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By Pernille Almlund, Per Homann Jespersen

The issues and debates surrounding weather swap own heavily intertwined social and clinical features. This ebook highlights the significance of getting to know weather swap via a multi-disciplinary process; specifically via cultural stories, communique reports, and clean-technology reports. those 3 dimensions taken jointly be able to represent a favorable schedule for weather swap technological know-how in its broader knowing. to deal with the weather swap problem, not just will we desire new strength effective applied sciences, alternative routes of residing, and new how you can converse yet we in particular want new how one can start considering weather switch throughout disciplines and backgrounds. we have to commence considering throughout engineering, cultural technological know-how and conversation so one can create leading edge suggestions, in addition to to generate confident and innovative narratives in regards to the destiny. Accentuating those "softer" clinical disciplines, their overlaps, and the optimistic discourses they could create, this publication presents a few extra profoundly researched subject matters touching on weather switch and via that, strengthening the analytical in addition to the integrative ways towards the basic questions at stake.

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This empirical approach to identification of CleanTech sectors provides a living and operational concept which from a practical and political point of view illustrates an interesting turn in the American economy, but from an academic point of view appears to provide a coincidental identification of relevant sectors because the principles under which the sectors are identified in the first place remain unclear. S. 1 Top CleanTech job sectors Cooke (2008) proceeds along the same line and argues that a number of sectors qualify as being characterized as CleanTech although the most important sector in the CleanTech economy is considered to be the energy sector.

The technology – the electric passenger car – has been around for more than a hundred years, but to become a commercial success with the potential of eliminating one of the largest and most uncontrollable sources of greenhouse gasses changes on many levels must be undertaken and alliances of stakeholders must be established. How such alliances might be formed is the theme of the chapter by Holm, Stauning and Søndergaard, Local transition for low carbon construction and housing – studies of innovative Danish municipalities.

Bridging across the valley of death often requires that the business model that is implemented is able to simultaneously provide solutions to multiple problems instead of solely relying on advantage of a single break-through technology. Focusing on providing solutions to multiple problems often boosts the economy as revenues are generated from various sources. Such a system is illustrated with case of electric transport. References Baas, L. 2005. Cleaner production and industrial ecology, Dynamic Aspects of the introduction and dissemination of new concepts in industrial practice, Eburon Academic Publishers, Delft, The Nederland’s Berkel, R.

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