Under the Paris Agreement, states have agreed to seek ways to limit global temperature increase to well under 2.0 degrees Celsius and to foster low greenhouse gas emissions development. Clean technology is essential to driving the transformation to a low carbon economy. This workshop hosted by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will explore how international law and policy relate to the development of clean technology. Aspects of domestic and international law and policy such as environment, trade, and intellectual property will be considered, including an examination of their impact on the transformation to a low carbon economy.
Topics to be discussed:
- The international and domestic legal context for clean tech
- Domestic overview of the clean tech strategy: Federal and Provincial
- The private sector experience with clean tech action
- International trade law dimensions of clean technology transfer
- International intellectual property law dimensions of clean technology transfer
- Green finance and international and domestic mechanisms
This Workshop will take place under the CIGI Rule:
When a meeting is held under the CIGI Rule, participants are free to use the information received and the identity and affiliation of participants may be revealed, but no participant's individual or institutional views about that information may be revealed.