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A Strategic Niche Management approach for shaping bio-based economy in Europe
- Tani, Almona
- Open Agriculture 2018 v.3 no.1 pp. 98-109
- economic sustainability, habitat conservation, niches, socioeconomics, Europe
- The goal of this paper is to investigate the transition towards a bio-based economy as part of a broader sustainable transition in Europe. To analyse the challenges and opportunities associated with the bio-based economy, we applied the Strategic Niche Management approach to investigate the drivers that boost the emergence of the bio-based economy, the factors hindering it, as well as institutional changes which are at the base of the socio-technological transition. Although considered as just one piece of the sustainability puzzle, the bio-based economy behaves as a socio-technical system on its own, providing valuable hints on systemic transitions.