Technology and Innovation
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.