Climate Innovation Centres: A New Way to Foster Climate Technologies in the Developing World?

Climate Innovation Centres: A New Way to Foster Climate Technologies in the Developing World?

This report was commissioned to develop practical recommendations on the design of Climate Innovation Centres (CICs). Based on rigorous analysis the report shows how CICs can: develop and deploy appropriate technologies to mitigate and adapt to climate change; catalyze competitive domestic industries in clean technologies for job creation and economic growth; and deliver ancillary climate technology benefits such as energy security and access, and reduced local pollution.

The report is designed to help a wide audience – including developing country decision-makers, technology entrepreneurs, SMEs, industry, NGOs, and donors – understand and develop CICs as part of a strategy to transfer, develop, and deploy advanced climate technologies suitable for the developing world.

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