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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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  • 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.

  • TEC- Background Paper on Technology Roadmaps

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    This background paper reports on the use of technology roadmaps (TRMs) related to climate change mitigation and adaptation technologies. The study is motivated by the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (CoP) request to the Technology Executive Committee (TEC) to catalyse the development and use of TRMs as facilitative tools for action on mitigation and adaptation.