Technology can play a vital role in achieving greenhouse gas stabilization goals and combating the impacts of climate change. The importance of technology is well recognized within climate change negotiation framework and is one of the important strands of discussion. Under the Bali conference of parties (COP) in 2008 a call was made to strengthen cooperation on technology R&D, deployment, diffusion, and transfer. Technology Needs Assessments (TNAs), which UNEP is implementing since 2009, is an outcome of this call and involves a set of country-driven activities that identify the mitigation and adaptation technology priorities of countries. The technology priorities have to be identified by the countries taking into consideration their various developmental and climate priorities through stakeholder consultations. These consultations can be facilitated through the application of multi criteria assessments.
This webinar has been designed by the UNEP DTU Partnership, a member of the Climate Technology and Centre Network (CTCN) Consortium and aims to give an introduction on Multi Criteria Assessment. The webinar will cover examples for both climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Through interactive Q&A sessions, participants had the opportunity to put forward their questions and comments to the panel of experts.
About the presenters
Dr. Jorge Rogat, UNEP DTU Partnership
Relevant expertise: Analysis of the economic, social and environmental benefits of urban transport technologies, such as, Bus Rapid Transit, Bus Regulation and Planning and Non-motorized transportation.
Dr. Subash Dhar, UNEP DTU Partnership
Relevant expertise: Modeling of energy systems, Transport policy and planning, Multi criteria Assessment, criteria and indicators for evaluating mitigation technologies
Dr. Sara Trærup, UNEP DTU Partnership
Relevant expertise: socio-economic analyses of adaptation technologies, Integration of climate change adaptation into development planning, Criteria and indicators for monitoring and evaluating adaptation to climate change.