Innovation in low carbon economy

Outline
Team
  • Expected start date:
    2009•05•01
    Expected end date:
    2016•12•31
    Institute:
    UNU-MERIT
    Project Status:
    Ongoing
    Project Type:
    Research
    Project Manager :
    Michiko Iizuka

    In the face of climate change, transition towards low carbon society is adamant challenge for the global community. As the economic activities that generate growth usually result in producing more carbon emissions, this challenge is a very difficult one for growing emerging countries. For these countries, reducing carbon emissions would mean taking one or more of following options: (1) slowing down the economic growth; (2) reducing the energy intensity; (3) increasing the use of renewable energy and; (4) introducing the systemic change. This project aim to examine diffusion of renewable energy technology in a group of fast growing countries of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) to understand its particularity and aim to address possible policy solution to enhance the low carbon development.