Special Issue "The Role of Policy Innovation and Policy Mixes for Low-Carbon Transformations in Energy and Mobility"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019
Dr. Paula Kivimaa
SPRU and Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand, University of Sussex, Falmer, East Sussex, England; Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, Helsinki, Finland
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Interests: climate and energy policy; policy evaluation; sustainability transitions; innovation policy; policy integration and coherence; policy experiments
Dr. Marc Dijk
Recent changes in energy and mobility systems, embracing sustainability goals but also significantly influenced by rapid developments in IT and digitalization, create new needs and demands for public policy. Such demands include, for example, more coherent policy frameworks across administrative domains and levels, phase-out and exnovation policies, and innovative policies to tackle the persistent problems caused by high-carbon societies. As novel integrated business models for the provision of mobility or energy services increasingly involve cross-sector innovation (coupling, e.g., energy, transport, construction, finance, and information technology), the role of ‘real-world’ policy mixes (cf. Flanagan et al., 2011) becomes more significant than before. Such policy mixes cross administrative domains and levels, and need to be adjusted to support sustainability transitions through coherent and consistent policymaking (cf. Kivimaa and Kern, 2016; Rogge et al., 2017). New insights are needed in real time as new systemic innovations and integrated services emerge. Recent research also highlights the importance of policy innovation (Jordan and Huitema, 2014) and policy and governance experimentation (Turnheim et al., 2018) to tackle the climate change challenge. Empirical accounts of such innovations and experimentations are needed to shed light into what they look like, what they have enabled, and how might they fit within existing policy mixes in support of sustainable low-carbon transitions.
Dr. Paula Kivimaa
Dr. Marc Dijk
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- policy innovation
- policy experiments
- policy mix
- energy policy
- transport policy
- sustainability transitions
- low-carbon innovation