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The Technology and Innovation Research Committee, which was run from 2013-2016, explored the relationship between technology and behavioural change, ways to foster green creativity and entrepreneurship, barriers to the diffusion and adaptation of green technologies in developing countries and policy instruments for promoting green innovation and technology diffusion.

Committee Members

Head, Structural Policy Division, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD
Principal Transport Specialist, Knowledge Solutions Division, GGGI
Business Incubation Specialist, World Bank
Deputy Director, Energy Economics, Green Growth Division, National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change
Independent Expert
Green Job Specialist, International Labour Organization
Policy Specialist Environmental Economics, UNDP
Country Program Manager, Nordic Development Fund (NDF)
Joy Aeree Kim, Green Economy Initiative, Economics and Trade Branch, UNEP
Scientific Affairs Officer, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Senior Programme Manager, Innovation, Technology and Intellectual Property, ICTSD
Environmental Affairs Officer & Engineer, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Lecturer, International Economics, Graduate Institute Geneva Head of Research, CIES, Graduate Institute Geneva
Executive Director, African Centre for Technology Studies
Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, Maxwell School of Syracuse University
Chief, Cleaner and Sustainable Production Unit, United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)
Chief Economist, Growth Dialogue

ABOUT THE COMMITTEE

Technology is and will continue to be critical to reconciling “green” and “growth.” The Technology and Innovation Research Committee, which was run from 2013-2016, explored the relationship between technology and behavioural change, ways to foster green creativity and entrepreneurship, barriers to the diffusion and adaptation of green technologies in developing countries and policy instruments for promoting green innovation and technology diffusion.

PAST RESEARCH PRIORITIES

The Technology and Innovation Research Committee published its findings in the working paper : “The Future of Energy Technologies: An Overview of Expert Elicitations”. This GGKP Working Paper provided a comprehensive and systematic overview and analysis of expert elicitation studies that focused on climate mitigation technologies. The report also reviewed the literature on modelling and decision-making that has utilized the data produced through expert elicitations. The key knowledge gaps identified included lack of available data in emerging economies and for other key climate mitigation technologies as well as lack of tools to measure the net societal benefits of technological change.

GGKP TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION PAPERS 

The Role of Technological Change in Green Growth (2012)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES 

A full list of resources on green technology can be accessed through the GGKP's "Technology & Innovation" theme page or through the GGKP's resource library.