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Access to Climate Change Technology by Developing Counties: A Practical Strategy

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Cynthia Cannady
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This paper critically examines various approaches that have been suggested for facilitating access to climate change technology by developing countries, including compulsory licensing, patent pools, patent databases and structured voluntary licensing "mechanisms." These are non-solutions, or at best partial solutions, because they would not deliver adequate results. Most of these approaches are based on an outmoded model of patronizing relationships between technology owners (developed country parties) and passive recipients of technology transfer (developing country parties).