chapter  7
Transition management
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Sheik Yamani’s remark, made at the height of the first oil crisis, implies that the world does not have to wait for oil to run out before it embraces the alternatives. Low carbon technologies promise to square the circle of environment and development by decoupling economic growth from carbon emissions. As the practice of directing technological developments in society, transition management has obvious relevance to the challenges of transitioning to a low carbon economy, and focuses strongly on the steering dimension of governance.