Promoting the Transfer and Use of Environmentally Sound Technology

A Review of Policies

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The spectrum of the debate on environmentally sound technologies is as lively as the broader debate on environment and development. Amidst the spectrum is the realism that a world where three fourths of the people live below the so-called 'modern standard', technology can neither be done away with nor can it be blindly trusted. This point of realism provides common ground for constructive work on the technology dimension of the environment and development nexus. This study discusses several opinions on this subject and examines the extent to which the proposed measures are likely to increase access to transfer and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies.


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Science and Technology Issues

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