Addressing climate change is dependent on economic growth that works with, rather than against the environment. Innovative green technology solutions can help by allowing us to do more with less – be it alternative energy production, energy saving, or greener forms of transportation, agriculture and forestry.
The challenge is to enhance the environment for innovation, while enabling speedier diffusion of these green technologies to all parts of the world. WIPO’s Global Challenges program works with multiple stakeholders to address these challenges, with a particular focus on:
- Hosting WIPO GREEN - a multi-stakeholder platform which aims to promote innovation and diffusion of green technologies;
- Providing fact-based information and objective analysis of relevant intellectual property (IP) issues to to facilitate international policy dialogue;
- Contributing IP expertise to UN and other public policy fora where IP and innovation are discussed in relation to climate change.