Figure 7-1: Penetration of environmentally
sound technologies (including practices): a conceptual framework. Various
barriers prevent the different potentials from being realized. Opportunities exist
to overcome barriers through innovative projects, programs, and financing arrangements.
An action can address more than one barrier. Actions may be pursued to address
barriers at all levels simultaneously. Their implementation may require public
policies, measures, and instruments. The socio-economic potential may lie anywhere
in the space between the economic and technological potential.