WIPO GREEN has compiled a range of relevant resources related to green technology and intellectual property, including publications, webinars, and tools that are available for public use.
WIPO GREEN publications
This guide is designed to help young people better understand the ways in which they can use innovation in the climate crisis response. Created to facilitate group discussions and inspire action, the guide incorporates theoretical resources and practical tools for using green technologies and intellectual property to empower youth in their efforts to address climate change.
This edition of the Global Challenges in Focus series explores the water supply aspect of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and highlights the role of technological innovation in relation to managing limited freshwater resources in situations of scarcity and/or threats to the quality of the water supply.
This edition of the Global Challenges in Focus series explores cutting-edge technologies to reduce food loss in the supply chain. Though identifying “critical loss points”, the brief proposes innovative technologies with the highest estimated impact on mitigating food loss. To continue the topic of the food management process, a forthcoming paper will address the technologies tackling food waste.
WIPO GREEN reports and briefs
- Innovative Technologies Tackling Food Loss
- Global Challenges in Focus: Innovative Technology in the WASH Sector (2020)
- Report: Innovation and Diffusion of Green Technologies: The Role of Intellectual Property and Other Enabling Factors (2015)
- Brief: Incentivizing the adoption of green technology on a global scale (2014)
- Report: Renewable Energy Technology: Evolution and Policy Implications - Evidence from Patent Literature (2014)
- Brief: The acceleration of climate change and mitigation technologies: Intellectual property trends in the renewable energy landscape (2014)
- Report: IP and the Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies (2011)
- Brief: When policy meets evidence: What’s next in the discussion on intellectual property, technology transfer & the environment? (2011)
- Climate change/energy patent landscape reports
Impact stories and case studies
- Sustainable Toilets: Serving People, Serving the Environment
- Ensuring Cleaner Air One Engine at a Time
- Converting Plastic Waste into Fuel
- Climate-Friendly Management of Sanitary Waste
- Green School’s installation of SOURCE Hydropanels in Bali, Indonesia
- Leveraging Micropayment Technology to Increase Access to Safe Drinking Water
- Transforming Greenhouse Gas Emissions into Energy
- Green Technology Diffusion: The Case of GIVEWATTS Green Lanterns
- Green Technology Diffusion: The Case of Arivi Paraffin Cookstoves
- Green Technology Diffusion: The Case of Ecosan Waterless Toilets
- Tackling Sub-optimal Use of Electricity by Air Conditioning Units: e Element Technology's Innovative System to Enhance Air Conditioning Efficiency
- Replacing Expensive, Ineffective, and Unhealthy Sources of Energy
- Addressing Water Contamination without Using Chemicals
WIPO GREEN webinars
- Innovative Technologies in the WASH sector and in Food Loss (2020)
- Best Practices for Youth Engagement in Green Innovation (2020)
- Intellectual Property Rights in Agricultural Research for Development (2019)
- Understanding Intellectual Property in Green Tech Innovation and Diffusion (2018)
- Seeking Air, Agriculture, Energy and Water Technologies for Southeast Asia (2018)
WIPO GREEN Licensing Checklist
The WIPO GREEN Licensing Checklist is designed for those involved in negotiating technology transfer licensing agreements. It provides a checklist of key issues which should be considered when negotiating and concluding such contracts.
The checklist is not an exhaustive resource; rather it helps provides an overview, as well as links to further information.
Part I addresses the most relevant items to be considered when concluding a licensing agreement:
- Section 1 is about the kind of agreement you are negotiating.
- Section 2 is about the subject matter of the agreement, e.g. the nature of the agreement, the technology involved, which type of IP is relevant to your project.
- Section 3 is about your rights as a licensee.
- Section 4 is about the financial terms.
- Section 5 is about concluding contract clauses, such as how the agreement can be terminated, how disputes will be addressed, how to interpret the agreement, etc.
Part II addresses issues which concern development collaborations specifically.
Resources and references
A list of resources and references presents a selection of links to further information.
Browse our list of resources and partners in order to kick-start your search for funding for green technology projects.