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Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum

14 December 2015 - 15 December 2015
Paris, France

This Forum will take place at the OECD Conference Centre on 14-15 December 2015. The Forum will examine how to foster the "next industrial revolution" by harnessing the potential of systems innovation policies that support green growth.

Systems innovation is a horizontal policy approach that mobilises technology, market mechanisms, regulations and social innovations to solve complex societal problems in a set of interacting or interdependent components. They are characterised by disrupting or complementary types of knowledge and technical capabilities, fundamental changes in consumer practices and markets as well as novel types of infrastructures, institutional rules and skill sets.

Unlocking the green potential of new technologies will require policy development in many areas including basic research, regulation, knowledge management and sharing.