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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Video: Find out more about what WIPO GREEN is, why we need it, and how it helps in practical terms.

Green technology in action

Browse the full list of resources (articles, case studies, reports, etc.) related to green technology.

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WIPO GREEN - 2017 Year in Review

This Year in Review captures WIPO GREEN’s main activities in 2017, including network highlights, database growth, new partners, key events and more.

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Case study: Improving sanitation with Ecosan waterless toilets

This WIPO GREEN case study takes an in-depth look at the technology solution to rural sanitation needs developed by South African company Eco Sanitation Ltd. – a waterless toilet sanitation system that converts human waste into dehydrated, compostable material.

African entrepreneurs lead the way in climate change adaptation
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African entrepreneurs lead the way in climate change adaptation

This WIPO Magazine article features two examples of technologies being developed by African innovators to tackle local environmental challenges. Both were featured at the WIPO GREEN co-organized technology exhibition at COP 22 in Marrakesh, Morocco in November 2016.


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 Charte | Spanish PDF, WIPO GREEN Carta

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Arabic PDF, الميثاق WIPO GREEN | Japanese PDF, WIPO GREEN 憲章