The Climate Technology Centre and Network is accountable to the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the UNFCCC through the CTCN Advisory Board. The Advisory Board meets twice per year and provides direction on the CTCN’s fulfillment of the COP’s guidance.
The new Chair of the Advisory Board, Ms. Maia Tskhvaradze of Georgia, presided over its 12th meeting from 3-5 October in Vienna. The Advisory Board approved the Annual Operating Plan and Budget for the CTCN for 2019 as well as the report of the CTCN to COP24. The Advisory Board also provided guidance to the CTCN as to how the organization might approach its next multi-year programme of work to best support the Technology Framework of the Paris Agreement.
The report of the CTCN Director, Jukka Uosukainen, highlighted the reorganization of CTCN operations towards a geographic approach and opportunities for alignment with regional programs and funding agencies, its progress in supporting NDE in their role as country technology focal points, collaboration with the Green Climate Fund, and the development of both fast as well as multi-country requests for technical assistance. The Director further mentioned the progress made in realizing voluntary approaches to technical assistance implementation, capturing and communicating the impacts of CTCN activities to a broader audience, and of the actions taken by the CTCN to incorporate gender considerations into its activities.
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