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UK-India collaborative study on low carbon technology transfer: Phase II Final Report

posted on 2023-06-07, 17:21 authored by Alexandra Mallett, David OckwellDavid Ockwell, Prosanto Pal, Amit Kumar, Y P Abbi, Ruediger Haum, Gordon MackerronGordon Mackerron, Jim Watson, Girish Sethi
This report details the findings of Phase II of the UK-India study on low carbon technology transfer. The study was conducted by SPRU (University of Sussex, UK) and TERI (India) between June 2008 and February 2009, with expert review from Margaree Consultants (Canada) and the Institute for Development Studies (UK). The study focused on three key issues: 1. The development of a decision making guide to help policy makers ensure technology transfer activities have maximum impacts on developing new technological capacity in recipient countries; 2. Further work on intellectual property rights (IPRs), including the development of policies that could help to overcome IPR barriers; and 3. Developing recommendations of how collaborative research, development, demonstration and deployment (R,D,D&D) initiatives between developed and developing countries might contribute to technology transfer. The study used a case study approach based on five low carbon technologies, namely: wind power; solar PV; hybrid vehicles; energy efficiency in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs); and integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) for power generation. The emphasis throughout the study was on a consultative approach that engaged directly with industry, government and researchers, to yield grounded empirical insights and to raise awareness of the study amongst potential end users. About 200 people provided insights for this report. The majority of informants were based in India. However, where possible, discussions were also held with actors from the industrialized world.


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