Forests are complex systems that are the home to people, plants, animals and insects. They provide us with many important ecosystem services and thanks to their ability to absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen the forests of the world are often described as the lungs of the Earth. The sector can play an active role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions caused by deforestation and land use changes. Sustainable forestry and agroforestry practices can provide innovative sustainable landscape management to safeguard multiple ecosystem services for the provision of economic opportunities that support local livelihoods. Below you will find related publications, partners, CTCN technical assistance, technologies and other information for exploring this topic further.
Building up integrated monitoring and early warning forest fires detection system in the Borjomi - Kharagauli National Park by innovative remote sensing toolsType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:ImplementationCountries:Objective:Sectors:Cross-sectoral enabler:
Georgia is a rich forested country (approximately 40% of the area). A massive wildfire was raging in Borjomi - Kharagauli National Park in the summer of 2017. It lasted over a month. The protected territory of Borjomi - Kharagauli is in a central part of the Caucasian throat and includes the eastern part of the Lesser Caucasus mountains. The uncontrolled fires can put such ecological values in danger due to the increased number of visitors.
Workshop on sand and dust storms (SDS) technologies to control dust storms sources with focus on degraded lands, dried up riverbeds and lakes, and plains and agricultural fieldsType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:ImplementationCountries:
FAST TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
During the last two decades, sand and dust storms (SDS) phenomena have escalated in the world and particularly in West Asia and the Southern and Western parts of Iran, especially in Khuzestan province. The affected areas are faced with low food security. This is a threat to human life, flora and fauna in the affected regions. According to several studies, the intensity and frequency of dust storms due to climate change has increased in Iran.
Scaling-up sustainable wood fuel (charcoal and firewood) systems in the Pwani, Lindi and Mtwara regions of TanzaniaType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:CompletedCountries:Objective:Sectors:Approach:
This Technology Transfer Advances Tanzania's
- Nationally Determined Contribution to "promote sustainable and climate sensitive health and sanitation infrastructure", and "enhance the use of renewable energy potential across the country", as well as its committment towards protection of forest resources.
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:PakistanRelation to CTCN:Network Member
ACT is working to improve access to high-quality, affordable, and long-term health and education, as well as WASH and rainwater harvesting systems, by strengthening local capacity to mitigate the effects of climate change. It has a wide range of experience providing bespoke modules and IEC material on WASH and trainings, ranging from grassroots to policy and planning levels.
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:FranceRelation to CTCN:Network MemberSector(s) of expertise:
Ramboll is an independent consultancy and engineering firm, created in 1945 in Denmark and composed today of around 15 000 experts. Ramboll has nearly 300 offices spread over 35 countries, mostly in Northern Europe, USA, India, Middle East and Asia-Pacific. The Ramboll Environment and Health (REH) division boasts 2,500 experts striving to solve environmental, health, and social issues around the globe. They have earned a reputation thanks to their technical and scientific excellence, innovation, and client se
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:BrazilRelation to CTCN:Network MemberSector(s) of expertise:
EBDGlo is a consulting company, based in the city of Rio de Janeiro, with a global outreach of clients, collaborators and projects. It provides consulting services in the conceptualization of development projects and programs, their design, execution and evaluation.
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The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) in collaboration with Witan Media present a publication highlighting the role of technology transfer in the fight against climate change. The publication has been launched during COP25 in Madrid.
Focal Point and Expert Meeting on Green Technology and Access to Sustainable Financing in the Arab RegionType:EventDate:Monday, March 4, 2019 - Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Europe/CopenhagenCountry:Lebanon
The Climate Technology Centre Network (CTCN) and the Economic Commission for Western Asia (ECWA) Technology Centre (ETC) in cooperation with the National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Lebanon organized a meeting to support countries to access technical and financial opportunities in the Arab region. The meeting was attended by 51 representatives from 15 ESCWA member countries from academia, research institutions, ministries, industry, NGOs, international and regional organizations.
CTCN/GAN webinar: Sustainable Regional Development Model - A community based model for climate change mitigation and adaptationType:WebinarDate and time:Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - Wednesday, July 5, 2017 Europe/CopenhagenOrganiser:
The webinar introduced Green Asia Network’s Sustainable Development Model (SRDM), which is based on the four strategic objectives of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification’s (UNCCD).