Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says innovations in clean energy technology should be shared and made accessible to developing countries.
Mr. Singh told a climate technology conference in New Delhi Thursday that new, environmentally-friendly discoveries should be viewed as "global public goods."
The prime minister said a system must be created to provide incentives for innovators and ways to share their discoveries with the world.
He said the main challenge is to get new technologies to be widely used more quickly in developing countries.Transferring clean energy technologies is a key issue being negotiated ahead of December's United Nations climate conference in Copenhagen.
Leaders are working on a global climate pact to replace the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012.