AbdulRafiu et al. (2022): The dynamics of global public research funding on climate change, energy, transport, and industrial decarbonisation

Abbas AbdulRafiu, Benjamin K. Sovacool, Chux Daniels IN: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 162, 2022, 112420, doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2022.112420.

This paper explores the funding trends, topical themes, and notable gaps in global public research funding across the areas of energy, climate change, transport, and industrial decarbonisation from 1990 to 2020. Climate change adaptation research is the most funded general area, and the specific topics of energy efficiency, climate resilience, and climate information systems, managing climate risks, energy storage, carbon dioxide removal and solar energy are the most funded technologies. It finds that funding for energy and climate research remains concentrated within the European Commission, United Kingdom and United States.