Intellectual Property and Clean Energy: The Paris Agreement and Climate Justice

Intellectual Property and Clean Energy: The Paris Agreement and Climate Justice, Springer: Berlin, Forthcoming

Posted: 24 May 2018 Last revised: 1 Aug 2018

Matthew Rimmer

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Date Written: December 26, 2018

Abstract

In 2015, the United Nations Climate Change Conference was held in Paris to reach the achievement of a fair, binding and ambitious agreement on climate change. One of the outstanding topics under discussion is intellectual property and climate change. Patent Law plays a critical role in providing incentives for renewable energy, and access to critical inventions for the greater public good. Plant breeders’ rights impact on intellectual property and food security. Access to genetic resources raises questions about biodiversity and climate change. Trade mark law is significant in terms of green trade marks, eco labels, and greenwashing. Copyright law plays a key part in respect of access to environmental information. The topic of intellectual property and climate change has significant implications for innovation, technology transfer, agriculture, biodiversity, and public health. This collection will consider the future of climate innovation after the Paris Agreement.

Keywords: Intellectual Property, Clean Energy, Paris Agreement, Climate Justice, International Law, Patent Law, Trademark Law, Designs Law, Copyright Law, Trade Secrets, Access to Genetic Resources, Plant Breeder's Rights, Indigenous Intellectual Property, Climate Change, Clean Technologies, Renewable Energy

JEL Classification: K32

Suggested Citation

Rimmer, Matthew, Intellectual Property and Clean Energy: The Paris Agreement and Climate Justice (December 26, 2018). Intellectual Property and Clean Energy: The Paris Agreement and Climate Justice, Springer: Berlin, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3130437

Matthew Rimmer (Contact Author)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) ( email )

Level 4, C Block Gardens Point
2 George St
Brisbane, Queensland QLD 4000
Australia

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