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Technology Transfer

  • By: Kasturi Das
  • In: Green Technology: An A-to-Z Guide
  • Edited by: Dustin Mulvaney
  • Subject:Environmental Sciences (general), Environmental Technology, Policy & Management

Technology transfer (TT) is a complex, multidimensional concept. Its definition varies widely depending on the subject discipline, context, and perspective from which it is conceptualized. In the climate change context, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) defines TT as a broad set of processes covering the flows of know-how, experience, and equipment for mitigating and adapting to climate change among different stakeholders, such as governments, private sector entities, financial institutions, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and research/education institutions. Here TT has been conceptualized in a very broad and inclusive manner that encompasses diffusion of technologies and technology cooperation not only across countries but also within countries and among various categories of entities. However, it is international TT, and more specifically North-South TT that has turned out ...

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