Technology Transfer in the International Climate Negotiations – The State of Play and Suggestions for the Way Forward

Facilitating the transfer of climate technologies is one of the main elements of the ongoing climate change negotiations. Despite limited progress overall during COP 15 in Copenhagen, clear progress has been made on the issue of technology transfer. Challenging issues remain for future negotiations, but consensus is evident on several important features, including the establishment of a technology mechanism and a new green climate fund. This article assesses the current state of the technology negotiations and draws lessons from experience and the academic literature to provide recommendations for the implementation of these proposed, new institutional mechanisms.

I. Introduction
II. Technology Transfer in the Climate Negotiations
III. Assessment of the Copenhagen Outcome and Lessons for Future Negotiations
1. The Copenhagen Green Climate Fund – Lessons from Existing Funds
a. The Global Environment Facility
b. The Climate Investment Funds
c. The Montreal Protocol’s Multilateral Fund
d. Lessons Learnt
2. An Assessment of the Proposed Technology Mechanism
IV. Conclusions

Copyright: © Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH
Quelle: Issue 1/2010 (April 2010)
Seiten: 10
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Autor: Christiane Gerstetter
Dominic Marcellino
Elena Von Sperber

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