While the world is dealing with COVID-19, advancing work on climate change remains an important task, particularly in the context of the recovery process from the impacts of the pandemic.
“Despite the huge challenges, we are also presented with a golden opportunity to recover better. The recovery can provide opportunities for countries to rebuild their economy in a manner that creates pathways to transformation into green, low emission and climate resilient societies”, noted Daniele Violetti, Director of Means of Implementation Division, UNFCCC.
From 1 to 10 June 2020, a series of online events were conducted under the umbrella of the UNFCCC June Momentum for Climate Change. This series of online events offered an opportunity for Parties and other stakeholders to exchange views and share information in order to maintain momentum and to showcase how climate action is progressing under the special circumstances the world is currently facing.
During the first virtual event of the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism, it was noted that work is on track to deliver climate tech policies to support countries in implementing the Paris Agreement.
As presented by Mareer Husny, Chair of the Technology Executive Committee (TEC), the TEC is continuing its policy work in key thematic areas (innovation, implementation, enabling environment and capacity building, collaboration and stakeholder engagement, and support).
The Chair of the CTCN Advisory Board Orly Jacob presented the joint work of TEC and CTCN on regional technical expert meetings, monitoring and evaluation framework, communication and outreach. She also highlighted the role of the Advisory Board in guiding the CTCN on priority issues like resource mobilization and maximising the network engagement.
“We need to be close to the countries, where we are needed the most. The CTCN is continuing its regional approach and soon we will have experts in all our regional offices in Bangkok, Nairobi, and Mexico”, noted Dr. Rose Mwebaza, CTCN Director.
Anand Tsog, the National Designated Entity (NDE) of Mongolia presented that climate action is a high priority for her government.
“We are very pleased to learn about the growing opportunities for collaboration and support under the Technology Mechanism”, noted Ms.Tsog.
Please see the recorded event and presentations below.
Please find the answers and questions here.
Moderator: Stephen Minas, Vice Chair of TEC
15:00 - 15:05 | OPENING
Daniele Violetti, Director of Means of Implementation Division UNFCCC
15:05 - 15:20| BRIEF UPDATES FROM TECHNOLOGY MECHANISM
Mareer Husny, Chair of TEC
Orly Jacob, Chair of Advisory Board of the CTCN
Rose Mwebaza, Director of CTCN
15:20 - 15:50 | MODERATED PANEL DISCUSSION
GCA High-Level Champion (tbc)
Mary Stewart, Energetics
Anand Tsog, NDE Mongolia
Henrique Schneider, Swiss Federation of Small and Medium Enterprises
Roland Roesch, IRENA
15:50 – 16:00 | QUESTIONS & ANSWERS