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  • Experts mission to design Educational centre on climate change in Madagascar

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    Friday 12 February 2016
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    National Designated Entity of Madagascar asked CTCN to assist in designing a technology development and educational centre on climate change. CTCN experts from ENDA Energie and Bureau de Mise à Niveau travelled last month to Antananarivo, Madagascar. During this mission, the experts held consultations with key stakeholders and collected the detailed information in order to develop the response plan for technical assistance.

  • UNIDO call for proposals: Green technology deployment in industrial zones in Senegal

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    Publication date: 
    Tuesday 9 February 2016
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    United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is looking for member of the CTCN Network that can provide services related to Green technology deployment in industrial zones in Senegal.

    Senegal benefits from a buoyant economy, nevertheless facing a number of challenges. In the country’s development plan - Plan Senegal Emergent (PSE) - a key component to address these issues is the development of integrated industrial zones. These shall attract foreign investment, bring new technologies and increase productivity and competitiveness.

  • French Government commends CTCN

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    Friday 5 February 2016

     CTCN Director Jukka Uosukainen received a letter of appreciation for the CTCN's active involvement in the preparation of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda (LPAA) focus events held during the 21st Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP21).

    “This sequence would not have been possible without your deep mobilization. Your rigorous and intensive work were key elements in the success of these 12 events”, says Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, in the letter.  

  • CTCN national consultations in Nepal

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    Publication date: 
    Wednesday 3 February 2016

    The Climate Technology  Centre and Network (CTCN), as part of the Incubator Programme, held national consultations on 28-29 January in Kathmandu. The meetings were organized  by CTCN Consortium Partner The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) together with National Designated Entity in Nepal (Mr. Ram Hari Pantha) and UNEP. 

  • Business forum in Vietnam: Low-carbon technology transfer mechanisms

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    Publication date: 
    Monday 1 February 2016
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    The Business forum, which took place on the 12th of January in Hanoi, brought together the business sector and other stakeholders in Vietnam in order to raise awareness of the business sector’s role in the national green growth plan and GHG emission reduction. The forum also aimed to promote current technology transfer mechanisms, including the Climate Technology Center and Network (CTCN) under the UNFCCC, to the business sector.

  • CTCN in media: After Paris, keep the heat on

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    Publication date: 
    Thursday 28 January 2016
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    The Hindu. By Sujatha Byravan

    In order to have a chance of limiting temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius, we need suitable technologies to make low-carbon transitions in development right away.

    Now that the Paris Conference of the Parties (COP) meet is long over, countries need to concentrate on global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which need to peak soon and go to zero by mid-century if there is to be a chance of preventing average temperatures from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above the level of pre-industrial times.

  • CTCN in Bosnia and Herzegovina: district heating system overhaul set to save up to 20,000 tons of CO₂ each year

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    Publication date: 
    Friday 22 January 2016
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    Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 21 January 2016 – A new project to overhaul a city district heating system could save up to 20,000 tons of CO₂ each year and €4.5 million in heating costs. 
    The new project launched in Banja Luka’s City Hall today will feed into an action plan for securing major efficiency gains for the city’s district heating system, bringing both financial and climate benefits. 

  • CTCN workshop in Namibia: identification of technologies to address water scarcity

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    Publication date: 
    Thursday 21 January 2016
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    The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) together with Ministry of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (Namibia) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR, South Africa) held a workshop on the identification and prioritization of technologies to address water scarcity and climate change impacts in Windhoek, Namibia. The workshop is part of CTCN's technical assistance, requested by the Namibian government, to facilitate financing for addressing  water scarcity.

  • CTCN Incubator Programme: national consultations in Bangladesh

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    News
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday 19 January 2016

    The Climate Technology  Centre and Network (CTCN), in the context of the Incubator Programme, held a training workshop and national consultations on 19-21 January in Dhaka. The meetings were organized  by CTCN Consortium Partner, the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in collaboration with Bangladesh Unnayan Parishad (BUP).

  • Technical Assistance in Chile: Design of a Biodiversity Monitoring Network

    Type: 
    News
    Publication date: 
    Thursday 14 January 2016
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    The  Ministry of Environment requested technical  assistance from  the  CTCN  for  the design  of  a conceptually and practically robust monitoring strategy in the context of climate change. Chile is a country of markedly contrasting climatic and ecological environments, including coastal, desert, island, marine and mountainous settings. The Chilean population depends on the biodiversity created by these diverse ecosystems in many ways. 

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