Clean/ BioTechnologies and IPRs

The work on clean technologies coincided with  the grant of the US AEP Fellowship in 1994 which took me to be attached to the US-EPA ( Region V) office in Atlanta. The focus of the attachment was on Cleaner Production Technologies and Techniques with reference to water resources. I studied the experience with small community water treatment programmes in Georgia and Florida. The academic portion of the Fellowship was completed by me when I was worked as a Visiting Scholar  with the Energy and Resources Group, University of California at Berkeley in 1994. I was to use the land treatment technique that I had imbibed subsequently while designing coffee pollution abatement programmes for coffee farmers during 1997-2000 AD. My work on plant Biotechnologies and Societal Risks arose from my work on transgenic plants with reference to plantation and agricultural crops and societal risks that I conducted for the Ministry of Environment and Forests during 1998-2001 and 2007-10 respectively.


Damodaran, A.2000. “Implications of International Conventions and Opportunities for Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies to Developing countries”, Proceedings of Ad-hoc Expert Group Meeting on Promotion of New Forms of Financing for Transfer, Development and Application Environmentally Sound Technologies, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific/UNAPCTT, New Delhi, 15-17 November.

Damodaran, A. 1995, “Investment in Clean Technologies – Economic Analysis of Regimes and Incentives” in Resources Volume for Tertiary Level Education and Training in Environmental Economics, Edited by In Hay, John et al., NETTLAP Publication No.14, United Nations Environment Programme, Regional Office for Asia and Pacific, Bangkok, pp 127 – 142.

Damodaran, A. 2005. “Re-engineering biosafety regulations in India: Towards a critique of policy, law and prescriptions”. Law, Environment and Development Journal. Vol- 1/1.SOAS- University of London-IELRC.

Damodaran, A. 2014. ‘Economics of IP and International Technology Transfer’, WIPO , CDIP 14/INF/7Committee on Development and Intellectual Property, Fourteenth Session, WIPO Discussion Paper.

  • Damodaran, A. 2014. “Economics of IP and International Technology Transfer”, WIPO,CDIP 14/INF/7, Committee on Development and Intellectual Property, Fourteenth Session, WPO Discussion Paper.
  • Damodaran, A. 2010. “Carbon di Oxide Capture and Storage: Intellectual Property Rights, Business Models and Multilateral Financing Mechanisms for Transfer of Technology- An Exploratory Analysis”, Technical Report -1/ EFGPG/2010, IIMB, Prepared for Asian Development Bank.