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The GIN2010 Conference held in Seoul, South Korea, with the theme ‘Climate Change and Green Growth: Innovating for sustainability’ resulted in an edited book titled Green Growth: Managing the Transition to a Sustainable Economy and published by Springer Publishers. The website of the book is http://www.springerlink.com/content/j768314104577205/. This book provides an integrative framework to understand current Green Growth policies as the stepping stone in a journey towards truly Green Growth. It aims to help the reader build a quick, evidence-based understanding of Green Growth strategies and challenges to help countries and companies transition towards Green Growth. To this end, the volume provides multiple levels of analysis and focus ranging from broad regional and international to micro-level organizational scopes. Analysis from various disciplines provides for a breadth of approaches useful for addressing Green Growth issues from both practical and theoretical perspectives. The contrast between and within nations provides further insights into how various regional and cultural boundaries can provide solutions to similar concerns. In turn, the diversity of countries, issues (building environment, energy, transport, climate change) and sectors covered (automotive, textile, oil, chemical, heavy manufacturing, food, construction industry) exemplifies how Green Growth toolkits need to be flexible. It further helps understanding of how tools can be adjusted and tailored to fit a variety of national and local circumstances and stages of development. In many ways, Green Growth is a new-born and this book is an initial attempt to understand how we can nurture and support Green Growth in its evolution.
We are pleased to announce that that the book, “Facilitating Sustainable Innovation through Collaboration: A Multi-Stakeholder Perspective” has been published. Editors: Joseph Sarkis, James J. Cordeiro, and Diego Alfonso Vazquez Brust. Many of the chapters were first presented as papers at the GIN2009 conference in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.
Please go to http://www.springer.com/978-90-481-3158-7 for more information on the book.