Journal article

Inventing a sustainable future: Australia and the challenge of eco-innovation

Jim Falk, Chris Ryan

FUTURES | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

Australia's possible futures depend on choices that are made now. One key to Australia's directions and success will be its capacity to shape an environment for innovation which meets its broader economic, social and environmental goals. We argue from both past successes and future potentials that opportunities are available for Australians to frame for themselves an economically attractive and globally constructive role by shaping their strategies to facilitate eco-innovation directed towards environmental sustainability. We contrast the role of past innovations in facilitating critical developments in the amelioration of the destruction of stratospheric ozone with current opportunities for..

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