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Sustainable Transition

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Publication Details
Authors: Koistinen Katariina, Kuokkanen Anna, Mikkilä Mirja, Levänen Jarkko, Linnanen Lassi
Editors of book: Idowu, Samuel; Schmidpeter, Rene, Abreu, Rute; Capaldi, Nicholas; Del Baldo, Mara; Zu, Liangrong
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Title of parent publication: Encyclopedia of Sustainability Management
JUFO-Level of this publication: 2
Open Access: Open Access publication


In this chapter, the
conceptualization of sustainability transitions is adopted from Markard et al.
(2012) who define sustainable transition as follows:

Sustainability transitions are long-term, multi-dimensional, and
fundamental transformation processes through which established socio-technical
systems evolve into more sustainable versions of production and consumption.”

In this respect, this
chapter treats the terms “sustainable
” and “sustainability
” interchangeably to describe these fundamental transformation
processes toward a greater degree of sustainability. In general, research on
sustainability transitions scrutinizes changes in societal subsystems, such as
energy or transport, by emphasizing the social, technological, and
institutional interactions. Transitions are seen to involve a
broad range of actors and typically take place over considerable time-spans,
such as, 50 years and more.

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