WIPO GREEN-Connecting green technology seekers with solutions (by WIPO)
WIPO wants to contribute to the global efforts in tackling climate change, and has developed WIPO GREEN, a platform where diverse stakeholders from around the world can network and collaborate to tackle this challenge.
Regional matchmaking event in Manila
Regional matchmaking event in Nairobi
Photo credit: WIPO
Small Island Developing states (SIDS) are suffering disproportionately from climate change. This impact of climate change on SIDS is often contrasted with their limited capacity to respond to the challenges of climate change.
There are many efforts globally that attempt to find solutions to the challenges of climate change, including those faced by the SIDS and WIPO GREEN is providing a solution with an online Platform for green technology needs and solutions. Organizations can upload their needs and solutions to the online database (http://www.wipo.int/edocs/mdocs/mdocs/en/wipo_ip_mnl_15/wipo_ip_mnl_15_report.pdf
). The main focus of the platform is developing countries; to facilitate their adoption of innovative new solutions and to support their innovation efforts.
WIPO is present every year at COP meetings, and for the COP22 in Marrakesh, WIPO GREEN is organizing an exhibition in collaboration with the Moroccan Office of Industrial and Commercial Property (OMPIC), and the French Industrial Property Institute (INPI). The participation of 44 small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will be funded for this event.
The event will take place on November 10 - 12, 2016 in Marrakesh, Morocco. The aim of the exhibition is to showcase innovative technological solutions to address climate change, developed by SMEs.
To facilitate and expedite the transfer of green technologies and solutions to the developing countries WIPO GREEN has organized two matchmaking events, one in Southeast Asia and one in East Africa. In Asia, technology needs were identified in Indonesia, Viet Nam and the Philippines, for the wastewater management sector.† For East Africa technology needs were identified for Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania in the water and agriculture sector. †All these needs are on the WIPO GREEN database. Both projects were funded by Japanese Government. Take a look at our findings and conclusions from our project in South-East Asia. The report is available at http://www.wipo.int/edocs/mdocs/mdocs/en/wipo_ip_mnl_15/wipo_ip_mnl_15_report.pdf
A new matchmaking event is planned for next year in Asia-Pacific which will be funded by the Australian Government.
There is also another service coming up from WIPO GREEN. The upcoming WIPO GREEN expertís database will have experts from all around the world to help organizations and countries in need of services that relate to green technology transfer and climate change. Individuals and organizations from SIDS can register their services and access to information on experts. The link for registration is https://www3.wipo.int/wipogreen/en/joinus/#experts
How SIDS can benefit from WIPO GREEN:
- They can upload their green technology needs as well solutions, on to the WIPO GREEN database.
- Organizations and individuals can register and promote their services with the upcoming WIPO GREEN Experts database.
- Organizations working on climate change issues in SIDS can join WIPO GREEN as partners and become part of the network.
- Relevant SIDS SMEís can join our matchmaking events and actively look for solutions to their technology needs, as well as present their technologies.
- They can also access WIPO services through WIPO GREEN.