Innovation and Technology Transfer to Combat Climate Change: WIPO GREEN at COP 25

November 28, 2019

WIPO GREEN participates in the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP 25 with an event on innovation, intellectual property (IP) and climate-smart agriculture, and contributions to the official UN side events.

The COP 25 gathers thousands of policy makers, governmental officials, environmental professionals and scientists in Madrid, Spain, to discuss implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

WIPO GREEN – the global marketplace for sustainable technology, and the World Intellectual Property Organization’s unique programme dedicated to combat climate change – organizes an event "Accelerating Innovation and Technology Transfer in Support of Climate Smart Agriculture: What Role for Intellectual Property Rights?" for the COP 25 participants.

Event background

IP rights (IPRs) stimulate climate-friendly innovation and provide the basis for secure licensing agreements – both commercial and non-commercial – that help the diffusion of green technologies globally.

The panel will discuss how the IPR system can contribute to the transfer of climate-change relevant innovation and technology, both from the perspective of commercial and non-commercial use, drawing on the experiences from the current WIPO GREEN Technology Acceleration Project on climate-smart agriculture in Latin America.

Event details

When: December 7, 2019, 4 p.m.

Where: Inter-American Development Bank’s pavilion at the COP25


  • Ms. Loreto Bresky, Instituto Nacional de Propiedad Industrial (INAPI), Chile
  • Mr. Patricio Parra, Chile Wine Association
  • Dr. Peter Oksen, WIPO GREEN
  • Dr. Federico Villatico Campbell, Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN)

What else?

With the WIPO GREEN Technology Acceleration Project 2019 developing full-speed in Chile, Brazil and Argentina, and the COP 25 taking place under the Presidency of the Government of Chile, WIPO GREEN has a lot to contribute to the Conference discussions.

Apart from organizing the panel discussion and ensuring presence of two panelists from Chile, WIPO GREEN has also been one of the contributing partners for the agenda of three UN-organized official high-level side events on SDG 2 (Zero Hunger), SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure) and SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals). 

In addition, on December 12, WIPO GREEN will contribute to a discussion panel organized by the  Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN).


WIPO GREEN is a global marketplace for sustainable technology, supporting global efforts to address climate change. Through its online database and regional activities, WIPO GREEN connects green tech seekers and providers in order to catalyze green innovation and accelerate green tech transfer and diffusion.