Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

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Promoting transfer of technology in G20 to enhance resilience to climate change

Project Leader: Amrita Goldar and Arpita Mukherjee
Research Team: Sajal Jain, Shubham Sharma and Viraj Sawant
Commencement: December 2017
Completion: July 2018
Funded by: DFID

The objective of the study was to highlight ways to increase co-operation in the G20 on transfer of technology for enhancing resilience to climate change, while remaining relevant for all member countries and aligning with India’s interest. It is based on interviews with various stakeholders across industry, academia, and government, engaged in the broad domain of technology driven sustainable development across prioritized sectors such as energy, transport and end use, etc., as well as secondary desk research. The study finds that lack of finance is the biggest barrier but lack of absorption capacities of recipient country, mode of technology transfer, nature of technologies, etc. also impede flow of technologies. Opportunity exists for India in G20 to promote uptake of renewable energy through International Solar Alliance, and to build consensus on transfer of carbon capture and storage technologies, technologies for small hydropower projects, offshore wind energy technologies, etc.

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