Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

Addressing Climate Change through Innovation: The Challenges Ahead

Contents:

Author Info

  • Jose Palacin

    ()
    (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe)

Abstract

A key component of climate change mitigation efforts will be the need to develop new technological solutions and to diffuse current state-of-the-art technologies to developing countries. However, due to a number of market failures, the required research and technological transfers are currently not being undertaken. The essay discusses how what has been learned about promoting innovation policies at the general level can be applied to the specific challenges in the environmental area. It stresses the need to establish the proper regulatory and institutional frameworks as a precondition for attracting funding into these activities. More specifically, there is a current need to set a realistic price for carbon emissions that will provide an important financial incentive for firms to invest in mitigation technologies. The issue of finding finance for often long-term and risky environmental projects is likely to become especially difficult due to the 2008 financial crisis.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL: http://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/oes/nutshell/2009/3_ClimateChangeInnovation.pdf
File Function: First version, 2009
Download Restriction: no

Bibliographic Info

Paper provided by UNECE in its series UNECE Annual Report Economic Essays with number 2009_3.

as in new window
Length: 8 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2009
Date of revision:
Publication status: Published in United Nations ECE 2009 Annual Report
Handle: RePEc:ece:annrep:2009_3

Contact details of provider:
Postal: Palais des Nations, CH - 1211 Geneva 10
Phone: +4122 917 44 44
Fax: +4122 917 05 05
Email:
Web page: http://www.unece.org/
More information through EDIRC

Related research

Keywords: Climate change; global warming; innovation; finance;

Find related papers by JEL classification:

This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

References

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

Citations

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ece:annrep:2009_3. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Robert Shelburne).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.