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Invention and Transfer of Environmental Technologies, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Invention and Transfer of Environmental Technologies, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Inducing environmental innovation is a significant challenge to policy-makers. Efforts to design public policies that address these issues are motivated by the fact that innovations can allow for improved environmental quality at lower cost. However, the relationship between environmental policy and technological innovation remains an area in which empirical evidence is scant.  Increased attention should be paid to the design characteristics of public policies that are likely to affect the ‘type’ of innovation induced.  The work presented in this book is brought together in five substantive chapters: environmental policy design characteristics and their role in inducing innovation, the role of public policies (including multilateral agreements) in encouraging transfer of environmental technologies, followed by three ‘sectoral’ studies of innovation in alternative fuel vehicles, solid waste management and recycling, and green (sustainable) chemistry. While particular focus has been placed on the role of environmental policy in bringing about the innovation documented, it is recognised that other factors play a key role in inducing innovation which has positive environmental implications.
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Includes bibliographical references
international or intergovernmental publication
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Invention and Transfer of Environmental Technologies
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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Series statement
OECD Studies on Environmental Innovation,, 20743483
Table Of Contents
Annex D: Patent Data at OECD.Stat -- Annex B: Patent Search Strategies -- Annex C: Glossary of Relevant Patent and Related Terms -- Annex A: Methodological Issues in the Development of Indicators of Innovation and Transfer in Environmental Technologies -- Policy Conclusions -- Innovation in Selected Areas of Green Chemistry -- Foreword -- Diverting Waste -- Innovation in Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technologies -- Environmental Policy, Multilateral Environmental Agreements and International Markets for Innovation -- Environmental Policy Design Characteristics and Innovation -- Executive Summary
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