Moving Climate Innovation into the 21st Century: Emerging Lessons from other Sectors and Options for a New Climate Innovation Initiative

May 11, 2011

Lew Milford, Jessica Morey, Lindsay Maderia, Val Stori | Clean Energy Group

The overall purpose of this report is to provide a series of options to structure and implement an international climate technology innovation initiative based on best practices from the agriculture, health, and ICT sectors. The research aims to inform ongoing international discussions on climate technology mechanisms as well as international and bilateral agency programs.

Based on lessons learned from nine case studies of existing international public-and private-sector technology and market development collaborations, the paper presents core principles and three options for a climate innovation initiative.