Moving Towards a Sustainable Future: Replacing TRIPS with a New International Regime for Intellectual Property and Sustainable Energy Technology Transfer

One of the foremost issues of the twenty-first century is finding a solution to anthropogenic climate change—that which is caused primarily by human activities. International organizations and agreements such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (“UNFCCC”), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (“IPCC”), the World Trade Organization (“WTO”), and the Kyoto Protocol have all created plans and guidelines for addressing climate change. Many of these organizations and their agreements recognize the role that innovation and technology transfer will play to solve climate change. International intellectual property law will be essential in determining how states and corporations finance, implement, and distribute the innovative technologies necessary to create solutions. (Excerpt from Article)

Author: Nikhil Pradhan

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