Title: The technology mechanism under the United Nations framework convention on climate change : a detailed analysis of unresolved issues and potential solutions
Language: English
Authors: Hamerijckx, Vanessa 
Qualification level: Diploma
Advisor: Loibl, Gerhard 
Issue Date: 2011
Number of Pages: 192
Qualification level: Diploma
Since the Industrial Revolution, developed countries' economies have been growing thanks to innovative technologies. In order to sustain industrial activities, large amounts of energy are needed. Due to industry and the combustion of fossil fuels, anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions have increased at a high speed and have been building up in the atmosphere, leading to the concern that global temperature might increase with 1 to 5°C. In order to mitigate these greenhouse gas emissions, there is a need for environmentally sound technologies. Developing countries however depend on the imports of technologies by developed countries as they lack the capital and the talent to perform R&D activities by themselves. Unfortunately, environmentally sound technologies are not being transferred as fast as other technologies, especially to developing countries. The problem of greenhouse gas emissions causing climate change and the lack of technology transfer to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions was also clear to policy-makers. In order to enhance the development and transfer of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries, the Technology Mechanism was established during the sixteenth session of the Conference of the Parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. There are however some important unresolved issues left that need to be given an answer to in order to make the Technology Mechanism operational with the purpose of enhancing the development and transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies.
URI: https://resolver.obvsg.at/urn:nbn:at:at-ubtuw:1-52398
Library ID: AC08701357
Organisation: E017 - Weiterbildungszentrum der TU Wien 
Publication Type: Thesis
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