GERMAN PERSPECTIVES ON ECOLOGICAL MODERNIZATION, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN THE CASE OF CLIMATE CHANGE
Schreurs, Miranda A. – 2010
Climate change is an important policy issue that has been addressed by successive German governments. The German government and industry have pursued policies that link climate mitigation to the country’s own economic transformation. Domestic climate policies and programs have put Germany at the forefront among large industrialized countries in tackling greenhouse gas emissions. As of the end of 2009, German greenhouse gas emissions had fallen by 28.7 percent relative to 1990 levels.1 Germany has also been a driving force in the development of climate and renewable energy policy at the European Union level.