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History and Development
|In its early years, the FFU was concerned with furthering understandings of the relationship between the economy and the environment and the development of the concept of ecological modernization. Ecological modernization highlights the potential of eco-efficient technologies and processes to strengthen innovative competitiveness, promote sustainable economic growth, and develop global markets.|
In contrast to market-driven ideologies, ecological modernization focuses attention on the importance of governments developing supportive policy frameworks.
New Publication: Special Symposium on Nature, Science, and Politics, or: Policy Assessment to Promote Sustainable Development
Editors: Sabine Weiland, Vivien Weiss and John Turnpenny. Nature+Culture, Volume 8, Number 1, Spring 2013
This special symposium explores how the construction and utilization of scientific knowledge in policy making and its impact in the policy process itself can be better understood.