Will the UNFCCC influence the current patent landscape?

This item on SpicyIP last week has got me asking questions in the office.  My questions are: are agricultural products considered “technologies” in the case of climate change?   How did the UNFCCC intend to assist developing countries with the financial burden of TT when they rolled this plan out?  What impact could this further talk of compulsory licences for technologies that “combat climate change” have on other situations? If compulsory licences are deemed appropriate for climate change technologies – would they not also been deemed appropriate to alleviate the food crisis where there are cases of agricultural products inaccessible to farmers due to patents?  Sorry – no answers for now but I hope to be able to update this post with some informed comment….

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