CTCN at COP26. Technology Mechanism: Fostering Technology Uptake to Support NDC Implementation and Greater Ambition


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04 November 2021 CET (Time to be announced)

Thursday, 4 November 2021 |18:30 – 19:45 GMT | Lomond Auditorium, Zone D, Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow

Technology Mechanism Side event - Fostering technology uptake to support NDC implementation and greater ambition

Online viewing available. Connection details for online attendees can be found here.

This side event is organized by the Technology Executive Committee (TEC) and the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN).

At the side event, the TEC and the CTCN will provide a brief overview of their achievements in 2020 and 2021 and launch their joint publication  "Technology and NDC: Stimulating the uptake of technologies in support of NDC implementation”.

The Paris Agreement highlights the ky role played by technology in strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change and limiting the global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius to implementing mitigation and adaptation actions. The technology framework established under the Paris Agreement and adopted in Katowice in 2018, further highlights the importance of climate technologies and provides overarching guidance to the work of the TEC and the CTCN in promoting and facilitating enhanced action on technology development and transfer to support the implementation of the Agreement.

NDC submissions highlight that countries recognize the role of technologies in supporting the implementation of NDCs, increasing ambition and enhancing actions for both climate change mitigation and adaptation. 

In this context, in 2020, the TEC and the CTCN Advisory Board collaborated to produce a joint publication on the role of technology for NDC implementation, which includes recommendations on how to further stimulate the uptake of climate technologies to accelerate Parties’ efforts towards achieving their NDC targets.

In this side event, the TEC and the CTCN will present the findings from their joint publication on technology and NDC, and discuss with panelists and the audience different approaches to overcoming the technical, financial, institutional and social challenges that arise in taking up technologies with a view to increasing ambitions and enhancing climate actions.


18:30 - 18:35  |  WELCOME AND OPENING

Stephen Minas, Chair, TEC

18:35 - 18:45 |   TECHNOLOGY MECHANISM IN 2020-2021: Brief overview on achievements

Rose Mwebaza, Director, CTCN

Stephen Minas, Chair, TEC

18:45 - 18:55  |  LAUNCH OF JOINT PUBLICATION: Technology and NDC - Stimulating the uptake of technologies in support of NDC implementation

Anne Barre, Joint TEC-CTCN task force

18:55 - 19:40  |   PANEL DISCUSSION and Q&A

Moderator: Amanda McKee, Head of Knowledge Management, Head of Climate Action Enhancement Package, NDC partnership


- Leonardo Muñoz, Advisor, Ministry of Science and Technology, Chile - tbc

- Yeri Kim, Master student, School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan

- IRENA - tbc

19:40 - 19:45  |   CLOSING REMARKS

Omedi Jura, Vice-chair, CTCN Advisory Board