WIPO’s second edition focuses on climate change mitigation and highlights innovative solutions
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) unveiled the second edition of its “Green Technology Book” at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This comprehensive publication, available in six languages, shifts its focus towards climate change mitigation, highlighting critical innovations in key sectors such as Industry, Agriculture & Land Use, and Cities. With a digital-first approach, the book aims to bridge the gap between the need for climate solutions and their practical implementation worldwide.
A few words from WIPO’s Director General on the Green Technology Book:
WIPO’s Director General, Daren Tang, emphasized the importance of the Green Technology Book in bringing breakthrough technologies and solutions to where they are most needed. Tang called it a practical guide for policymakers, industry leaders, investors, researchers, and others, inspiring action and providing information and analysis to drive sustainable practices.
Collaboration for a greener future:
In collaboration with the United Nations Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) and the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ARST), WIPO’s Green Technology Book showcases actionable technologies aimed at reducing emissions and advancing sustainable practices. This dynamic online publication serves as a resource for developed and developing countries alike, facilitating the implementation of climate mitigation solutions.
Reflecting on the significance of this year’s theme, Mr. Rajiv Garg, the Acting Director of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), emphasized the transformative potential of innovative technologies in creating a greener and more resilient future for all.
Continued relevance and global progress:
As a dynamic and evolving resource, the Green Technology Book will continue to integrate new insights and technological advancements, ensuring its relevance in the global climate dialogue. Through this publication and its broader initiatives, WIPO reaffirms its dedication to using intellectual property as a catalyst for environmental sustainability and global progress.
Innovative climate change mitigation solutions:
The Green Technology Book provides a deep dive into the potential for mitigation through technology deployment in key sectors. It is connected to the accessible and inclusive WIPO GREEN Database of Needs and Green Technologies, which showcases a wide array of solutions and facilitates direct contact with technology proprietors. The book also serves as a matchmaking tool for fostering connections and partnerships in the field.
Key findings of the Green Technology Book:
The book’s extensive mapping of climate mitigation technologies led to several key observations:
1. The majority of technologies needed to halve emissions by 2030 are already available.
2. Dependence on fossil fuels hinders the effectiveness of climate technologies.
3. Addressing the growing demand for resources is critical.
4. Technologies enabling smarter design contribute to a circular economy.
5. Successful uptake of climate technology depends on understanding user needs.
6. Slow adoption of climate technologies increases the risk of stranded assets.
7. Innovations in hard-to-abate sectors require further research and development.
8. Agricultural practices and land use offer significant emission reduction opportunities.
9. Collaborative efforts and technology transfer are needed to empower developing countries.
10. Innovation and localized adaptation of technologies are essential for accessibility.
Previous edition and WIPO GREEN:
The Green Technology Book on Climate Adaptation was released last year at COP 27 in Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt. Both editions build upon the work of the WIPO GREEN platform, which connects green technology providers with those seeking environmentally friendly solutions.
The release of the second edition of the Green Technology Book at COP28 UAE marks a significant milestone in the global commitment to climate change mitigation. WIPO’s comprehensive publication serves as a practical guide, showcasing innovative solutions and bridging the gap between the need for climate technologies and their practical implementation. With its focus on key sectors and its inclusive approach, the Green Technology Book is a valuable resource for policymakers, industry leaders, researchers, and others invested in creating a greener and more sustainable future for all.