Low carbon technology transfer policies of the European Union and its member states
Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants|
Environmental policy and social systems
|Research Institution||Keio University|
蟹江 憲史 慶應義塾大学, 政策・メディア研究科(藤沢), 教授 (90326463)
|Foreign Research Fellow
GROEN ELISABETH 慶應義塾大学, 環境情報学部, 外国人特別研究員
|Project Period (FY)
2016-11-07 – 2019-03-31
Granted(Fiscal Year 2017)
|Budget Amount *help
¥2,200,000 (Direct Cost : ¥2,200,000)
Fiscal Year 2017 : ¥800,000 (Direct Cost : ¥800,000)
Fiscal Year 2016 : ¥500,000 (Direct Cost : ¥500,000)
|Keywords||LCT transfer / Germany / France / United Kingdom / European Union / policies / Mission Innovation / JCM|
|Outline of Annual Research Achievements
In FY2016, from 21 November 2016 until 31 March 2017, I mapped and analysed the low carbon technology transfer policies of Germany and partly those of France, the United Kingdom, and the European Union. I did this on the basis of official documents, secondary literature, and a few interviews that I conducted (with Winfried Damm-GIZ India, Karsten Krause-European Commission, and Shikibu Oishi-German Embassy in Tokyo).
I attended a workshop in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 20 February 2017 on research and innovation collaboration on climate change mitigation technologies between Europe and emerging economies at which I presented an analysis and assessment of an EU-ASEAN technology transfer project (the COGEN programme). At the workshop, I spoke with two European Commission officials about the Mission Innovation initiative and the EU’s role in it.
I also attended a Spring School for PhD and early-postdoctoral researchers in Heerlen, the Netherlands, from 28 to 31 March 2017 on climate policy evaluation at which I presented a paper on German low carbon technology transfer policies.
In addition, I had official talks with two METI officials about Japanese low carbon technology transfer policies and with Professor Jun Arima at Tokyo University, which informed my research.
On 26 January 2017 I presented my JSPS research for my colleagues at UNU-IAS, including my supervisor Professor Norichika Kanie, in order to receive feedback to improve my work.
|Current Status of Research Progress
Current Status of Research Progress
2 : Research has progressed on the whole more than it was originally planned.
In FY2016, from 21 November 2016 until 31 March 2017, I mapped and analysed the low carbon technology transfer policies of Germany and partly those of France, the United Kingdom, and the European Union. I had planned to analyse the low carbon technology transfer policies of Germany, France and the United Kingdom in the first six months of my research. The period from 21 November 2016 until 31 March 2017 is a bit more than four months. I am satisfied with the fact that I could already analyse the policies of Germany to a large extent and that I could make a start with analysing the policies of France, the United Kingdom and the European Union in the first four months of my research. This means I could do more or less what I had expected.
I analysed several official documents and academic articles and I was able to conduct a few interviews already (with Mr. Winfried Damm-GIZ India, Mr. Karsten Krause-European Commission, and Ms. Shikibu Oishi, German Embassy in Tokyo).
In addition, I attended two intense workshops in these first four months of my research from which I learned a lot. I prepared an ex-post analysis and assessment of a technology transfer programme between the EU and ASEAN for the first workshop and I prepared a paper on the low carbon technology transfer policies of Germany for the second workshop. Moreover, I was able to exchange knowledge with the other participants at these workshops, which helped me to improve my own research. I established contacts with a few persons who I can interview for my research at a later stage.
|Strategy for Future Research Activity
In my future research I will continue with the analysis of the low carbon technology transfer policies of Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the European Union as planned. I will need to build a theoretical framework that I can use to analyse all policies in a similar way so that I can compare them. Thus, I will have to read more theoretical background literature.
As an initiative at the international level to promote low carbon technology transfer I will analyse ‘Mission Innovation’. I may also analyse the ‘Energy Transition Coalition’ that should be established in the course of 2017. It may be difficult to collect information on these initiatives as a lot of the information is not publicly available. I will thus have to conduct several interviews with stakeholders.
In addition, I will prepare fieldwork in India for the end of 2017 and 2018. I want to select specific low carbon technology transfer projects from Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the European Union in India of which I want to make an analysis and assessment. It is difficult to collect information on the existing low carbon technology transfer projects of these players in India. It is not easy to get in touch with the policymakers working on these projects. In addition, I expect that it will be challenging to conduct the fieldwork in India. It will be difficult to schedule interviews with Indian officials and stakeholders. I will have to find a local person who can help me to establish the contacts well in advance.
Research Products (3results)