Short courses for Permanent Missions in Geneva
Organized by the Division on Technology and Logistics, Technology, Innovation and Knowledge Development Branch
Policy Capacity Building Section / P166 Courses
Challenges and opportunities around green Innovation and sustainability
Palais des Nations, Geneva (Room XXVI)
Tuesday, 26 September 2023 (10:00 to 13:00)

This course will analyse the opportunities and challenges posed by green innovation on sustainable development with reference to the Technology and Innovation Report 2023. It will discuss the conceptual framework of a ‘green techno-economic paradigm’ and empirical works on catch-up trajectories to inform countries possible pathways for seizing green windows of opportunity. The course will present an overview of the status of green technologies in terms of technical performance, market penetration, employment, investment, etc. and offer in-depth analysis on three issues, namely (i) developing and using renewable energy technologies; (ii) greening global value chains by switching to digital technologies; and (iii) diversifying towards production sectors that are more complex and greener. It will also provide policy recommendations supported by case studies and discuss the role of international cooperation in supporting countries to harness the full potential of green technologies.

Delegates will learn about the opportunities and challenges that countries have faced or may face in promoting green technology and innovation to contribute to national development priorities and accelerate the progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals upon the completion of the course. They will be able to identify strategies for countries to take advantage of the green technology revolution to build a greener, smarter, more resilience, inclusive and sustainable society, as well as areas that the international community could support countries in leveraging green technologies for a low-carbon world.

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