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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: China

    Shanghai Environment and Energy Exchange (SEEE) is a Chinese state own company founded in 2008. Specialized in climate change mitigation and adaptation services, SEEE provides services to decision makers in the public and private sector on emissions trading, energy efficiency, climate technology transfer and sustainable development strategies.

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration: Sweden

    Solvatten provides combined portable water treatment and solar water heater system that has been designed for use at the household level in the developing world. It is made of durable plastic materials and requires no batteries, chemicals or spare parts and treats water harnessing the power of the sun. The unit has an average lifespan of 7-10 years. Lasting a childhood, Solvatten tackles health, environment, and savings using green energy. 

  • Knowledge partner

    Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA) as a nodal agency to promote, facilitate and disseminate sustainable energy (SE), i.e. covering both the areas of Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) to ensure the energy security of the country.

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration: Ghana

    Syecomp specializes in the acquisition, processing, analysis and synthesis of Geospatial data from Earth Observation Satellites and multispectral drone sensors for various applications using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) technology. Syecomp pioneers the operational application of optical and radar satellite monitoring and mapping systems for commercial agricultural activities in Ghana and other African countries, crop monitoring, land-use monitoring, and environmental and natural resource management.

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration: India

    Taru Leading Edge is one of South Asia’s most experienced disaster management  agencies, having undertaken multiple assessment, appraisal, design, implementation and monitoring assignments across the risk and vulnerability, urban and rural development.

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration: Germany

    Together, the Technology Executive Committee (TEC) and the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) form the Technology Mechanism of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.  Created in 2010, the TEC is the Mechanism’s policy arm. The TEC focuses on identifying policies that can accelerate the development and transfer of low-emission and climate resilient technologies. 
    The TEC works closely with key partners and stakeholders to develop inclusive policy recommendations that are up-to-date and cutting-edge. In particular, the TEC works closely with the CTCN to address technology development and transfer issues.

    The TEC consists of 20 technology experts representing developed and developing countries. It meets at least twice a year and holds climate technology events to support efforts to address technology-related policy issues. Each year the TEC reports to the Conference of the Parties (COP) on its performance and activities. Specifically, the TEC analyses climate technology issues and develops balanced policy recommendations, supporting countries to accelerate action on climate change. Currently, the TEC’s focus areas are:

    •    Adaptation technologies
    •    Climate technology financing
    •    Emerging and cross-cutting issues
    •    Innovation and technology research, development and demonstration
    •    Mitigation technologies
    •    Technology needs assessments

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration: India

    The Energy and Resources Institute, commonly known as TERI, established in 1974, is a research institute based in New Delhi focusing its research activities in the fields of energy, environment and sustainable development.

  • Knowledge partner

    The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is a unique public private partnership supporting research, technological development and demonstration (RTD) activities in fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe. Its aim is to accelerate the market introduction of these technologies, realising their potential as an instrument in achieving a carbon-lean energy system. Fuel cells, as an efficient conversion technology, and hydrogen, as a clean energy carrier, have a great potential to help fight carbon dioxide emissions, to reduce dependence on hydrocarbons and to contribute to economic growth. The objective of the FCH JU is to bring these benefits to Europeans through a concentrated effort from all sectors. The three members of the FCH JU are the European Commission, fuel cell and hydrogen industries represented by Hydrogen Europe and the research community represented by Hydrogern Europe Research.

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration: United Kingdom

    To encourage investment in climate adaptation projects, The Higher Ground Foundation created the Vulnerability Reduction Credit, or VRCTM an economic measure of the effects of projects in reducing climate change vulnerability. VRCs can be used for M&E, prioritizing investments, and when priced may leverage finance. The Higher Ground Foundation advises policymakers, funders, and vulnerable communities on how to use VRCs to deploy adaptation technologies, design viable adaptation planning systems with VRCs, and co-develop pilot projects that validate VRCs as an investment instrument.

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration: Canada

    The international CCS Knowledge Centre ("Knowledge Centre") is a non-profit organization mandated to advance the understanding and use of carbon capture and storage (CCS) as means of managing GHG emissions. Based on learnings from the world's first post-combustion CCS facility at SasPower's Boundary Dam coal-fired power plant, and a $20M contribution from BHB Billiton, the Knowledge Centre is able to facilitate project development. Collaboration and partnerships are essential to transfer know-how, reduce costs and break down barriers of CCS deployment; and to build capacity. 

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