COP23 event: Technology matchmaking in small island states


Events facts

09 November 2017 - 1:00 am CET
Climate Technology Centre and Network

9.30 - 10.30, COP23, Fiji Pavilion

Technologies are fundamental to combating global warming and building climate-resilient societies all over the world. While technological innovation is an important factor, there are already thousands of technologies available which have proven capacity to substantially contribute to adaptation and mitigation goals. The key challenge is getting the right technologies deployed where they are most needed. This requires supportive policy and regulatory infrastructures, as well as workforce capacity to manage and adapt them, and necessary financing. Technology transfer is therefore a multifaceted challenge which requires bringing together the right actors and technologies.

The side event will describe how small island states are collaborating with the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism on technology matchmaking in order to meet their climate goals and commitments. Through examples of ongoing technology transfer initiatives, the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) will discuss how technological innovation, capacity building, enabling environments and financing come together to address two key areas: sustainable energy and climate change resilience.


  • Mr. Jukka Uosukainen, CTCN Director
  • Mr. Tumasie Blair, Antigua and Barbuda, Department of Environment
  • Mr. Trevor Thompson, Grenada, Ministry of Agriculture
  • Ms. Bente Pretlove, DNV GL on experience supporting Seychelles to formulate a National Electricity Grid Code