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About the lecturer

René Kemp is a senior research fellow at MERIT in Maastricht and former research director of STEP in Oslo. René Kemp is well-known for his work on eco-innovation, environmental policy, strategic niche management and transition management – on which he authored numerous articles and books. His book on environmental policy and technical change, is viewed a major contribution on the topic. At the moment he is writing a book about transition management with Jan Rotmans. His research interests are environmental policy and technical change, technological transitions, innovation policy, evolutionary theories of technical change and reflexive governance. For the Environment Council (=meeting of EU ministers) of July 2004 he wrote a policy note on strategies for eco-efficient innovation, which fed into the Council’s conclusions.

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