International Conference: Innovation and climate change governance

19 mai 2022 to 20 mai 2022

Innovation is key for the energy transition as it allows to reduce the cost of existing low-carbon technologies and to develop new clean technologies together with new uses. The governance of climate and innovation policies involves several actors: states, partly constrained by international agreements, local jurisdictions (cities, regions), transnational initiatives, multinational companies and NGOs. All these policies are usually fragmented and not coordinated.

The objective of the conference was to improve our understanding of the interaction between climate and innovation policies in this multi-layer governance landscape by bringing together scholars in economics working on innovation policies, multilateral agreements, and sectoral climate policies.

This conference benefited from a financial support from ADEME.

Conference Organizers: Basak Bayramoglu (INRAE-PSAE), Guy Meunier (INRAE-PSAE), and
Jean-Pierre Ponssard (CNRS-IP Paris)



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Thursday 19th of May

9:15-11:15: Intellectual property and green innovation

  • Amrita Raychaudhuri (University of Winnipeg) – Green technology, competition and patents
  • Matthieu Glachant (Mines Paris Tech) – Intellectual property rights protection and the international transfer of low-carbon technologies
  • Julie Lochard (ERUDITE, UPEC) – Does environmental regulation drive specialisation in green innovation?

11:45-12:45: PhD session – 1

  • Coline Metta-Versmessen (Université Paris Dauphine, EDF R&D) – Carbon Contracts for Differences for the development of low-carbon hydrogen in Europe
  • Valentin Lignau (Université Paris Nanterre, EconomiX, Climate Economics Chair) – Wind of Technical Change: Do Patent Matters?

14:15-16:15: Transition dynamics and Innovation

  • Erin Baker (University of Massachusetts Amherst) – Low carbon energy R&D portfolios that are robust when models and experts disagree 
  • Knut Rosendahl (Norwegian University of Life Sciences) – Directed technical change and the resource curse
  • Rabah Amir (University of Iowa) – Optimal dynamic pricing of green goods under discounted network effects

16:45 – 17:45: PhD session – 2 Hydrogen

  • Albin Kasser (Université Paris Saclay, INRAE-PSAE & ENGIE) – A sustainable market niche for hydrogen in the transport sector?
  • Maryam Sadighi (Université Paris-Saclay, Université d’Evry & ENGIE) – Cost-Benefit Analysis of Hydrogen for Energy Transition in Container Glass Sector: A Case Study

Friday 20th of May

9:15- 11:15: Multilateral agreements

  • Scott Barett (Columbia SIPA) – Climate Technology Treaties
  • Inmaculada Martínez-Zarzoso (University of Göttingen & Universitat Jaume I) – Technology Internationalisation and Trade Agreements
  • Michael Finus (Department of Economics, University of Graz) – Global Climate Governance in the Light of Geoengineering: A Shot in the Dark?

11:45-12:45: PhD session – 3

  • Lucille Neumann-Noël (Université Paris Saclay, INRAE PSAE) – Are international climate aid really climate-related? A new empirical analysis with new data
  • Maxence Gérard (Université Paris Saclay, INRAE, PSAE) – Livestock regulation, land use and greenhouse gas mitigation: an analysis of second-best policies

14:00-16:00: Sectoral policies

  • Timo Goeshl (Heidelberg University) – Accelerating consumer durable replacement in low-income households: Pecuniary and behavioral instruments
  • Elisabeth Thuestad Isaksen (Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research in Oslo) – Peer effects in green technology adoption: Evidence from electric vehicles
  • Juan Pablo Montero (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) – Pricing congestion to increase traffic: The case of Bogota

Practical information:

Where: INRAE, 147 rue de l’université 75007 Paris

When: May 19-20, 2022

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