What is it about?

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing humanity today. Green innovation aims to introduce new low-carbon technologies and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It is a powerful tool to combat climate change. But the number of green innovation breakthroughs has declined of late. Not much is known about the role of climate policies in promoting green technologies and trade. To address this, the authors of this policy paper looked at the impact of green innovation on economy. They looked for the role of climate policies in the spread and development of green technologies as well.

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Why is it important?

The authors found that green innovation can boost economic growth and reduce the adverse effects of climate policies. International climate policies amplify the impact of domestic policies. As countries look for technology-based solutions to fight climate change, advancing climate policies becomes crucial. Climate policies can lead to an increase in patents for clean technologies. This proves the influence of these policies on innovation. These policies can enhance the spread of these technologies through trade as well. These findings show that greater cooperation between countries can renew the efforts for green innovation. KEY TAKEAWAY: To reduce the impact of climate change on the environment, economy, and people's lives, we need new green technology. Better international policies and greater cooperation between countries can promote green innovation. This can help us reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change. By reducing the impact of climate change, green innovation can help improve the global economy. This research relates to the following Sustainable Development Goals: • SDG 13: Climate Action • SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure • SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals Disclaimer - This summary was prepared by Kudos Innovations Ltd and does not necessarily represent the views of International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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This page is a summary of: Green Innovation and Diffusion, IMF staff discussion note, November 2023, International Monetary Fund,
DOI: 10.5089/9798400256950.006.
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