The future success of the global economy, and the health of our planet and its people, are dependent on the global proliferation of clean, low-carbon technologies. These technologies can transform a country’s energy, manufacturing, transport, and building sectors, while also reducing the emissions that contribute to climate change. But due to financial and other resource issues, low-carbon technologies are disproportionately confined to developed countries.
This project advances strategies and partnerships for international cooperation on low-carbon technologies — specifically, how low-carbon technologies can be effectively transferred to developing countries. It analyses international strategies to promote low-carbon technologies, distilling best practices for use in other settings. It also focuses on barriers and solutions to technology diffusion, and the role of city-to-city cooperation in this effort.
The project, supported by the Japanese Ministry of Environment, is part of wider effort led by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), to evaluate the effectiveness of low-carbon technology transfer in developing countries.