Title: Ecological modernisation, environmental policy and innovation: priorities for the Asia-Pacific region

Authors: Richard Welford, Peter Hills

Addresses: Corporate Environmental Governance Programme, The Centre of Urban Planning and Environmental Management, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong SAR, China ' Corporate Environmental Governance Programme, The Centre of Urban Planning and Environmental Management, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong SAR, China

Abstract: This paper explores various dimensions of ecological modernisation in the context of developments in environmental policy and technological innovation in the Asia-Pacific region. It argues that models of ecological modernisation emerging in the region will differ from those developed elsewhere, particularly in Europe. Nonetheless, ecological modernisation theory can help to inform decisions surrounding the application of technological innovation which can then be applied to tackle environmental issues and at the same enhance the business competitiveness of firms in Asia and the Pacific.

Keywords: ecological modernisation; Asia-Pacific; technology and innovation; environmental policy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESD.2003.003847

International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, 2003 Vol.2 No.3, pp.324 - 340

Available online: 27 Jan 2004 *

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