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OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook 2016

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The fully revamped and re-titled OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook is a biennial publication that aims to inform policy makers and analysts on recent and future changes in global science, technology and innovation (STI) patterns and their potential implications on and for national and international STI policies. Based on the most recent data available, the report provides comparative analysis of new policies and instruments being used in OECD countries and a number of major emerging economies (including Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, the Russian Federation and South Africa) to boost the contribution of science and innovation to growth and to global and social challenges. In this edition, detailed country and policy profiles are available on line.

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Green innovation

Concerns about the environmental unsustainability of past economic growth patterns and increased awareness of the impact of climate change have propelled green growth issues to the forefront of economic and innovation policies (see the policy profile on “National strategies for STI”). Awareness has moved to policy action as illustrated by the adoption of Paris Agreement on Climate Change and discussions on implementation to ensure the world can achieve the Paris Agreement’s long-term aims to limit the extent of climate change to “well below 2°C”. Green innovation must of course be part of the solution.

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