Technology Transfer and Climate Change
SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER - A GUIDE TO GLOBAL AID AND TRADE DEVELOPMENT, Jeffrey Atik, Hans Henrik Lidgard, Tu Thanh Nguyen, eds., Kluwer, January 2012
20 Pages Posted: 19 Sep 2012 Last revised: 16 Oct 2012
Date Written: September 21, 2011
This chapter contributes to the dialogue over appropriate legal approaches to climate change technology transfer by providing a law and geography analysis of the technology itself and the way in which it is transferred. It argues that effective technology transfer requires a nuanced analysis of what should be considered environmentally sound in the context of climate change, and how that transfer can be accomplished most effectively in the particular places that receive it. Using the example of technology needs assessment, the chapter argues that more fluid governance models, which are less centred on the nation-state, have the potential to help assist in framing appropriate transfers.
Keywords: climate change, technology transfer, environmentally sound technology, law and geography, UNFCCC, governance, climate change governance
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