Venue: UNFCCC Global Innovation Hub Pavilion
Digitalization, highlighted in the IPCC WGIII AR6 report, plays a pivotal role in global climate action. However, its success relies on how the digital readiness of developing countries is considered and reinforced. Strategies must be customized to suit diverse socio-economic, cultural, and infrastructural contexts, while also integrating indigenous knowledge and shifting beneficiaries from simple users to active owners of digital technologies.
The UNFCCC Technology Mechanism, through its TEC-CTCN Joint Work Programme, prioritizes digitalization. The CTCN, a key player, offers technical assistance and places digitalization at the forefront. Additionally, it assesses the digital readiness of countries, ensuring the continued success of interventions in the long term.
To foster a dialogue on the importance of incorporating and improving digital readiness within digital technology interventions, the Technology Mechanism is organizing a side event “Digital readiness of developing countries: how it can accelerate climate action”.
Case studies from CTCN, GIZ, and collaborating organizations on digital technology projects will be presented which focus on enhancing digital skills and creating a favorable enabling environment, both pivotal factors contributing to digital readiness. A high-level panel discussion will then discuss important lessons and best practices in terms of digital readiness for climate action in developing countries.
For further details and the agenda, please refer to the enclosed document (*which will be uploaded shortly).