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Technology is and will continue to be critical to reconciling “green” and “growth.” The Technology and Innovation Working Group, which was run from 2013-2016, explored the relationship between technology and behavioural change, ways to foster green creativity and entrepreneurship, barriers to the diffusion and adaptation of green technologies in developing countries and policy instruments for promoting green innovation and technology diffusion.


Committee Members

Head of DivisionOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Principal Transport SpecialistGlobal Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Business Incubation SpecialistWorld Bank Group
Deputy DirectorEnergy Economics, Green Growth Division, National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change
Independent Expert
Green Job SpecialistInternational Labour Organization (ILO)
Policy Specialist Environmental EconomicsUnited Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Country Program ManagerNordic Development Fund (NDF)
Climate Change ExpertUnited Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
Scientific Affairs OfficerUnited Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
Senior Programme ManagerInternational Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
Environmental Affairs OfficerUnited Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
Head of ResearchCentre for International Environmental Studies (CIES)
LecturerGraduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)
Executive DirectorAfrican Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)
Professor of Public Administration and International AffairsMaxwell School of Syracuse University
Representative, Regional Office IndiaUnited Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)
Chief EconomistThe Growth Dialogue


The Technology and Innovation Working Group published its findings in the working paper: “The Future of Energy Technologies: An Overview of Expert Elicitations”. This GGKP Working Paper provided a comprehensive and systematic overview and analysis of expert elicitation studies that focused on climate mitigation technologies. The report also reviewed the literature on modelling and decision-making that has utilized the data produced through expert elicitations. The key knowledge gaps identified included lack of available data in emerging economies and for other key climate mitigation technologies as well as lack of tools to measure the net societal benefits of technological change.


A full list of resources on green technology can be accessed through the GGKP's Technology & Innovation theme page or through the GGKP's resource library.