Skip to content is a website exploring a new and emerging concept in Sustainability Transitions Studies: exnovation. Exnovation refers to processes of destabilisation, decline and phasing-out of carbon-intensive industries, technologies, business models and practices or that raise other systemic sustainability issues. The website has been built and is managed by researchers based in Brussels in the framework of a research project named GOSETE. It addresses local actors of transitions (policy makers, private actors, NGOs and civil society) as well as researchers in the field.

Our GOSETE project questions the exnovation concept at the level of the metropolitan governance of the transitions towards a sustainable economy.

exnovation challenges

Our working areas for the Brussels Capital region

On the way towards the phasing-out of the most polluting vehicles in Brussels?

Is the linear functioning of current production and consumption modes likely to be destabilized through active exnovation policies or other exnovation forces?

Is E-commerce driving the decline of traditional retail? 

Blog articles

Exnovation policies such as LEZs are the most effective to reduce air pollution from transport

But design matters, a study concludes
Scientific publications

The Other Side of the (Policy) Coin: Analyzing Exnovation Policies for the Urban Mobility Transition in Eight Cities around the Globe

Mobility case (08/2021)
Press review

Le Fédéral vise une réduction de 25 millions de tonnes de CO2 supplémentaires

A project led by ULB and VUB

Funded by Innoviris (Prospective Research call)

Brussels, Belgium

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