Climate Change, Technology and Intellectual Property Rights: Context and Recent Negotiations

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Climate Change, Technology and Intellectual Property Rights: Context and Recent Negotiations

PUBLISHED DATE

November 2012

RESOURCE

This new research paper discusses the contexts of and recent negotiations in Technology Transfer, Sustainable Development and Climate Change. In terms of proprietary rights, the author categorizes technologies and related products into three domains: the Public Technologies; Patented Technologies and Future Technologies. After revealing the effects of patents on access to climate-related technologies, a number of measures are discussed to address the problems that may arise, should patents become a barrier to the transfer of climate related technologies.