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means the transmission of know-how, equipment and products to governments,organizations or other stakeholders. It usually also implies adaptation for use in a specific cultural, social, economic and environmental context. (Source: UNEP, Glossary of Terms for Negotiators of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (Nairobi, 2007))

The transfer of development and design work: a) from a parent company to a subsidiary, perhaps in another nation where it will be paid for in repatriated profits or royalties; b) from one country to another as a form of aid to help promote development and sustainable growth. Many nations have made great progress on the strength of technology transfer. (Source: GEMET/GILP96)


Alternative labels:
access to technology
technical assistance
technology deployment
technology mechanism
transfer of technology

In other languages

transfert de technologie
передача технологии
transferencia de tecnología
نقل التكنولوجيا

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with technology transfer

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Convention on Biological Diversity
Basel Convention
Stockholm Convention
Montreal Protocol
Nagoya Protocol
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
World Heritage Convention
Kyoto Protocol
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Rotterdam Convention
Barcelona Convention
Prevention and Emergency Protocol
Offshore Protocol
Hazardous Wastes Protocol
Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution
Noumea Convention
Cartagena Convention
Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents
Minamata Convention on Mercury
ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution


Introducing the Basel Convention

Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol

Financial Mechanisms

Technology Transfer