Publication date: July 2008
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Publication date: 01/07/2008
This report sets out the case for establishing a network of Low Carbon Technology Innovation and Diffusion Centres internationally, and focusses on some of the issues and options in the design and activities of the Centres.
In 2008 the Carbon Trust held discussions with the World Bank concerning different approaches to designing a network of low carbon technology centres, drawing on the Carbon Trust's technology development expertise, and lessons from the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) network in developing countries.
Based upon the Carbon Trust's experience and drawing on interviews with thirty developing country and sector experts, we set out to explore whether and how the global transition to a low carbon economy could be accelerated by a network of centres designed to stimulate low carbon technology innovation and diffusion, with an emphasis upon their possible contribution in developing countries.
This report summarises our recommendations and expands on these in a number of areas, including benefits of support for early-stage R&D and integrated approaches in commercial technology development and diffusion.
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