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Reducing the cost of technology transfer through community partnerships

Forsyth, Tim (2012) Reducing the cost of technology transfer through community partnerships. In: Mallett, Alexandra and Ockwell, David, (eds.) Low Carbon Technology Transfer: From Rhetoric to Reality. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 340-353. ISBN 9781849712699

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Abstract

Low carbon technology transfer to developing countries has been both a lynchpin of, and a key stumbling block to a global deal on climate change. This book brings together for the first time in one place the work of some of the world's leading contemporary researchers in this field. It provides a practical, empirically grounded guide for policy makers and practitioners, while at the same time making new theoretical advances in combining insights from the literature on technology transfer and the literature on low carbon innovation. The book begins by summarizing the nature of low carbon technology transfer and its contemporary relevance in the context of climate change, before introducing a new theoretical framework through which effective policy mechanisms can be analyzed. The north-south, developed-developing country differences and synergies are then introduced together with the relevant international policy context. Uniquely, the book also introduces questions around the extent to which current approaches to technology transfer under the international policy regime might be considered to be 'pro-poor'. Throughout, the book draws on cutting edge empirical work to illustrate the insights it affords. The book concludes by setting out constructive ways forward towards delivering on existing international commitments in this area, including practical tools for decision makers.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: http://www.earthscan.co.uk/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
T Technology > T Technology (General)
JEL classification: Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q55 - Technological Innovation
Sets: Departments > International Development
Collections > Economists Online
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2013 10:50
Last Modified: 20 May 2020 01:32
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/41236

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