A GEOPOLITICS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY PATENTS

N/a | December 1, 2018

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The consequences of global warming will affect all countries (Stern et al., 2006). And because the atmospheric temperature has the characteristics of a public good, its protection requires countries to commit to reducing their Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. This way of thinking about climate change is well known and places international climate negotiations, conducted within the framework of the UNFCC,1 at the core of all hopes in the fight against climate change. However, the willingness shown by most States to make each Conference of Parties (COP) a success contributes to partially conceal the geopolitical mechanisms that drive these negotiations.

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