How can we nurture eco-innovation in developing countries? How can we support the market for renewable energy technology? How can we assist energy efficiency initiatives, particularly in agriculture and industry?
At a conference in Berlin hosted by the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), Prof. René Kemp spoke about the strategies needed to support eco-innovation in emerging economies.
During his keynote speech, 27 January 2014, he discussed the renewable energy markets in Nigeria and Kenya and models of cooperation. He argued that cooperation should be more oriented towards learning and mutual adaptation.
Following the lecture, three entrepreneurs presented their own ‘eco-innovative’ companies: waste recycling in India, plastic recycling in Peru, and biogas plants in Tanzania. See below for the conference programme and Prof. Kemp’s presentation.