Low carbon innovation and technology transfer

Ockwell, David and Mallett, Alexandra (2013) Low carbon innovation and technology transfer. In: Urban, Frauke and Nordensvärd, Johan (eds.) Low carbon development: key issues. Key issues in environment and sustainability . Routledge. ISBN 9780415539012

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Low carbon technology transfer is considered to be a fundamental pillar in realizing effective low carbon development. At the same time, the general view is that current efforts aimed at eliciting low carbon technology transfer – focusing on financing equipment or ‘hardware’ – have largely been ineffective. We suggest that a more systemic approach is warranted, given the complex nature of the phenomenon. Specifically, there is a need to build innovation capacity and to align low carbon technologies with the needs and peculiarities of their social environs. We conclude with some emerging ideas, such as engaging local stakeholders and innovation centres, as potential ways to facilitate effective technology transfer, and ultimately low carbon development.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > GE170 Environmental policy
Depositing User: David Ockwell
Date Deposited: 01 May 2013 09:57
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2016 12:18
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/44563

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