The Eco-Innovation Challenge

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The Eco-Innovation Challenge

Table of contents

List of Figures IV

List of Tables V

List of Boxes V

List of Eco-Innovation Good Practices V

List of Acronyms VI

Executive Summary VII

1 | Introduction 1

1.1 | What is eco-innovation 2

1.2 | Why focus on resources 3

1.2.1 | Environmental perspective: overconsumption 4

1.2.2 | Political perspective: material security 5

1.2.3 | Business perspective: saving material costs 7

1.3 | This report: resource efficiency and the eco-innovation challenge 9

2 | Resource efficiency: Key trends and targets 11

2.1 | Tracking trends: resource use and material productivity 11

2.2 | Future outlook: targets for sustainable resource consumption 16

2.3 | The targets, material productivity pathways and eco-innovation challenge 19

3 | The EU: Eco-innovation performance of countries 21

3.1 | The Eco-Innovation Scoreboard 21

3.2 | Comparing EU country performance with the scoreboard 23

3.3 | Understanding country performance 28

3.3.1 | Eco-innovation and economic performance:

is eco-innovation only for ‘rich countries’? 28

3.3.2 | Eco-innovation and environmental performance 31

3.4 | Eco-innovation performance and resource-efficiency targets 34

4 | The EU: Eco-innovation in sectors and markets 37

4.1 | Why sectoral perspective: where materials are used 37

4.2 | Eco-innovation activity in sectors: an overview 39

4.2.1 | Eco-innovation activity in sectors (CIS) 39

4.2.2 | Focus on manufacturing, construction, agriculture, water and food services 42

5 | Global dimension 51

5.1 | Future outlook: emerging markets and global areas of interest 51

5.2 | Business perspective: eco-innovation and international competitiveness 56

5.3 | Eco-innovation in practice: focus on developing and emerging economies 58

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