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Innovation in the NSW Environmental Goods and Services Sector

The Innovation in the NSW Environmental Goods and Services Sector report examines the environmental goods and services (EGS) sector in New South Wales, Australia and internationally. This report presents, for the first time, an economic profile of the NSW EGS sector. 

The EGS sector provides technologies, goods and services to reduce environmental impacts and increase the resource productivity of a broad range of industries critical for the NSW economy. In NSW, EGS is an innovation-rich sector with recognised research and industry strengths over other jurisdictions and a growing international competitive advantage. 

This report identifies international best practice approaches and experiences in growing EGS sectors and provides insights on how to boost its performance in the NSW context. Common elements from a review of international environmental policies and NSW initiatives provide a framework on how to address local barriers and successfully drive innovation.