Local climate mitigation and eco-efforts in housing and construction as transition places

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Abstract

In the transition of socio-technical systems, local projects and experiments concerning the low carbon economy and climate mitigation/adaptation serve as transition places. Situated in specific contexts, they become sites of innovation and creativity.
This paper sets out to discuss and characterize the innovative practices undertaken in local Danish arenas of transition concentrating on technology and practice related CO2 reductions within the housing and construction sector. In particular, the paper seeks to identify the various roles of local actors´´ deliberation in situated places of transition, thus contributing to the development of transition theories on actors and conditions for niche experimentation. Finally, the paper contributes to the building up of knowledge on transition dynamics when it comes to low carbon construction and housing.
Translated title of the contributionLokal klimarettet omstilling i bygnings-energi komplekset
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnvironmental Policy and Governance
Volume21
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)183-198
Number of pages16
ISSN1756-932X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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