Low carbon technology transfer to developing countries has been both a lynchpin of, and a key stumbling block to a global deal on climate change. This book brings together for the first time in one place the work of some of the world's leading contemporary researchers in this field. It provides a practical, empirically grounded guide for policy makers and practitioners, while at the same time making new theoretical advances in combining insights from the literature on technology transfer and the literature on low carbon innovation.

The book begins by summarizing the nature of low carbon technology transfer and its contemporary relevance in the context of climate change, before introducing a new theoretical framework through which effective policy mechanisms can be analyzed. The north-south, developed-developing country differences and synergies are then introduced together with the relevant international policy context. Uniquely, the book also introduces questions around the extent to which current approaches to technology transfer under the international policy regime might be considered to be 'pro-poor'. Throughout, the book draws on cutting edge empirical work to illustrate the insights it affords. The book concludes by setting out constructive ways forward towards delivering on existing international commitments in this area, including practical tools for decision makers.

part I|47 pages

New Analytic Approaches

chapter |17 pages


Low-carbon Technology Transfer — From Rhetoric to Reality

part |36 pages

Learning from Technology and Country-Specific Analysis

chapter |12 pages

Case Study

Technology Transfer of Energy-efficient Technologies among Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises in India

chapter 4|22 pages

Low-Carbon Innovation in China

The Role of International Technology Transfer

part |35 pages

Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs)

chapter |18 pages

The Unep—Epo—Ictsd Study On Patents And Clean Energy

Key Findings and Policy Implications

part |88 pages

Assessing Existing International Policy Mechanism

chapter |20 pages

Energy Pathways in Low Carbon Development

The Need to Go beyond Technology Transfer

chapter |22 pages

Low-Carbon Technology Transfer Under The Climate Change Convention

Evolution of Multilateral Technology Support

chapter |24 pages

Project-Based Market Transformation In Developing Countries And International Technology Transfer

The Case of the Global Environment Facility and Solar Photovoltaics

part |49 pages

Low-carbon Technology Transfer and Poverty Alleviation

chapter |20 pages

Stagnation Or Regeneration

Technology transfer in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

chapter |14 pages

Pro-Poor Low-Carbon Development

Implications for Technology Transfer

part |46 pages

Low-Carbon Technology Transfer in the Context of Other Global Concerns

chapter |17 pages

International Transfers Of Climate-Friendly Technologies

How the World Trade System Matters

part |60 pages

Moving Forward: New Directions for Policy and Practice

chapter |15 pages

Low-Carbon Energy Technology Diffusion

A UK Practitioner's Perspective

chapter |11 pages

Carbon Trading And Sustainable Development

Exploring options for reforming the Clean Development Mechanism to deliver greater sustainable development benefits