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

Is there exnovation in agricultural policy?

Reducing pesticide use and beyond
Scientific publications

The rise of phase-out as a critical decarbonisation approach: a systematic review

Press review

L’Union européenne interdit l’importation de produits issus de la déforestation

A project led by ULB and VUB

Funded by Innoviris (Prospective Research call)

Brussels, Belgium

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