1. Recognizing that some of the barriers that impede the diffusion of green technologies include:

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "1. Recognizing that some of the barriers that impede the diffusion of green technologies include:"

Transcription

1 DATE: OCTOBER 21, 2011 WIPO GREEN THE SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY MARKETPLACE CONCEPT DOCUMENT

2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1. Recognizing that some of the barriers that impede the diffusion of green technologies include: Inadequate networks for sharing information, including relevant patent data, know-how and associated technologies; Lack of a focal information point where prospective partners can learn of ongoing work and capabilities in specific areas. 2. Recognizing the policies and instruments within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in particular the Technology Mechanism created in Cancun in December The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) 1 in collaboration with industry, in particular the Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA) 2, proposes improving the process for adaptation and diffusion of technology through the development of a platform facilitating partnerships and the marketbased exchange of green technologies. Importantly, the platform would benefit all developers and users of green technologies, anywhere in the world, and be specifically set up to support developing country access. 4. The Platform would serve as a partnership hub providing a forum where interested parties can meet and learn about available technology opportunities, as well as available funding for implementation and create networking opportunities. Specifically, it would provide the following services: a. A comprehensive database of environmentally sound technologies; b. Technology will be offered as a package, including know-how, services and materials. The terms of access for research, manufacture and/or sale will be governed by individually negotiated agreements; c. Formulated technology needs will be uploaded; and d. A range of specific supporting activities, such as facilitating partnering, negotiation of agreements, assistance in getting finance and accession to financing options as well as dispute resolution will be offered. 5. The key objective is that environmental technologies be adopted and deployed by as many parties as possible in developed, emerging and in developing countries. These technologies may contribute markedly to the worldwide efforts towards the establishment of a low-carbon society. The platform also aims at lowering barriers to diffusion and broader use, including inadequate information and networks as well as the lack of efficient licensing procedures. 1 WIPO is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property (IP) system, which rewards creativity, stimulates innovation and contributes to economic development while safeguarding the public interest. 2 JIPA is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, which has approximately 1190 members. It represents industries and users of the intellectual property (lp) system, and provides related institutions all around the world with well-timed, suitable opinions on improvement of their IP systems and their utilization. 2

3 THE CHALLENGE 6. In order to mitigate the impact of and adapt to climate change, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Article 4 calls for all parties to promote and cooperate in the development, application and diffusion, including transfer, of environmentally sound technologies. A Technology Mechanism was agreed in Cancun in December 2010 fulfilling this commitment. The roles of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) under this mechanism include sharing information and knowledge, building capacities and facilitating technology development, deployment and transfer. The services of the suggested platform aim to support and operate in conjunction with the CTCN in the future. Definition of Green Technologies 7. Environmentally sound technologies are described in Chapter 34 of Agenda 21 (The United Nations Programme of Action from Rio, 1992) as protecting the environment, are less polluting, use all resources in a more sustainable manner, recycle more of their wastes and products, and handle residual wastes in a more acceptable manner than the technologies for which they were substitutes. These include know-how, procedures, goods and services, and equipment as well as organizational and managerial procedures. Technology Transfer 8. Agenda 21 continues to describe the need for favourable access to and transfer of environmentally sound technologies, in particular to developing countries, through supportive measures that promote technology cooperation and that should enable transfer of necessary technological know-how as well as building up of economic, technical, and managerial capabilities for the efficient use and further development of transferred technology. Technology cooperation involves joint efforts by enterprises and Governments, both suppliers of technology and its recipients. Therefore, such cooperation entails an iterative process involving government, the private sector, and research and development facilities to ensure the best possible results from transfer of technology. Intellectual Property Rights 9. Intellectual Property Rights are a key enabler of innovation and serve the broader goals of diffusion and absorption of technologies. IP protection provides the commercial and economic incentives and assurances for firms and innovators and can, if well managed, be a driver in the sharing of technology and know-how. Private trade and investment activity, supported by IPR, typically involves local partners, the local talent pool, and local worker training, which is of particular importance in emerging and developing country economies. Private sector investment enables the development of local supply chains, and the sharing of good business practices and technological know-how. WIPO s Engagement 10. WIPO Green will contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals on ``Ensuring Environmental Sustainability and Developing a global Partnership for Development. 3

4 11. Recognizing that much needs to be done still to get the world closer towards reaching the Millennium Development Goals, WIPO s Member States agreed on a Development Agenda ( with which WIPO aims to ensure that development considerations form an integral part of WIPO s work. The primary areas where this initiative would reinforce the Development Agenda s goals include: To initiate discussions on how, within WIPO s mandate, to further facilitate access to knowledge and technology for developing countries and LDCs to foster creativity and innovation and to strengthen such existing activities within WIPO (section 19). To explore intellectual property -related policies and initiatives necessary to promote the transfer and dissemination of technology, to the benefit of developing countries (section 25) WIPO should cooperate with other IGOs to provide to developing countries, including LDCs, upon request, advice on how to gain access to and make use of intellectual property-related information on technology, particularly in areas of special interest to the requesting parties. (Section 30). The Technology Marketplace 12. WIPO is planning to provide a platform to establish frameworks to bring together the specific skills of different partners. Such frameworks are needed to develop mutually beneficial partnerships between developed and developing country enterprises, encourage market-based exchange of information and technology and encourage capacity building in order to stimulate innovation and allow for real technology transactions. The key elements elaborated below provide such a framework. 1) Partnership Hub 13. The platform would serve as a hub to connect various partners, including technology providers and users, the R & D community, both public and private, funding agencies and others interested in pursuing the development, manufacture and broader deployment of green technologies. 14. WIPO will also facilitate policy dialogue and capacity building workshops among partners and build broader participation and collaboration with the other WIPO programs and other UN organizations on the subject of innovation, technology transfer and access. 2) A Global, Comprehensive Information Database 15. Most environmental technologies are developed and owned by companies. The information on these technologies is scattered all over the world. As part of this initiative, WIPO will create and host a comprehensive database where technologies will be gathered. The user will be able to find various environmental technologies as well as challenges at once. 16. Displaying patents alone does not suffice to facilitate the diffusion of technology. The user will often encounter difficulties in implementing the technology on the basis of a mere patent license. Therefore, a unique feature of the platform is that technology will be offered, to the extent agreeable by the technology provider, as a package, including know-how, services and materials needed to implement the technology. 4

5 17. The basic underlying principle is for participants to register technologies and/or know-how that they want to make available on commercial terms. The terms of access, whether for research, manufacture, operation and/or sale will be governed by individually negotiated agreements. 18. Users could also formulate specific needs and the database would facilitate matching these with the technology providers. For instance, a user might be looking for technologies to induce sea water desalination appropriate to desert areas. A technology provider could offer corresponding technologies or customize them to the user s needs. In case the demand cannot be met by a single provider, the platform would enable communication between several technology providers to find a joint solution. 19. The database would be partly open to the global public. Registered users would be able to reach out directly to the technology provider for more information, and if appropriate, enter into a licensing, purchase or any other agreement. Registration would also be necessary to contact a user who posted a technology need. 3) Supporting Services: Licensing Negotiation, Financing and Management of Disputes 20. Recognizing that the current markets for green technologies are small in many countries, technology providers have to accept specific risks in order to explore such emerging and developing country markets. Such risks often act as deterrents, especially for small and medium size enterprises, since they can be too costly to warrant the investment of time and resources needed to build the necessary relationships and partnerships. Such risks, however, can be reduced and mitigated against through a range of measures. Licensing Negotiation 21. Licensing negotiations can be complex and time-consuming, both from the perspective of the customer and the provider of the technology or service. Although each license must be negotiated on its own merit, we can work with key partners to develop model clauses for licensors and licensees to use. 22. These basic licensing tools would be made available on the database. Creating standards for transparency and consistency in the negotiation of licenses with the good faith of patent holders will provide greater certainty to those seeking licenses, speed up the administrative process of deploying the proprietary assets and create economies of scale. Dispute Settlement 23. Parties may, if they so choose, use the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center for alternative dispute resolution. The arbitration, mediation and expert determination procedures offered by the Center are widely recognized as particularly appropriate for technology disputes involving intellectual property. If necessary, a tailored dispute resolution scheme might be developed. Financing 5

6 24. The Platform will facilitate access to third parties who offer financing deals including carbon credits, grants or guarantees. Examples might include: Payment to technology providers through a combination of payments and Carbon Credits. For example, the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) allows emission-reduction (or emission removal) projects in developing countries to earn certified emission reduction (CER) credits. These CERs can be traded and sold to meet a part of the emission reduction targets under the Kyoto Protocol of entities or countries. Provision of credit for licensees or purchasers Credit Guarantee on transaction by major international financial institutions in the event of non-payment or unauthorized use of the technology. The financial guarantees will in turn be supported by the host country where the licensee is located, with commitments to strengthen the enforcement of industrial property rights (based on the Asian Cleantech Guarantee Facility business model). VALUE PROPOSITION 25. For users, the scheme might offer several benefits: GOVERNANCE One credible focal information point where prospective partners can learn of new technologies in specific areas worldwide It may expand technology options for users to solve their issues The Platform provides access to technology, technical assistance as well as licensing and financial support Expand business opportunities as the platform will facilitate reaching out to potential partners globally Reputational benefits as companies can show that they are proactively engaging in promoting the uptake of green technologies Reduced economic risks related to doing business with developing country partners The platform will provide a credible entry into the UNFCCC process, specifically the Technology Centres & Networks 26. The governance structure must ensure effective decision-making and costeffective implementation. A small Secretariat hosted by WIPO will have a coordination and outreach role and would work with technical resources within WIPO to ensure its functionality and accessibility. 27. Establishing mechanisms to support the functioning of WIPO Green is planned. These mechanisms would provide inputs into the strategies of the Platform, and plan and undertake programs for the promotion, effective use and funding of the mechanism. These mechanisms would be comprised of selected international organizations, industry bodies and companies and representatives of civil society and non-governmental organizations working on environmental issues. CALL FOR PARTNERS 6

7 28. The database would rely on voluntary contributions by companies. It will not require forced contributions or sharing of patents and/or other forms of IP. Its success will depend on their willingness to provide high-quality green technologies and tailored, innovative solutions. Participants are expected to offer both protected and associated information that are potentially relevant to deploy the technologies. 29. This proposal seeks the support of the following potential partners: Governments Companies; Business Associations; UN and other Intergovernmental/Multilateral Institutions (such as the Secretariat of the UNFCCC, UNDP, UN DESA, UNIDO, GEF, the World Bank, and others); Research organizations (private and public/government organizations) as well as academic institutions; National and Regional Patent Offices; Philanthropic Foundations; Funding Agencies; and, Non-governmental Organizations and Policy Leaders. For more information, please contact World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Global Challenges Division 34, chemin des Colombettes 1211 Geneva 20 Switzerland Tel. :

The role of IP and other enabling factors for innovation and uptake of climate relevant technologies WIPO Green technology database and services

The role of IP and other enabling factors for innovation and uptake of climate relevant technologies WIPO Green technology database and services The role of IP and other enabling factors for innovation and uptake of climate relevant technologies WIPO Green technology database and services Anja von der Ropp Program Officer, Global Challenges Division,

More information

UNCTAD Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on the Green Economy: Trade and Sustainable Development Implications November

UNCTAD Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on the Green Economy: Trade and Sustainable Development Implications November UNCTAD Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on the Green Economy: Trade and Sustainable Development Implications 8-10 November Panel 3: ENHANCING TECHNOLOGY ACCESS AND TRANSFER Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen. On behalf

More information

WIPO Development Agenda

WIPO Development Agenda WIPO Development Agenda 2 The WIPO Development Agenda aims to ensure that development considerations form an integral part of WIPO s work. As such, it is a cross-cutting issue which touches upon all sectors

More information

UN GA TECHNOLOGY DIALOGUES, APRIL JUNE

UN GA TECHNOLOGY DIALOGUES, APRIL JUNE UN GA TECHNOLOGY DIALOGUES, APRIL JUNE 2014 Suggestions made by participants regarding the functions of a possible technology facilitation mechanism Background document by the Secretariat for the fourth

More information

The 45 Adopted Recommendations under the WIPO Development Agenda

The 45 Adopted Recommendations under the WIPO Development Agenda The 45 Adopted Recommendations under the WIPO Development Agenda * Recommendations with an asterisk were identified by the 2007 General Assembly for immediate implementation Cluster A: Technical Assistance

More information

I. Introduction. Cover note. A. Mandate. B. Scope of the note. Technology Executive Committee. Fifteenth meeting. Bonn, Germany, September 2017

I. Introduction. Cover note. A. Mandate. B. Scope of the note. Technology Executive Committee. Fifteenth meeting. Bonn, Germany, September 2017 Technology Executive Committee 31 August 2017 Fifteenth meeting Bonn, Germany, 12 15 September 2017 Draft TEC and CTCN inputs to the forty-seventh session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological

More information

Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP)

Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) E CDIP/6/4 REV. ORIGINAL: ENGLISH DATE: NOVEMBER 26, 2010 Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) Sixth Session Geneva, November 22 to 26, 2010 PROJECT ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TECHNOLOGY

More information

Initial draft of the technology framework. Contents. Informal document by the Chair

Initial draft of the technology framework. Contents. Informal document by the Chair Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice Forty-eighth session Bonn, 30 April to 10 May 2018 15 March 2018 Initial draft of the technology framework Informal document by the Chair Contents

More information

Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP)

Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) E CDIP/10/13 ORIGINAL: ENGLISH DATE: OCTOBER 5, 2012 Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) Tenth Session Geneva, November 12 to 16, 2012 DEVELOPING TOOLS FOR ACCESS TO PATENT INFORMATION

More information

ICC SUBMISSION on the Review and Assessment of the Effectiveness on the implementation of Article 4, Paragraph 1(c) and 5, of the Convention

ICC SUBMISSION on the Review and Assessment of the Effectiveness on the implementation of Article 4, Paragraph 1(c) and 5, of the Convention ICC SUBMISSION on the Review and Assessment of the Effectiveness on the implementation of Article 4, Paragraph 1(c) and 5, of the Convention Companies all around the world are acting to address the risks

More information

Advance unedited version. Decision -/CP.13. Development and transfer of technologies under the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice

Advance unedited version. Decision -/CP.13. Development and transfer of technologies under the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice Decision -/CP.13 Development and transfer of technologies under the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice The Conference of the Parties, Recalling chapter 34 of Agenda 21 and the relevant

More information

The Green Economy: Trade and Sustainable Development Implications. From Rio to Rio:Technology Transfer, Innovation and Intellectual Property

The Green Economy: Trade and Sustainable Development Implications. From Rio to Rio:Technology Transfer, Innovation and Intellectual Property Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on The Green Economy: Trade and Sustainable Development Implications Geneva, Switzerland. 8-10 Nov 2011 From Rio to Rio:Technology Transfer, and Intellectual Property By Mr. Ahmed

More information

DRAFT TEXT on. Version 2 of 9 September 13:00 hrs

DRAFT TEXT on. Version 2 of 9 September 13:00 hrs DRAFT TEXT on SBSTA 48.2 agenda item 5 Development and transfer of technologies: Technology framework under Article 10, paragraph 4, of the Paris Agreement Version 2 of 9 September 13:00 hrs Elements of

More information

2010/3 Science and technology for development. The Economic and Social Council,

2010/3 Science and technology for development. The Economic and Social Council, Resolution 2010/3 Science and technology for development The Economic and Social Council, Recalling the 2005 World Summit Outcome, which emphasizes the role of science and technology, including information

More information

World Trade Organization Regional Workshop, Hong Kong, November 11 to 13, 2014

World Trade Organization Regional Workshop, Hong Kong, November 11 to 13, 2014 World Trade Organization Regional Workshop, Hong Kong, November 11 to 13, 2014 Intellectual Property and its Role in the Generation and Diffusion of Green Technologies Joe Bradley Department of External

More information

II. The mandates, activities and outputs of the Technology Executive Committee

II. The mandates, activities and outputs of the Technology Executive Committee TEC/2018/16/13 Technology Executive Committee 27 February 2018 Sixteenth meeting Bonn, Germany, 13 16 March 2018 Monitoring and evaluation of the impacts of the implementation of the mandates of the Technology

More information

Draft executive summaries to target groups on industrial energy efficiency and material substitution in carbonintensive

Draft executive summaries to target groups on industrial energy efficiency and material substitution in carbonintensive Technology Executive Committee 29 August 2017 Fifteenth meeting Bonn, Germany, 12 15 September 2017 Draft executive summaries to target groups on industrial energy efficiency and material substitution

More information

Article 6 of UNFCCC & The New Delhi Work Programme. An overview. Laurence Pollier, Programme Officer Article 6 Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC)

Article 6 of UNFCCC & The New Delhi Work Programme. An overview. Laurence Pollier, Programme Officer Article 6 Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC) Article 6 of UNFCCC & The New Delhi Work Programme An overview Laurence Pollier, Programme Officer Article 6 Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC) 1 Outline Commitments under the Convention Article 6 of

More information

Role of Patents in Green Technology Transfer in the Context of Climate Change

Role of Patents in Green Technology Transfer in the Context of Climate Change Role of Patents in Green Technology Transfer in the Context of Climate Change Wanna Tanunchaiwatana Manager, Technology UN Climate Change Secretariat WIPO conference on Intellectual Property and Public

More information

Chapter 11 Cooperation, Promotion and Enhancement of Trade Relations

Chapter 11 Cooperation, Promotion and Enhancement of Trade Relations Chapter 11 Cooperation, Promotion and Enhancement of Trade Relations Article 118: General Objective 1. The objective of this Chapter is to establish a framework and mechanisms for present and future development

More information

Latin-American non-state actor dialogue on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

Latin-American non-state actor dialogue on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement Latin-American non-state actor dialogue on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement Summary Report Organized by: Regional Collaboration Centre (RCC), Bogota 14 July 2016 Supported by: Background The Latin-American

More information

Draft Plan of Action Chair's Text Status 3 May 2008

Draft Plan of Action Chair's Text Status 3 May 2008 Draft Plan of Action Chair's Text Status 3 May 2008 Explanation by the Chair of the Drafting Group on the Plan of Action of the 'Stakeholder' Column in the attached table Discussed Text - White background

More information

Support for Universities and R&D institutions

Support for Universities and R&D institutions WIPO University Initiative Program Yumiko Hamano Project Coordinator, WIPOUniversity it Initiative Program Innovation and Technology Transfer Section, Patent Division, WIPO Outline WIPO Overview of WIPO

More information

Sustainable development

Sustainable development Guillaume Henry Joël Ruet Matthieu Wemaëre Sustainable development & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Access to technologies in developing countries Overview Sustainable development, this meta-project that aims to

More information

Establishing a Development Agenda for the World Intellectual Property Organization

Establishing a Development Agenda for the World Intellectual Property Organization 1 Establishing a Development Agenda for the World Intellectual Property Organization to be submitted by Brazil and Argentina to the 40 th Series of Meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO

More information

Interim Report on the Heiligendamm Process at the G8 Summit in Hokkaido Toyako 7 to 9 July 2008

Interim Report on the Heiligendamm Process at the G8 Summit in Hokkaido Toyako 7 to 9 July 2008 Interim Report on the Heiligendamm Process at the G8 Summit in Hokkaido Toyako 7 to 9 July 2008 Prepared by the Steering Committee of the Heiligendamm Process consisting of the personal representatives

More information

Evolution of technology activities under the Convention

Evolution of technology activities under the Convention Evolution of technology activities under the Convention Bonn Climate Change Conference 16 26 May 2016 Ms. Wanna Tanunchaiwatana United Nations Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC) United Nations Framework

More information

A framework for understanding what it means to be ready for technology transfer and development

A framework for understanding what it means to be ready for technology transfer and development Technology Readiness A framework for understanding what it means to be ready for technology transfer and development DOCUMENT FOR CONSULTATION version June 18 2013 Technology transfer and development is

More information

Practical measures to encourage the diffusion of green technologies: Licensing Fast tracking of green patents The GreenXchange Platform

Practical measures to encourage the diffusion of green technologies: Licensing Fast tracking of green patents The GreenXchange Platform Practical measures to encourage the diffusion of green technologies: Licensing Fast tracking of green patents The GreenXchange Platform Ahmed Abdel Latif Senior Programme Manager Innovation, Technology

More information

Rolling workplan of the Technology Executive Committee for

Rolling workplan of the Technology Executive Committee for Technology Eecutive Committee Anne Rolling workplan of the Technology Eecutive Committee for 2016 2018 I. Introduction 1. Technology development and transfer is one the pillars of the UNFCCC. In 2010 in

More information

Technology transfer options for low-carbon development

Technology transfer options for low-carbon development Technology transfer options for low-carbon development Mongi Hamdi Head, Science, Technology and ICT Branch UNCTAD and Head of the CSTD Secretariat UNDP Conference Climate Change and the Road to Rio Algiers,

More information

Technical Assistance. Programme of Activities

Technical Assistance. Programme of Activities Technical Assistance Programme of Activities 2011-2012 July 2011 The present programme of technical assistance activities reflects the decisions taken at the fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties

More information

GENEVA WIPO GENERAL ASSEMBLY. Thirty-First (15 th Extraordinary) Session Geneva, September 27 to October 5, 2004

GENEVA WIPO GENERAL ASSEMBLY. Thirty-First (15 th Extraordinary) Session Geneva, September 27 to October 5, 2004 WIPO WO/GA/31/11 ORIGINAL: English DATE: August 27, 2004 WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERT Y O RGANI ZATION GENEVA E WIPO GENERAL ASSEMBLY Thirty-First (15 th Extraordinary) Session Geneva, September 27 to October

More information

Second APEC Ministers' Conference on Regional Science & Technology Cooperation (Seoul, Korea, Nov 13-14, 1996) JOINT COMMUNIQUÉ

Second APEC Ministers' Conference on Regional Science & Technology Cooperation (Seoul, Korea, Nov 13-14, 1996) JOINT COMMUNIQUÉ Second APEC Ministers' Conference on Regional Science & Technology Cooperation (Seoul, Korea, Nov 13-14, 1996) JOINT COMMUNIQUÉ 1. Ministers responsible for science and technology from Australia, Brunei

More information

Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Frequently Asked Questions

Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Frequently Asked Questions EUROPEAN COMMISSION MEMO Brussels/Strasbourg, 1 July 2014 Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Frequently Asked Questions See also IP/14/760 I. EU Action Plan on enforcement of Intellectual Property

More information

Standing Committee on the Law of Patents

Standing Committee on the Law of Patents E SCP/24/4 ORIGINAL: ENGLISH DATE: JUNE 29, 2016 Standing Committee on the Law of Patents Twenty-Fourth Session Geneva, June 27 to 30, 2016 PROPOSAL BY THE AFRICAN GROUP FOR A WIPO WORK PROGRAM ON PATENTS

More information

Technology Executive Committee

Technology Executive Committee Technology Executive Committee TEC/2016/13/14 22 August 2016 I. Background Thirteenth meeting of the Technology Executive Committee United Nations Campus (AHH building), Bonn, Germany 6-9 September 2016

More information

November 18, 2011 MEASURES TO IMPROVE THE OPERATIONS OF THE CLIMATE INVESTMENT FUNDS

November 18, 2011 MEASURES TO IMPROVE THE OPERATIONS OF THE CLIMATE INVESTMENT FUNDS November 18, 2011 MEASURES TO IMPROVE THE OPERATIONS OF THE CLIMATE INVESTMENT FUNDS Note: At the joint meeting of the CTF and SCF Trust Fund Committees held on November 3, 2011, the meeting reviewed the

More information

Reflections on progress made at the fifth part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action

Reflections on progress made at the fifth part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action Reflections on progress made at the fifth part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action Note by the Co-Chairs 7 July 2014 I. Introduction 1. At the fifth

More information

Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore

Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore E WIPO/GRTKF/IWG/3/9 ORIGINAL: ENGLISH DATE: JANUARY 10, 2011 Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore Third Intersessional Working

More information

IPRs and Public Health: Lessons Learned Current Challenges The Way Forward

IPRs and Public Health: Lessons Learned Current Challenges The Way Forward Local Pharmaceutical Production in Africa International Conference Cape Town, 4-6 April 2011 IPRs and Public Health: Lessons Learned Current Challenges The Way Forward Roger Kampf WTO Secretariat 1 Acknowledging

More information

FCCC/AWGLCA/2011/INF.2

FCCC/AWGLCA/2011/INF.2 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change FCCC/AWGLCA/2011/INF.2 Distr.: General 26 May 2011 English only Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention Fourteenth

More information

Delhi High Level Conference on Climate Change: Technology Development and Transfer Chair s Summary

Delhi High Level Conference on Climate Change: Technology Development and Transfer Chair s Summary Delhi High Level Conference on Climate Change: Technology Development and Transfer 23.10.2009 Chair s Summary Dear Colleagues, 1. This brings us to the conclusion of the Delhi Conference on Climate Change:

More information

Lucinda Longcroft, Head, New York Office, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Lucinda Longcroft, Head, New York Office, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) General Assembly Structured Dialogues Stock-taking of the international debates on development, transfer and dissemination of clean and environmentally sound technologies UN HQ, New York April 29, 2014

More information

Introduction to the SMEs Division of WIPO

Introduction to the SMEs Division of WIPO Introduction to the SMEs Division of WIPO Guriqbal Singh Jaiya Director Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Division World Intellectual Property Organization 1 National Needs and Concerns Sustainable Economic

More information

UNDP contribution to paragraph 273 of the outcome document

UNDP contribution to paragraph 273 of the outcome document UNDP contribution to paragraph 273 of the outcome document We recognize the importance of strengthened national, scientific and technological capacities for sustainable development. This can help countries,

More information

the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission of South Africa (CIPC)

the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission of South Africa (CIPC) organized by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission of South Africa (CIPC) the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) the

More information

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC EXPERT GROUP ON TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER FIVE YEARS OF WORK

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC EXPERT GROUP ON TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER FIVE YEARS OF WORK United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC EXPERT GROUP ON TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER FIVE YEARS OF WORK BACKGROUND Within the UNFCCC process Parties have taken decisions to promote the development

More information

European Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference Brussels, February 2018 Civil Society Perspectives

European Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference Brussels, February 2018 Civil Society Perspectives European Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference Brussels, 20-21 February 2018 Civil Society Perspectives On the 20 th and 21 st February 2018, the European Commission and the European Economic and Social

More information

CREATIVE ECONOMY PROGRAMME. Development through Creativity

CREATIVE ECONOMY PROGRAMME. Development through Creativity CREATIVE ECONOMY PROGRAMME Development through Creativity CREATIVE ECONOMY PROGRAMME Vision Developed creative economies, everywhere. Mission Promote development through creativity. Values Quality, Openness,

More information

UNITAID The HIV/AIDS Medicines Patent Pool Initiative Overview

UNITAID The HIV/AIDS Medicines Patent Pool Initiative Overview UNITAID The HIV/AIDS Medicines Patent Pool Initiative Overview December 2009 UNITAID Mission UNITAID's Mission Scale up access to treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB Leverage price reductions of quality

More information

Structured Dialogues on a technology facilitation mechanism. David O Connor UN-DESA, DSD Dialogue 1, 29 April 2014

Structured Dialogues on a technology facilitation mechanism. David O Connor UN-DESA, DSD Dialogue 1, 29 April 2014 Structured Dialogues on a technology facilitation mechanism David O Connor UN-DESA, DSD Dialogue 1, 29 April 2014 Rio+20 mandate Request to relevant UN agencies to: identify options for a facilitation

More information

Bernarditas Muller Coordinator of G77 and China for the AWG-LCA

Bernarditas Muller Coordinator of G77 and China for the AWG-LCA Workshop on cooperation on research and development of current, new and innovative technology, including win-win solutions under paragraph 1(d)(iii) of the Bali Action Plan Bernarditas Muller Coordinator

More information

Report on the linkage modalities and the rolling workplan of the Technology Executive Committee for

Report on the linkage modalities and the rolling workplan of the Technology Executive Committee for United Nations Distr.: General 12 March 2012 Original: English Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice Thirty-sixth session Bonn, 14 25 May 2012 Item X of the provisional agenda Subsidiary

More information

STRATEGIC ORIENTATION FOR THE FUTURE OF THE PMR:

STRATEGIC ORIENTATION FOR THE FUTURE OF THE PMR: STRATEGIC ORIENTATION FOR THE FUTURE OF THE PMR: ALEXANDER LOTSCH, FCPF SECRETARIAT ADRIEN DE BASSOMPIERRE, PMR SECRETARIAT PRICING CARBON AND SHAPING THE NEXT GENERATION OF CARBON MARKETS Context Strategic

More information

OECD Innovation Strategy: Key Findings

OECD Innovation Strategy: Key Findings The Voice of OECD Business March 2010 OECD Innovation Strategy: Key Findings (SG/INNOV(2010)1) BIAC COMMENTS General comments BIAC has strongly supported the development of the horizontal OECD Innovation

More information

Inclusively Creative

Inclusively Creative In Bandung, Indonesia, December 5 th to 7 th 2017, over 100 representatives from the government, civil society, the private sector, think-tanks and academia, international organization as well as a number

More information

Technology Needs Assessments under GEF Enabling Activities Top Ups

Technology Needs Assessments under GEF Enabling Activities Top Ups National Communications Support Programme United Nations Development Programme Global Environment Facility Technology Needs Assessments under GEF Enabling Activities Top Ups UNFCCC/UNDP Expert Meeting

More information

IP KEY SOUTH EAST ASIA ANNUAL WORK PLAN FOR 2018

IP KEY SOUTH EAST ASIA ANNUAL WORK PLAN FOR 2018 ANNUAL WORK PLAN FOR 2018 IP KEY SOUTH EAST ASIA ANNUAL WORK PLAN FOR 2018 IP Key South East Asia is an EU Project designed to support the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) talks and Intellectual Property Dialogues

More information

Please send your responses by to: This consultation closes on Friday, 8 April 2016.

Please send your responses by  to: This consultation closes on Friday, 8 April 2016. CONSULTATION OF STAKEHOLDERS ON POTENTIAL PRIORITIES FOR RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IN THE 2018-2020 WORK PROGRAMME OF HORIZON 2020 SOCIETAL CHALLENGE 5 'CLIMATE ACTION, ENVIRONMENT, RESOURCE EFFICIENCY AND

More information

Agreements in R&D and Technology Transfer: Best Practices and Model Agreements

Agreements in R&D and Technology Transfer: Best Practices and Model Agreements 1 Agreements in R&D and Technology Transfer: Best Practices and Model Agreements Pirjo Welroos, Head of IP-sector, Unit Intellectual property & technology transfer Joint Research Centre (JRC) European

More information

High Level Seminar on the Creative Economy and Copyright as Pathways to Sustainable Development. UN-ESCAP/ WIPO, Bangkok December 6, 2017

High Level Seminar on the Creative Economy and Copyright as Pathways to Sustainable Development. UN-ESCAP/ WIPO, Bangkok December 6, 2017 High Level Seminar on the Creative Economy and Copyright as Pathways to Sustainable Development UN-ESCAP/ WIPO, Bangkok December 6, 2017 Edna dos Santos-Duisenberg creative.edna@gmail.com Policy Advisor

More information

Extract of Advance copy of the Report of the International Conference on Chemicals Management on the work of its second session

Extract of Advance copy of the Report of the International Conference on Chemicals Management on the work of its second session Extract of Advance copy of the Report of the International Conference on Chemicals Management on the work of its second session Resolution II/4 on Emerging policy issues A Introduction Recognizing the

More information

An Innovative Public Private Approach for a Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM)

An Innovative Public Private Approach for a Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM) Summary An Innovative Public Private Approach for a Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM) July 31, 2012 In response to paragraph 265 276 of the Rio+20 Outcome Document, this paper outlines an innovative

More information

Note by the secretariat * Summary

Note by the secretariat * Summary UNITED NATIONS Distr. GENERAL 20 May 2008 Original: ENGLISH SUBSIDIARY BODY FOR IMPLEMENTATION Twenty-eighth session Bonn, 4 13 June 2008 Item 6 of the provisional agenda Development and transfer of technologies

More information

Distinguished Co-facilitators, Ambassadors, delegates and representatives from capitals,

Distinguished Co-facilitators, Ambassadors, delegates and representatives from capitals, Joint Session of FfD and the Post-2015 Development Agenda 22 April, 2015 Statement by Ambassador Guilherme de Aguiar Patriota, DPR of Brazil and co-moderator of the Structured Dialogues on Technology Facilitation

More information

EXPLORATION DEVELOPMENT OPERATION CLOSURE

EXPLORATION DEVELOPMENT OPERATION CLOSURE i ABOUT THE INFOGRAPHIC THE MINERAL DEVELOPMENT CYCLE This is an interactive infographic that highlights key findings regarding risks and opportunities for building public confidence through the mineral

More information

EuropeAid. Sustainable and Cleaner Production in the Manufacturing Industries of Pakistan (SCI-Pak)

EuropeAid. Sustainable and Cleaner Production in the Manufacturing Industries of Pakistan (SCI-Pak) Sustainable and Cleaner Production in the Manufacturing Industries of Pakistan (SCI-Pak) Switch Asia 2008 Target Country Pakistan Implementation period 1.03.2008-29.02.2012 EC co-financing 1126873 Lead

More information

Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP)

Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) E CDIP/21/12 REV. ORIGINAL: ENGLISH DATE: MAY 16, 2018 Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) Twenty-First Session Geneva, May 14 to 18, 2018 PROJECT PROPOSAL FROM THE DELEGATIONS OF

More information

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP) SME SCOREBOARD 2016

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP) SME SCOREBOARD 2016 www.euipo.europa.eu INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP) SME SCOREBOARD 2016 Executive Summary JUNE 2016 www.euipo.europa.eu INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP) SME SCOREBOARD 2016 Commissioned to GfK Belgium by the European

More information

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP) SME SCOREBOARD 2016

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP) SME SCOREBOARD 2016 www.euipo.europa.eu INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP) SME SCOREBOARD 2016 Executive Summary JUNE 2016 www.euipo.europa.eu INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP) SME SCOREBOARD 2016 Commissioned to GfK Belgium by the European

More information

Breaking Through on Technology. Overcoming the barriers to the development and wide deployment of low-carbon technology

Breaking Through on Technology. Overcoming the barriers to the development and wide deployment of low-carbon technology AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File Breaking Through on Technology Overcoming the barriers to the development and wide deployment of low-carbon technology Center for American Progress and Global Climate Network

More information

Statement by Executive Director, South Centre, Martin Khor, to the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, 9 Dec 2013

Statement by Executive Director, South Centre, Martin Khor, to the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, 9 Dec 2013 Statement by Executive Director, South Centre, Martin Khor, to the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, 9 Dec 2013 1. MEANS OF IMPLEMENTATION AND GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR DEVELOPMENT The

More information

A/AC.105/C.1/2014/CRP.13

A/AC.105/C.1/2014/CRP.13 3 February 2014 English only Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space Scientific and Technical Subcommittee Fifty-first session Vienna, 10-21 February 2014 Long-term sustainability of outer space

More information

Engaging Industry Partners

Engaging Industry Partners Engaging Industry Partners What is Easy Access IP? Easy Access IP originated from University of Glasgow and is being used by a number of Universities around the world. All Intellectual Property (IP) made

More information

AD HOC WORKING GROUP ON LONG-TERM COOPERATIVE ACTION UNDER THE CONVENTION Resumed seventh session Barcelona, 2 6 November 2009

AD HOC WORKING GROUP ON LONG-TERM COOPERATIVE ACTION UNDER THE CONVENTION Resumed seventh session Barcelona, 2 6 November 2009 AD HOC WORKING GROUP ON LONG-TERM COOPERATIVE ACTION Non-paper No. 47 6/11/09 @ 13:00 CONTACT GROUP ON ENHANCED ACTION ON DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY Draft text Recognizing that climate change

More information

Low carbon technology challenges for major developing countries

Low carbon technology challenges for major developing countries Low carbon technology challenges for major developing countries Prof. Roberto Schaeffer PPE/COPPE/Federal University of Rio de Janeiro UN Workshop 1 Technology needs of developing countries and options

More information

Climate Change and Intellectual Property

Climate Change and Intellectual Property Discussion Paper Prepared by ICC Commissions on Environment and Energy Intellectual Property Climate Change and Intellectual Property Highlights Introduction Key points The Intellectual Property System:

More information

"How to ensure a secure supply of raw materials in the global economy"

How to ensure a secure supply of raw materials in the global economy SPEECH/12/304 Antonio TAJANI Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Industry and Entrepreneurship "How to ensure a secure supply of raw materials in the global economy" Bundestag Berlin,

More information

Original: English Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 2012

Original: English Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 2012 United Nations A/CONF.216/4 Distr.: General 29 May 2012 Original: English Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 20-22 June 2012 Item 9 of the provisional agenda* Reports of the round tables Background note for round

More information

Science, technology and engineering for innovation and capacity-building in education and research UNCTAD Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Science, technology and engineering for innovation and capacity-building in education and research UNCTAD Wednesday, 28 November 2007 Science, technology and engineering for innovation and capacity-building in education and research UNCTAD Wednesday, 28 November 2007 I am honored to have this opportunity to present to you the first issues

More information

Brief to the. Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology. Dr. Eliot A. Phillipson President and CEO

Brief to the. Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology. Dr. Eliot A. Phillipson President and CEO Brief to the Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology Dr. Eliot A. Phillipson President and CEO June 14, 2010 Table of Contents Role of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)...1

More information

Climate Change response measures, and negotiations update

Climate Change response measures, and negotiations update Climate Change response measures, and negotiations update African region awareness creation workshop to maximize the positive and minimize the negative impacts of implementation of Climate Change response

More information

The 26 th APEC Economic Leaders Meeting

The 26 th APEC Economic Leaders Meeting The 26 th APEC Economic Leaders Meeting PORT MORESBY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA 18 November 2018 The Chair s Era Kone Statement Harnessing Inclusive Opportunities, Embracing the Digital Future 1. The Statement

More information

THE WIPO DEVELOPMENT AGENDA. New York February 2011

THE WIPO DEVELOPMENT AGENDA. New York February 2011 THE WIPO DEVELOPMENT AGENDA New York 23-24 February 2011 What Is the WIPO Development Agenda? The Development Agenda in WIPO is a Member Statesdriven process, which seeks to place the development dimension

More information

Principles and structure of the technology framework and scope and modalities for the periodic assessment of the Technology Mechanism

Principles and structure of the technology framework and scope and modalities for the periodic assessment of the Technology Mechanism SUBMISSION BY GUATEMALA ON BEHALF OF THE AILAC GROUP OF COUNTRIES COMPOSED BY CHILE, COLOMBIA, COSTA RICA, HONDURAS, GUATEMALA, PANAMA, PARAGUAY AND PERU Subject: Principles and structure of the technology

More information

CREDITING-RELATED READINESS ACTIVITIES UNDER THE PMR: UPDATE AND SUGGESTED NEXT STEPS

CREDITING-RELATED READINESS ACTIVITIES UNDER THE PMR: UPDATE AND SUGGESTED NEXT STEPS CREDITING-RELATED READINESS ACTIVITIES UNDER THE PMR: UPDATE AND SUGGESTED NEXT STEPS PMR Note PA12 2015-1 May 15, 2015 1 I. INTRODUCTION 1. The Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) was established in

More information

COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION. Brussels, 9 December 2008 (16.12) (OR. fr) 16767/08 RECH 410 COMPET 550

COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION. Brussels, 9 December 2008 (16.12) (OR. fr) 16767/08 RECH 410 COMPET 550 COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION Brussels, 9 December 2008 (16.12) (OR. fr) 16767/08 RECH 410 COMPET 550 OUTCOME OF PROCEEDINGS of: Competitiveness Council on 1 and 2 December 2008 No. prev. doc. 16012/08

More information

GENEVA COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (CDIP) Fifth Session Geneva, April 26 to 30, 2010

GENEVA COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (CDIP) Fifth Session Geneva, April 26 to 30, 2010 WIPO CDIP/5/7 ORIGINAL: English DATE: February 22, 2010 WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERT Y O RGANI ZATION GENEVA E COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (CDIP) Fifth Session Geneva, April 26 to

More information

Unlocking Countries Design Potential. WIPO Pilot Project on Intellectual Property and Design Management for Business Development

Unlocking Countries Design Potential. WIPO Pilot Project on Intellectual Property and Design Management for Business Development Unlocking Countries Design Potential WIPO Pilot Project on Intellectual Property and Design Management for Business Development Design can make a critical difference to business success. WIPO s pilot project

More information

UNEP/CPR/142/7. Distr.: General 3 May 2018 English only

UNEP/CPR/142/7. Distr.: General 3 May 2018 English only United Nations UNEP/CPR/142/7 Distr.: General 3 May 2018 English only United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme 142 nd meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives

More information

Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans

Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans About JPI Oceans An intergovernmental platform for long-term collaboration, increasing the impact of our investments in marine and maritime

More information

Economic and Social Council

Economic and Social Council United Nations Economic and Social Council Distr.: General 11 February 2013 Original: English Economic Commission for Europe Sixty-fifth session Geneva, 9 11 April 2013 Item 3 of the provisional agenda

More information

The Policy Content and Process in an SDG Context: Objectives, Instruments, Capabilities and Stages

The Policy Content and Process in an SDG Context: Objectives, Instruments, Capabilities and Stages The Policy Content and Process in an SDG Context: Objectives, Instruments, Capabilities and Stages Ludovico Alcorta UNU-MERIT alcorta@merit.unu.edu www.merit.unu.edu Agenda Formulating STI policy STI policy/instrument

More information

The Sustainable Tourism Programme of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production

The Sustainable Tourism Programme of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production The Sustainable Tourism Programme of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Generating collective impact Scaling up and replicating Programmatic implementation Helena

More information

National Innovation System of Mongolia

National Innovation System of Mongolia National Innovation System of Mongolia Academician Enkhtuvshin B. Mongolians are people with rich tradition of knowledge. When the Great Mongolian Empire was established in the heart of Asia, Chinggis

More information

Consultancy on Technological Foresight

Consultancy on Technological Foresight Consultancy on Technological Foresight A Product of the Technical Cooperation Agreement Strategic Roadmap for Productive Development in Trinidad and Tobago Policy Links, IfM Education and Consultancy Services

More information

General Assembly. United Nations A/63/411. Information and communication technologies for development. I. Introduction. Report of the Second Committee

General Assembly. United Nations A/63/411. Information and communication technologies for development. I. Introduction. Report of the Second Committee United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General 2 December 2008 Original: Arabic Sixty-third session Agenda item 46 Information and communication technologies for development Report of the Second Committee

More information

The Value of Membership.

The Value of Membership. The Value of Membership. Driving the global transformation to a smarter, more sustainable world with digital solutions at its core. 2018 gesi.org Information and Communications Technology (ICT) innovators

More information

The Space Millennium: Vienna Declaration on Space and Human Development *

The Space Millennium: Vienna Declaration on Space and Human Development * The Space Millennium: Vienna Declaration on Space and Human Development * The States participating in the Third United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE III),

More information