Why is learning important?

Learning is important for two reasons. This first is connected with the dynamics, risks and uncertainties inherent to transition projects and their long-term objective. It is therefore useful to learn about the preconditions for system innovations and potential paths to solutions from successful projects, but equally from ‘failed' projects. A second reason is that system innovations, and therefore also transition projects, are influenced by how stakeholders define problems and their assumptions, knowledge, values and identities. Analysing these, and critically assessing them, can help to prevent lock in and widen the scope for sustainable solutions.