Building capacity for demand-driven technology and innovation in cities

Events facts

Cross-sectoral enabler
Capacity building and training
Innovation & RDD
05 December 2023 - 1:00 pm > 2:00 pm +04
World Intellectual Property Organization

Venue: 5th Capacity-building Hub within COP28 (Blue zone). 

The UNFCCC Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN) works with network members and national and local stakeholders to provide information, training and support to build and/or strengthen the capacity of developing countries to identify, maintain and adapt climate technology solutions.

Through WIPO GREEN, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) hosts a database of more than 129,000 green technologies and innovations to bridge the gap between technology providers and seekers. Localized acceleration projects are designed to further build the capacity of local stakeholders in developing and emerging economies to adopt and scale green solutions and climate technologies.

The CTCN and WIPO come together during this session to address capacity-building needs and opportunities for scaling transformational climate technologies at the urban level. 

Innovation and technology are critical elements for building low-carbon cities. While many technologies are proven and readily available, cities’ awareness of appropriate solutions and implementation know-how often presents a barrier. The session will highlight how capacity building through awareness raising, access to online green technology platforms, and hands-on training are critical elements in cities’ climate action.  

The CTCN will showcase how cities can leverage their capacity-building support provided as a crucial component of CTCN technical assistance projects. National stakeholders will be invited to share their experiences with CTCN capacity-building related to:

WIPO GREEN will demonstrate how the WIPO GREEN database of needs and technologies and the flagship Green Technology Book can help urban planners, developers, and decision-makers identify and gain access to climate technologies and innovation. Focus will include how such resources can be integrated into cities’ climate plans and processes.