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dc.contributor.authorHötte, K.
dc.contributor.authorJee, Su J.
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-08T13:51:20Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-25T13:09:56Z
dc.date.available2022-08-08T13:51:20Z
dc.date.available2022-08-25T13:09:56Z
dc.date.issued2022-10
dc.identifier.citationHötte K and Jee SJ (2022) Knowledge for a warmer world: A patent analysis of climate change adaptation technologies. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 183: 121879en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/19116
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractTechnologies can help strengthen the resilience of our economy against existential climate-risks. We investigate climate change adaptation technologies (CCATs) in US patents to understand (1) historical patterns and possible drivers of innovation; (2) scientific and technological requirements to develop and use CCATs; and (3) CCATs’ potential technological synergies with mitigation. First, in contrast to mitigation, innovation in CCATs only slowly takes off, indicating a relatively low awareness of investors for solutions to cope with climate risks. We discuss how historical trends in environmental regulation, energy prices, and public support may have contributed to patenting in CCATs. Second, CCATs form two main clusters: science-intensive ones in agriculture, health, and monitoring technologies; and engineering-intensive ones in coastal, water, and infrastructure technologies. Analyses of technology-specific scientific and technological knowledge bases inform directions for how to facilitate advancement, transfer and use of CCATs. Lastly, CCATs show strong technological complementarities with mitigation as more than 25% of CCATs bear mitigation benefits. While not judging about the complementarity of mitigation and adaptation in general, our results suggest how policymakers can harness these technological synergies to achieve both goals simultaneously.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2022.121879en_US
dc.rights© 2022 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).en_US
dc.subjectClimate changeen_US
dc.subjectPatent dataen_US
dc.subjectTechnology–science interactionsen_US
dc.subjectR&D policyen_US
dc.subjectAdaptationen_US
dc.subjectInnovationen_US
dc.titleKnowledge for a warmer world: A patent analysis of climate change adaptation technologiesen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2022-07-09
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionPublished versionen_US
dc.rights.licenseCC-BYen_US
dc.date.updated2022-08-08T13:51:22Z
refterms.dateFOA2022-08-25T13:10:24Z
dc.openaccess.statusopenAccessen_US


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