Low-carbon China: Emerging phenomena and implications for innovation governance

Journal Article

This paper is an introduction to the special section of the journal Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions (EIST).

The special issue investigates emerging phenomena associated with low carbon transitions in contemporary China. It looks at supply and demand side dynamics, the changing role of citizens and a range of policy approaches characteristic of the Chinese context. The papers draw on diverse methods and frameworks, considering various sectors – such as energy, mobility, food and agriculture – to understand and explain these phenomena and to derive implications for innovation and transition governance.