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Environmental Technologies, Intellectual Property and Climate Change

Accessing, Obtaining and Protecting Edited by Abbe E.L. Brown, Senior Lecturer, University of Aberdeen, UK
Many disciplines are relevant to combating climate change. This challenging book draws together legal, regulatory, geographic, industrial and professional perspectives and explores the role of technologies in addressing climate change through mitigation, adaptation and information gathering. It explores some key issues. Is intellectual property part of the solution, an obstacle to change or peripheral? Are there more important questions? Do they receive the attention they deserve? And from whom? This innovative book will play an important role in stimulating holistic discussion and action on an issue of key importance to society.
Extent: 320 pp
Hardback Price: $146.00 Web: $131.40
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 978 0 85793 417 8
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  • Development Studies
  • Law and Development
  • Environment
  • Climate Change
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Technology and ICT
  • Law - Academic
  • Environmental Law
  • Human Rights
  • Intellectual Property Law
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  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Human Rights
Many disciplines are relevant to combating climate change. This challenging book draws together legal, regulatory, geographic, industrial and professional perspectives and explores the role of technologies in addressing climate change through mitigation, adaptation and information gathering. It explores some key issues. Is intellectual property part of the solution, an obstacle to change or peripheral? Are there more important questions? Do they receive the attention they deserve? And from whom? This innovative book will play an important role in stimulating holistic discussion and action on an issue of key importance to society.

Environmental Technologies, Intellectual Property and Climate Change will appeal strongly to scholars researching IP and climate change, as well as to a range of professionals including venture capitalists, practising lawyers working in IP, environmental and corporate finance law, activists within both climate change and human rights, and policymakers.
Contributors: A.E.L. Brown, K. Culver, A. Davies, N.S. Ghaleigh, M.D. Jones, K. Kulovesi, D.A. McGrory, J. McLean, E. Morgera, O. Onazi, J.P. Santamauro, K.R. Srinivas, B. Tuncak
Contents:

Foreword

Introduction

1. Low Carbon Futures for All? Strategic Options for Global Availability of Environmental Technologies
Keith Culver

2. The Puzzling Persistence of the Intellectual Property Right/Climate Change Relationship
Navraj Singh Ghaleigh

3. Failure is Not an Option: Enhancing the Use of Intellectual Property Tools to Secure Wider and More Equitable Access to Climate Change Technologies
Jon P. Santamauro

4. Partnership and Sharing: Beyond Mainstream Mechanisms
Anna Davies

5. Public–Private Partnerships for Wider and Equitable Access to Climate Technologies
Elisa Morgera and Kati Kulovesi

6. Climate Change, Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Rights: A Modest Exercise in Thinking Outside the Box
Krishna Ravi Srinivas

7. Access to Essential Environmental Technologies and Poor Communities: Why Human Rights Should be Prioritized
Oche Onazi

8. Achieving Greater Access: A New Role for Established Legal Principles?
Abbe E.L. Brown

9. The ‘New Normal’: Food, Climate Change and Intellectual Property
Baskut Tuncak

10. Intellectual Property: Property Rights and the Public Interest
James McLean

11. A View from Inside the Renewable Energy Industry
Mervyn D. Jones

12. A Private Institutional Investment Perspective
David A. McGrory

Index