Green Innovation in China

Ping Huang, Rasmus Lema

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic


China’s rapid economic growth combined with its large population has created substantial environmental pressures, not least the need for efficient and sustainable energy provision. This chapter addresses the problem of transition to sustainable energy sources. It shows how the Chinese response to the sustainability challenge has depended on both “hard” (technological) and “soft” (institutional) innovations. The chapter also shows how the sustainability challenge has presented a window of opportunity for industrial development and competitiveness in the green economy. Finally, it discusses the wider global implication of China’s mounting innovation capacities in green technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of China Innovation
EditorsXiaolan Fu, Chen Jin, Bruce McKern
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780190900533
ISBN (Print)9780190900564
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

SeriesOxford Handbooks


  • green innovation
  • green economy
  • renewable energy
  • sustainability
  • innovation system

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