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Technology Transfer Institutions in Global Climate Governance: The Tension between Equity Principles and Market Allocation

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McGee, JS and Wenta, J, Technology Transfer Institutions in Global Climate Governance: The Tension between Equity Principles and Market Allocation, Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law, 23, (3) pp. 367-381. ISSN 2050-0386 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

DOI: doi:10.1111/reel.12075

Abstract

Technology transfer to developing countries has been identified as essential to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change. However, existing analyses underplay the influence of wider normative principles in shaping institutions for technology transfer in global climate governance. This article uses discourse analysis to explore the ideas and assumptions underlying technology transfer institutions both within and outside the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This discourse analysis identifies four key periods in the development of technology transfer institutions in global climate governance. In the first three periods, technology transfer institutions embody discourses ranging from green governmentality to deregulatory ecological modernization. In the fourth period, the post-Copenhagen Technology Mechanism embodies a broader discursive landscape that parallels a more fundamental contest over the extent to which redistributive claims are allowed to shape institutions of global climate governance.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Climate Change, Technology Transfer, Discourses, International Institutions
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law
Research Field:Environmental and Natural Resources Law
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Climate and Climate Change
Objective Field:Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
Author:McGee, JS (Dr Jeffrey McGee)
ID Code:98722
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2015-02-26
Last Modified:2017-11-20
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