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L'innovation technologique face au changement climatique : quelle est la position de la France ?


  • Yann Ménière
  • Matthieu Glachant
  • Antoine Dechezleprêtre
  • Cécile Pot
  • Fabrice Carrère
  • Gilles Le Blanc


We analyse France?s position on global warming mitigation technology. The methodology draws on a database describing all patents filed between?1980?and?2008?in?17?climate-related technological classes. France is the fifth largest innovator in the world, with?5.2?% of patented inventions, including?20?% from the public sector. More than half of French inventions are protected abroad, 1.5?times more than the global average. France?s position is relatively weak in renewable energy, and strong in sectors marked by the presence of national industrial champions and public research organisations.

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  • Yann Ménière & Matthieu Glachant & Antoine Dechezleprêtre & Cécile Pot & Fabrice Carrère & Gilles Le Blanc, 2013. "L'innovation technologique face au changement climatique : quelle est la position de la France ?," Economie & Prévision, La Documentation Française, vol. 0(1), pages 53-80.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:ecoldc:ecop_202_0053

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