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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

Active in:


  • TEC Brief #9- South South cooperation and triangular cooperation

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    Based on a mapping of SSC/TrC initiatives, an e-survey ofnational designated entities (NDEs)7 and consortium partners and members of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), and recommendations of the Technology Executive
    Committee (TEC), this TEC Brief outlines the challenges for SSC/TrC on technologies for adaptation, reviews best practices and lessons learned, and highlights the roles of different stakeholders in the successful replication and transfer of
    technologies for adaptation in the context of SSC/TrC.

  • TEC- Compilation of good practises in climate adaptation and South-South cooperation

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    The focus of the present compilation is the software and orgware components of South–South and triangular cooperation on adaptation technologies. The compilation presents several case studies from different regions focusing on knowledge-sharing, practical peer-to-peer learning and utilization of countries’ practices and technologies, including their indigenous knowledge and technologies.