About CTCN

The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) facilitates the connection between countries and climate technology solutions, expediting development and technology transfers for low-carbon and climate-resilient initiatives at the demand of developing countries. Positioned uniquely within the global climate action landscape, the CTCN serves as a vital link between all stakeholders, catalyzing collaborative efforts. It identifies and delivers a diverse portfolio of technology solutions, alongside offering capacity building and tailored advisory services on policy, legal, and regulatory frameworks to meet the specific requirements of individual countries. Leveraging the expertise of a global network comprising technology firms and institutions, the CTCN paves the way for national strategies, regional market aggregation, and the mitigation of investment risks, both in the public and private sectors. The focus lies on achieving transformative impacts and scaling up through national innovation systems and digitalization across five key areas: the Water-Energy-Food nexus, Buildings and Infrastructure, Sustainable Mobility, Energy Systems, and Business and Industry.

Our Mandate

The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) promotes accelerated, diversified and scaled-up transfer of environmentally sound technologies for climate change mitigation and adaptation, in developing countries, in line with their sustainable development priorities.

As defined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) climate technologies cover any piece of equipment, technique, practical knowledge or skills for performing a particular activity that can be used to face climate change.
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Our Mission

The CTCN's mission is to stimulate technology cooperation and to enhance the development and transfer of technologies and to assist developing country Parties at their request, consistent with their respective capabilities and national circumstances and priorities, in order to build or strengthen their capacity to identify technology needs, to facilitate the preparation and implementation of technology projects and strategies, taking into account gender considerations to support action on mitigation and adaptation and enhance low-emission and climate-resilient development. (Decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 117 (b), 123)

The CTCN operates within its terms of reference and is accountable to and under the guidance of the COP through an Advisory Board. 

 

Service Areas

The CTCN fulfills its mission by:

  • Providing high-quality technical assistance quickly and at no cost to developing countries via National Designated Entities (NDEs) when the NDEs request support with the transfer of climate technologies.
  • Fostering collaboration and access to information and knowledge to accelerate climate technology transfer; Working with stakeholders engaged in a wide range of activities related to climate technologies to facilitate south-south, north-south, and triangular collaboration and cooperation.
  • Strengthening networks, partnerships and capacity building for climate technology transfer, working with national stakeholders to build or enhance endogenous capacities.

To accomplish these tasks most efficiently and effectively, we work in country-driven and demand-driven, responsive and collaborative ways. And, we build on work carried out in developing countries, and we create links with other initiatives in order to support, accelerate and complete and the transfer of climate technologies to those countries. In addition, we work under the guidance of advisory board.

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CTCN Staff

Rajiv Garg

Director CTCN ad interim
Rajiv has around 27 years of experience on issues related to climate technologies in developing countries. Prior to working for UNEP, he worked for 15 years in the Indian Government on policy issues and led implementation of a number of programmes and initiatives on energy, water management, Remote Sensing and GIS, pollution minimization and control, waste management, EIA, resource efficiency & cleaner production and Green Productivity. He has a Masters in Engineering (environment and water resources), PGCert in Industrial pollution prevention and control and is a Certified Energy Auditor and Manager.

Nima Joshi

Finance & Administration
Nima is an MBA in International Management, with extensive experience in management reporting (implementation, revenue, cash flow etc.). She joined CTCN’s Finance and Administrative team since the beginning of its operation i.e., in February 2014. She works closely with the CTCN Director and other colleagues to ensure effective functioning, coordination, planning and monitoring of various activities and projects, including Finance (budgeting, reporting), Grants Management (Agreements with Partners, UN to UN Agreements).

Bibiana Sanchez

Programme Management Assistant
Bibiana supports the Climate Technology Centre’s financial and administrative team, ensuring effective functioning, coordination, planning and monitoring of the Centre’s activities and operations, including administrative activities related to meetings and forums, human resources, procurement and grants management. Bibiana has an Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark. In addition, she has a Master Certificate in Human Resources from Cornell University. Before joining the Centre, Bibiana worked for the World Health Organization and UNICEF Supply Division.

Clara Landeiro

Asia-Pacific Manager
Clara is managing CTCN activities in Asia and the Pacific. She has over 20 years’ experience providing technical and policy advice on environment, climate change and sustainable development issues. Prior to joining CTCN, she worked for over 10 years as UNDP’s climate change and sustainable development technical specialist and advisor, supporting governments, development partners and a wide range of stakeholders to increase capacity for low carbon resilient development in developing countries. Before joining the UN, she worked extensively in academia in the USA and Portugal, helping bridge science-policy gaps to strengthen environmental governance and sustainable development. Clara holds a PhD in Environmental Planning from the University of California at Berkeley, USA, and an Environmental Engineering Degree from the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Daye Eom

Network Specialist
Daye supports the Network and Partnership of the CTCN to strengthen the Network by identifying innovative climate technology providers for potential Network membership and providing online capacity-building activities. Daye has MSc in Engineering Systems and Management from Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in the United Arab Emirates and a BSc in Environmental Engineering at Ewha Womans University in the Republic of Korea. She has expertise in energy poverty, rural electrification, and grid expansion. Previously, she worked at the Green Technology Center Korea(GTCK), Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) HQ and UAE office, and UNEP GGKP office in Geneva involved in the planning, and implementation of various climate technology projects.

Anastasiia Tiurmenko

Communication Specialist
Anastasiia supports the execution of the CTCN communications and outreach plan, with a primary focus on digital media. Her responsibilities encompass crafting compelling content for social media and other platforms, fostering relationships with the media and external partners, and facilitating internal communication with the CTCN Advisory Board. Prior to joining the CTCN family, she served as a Strategic Communications Advisor with the UN Development in the Solomon Islands. She holds a Master's degree in Language and Mass Communication, along with a dual degree in Communication and Psychology from Kyiv National University, Ukraine. Passionate about storytelling, she consistently endeavors to place people at the forefront of every story.

Isabel Hagbrink

Communication and KMS Specialist
Isabel Hagbrink is a Swedish national who joins us from South Pole, a private climate strategy and solutions company, where she was the Director of Communications for four years, responsible for strategic communications, branding, stakeholder engagement and advocacy efforts. Before that, Isabel was responsible for carbon and climate finance communications at the World Bank in Washington DC for ten years. Previous to the World Bank, Isabel was the Vice President for voluntary carbon markets at MGM International, originating GHG ER projects in the US and responsible for the relationship with US clients and Morgan Stanley, its main shareholder. Before working at MGM International, Isabel spent nine years at the Inter-American Development Bank, where she worked with project finance as well as outreach and corporate communications.

Julia Kempny

Resource Mobilization and Donor Engagement Specialist
Julia supports the CTCN in its resource mobilization, donor engagement and outreach. She previously worked as Head of External Partnerships with WFP in Iraq and has furthermore worked in Somalia, Afghanistan and Ukraine for the UN and EU. Julia has an MBA from the Vienna Business University and is currently pursuing a MSc in Global Environment and Sustainability at the University of London in her spare time.

Hoyoung Jo

Climate Technology Specialist
Hoyoung is responsible for CTCN technical assistance projects in Asia and the Pacific and supports the CTCN in operationalising the CTCN Partnership and Liaison Office. He also upscales the work of the CTCN through stakeholder engagement and supports countries towards transformational long-term climate actions. Hoyoung has previously worked at the Green Climate Fund (GCF). He was responsible for managing projects and partnerships with accredited entities and governments to deliver sustainable results aligned with GCF objectives. Before the GCF, he worked with the UN Global Compact, offering a range of policy initiatives to help businesses advance their commitments in the areas of environment, human rights, labour, and anti-corruption. He holds a Master of Arts with a major in International Development and Cooperation from Korea University in Seoul and a Master of Science in Public Management from Fudan University in Shanghai.

Jeawon Kim

Capacity Building and Network Engagement Specialist
Jeawon Kim (PhD) develops and implements capacity building and network engagement programmes of the CTCN to enhance partnership and technical assistance impact globally. Her approach combines psychological science and marketing to co-create a change-advocating value that all stakeholders pursue. She previously worked at the National Institute of Green Technology Center (NIGT) as a Postdoc Research Fellow to provide policy advice on climate governance, technology R&D, and finance. Prior to this, Jeawon conducted evidence-based research in the area of behaviour and social change for numerous climate-change-related social issues at Social Marketing @ Griffith, the world’s largest behaviour change research centre located in Brisbane. Her work has been published in journals on behaviour science, consumer research, and environmental management. Jeawon holds a PhD in Social Marketing (Behaviour change for social good); 1st class Honours degree in Social Marketing; and a dual degree in Marketing and Psychological Science from Griffith University, Australia.

Molly Sharone

Climate Technology Associate Specialist
Molly is supporting the Africa, West & Central Asia teams in the design and implementation of CTCN technical assistance and capacity-building activities. She received a bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and a master of science in Sustainable Environment and Energy Systems from Middle East Technical University(Turkey). She has over 4 years of experience as a climate technology researcher for macro and micro-electromechanical systems in the renewable and clean energy sector. She has also worked as operations and support specialist in a start-up environment(NALA).

Nadege Trocellier

Climate Technology Specialist, Africa, Commonwealth of Independent States and West Asia
Nadege is supporting the design and implementation of CTCN technical assistance and capacity building activities. She has 12 years of experience on climate change including climate finance, mitigation through the design of roadmaps and low carbon strategies, NDCs implementation as well as climate change adaptation with deep expertise of climate change vulnerability assessments at territory level (municipalities, cities, regions or countries). With a background in international affairs and a master in renewable energy, Nadege has been working within the scope of the UNFCCC since 2006 where she started as part of the National Designated Authority (NDA) team in Morocco.

Wooyoung Kim

Administrative Assistant
Wooyoung provides operation and programme-related support including the coordination of project planning for Asia-Pacific region and the CTCN Liaison Office activities. As well as the processing of UNEP Legal Instruments, he performs a wide range of administrative functions in the field of accounting, grants management, budget forecasting and procurement. Wooyoung has a Master’s degree in Development Policy from KDI School of Public Policy and Management. Before joining CTCN, he worked for the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), UN Global Compact (UNGC) and UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Ramiro Salinas

Latin America & Caribbean Climate Change join Mitigation- Adaptation Specialist
Ramiro has almost 9 years of experience at the climate change science-policy interface, including in the assessment of various aspects of environmental and natural resources management within the context of programmes and projects dealing with sustainable development, mitigation and adaptation to climate change technologies. Through his work in international organizations and the private sector, he has achieved broad expertise in multi-country initiatives. Ramiro liaises and supports the Centre's technical assistance, capacity building and networking activities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Suil Kang

Coordination Officer
Since September 2004, Suil Kang has worked at the international Environmental Research Institute(IERI), Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology(GIST), Republic of Korea. In the IERI, Suil conducted many activities including international R&D collaboration, operation of capacity-building programs such as international internship and training workshops, policy works on Climate Change including IPCC, ASEAN, and APEC and several international development projects including CTCN Technical Assistance and Korea-UNDP. Suil was on secondment to the Climate Technology Cooperation Team in the Ministry of Science and ICT(MSIT) as an expert advisor from July 2016 to December 2018 and contributed to the collaboration with CTCN and facilitation of domestic climate technology cooperation. Suil was also on secondment to the National Institute of Green Technology Center(NIGT) as a Director of the International Strategy Division in 2019. Suil served as a Technology Executive Committee(TEC) member under the UNFCCC from 2018 to 2022. Suil holds a bachelor, master, and Ph.D. in Agricultural Chemistry from Seoul National University, Republic of Korea, and had post-doctoral experience at Michigan State University, USA from 2000 to 2004.

Valentin Rudloff

Climate Technology Specialist, Africa and West and Central Asia
Valentin is coordinating the mitigation portfolio of CTCN technical assistances and capacity building activities in Africa and West & Central Asia. Prior to the CTCN, he worked at a Berlin-based technology start-up as a product manager where he developed technology solutions to measure, report and reduce GHG emissions across supply chains. Valentin holds a double master's degree in Strategic Management from Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany and in Entrepreneurship & Innovation from ESCE International Business School in Paris, France.

Marisela Ricardez Garcia

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Specialist, Latin America & Caribbean
Marisela is supporting the design and implementation of CTCN technical assistance and capacity-building activities. She has over thirteen years of experience including work with the Mexican Government in the fields of environment and climate change. Later, she joined the UNEP regional office in LAC to support the implementation of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition initiatives. She has been involved in a broad range of projects, from conservation and poverty alleviation in rural communities in protected areas of Mexico to enhancing LAC´s regional cooperation on air quality and climate change. Marisela is a Chevening Award- winner and holds a MSC in Climate Change and International Development from the University of East Anglia, UK.

Woojin Han

Senior Climate Specialist
Woojin has over 15 years of experience in science and technology issues. Previously, he worked for the Korean Government, where he was involved in establishing and implementing nationwide R&D and RD&D policies, programmes, and projects across various fields, such as bio and energy technology. As the Director of the Climate Change R&D Team at the Ministry of Science and ICT, the Korean NDE, he assumed responsibility for overseeing R&D programs and initiatives related to climate change, including CTCN pro bono projects. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from Syracuse University, USA and a Bachelor's degree in chemical & biological engineering from Seoul National University, Korea.

CTCN Monitoring and Evaluation


By mobilizing global expertise to deliver the right solutions, knowledge, and financing, we strengthen collective action and leverage technologies to achieve our common goals.

  • The CTCN has received requests from 112 countries. See more information and visualizations for CTCN Technical Assistance
  • Our Network has over 760 members. See more information and visualizations for CTCN Network
     

CTCN Impact on the SDGs


All CTCN technical assistance support SDG13: Climate Action. The distribution in the image also highlights the large number of technical assistance supporting SDGs 7, 8, 9 and 11. Remaining SDGs are presented in the order of distribution.

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SDG

 

CTCN Monitoring & Evaluation System

 

This document presents the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system of the Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN) completed in 2020. It includes the Theory of Change and the Performance Measurement Framework of the CTCN, both of which are in alignment with reporting on the implementation of the Technology Framework under Article 10, paragraph 4, of the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This document also includes the 6 data collection forms and templates to be used to gather data for the 45 qualitative and quantitative indicators contained in the CTCN Performance Measurement Framework. Click here to access the document.