Climate Technology and Development Project
This project research refocused national and international policy agendas to enhance technology development, diffusion and transfer.
Year: 2012 Past Project
What are conditions for innovation for climate-compatible development for different categories (the emerging industry, the rising middle class, the base of the pyramid) in developing countries?’
This project research refocused national and international policy agendas to enhance technology development, diffusion and transfer. It considered how international technology initiatives can make a difference, how the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism could contribute and the role of Climate Innovation Centres (CICs) in the context of innovation systems in developing countries. Further, it considered the different points of intervention for firms and policy-makers along different technology value chains.
It translated the latest academic insights to policy, explore the national and international instruments for advancing technology. There is a large amount of academic thinking and literature on how to enhance innovation and technology transfer for climate compatible development, but it was not integrated well into national policy decisions in developing countries nor in the international climate negotiations .
- Key Publications
- Energy efficiency and GHG reduction in the cement industry (Sub-Saharan Africa)
- Innovation for Climate-Compatible Development for the ‘Bottom of the Pyramid
- Low Carbon Technology for the Rising Middle Class
- The Technology Mechanism under the UNFCCC: Ways Forward
- Innovation Systems in Developing Countries
The partners on the project included Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Sussex University, Tufts University, Indian Institute for Technology Delhi, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands. This project is funded by the Climate Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)