Title: Science in a different way: a prospective study of environmental demand and its translation in scientific and technical terms for the management of research and development

Authors: Patrick Philip

Addresses: CEA – Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique, 29/33 rue de la Federation, 75752 Paris Cedex 15, France

Abstract: This article contains a report on a study carried out at the request of the French Ministry of the Environment, ADEME and CEA. The subject of the study was the long-term evolution of the environmental ||social demand|| of society, and the translation of this demand in terms of public R&D management. The objective is to present the methodology and to synthetically point to the main findings of the study. We conclude by proposing a possible follow-up process that would allow for real-time and continuous input into the French environmental R&D organisation.

Keywords: environmental demand; prospective studies; R&D management; technology foresight.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSD.1999.004330

International Journal of Sustainable Development, 1999 Vol.2 No.3, pp.425 - 434

Available online: 10 Apr 2004

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