Preparing for the Next, Very Long Crisis: Towards a ‘Cool’ Science and Technology Policy Agenda For a Globally Warming Economy

David, Paul A. (2009). Preparing for the Next, Very Long Crisis: Towards a ‘Cool’ Science and Technology Policy Agenda For a Globally Warming Economy. UNU-MERIT.

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  • Author David, Paul A.
    Title Preparing for the Next, Very Long Crisis: Towards a ‘Cool’ Science and Technology Policy Agenda For a Globally Warming Economy
    Publication Date 2009
    Publisher UNU-MERIT
    Abstract This short paper on a very big subject deals with a worry - a worry that the present economic crisis is likely to contribute to the already-existing temptations of governmental and private actors alike to behave in a time-inconsistent fashion when responding to the challenge of climate change. The specific concern here is that science and technology research commitments be launched soon enough on the scale that is likely to be needed, and that timely steps be taken toward the supportive adaptations in long-standing institutional and regulatory readjustments that can render those investments in knowledge more effective. Institutional changes, new incentive mechanisms and a rethinking of national policies with regard to exploitation of the international regime of intellectual property protections - are needed to successfully address the looming crisis of global climate change.
    Keyword GHG emissions
    CO2 pricing
    Strategic energy technologies
    EU set plan
    Green technologies
    R&D
    IRP
    Global technology transfers
    JEL O13
    O31
    O32
    O33
    Q54
    Q55
    Copyright Holder UNU-MERIT
    Copyright Year 2009
    ISSN 1871-9872
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