Title: Cleaner coal technology transfer to China: a ''win-win'' opportunity for sustainable development?

Authors: Jim Watson

Addresses: SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex, Falmer, East Sussex, BN1 9RF, UK

Abstract: This paper examines the role of companies and state institutions in OECD countries in helping China to accelerate the development and deployment of cleaner coal technologies. It focuses particularly on the scope for these technologies to deliver ||win-win|| benefits to China by increasing economic efficiency and reducing environmental emissions. Critical examinations of cleaner coal technologies and technology transfer processes are followed by empirical evidence of both government and private company experiences in this area. From this evidence, the barriers to the further uptake of ||win-win|| opportunities are explored and some conclusions and implications are put forward for consideration by governments and firms.

Keywords: technology transfer; cleaner coal technology; China; energy; environment.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTTC.2002.001793

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2002 Vol.1 No.4, pp.347-372

Published online: 18 Aug 2003 *

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