Ensuring that the opportunities of clean energy are available to the nations that need them most by guiding effective international collaboration on low-carbon technology.
Technology transfer refers to the manner in which technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and aid climate adaptation efforts are developed and shared across borders. Developing countries will need more than financial investment to address climate change; they will need new technology for reducing emissions, such as wind and solar power, and adaptation. Technology transfer also requires collaboration and the sharing of knowledge and skills to ensure that emerging economies have the capacity to follow best practices and use the technology to greatest effect.
Technology transfer is key to reaching a global agreement on efforts to fight climate change because it will facilitate emissions reductions and adapting to a changing climate. WRI works with decision makers in both developed and developing countries to ensure that the benefits of innovative clean technology are available around the globe.
- Working Paper: January, 2011