Latecomer Development in the Global Green Economy

Rasmus Lema, Xiaolan Fu, Roberta Rabellotti

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingReport chapterCommunication


A worldwide and profound techno-economic paradigm transition is currently under way: this is the restructuring
towards a greener global economy, which has important implications for latecomer development. More so than earlier,
transition is driven by deliberate changes in polices, strategies and institutions. These changes may create ‘green
windows of opportunity’ because mission-guided technical change and market development influence the conditions
for economic development. In this research we draw on insights from China, exploring how opportunities emerge and
vary in different renewable energy sectors. We highlight the important role emerging economies may attain in the green
transformation itself and distill implications for policy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging science, frontier technologies, and the SDGs
VolumeUnited Nations Interagency Task Team on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherUnited Nations
Publication dateMay 2021
EditionIATT Report 2021
Publication statusPublished - May 2021


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