Moving climate innovation into the 21st Century: emerging lessons from other sectors and options for a new climate innovation initiative


The UK Government commissioned Clean Energy Group (CEG) to research what can be learned from a range of existing international public- and private-sector technology and market development collaborations. The overall purpose of this report is to provide a series of options to structure and implement an international climate technology innovation initiative based on best practices from the agriculture, health, and ICT sectors. The research could also help to inform ongoing international discussions to establish a Technology Mechanism under the UNFCCC, as well as international and bilateral climate programs.

Based on lessons-learned from nine case studies, this paper presents core principles and three options for a climate technology innovation initiative.


Clean Energy Group, Montpelier, VT, USA, 166 pp. [Executive summary 15 pp.]

Published 1 January 2011