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Technology Executive Committee (TEC)

Country of registration:
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1 53175 Bonn, Germany
Relation to CTCN:
Knowledge Partner
Type of organisation:
Intergovernmental organisation

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

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  • TEC Brief #11- Industrial energy and material efficiency in emission-intensive sectors

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    Accounting for 37 per cent of global final energy consumption in 2014, the worldwide industrial sector consumes more energy than any other end-use sector, with China and India having the largest shares in that consumption. Energy is needed for a number of technologies and industrial processes. Nevertheless, the resulting greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced through the application of different energy and material efficiency measures, thereby offering great energy and cost saving potential.

  • Industrial Energy Efficiency and Material Substitution in Carbon-Intensive Sectors

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    This technical paper provides the context and current state of play of measures in the field of industrial energy efficiency, providing an accurate, objective, and up-to-date picture and assessment of the current situation. The paper identifies the various dimensions of, and major themes and issues surrounding industrial energy efficiency and its policies with a global perspective, as well as areas for further consideration for the TEC.