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IPRs & Clean Tech

Are IPRs barriers to accessing cleaner technologies? What are the trends in ownership of patents? What models can be used for promoting collaborative R&D and investment?

Ongoing Projects

Completed Projects

  • Replacement of HFCs in Room and Mobile Airconditioners

CEEW in collaboration with Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC) and Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (IGSD) prepared a working paper investigating the economic and environmental impact of replacing HFCs in room and mobile airconditioning. This paper explores the business case for Indian room air conditioning companies to “leapfrog” and phase down unsustainable technologies based on chemicals with high global warming potential (GWP) called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and moving to a future based on climate-friendly refrigerants and energy-efficient equipment designs that will cool Indian buildings and vehicles while reducing dangerous climate change. Click Here to read the paper. The factsheet is also available here.

  • R&D, Innovation and Manufacturing Competitiveness

This project, for the National Security Advisory Board, identified the supporting R&D and innovation infrastructure that will be necessary to increase India’s manufacturing competitiveness, especially in areas such as cleaner energy technologies.

CEEW Blog-Connecting dots
Transition to Low Global Warming Potential Refrigerants in India: The Foam Sector Shows the Way  By Ankita Sah, Lekha Sridhar, and Vaibhav Chaturvedi With the upcoming global negotiations to the Montreal Protocol, it is likely that an amendment...
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CEEW’s Fact of the day...
In India, around 74 million rural households lack access to modern lighting services and a larger proportion of the population (around 840 million) continue to be dependent on traditional biomass energy sources
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