In recent years, governments have increasingly focused on innovation as a means to accelerate clean energy transitions and meet climate targets under the Paris Agreement. Despite efforts, illustrated by Mission Innovation country pledges to double public research and development spending in clean energy over a five-year period, much remains to be done.
This brief Discussion Paper provides an overview of IEA work on innovation as part of clean energy transitions, tapping into India’s experiences and success stories. It also considers aspects relevant to multilateral innovation partnerships including Mission Innovation, and suggests ways forward for policy and decision makers beyond 2020.
See also: Innovation gaps