EU and Asian countries policies and programmes for the diffusion of sustainable energy technologies

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dc.contributor.author Flamos, A en
dc.contributor.author Van der Gaast, W en
dc.contributor.author Doukas, H en
dc.contributor.author Deng, G en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T01:28:17Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T01:28:17Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en
dc.identifier.issn 1610-2932 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/18802
dc.subject Developing Country en
dc.subject Economic Growth en
dc.subject Global Economy en
dc.subject Government Policy en
dc.subject Private Sector en
dc.subject Technology Transfer en
dc.title EU and Asian countries policies and programmes for the diffusion of sustainable energy technologies en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1007/s10308-008-0177-z en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10308-008-0177-z en
heal.language English en
heal.publicationDate 2008 en
heal.abstract The Asian region accounts for already over 40% of the global economy, and is becoming the world's main manufacturing hub. Unprecedented changes in economic growth and trade in the last couple of decades have resulted in severe degradation of the regional, as well as the global environment that could offset the advantages that economic growth has brought to the countries and their populations. In this framework the need to deploy sustainable energy technologies is a key concern for the global community. This paper gives an overview of EU programmes and policies to develop sustainable energy technologies and the common barriers faced to technology implementation in EU and Asian countries. Following that, the approaches and mechanisms that are used internationally for overcoming the barriers to technology transfer and implementation are presented. After having assessed barriers to technology implementation and possible ways and programmes to help overcome them, the paper provides specific examples of success stories of how government policies and programmes, in combination with involvement of the private sector, can be effective in sustainable energy technology transfer and implementation in both EU and Asian countries. Finally, the opportunity that has recently arisen to enhance the introduction of sustainable energy technologies in developing countries through the development of programmes of related activities as CDM projects is presented and indicative mutual benefits for the strengthening of the EU Asian partnership are highlighted. © Springer-Verlag 2008. en
heal.publisher SPRINGER HEIDELBERG en
heal.journalName Asia Europe Journal en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s10308-008-0177-z en
dc.identifier.isi ISI:000258465100007 en
dc.identifier.volume 6 en
dc.identifier.issue 2 en
dc.identifier.spage 261 en
dc.identifier.epage 276 en

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