Developing countries need better technologies to adapt to the impacts of climate change and mitigate future greenhouse gas emissions. Over the past decade, at least 30 international technology partnerships have been initiated. Most have been too limited in scope to achieve significant progress. This paper describes three obstacles that have impeded climate-friendly technologies, namely, lack of appropriate financing, intellectual property restrictions and insufficient or underutilized capacity and outlines proposals for two new partnerships that could be designed to target these challenges and be more effective than previous efforts: a partnership on energy access and a partnership on energy storage and grid balancing.
Fixing Climate Governance through Effective Technology Partnerships
Fixing Climate Governance Paper No. 3