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Title: Global assessment of technological innovation for climate change adaptation and mitigation in developing world
Authors: Adenle, Ademola A.
Azadi, Hossein
Arbiol, Joseph
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: Concerns about mitigating and adapting to climate change resulted in renewing the incentive for agricultural research investments and developing further innovation priorities around the world particularly in developing countries. In the near future, development of new agricultural measures and proper diffusion of technologies will greatly influence the ability of farmers in adaptation and mitigation to climate change. Using bibliometric approaches through output of academic journal publications and patent-based data, we assess the impact of research and development (R&D) for new and existing technologies within the context of climate change mitigation and adaptation. We show that many developing countries invest limited resources for R&D in relevant technologies that have great potential for mitigation and adaption in agricultural production. We also discuss constraints including weak infrastructure, limited research capacity, lack of credit facilities and technology transfer that may hinder the application of innovation in tackling the challenges of climate change. A range of policy measures is also suggested to overcome identified constraints and to ensure that potentials of innovation for climate change mitigation and adaptation are realized. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Notes: [Adenle, Ademola A.] United Nations Univ, Inst Adv Studies Sustainabil UNU IAS, Tokyo, Japan. [Adenle, Ademola A.] Univ Oxford, Blavatnik Sch Govt, Oxford OX1 2JD, England. [Azadi, Hossein] Hasselt Univ, Ctr Environm Sci, Hasselt, Belgium. [Azadi, Hossein] Univ Ghent, Dept Geog, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium. [Arbiol, Joseph] Kyushu Univ, Grad Sch Bioresources & Bioenvironm Sci, Lab Environm Econ, Fukuoka 8128581, Japan.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/19768
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.05.040
ISI #: 000361264100030
ISSN: 0301-4797
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2016
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