A new STEPS working paper discusses the academic evidence for a promising idea for supporting climate change technology in developing countries.
The paper, CRIBs (Climate Relevant Innovation-system Builders): An effective way forward for international climate technology policy by David Ockwell and Rob Byrne follows a shorter policy-focused paper and summary briefing on the same subject published in December 2014.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) aims to help developing countries address climate change challenges by supporting the transfer and development of climate technologies (technologies for climate change mitigation and adaptation), but the current ‘hardware financing’ model is failing to deliver. The authors of the new paper argue for more efforts in supporting ‘technological capabilities’ and ‘systems of innovation’, and suggest how this might work in practice.
Read the paper: STEPS Working Paper 77
Shorter working paper, focused on the policy recommendations:
- CRIBs (Climate Relevant Innovation-system Builders): Policy Recommendations on Fostering National Systems of Innovation under the UNFCCC (STEPS Working Paper 76)
4-page briefing summing up the main ideas about CRIBS: