Environmental Policy, Technological Innovation and Patents
OECD Studies on Environmental Innovation
OECD | 3 Oct 2008 | ISBN: 926404681X 9789264046818 9789264046825 | 183 pages | PDF | 2 MB
This report presents three case studies to illustrate the relationship between environmental policy and technological innovation. The case studies cover abatement technologies for wastewater effluent from pulp production, abatement of motor vehicle emissions, and development of renewable energy technologies. On the basis of patent data, the nature, extent, and causes of innovation in each of these areas have been explored.