Overviews and Activity Reports
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
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Susanna Zammataro
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Environment & Climate Change, Finances & Economics, Governance
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Enabling Frameworks for Technology Diffusion

In its latest report on Enabling Frameworks for Technology Diffusion, the WBCSD puts forward six key elements to enhance investments and sales of low-carbon technologies in developing countries for different sectors (Power, Cement, Road Transport, Buildings and Sustainable forests). These range from government signals to foster low-carbon solutions to engaging business more actively into the international and national climate change process.

The diffusion of low-carbon technologies to developing countries is necessary to achieving a 450 parts per million (ppm) atmospheric CO 2 target and keeping an increase of global temperature below 2ºC. As key providers of technology and innovation, companies can support these targets but the transition to a low-carbon growth will be facilitated if governments set up frameworks that are conducive to investment in the first place.