WIPO GREEN, an interactive marketplace that connects technology and service providers with those seeking innovative solutions, was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2013.

WIPO GREEN consists of an online database and network that brings together a wide range of players in the green technology innovation value chain, and connects owners of new technologies with individuals or companies who might be looking to commercialize, license or otherwise distribute a green technology.  In this way, we help not only to accelerate innovation and diffusion of green technologies, but also contribute to the efforts of developing countries in addressing climate change.

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Green technology in action

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WIPO GREEN 2023 - Year in Review

The WIPO GREEN Year in Review 2023 outlines how WIPO GREEN continued to drive forward the agenda of sustainable development and green technology innovation and deployment over the past decade. This report also captures WIPO GREEN’s main initiatives taken this year, including acceleration projects and the IP Management Clinic.

African entrepreneurs lead the way in climate change adaptation
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WIPO GREEN 2022 - Year in Review

The WIPO GREEN Year in Review 2022 outlines our green initiatives.

Read our report to keep up to speed with our achievements in tackling climate change.

African entrepreneurs lead the way in climate change adaptation
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WIPO GREEN 2021 - Year in Review

Read about the event-filled year that was 2021 in this edition of the WIPO GREEN Year in Review which, for the very first time, is completely online.

We look back at memorable quotes from key stakeholders, updates on our acceleration projects in Indonesia and Latin America, key performance indicators and a teaser for what’s to come in 2022.

History and structure


WIPO GREEN traces its origins to WIPO’s discussions with the Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA) and other industry partners, who were keen to establish a mechanism that would inject transparency into green technology markets, particularly for developing countries. A pilot database of green technologies available for license or sale was established by WIPO in 2012, which was followed by the formal launch of WIPO GREEN and its network in November 2013.


WIPO GREEN is governed by the Advisory Board and the Secretariat under the rules laid out in the WIPO GREEN Charter PDF, WIPO GREEN Charter.

The WIPO GREEN Advisory Board is comprised of Partners and WIPO, and guides the activities of WIPO GREEN. The Board is a consultative and counselling body, which does not exercise any influence over WIPO's overarching programs and budget.


All partners of WIPO GREEN must endorse in writing the WIPO GREEN Charter and abide by its principles.

  • English PDF, WIPO GREEN Charter
  • French PDF, WIPO GREEN Charter, French
  • Spanish PDF, WIPO GREEN Charter, Spanish
  • Arabic PDF, WIPO GREEN Charter, Arabic
  • Chinese PDF, WIPO GREEN Charter, Chinese
  • Japanese PDF, WIPO GREEN Charter, Japanese
  • Portuguese PDF, WIPO GREEN Charter, Portuguese
  • Russian PDF, WIPO GREEN Charter, Russian