Measuring green technology adoption across countries

ELGİN C., Ozgur G., Cantekin K.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, 2022 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/sd.2368
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, IBZ Online, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, PASCAL, ABI/INFORM, Aqualine, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, CAB Abstracts, Environment Index, Geobase, Greenfile, Index Islamicus, PAIS International, Political Science Complete, Pollution Abstracts, Public Affairs Index, Sociological abstracts, Veterinary Science Database, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: cross-country analysis, global index development, green technology, principal component analysis, technology adoption, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this article, we construct an empirical framework to identify and measure the adoption of green technologies across countries. Using an annual dataset covering 89 countries from 1990 to 2016, we conduct a principal component analysis incorporating the different dimensions of the adoption of green technologies. The analysis allows us both to rank countries for their level of green technology adoption and also recommend policies to improve their current stance.