innovations; this requires new approaches for identifying clusters.
Cluster policies should address how climate innovations can diffuse within existing manufacturing clusters, and support low-carbon models. Policies should also address both the supply-side and the demand-side factors that drive climate innovation. Further, they must address business framework conditions sufficiently, in order to make a difference in scaling up climate innovation ventures.
In this report we show how cities play a key role in the transition towards a low-carbon economy and how policy can facilitate the creation of new business ecosystems with a diverse, multi-sectoral nature.