Directing innovation towards a low-carbon future

Economic Research Working Paper No. 72

Author(s): Joëlle Noailly | Publication year: 2022

License: CC BY 4.0

DOI: English

Achieving the ambition of limiting global warming to 1.5°C to 2°C by the end of the century as enacted in the Paris Climate Agreement will require massive investments in environmental technologies and a forceful change of path away from high-carbon technologies. This report presents novel descriptive evidence on global trends in patenting in low-carbon technologies, with a particular focus on the energy and road transport sector. The analysis discusses the role of public policies in driving the rate and the direction of innovation for a low-carbon future.


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