How Do Climate Change and Energy-related Partnerships Impact Innovation and Technology Transfer? Some Lessons for the Implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

A. Mert, P.H. Pattberg

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Abstract

Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are endorsed and applied across a number of global public policy arenas, from health to climate change. PPPs for sustainable development at the global level emerged after the 2002 Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development as voluntary cooperative arrangements between governments and non-state actors to address and implement specific sustainability goals, but the role and relevance of these partnerships remain contested. This chapter addresses the relationship between partnerships and intellectual property rights as part of a broader inquiry into processes of technology transfer and institutional innovation. It scrutinizes whether climate and energy-related partnerships focus on technical implementation of existing technologies, technology transfer, knowledge dissemination, or innovation. It analyzes their performance related to tackling the problems they were set up to address, drawing on multi-year research on the emergence and effectiveness of PPPs for sustainable development, using the large Global Sustainability Partnerships Database to understand better the role and relevance of PPPs in contemporary global environmental governance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge Handbook of Public-Private Partnerships, Intellectual Property Governance and Sustainable Development
EditorsMargaret Chon, Pedro Roffe, Ahmed Abdel-Latif
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Chapter13
Pages289-307
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781316809587
ISBN (Print)9781107175839
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Public-private cooperation
  • Partnerships
  • SDGs
  • climate change

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