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GLRPPR Sector Resource: CleanTech: An Agenda for a Healthy Economy

Title:
CleanTech: An Agenda for a Healthy Economy

Abstract:
Massachusetts can be a leader in the global shift to a clean tech economy. While clean technology activity is robust in many parts of the world, the only country that has developed an overall plan to reorient its economy and economic competitiveness towards clean technologies is Germany. No U.S. state to date has developed a similar plan. But Massachusetts has the strengths and leadership to be the first in the nation based on initial findings of Clean Tech: An Agenda for a Healthy Economy, a project spearheaded by the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The purpose of the Clean Tech project is to identify specific opportunities and benefits of making Massachusetts a leader in a range of clean technologies that serve the world, and recommend a path to get there. The ultimate goal is to create an identity for Massachusetts that makes it an international magnet for the innovation and adoption of technologies that minimize harms and help restore our health and our environment.

URL:
http://sustainableproduction.org/downloads/UMLCleanTechDec2007.pdf

Source:
Lowell Center for Sustainable Production

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
December 2007

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