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Knowledge Partners

Knowledge partners support CTCN’s mandate to foster collaboration and access to information and knowledge in order to accelerate climate technology transfer. Through its knowledge partner network, the CTCN generates, manages and shares knowledge, experience and good practices at the national, regional and global level, taking into account traditional knowledge and practices. Knowledge partners include Consortium partners, Network members, UN agencies, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, private sector and other reliable sources of climate technology information. 

Knowledge Partners

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration: Costa Rica

    CEGESTI is a non-profit organization founded in 1990, with the mission of contributing to sustainable development in Latin America with special emphasis on three core topics: Environment and Development; Responsible Business and Impact on Social Responsibility. Since its beginnings, CEGESTI has collaborated with bilateral and multilateral cooperation agencies, local entities, enterprises and other society actors in formulating initiatives that facilitate an equitable and sustainable development.  

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration: Spain

    Research and Technology Organization (RTO) transforming knowledge into GDP through technology development and transfer, with more than 1200 researchers providing solutions for buildings, infrastructures, industrial systems, transport, energy, climate and environment. TECNALIA has a relevant background in services for private or public organizations across Europe and other geographies as Latin America, developing decision support tools for strategic urban and territorial development and planning

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration: Belgium

    The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) is a strategic partnership of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector and organizations committed to creating and promoting technologies and practices that foster economic, environmental and social sustainability. Formed in 2001, GeSI’s vision is a sustainable world through responsible, ICT-enabled transformation. GeSI fosters global and open cooperation, informs the public of its members’ voluntary actions to improve their sustainability performance, and promotes technologies that foster sustainable development. GeSI enjoys a diverse and global membership, representing around 40 of the world’s leading ICT companies and partners with over 12 global business and international organizations such as the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the World Resources Forum Association (WRFA) – as well as a range of international stakeholders committed to ICT sustainability objectives to share and develop ideas, launch joint initiatives, and collaborate on a broad range of sustainability projects. These partnerships help shape GeSI’s global vision regarding the evolution of the ICT sector, and how it can best meet the challenges of sustainable development.

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration: Japan

    The Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) is an entity that supports the UNEP’s International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), based in Japan. GEC is dedicated to the transfer of environmentally sound technologies, in both developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The foundation aims to contribute to Japan’s international efforts on the environment, sharing project collaborations as well as promoting Japan’s rich conservation knowledge and experience in developing nations.

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration: Republic of Korea

    Green Asia Network (GAN) is an international non-governmental organization that seeks to bring people together to lead sustainable lives in harmony with nature. To achieve this, GAN developed the Sustainable Regional Development Model, which focuses on sustainable land management, local self-sufficiency, and community empowerment. GAN works with local communities and deploys technical expertise in agroforestry, land management, renewable energy, and community development to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration: Republic of Korea

    The Green Technology Center (GTC) is a government affiliated research institute under the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) that provides national green technology R&D policies and coordinates related domestic/international organizations to support sustainable development of other countries based on green/climate change technologies. GTC serves as Korea’s gateway for global green technology cooperation, as it connects developed and developing countries for growth and diffusion of green technology and strategies.

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration: United States

    GHGMI educates professionals on GHG accounting, auditing and management; trains professionals to meet the highest standards of expertise and ethical conduct; and conducts forward-looking research into critical GHG measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) issues. GHGMI offers online courses, as well as workshops, courses and institutional academic partnerships. GHGMI's programing equips learners in all countries with the knowledge to succeed in reporting under the Paris Agreement.

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration: Norway

    GRID-Arendal is a Norwegian foundation that supports the United Nations Environment Programme.  It is a centre of excellence for the scientific analysis of environmental issues in many areas including environmental assessments, ocean issues and polar regions. It specialises in the communication of environmental knowledge to support decision-making and the formulation of policy change by organizing and transforming available environmental data into credible, science-based information products, delivered through innovative communication tools and capacity building services targeting relevant stakeholders. GRID-Arendal’s  goal is to create environmental knowledge enabling positive change. 

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration: India

    The Gujarat Cleaner Production Centre (GCPC) was established by the Industries Department of the State Government with the technical support of UNIDO to realize cleaner production potentials in Gujarat. GCPC has profound experience in resource efficiency, including energy and water resource management as well as waste management in various industrial sectors in the State of Gujarat, India. Their work focuses on application of environmentally friendly technologies and operation. The centre imparts knowledge as well as expertise to tackle with various environmental issues to different industries.

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration: Sweden

    The mission of InnoVentum is to bring Power to the People. Innoventum has developed and commercialised a range of environmentally friendly renewable energy solutions: small wind and solar installations as well as hybrid wind-solar stations. The 12 m towers of Innoventum are made of wood and can be easily installed without a crane. Innoventum has experience in configuring and installing renewable energy mini-grids with battery and diesel backup.

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