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John O'Brien, Founder and Managing Director of Australian CleanTech (also CTCN Network Member) presents his book Visions 2100. The book tells the power of Visions and invites the reader to participate in the VISIONS 2100 Project by creating and sharing their own vision of life in 2100. The aim is to get widespread engagement and interest in comparing and telling visions of a better future and to drive 'water-cooler' discussions globally.

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UNEP  is  organizing  the  first  global  Science‐Policy  Forum  in  Nairobi,  19 -20  May  2016,  as  part  of  the  overall programme for the second session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA‐2) 23‐27 May 2016.  

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The latest round of facilitating the transfer of climate technologies in East Africa forum took place from 5-7 April in Nairobi, Kenya.

The forum was attended by leading East African organisations pioneering the improvement of agriculture and food production, and clean water supply in East Africa.

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Date and time: Wednesday 27 April 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:30 pm CEST

The webinar presents the full cycle of Demand-Side-Management (DSM) programs for utilities from market study and characterization of the energy efficiency potential in a given sector (institutional, commercial, residential or industrial; program selection by the utility to achieve optimum results; preliminary to detailed design of the DSM program; through the follow-on phases of implementation, and ex-post evaluation to ascertain achieved savings, impact, and process). 

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CTCN is assisting Antigua and Barbuda in developing a strategy for local workforce engagement in the clean energy economy. The Government of Antigua and the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) jointly held a workshop with local public, private, and community stakeholders to identify opportunities for increasing the rate of deployment of clean energy technologies while creating local jobs.Representatives of the Ministry of Health and Environment and CTCN Consortium Partner, the U.S.

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Adaptation Futures is the biennial conference of the Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA). In 2016 the European Commission and the Government of the Netherlands co-host the fourth edition. Adaptation Futures 2016 is where scholars, practitioners, policymakers and business people from all around the world go to connect, learn and inspire. It highlights adaptation practices and solutions for people, governments and businesses. 

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The Climate Technology Centre and Network is accountable to the UNFCCC Conference of Parties through the CTCN Advisory Board. The Advisory Board meets twice per year and provides direction on the CTCN.

Live streaming from the  7th Advisory Board Meeting in Vienna, Austria

Pictures from the CTCN 7th Advisory Board Meeting.

 

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The CTCN hosted the Regional Forum for West Asia, on 3-4 April 2016 in Cairo, Egypt. This event provided an opportunity to the CTCN National Designated Entities (NDEs) and Network members based in West Asia to interact and strengthen their relationship with other technology stakeholders, with a view to identify matchmaking opportunities to secure funding for follow-up actions to CTCN requests or other climate technology activities. 

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CTCN is assisting Mali in developing a tailored and ready-to-use Reference Guide of technologies that communities can use to best adapt their agricultural practises with regards to climate change effects. This is part of the technical assistance “Identification of climate adaptation technologies with rural communities”. The workshop, which main objective was to share the content of the Reference Guide, seek contributions for improvement and explore better ways to disseminate the Guide took place 24-25th March in Bamako.

CTCN Stakeholder Forum
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The CTCN convened its inaugural Stakeholder Forum from 5-7 April at carbon-neutral Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya. This workshop, entitled Facilitating Transfer of Climate Technologies in East Africa, was co-hosted with WIPO Green, PFAN, DNV GL, CIPIT and the Kenya Climate Innovation Centre. Forum participants were drawn from among CTCN institutions as well as private sector actors with expertise in climate technologies and finance, with the goal of addressing gaps and barriers among key stakeholders and realizing scalable climate change projects.