Regional policy development based on new research directions
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Addressing climate change is one of the grand societal challenges of our time. It requires a concerted effort of innovation, industrial and environmental policy. In order to achieve green restructuring at regional level, policy has to set the direction for the restructuring processes. In our project, we have explored research avenues that can help policymakers assess regional capabilities for “green” economic restructuring. A full report, describing our research results in detail, can be downloaded from NIFU’s homepage (NIFU Report 2018:18). In our study, we have tried to harmonize results from the innovation studies literature within the framework of the economic geography studies. This policy brief summarises our research results for a broader audience.