WIPO Ventures Into Global Debate On Climate Change08/07/2011 by Catherine Saez, Intellectual Property Watch Leave a CommentShare this Story:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)IP-Watch is a non-profit independent news service, and subscribing to our service helps support our goals of bringing more transparency to global IP and innovation policies. To access all of our content, please subscribe now. You also have the opportunity to offer additional support to your subscription, or to donate.The World Intellectual Property Organization is continuing its push to become involved in some of the biggest policy questions of the day with an international conference on climate change next week. This follows recent efforts on public health and food security. On 11-12 July, WIPO’s conference will look into the role of innovation and technology in the development and dissemination of green technologies. In particular, discussion will focus on research and development public and private partnerships, policy environment, national production capabilities, access to markets, effective regulations, and intellectual property management.It is not clear how WIPO will address the critical question in international climate negotiations of how to ensure patents are a boost to innovation while not also being a hindrance to developing country access to the resulting new technologies.The contribution of intellectual property in the innovative process, and technology transfer will be explored during the conference, according to WIPO, which will bring together major stakeholders, such as industry, governments, and civil society.Last month, WIPO stepped into another unfamiliar field and organised its first seminar on the use of intellectual property to enhance agricultural productivity (IPW, WIPO, 28 June 2011).A WIPO committee also recently began working on issues of IP and public health (IPW, WIPO, 19 May 2011).Share this Story:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)RelatedCatherine Saez may be reached at email@example.com."WIPO Ventures Into Global Debate On Climate Change" by Intellectual Property Watch is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.