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Climate Change and Requirement of Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technology
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Technology and policy play a twofold role in international environmental laws. Strongerenvironmental policies encourage new green technologies and likewise, better technologies makeit easier to regulate. “Technology transfer” refers to the transfer from one party, an association orinstitution that developed the technology, to another that adopts, adapts, and uses it. As differentkinds of threats posed by climate change are continuously increasing all over the world the issueof “technology transfer” especially the transfer of environmentally sound technologies hasbecome one of the key topics of international environmental debates.This thesis addresses, firstly, the possible methods of technology transfer and secondly, howcurrent international environmental laws play its role to facilitate the transfer. Accordingly, Ihave focused on the concerned provisions of Kyoto Protocol and its subsequent implementationmeasures. I have also taken in to account the decisions of the annual meetings of the Conferenceof the parties (COPs) of the UNFCCC.The thesis has also made a brief comparative discussion between the provisions of internationalenvironmental laws and the provisions of intellectual property rights in terms of technologytransfer.However, at the last stage of the thesis, some potential recommendations are mentioned andbriefly discussed in view to come up with a sustainable solution.In addition to the international environmental law, I have also tried to figure out some otherinternational or multinational instruments which concern the transfer of environmentally soundtechnologies.

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2011.
Keyword [en]
Sustainable development
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Natural Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-160843OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-160843DiVA: diva2:453274
Educational program
Master Programme in Sustainable Development
Uppsok
Life Earth Science
Available from: 2011-11-03 Created: 2011-11-01 Last updated: 2011-11-03Bibliographically approved

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