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Azerbaijan
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Lack of harmonised methodologies for undertaking climate change related assessments, including Vulnerability Impact Assessment studies, inspired Azerbaijan to contact the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN).

CTCN
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Boundless Podcast presents the Infinite Leaders series, where they are exploring how Digital Transformation, Data and Artificial Intelligence can promote, provide engagement and deliver environmental sustainability.

The idea of data being the new oil is outdated, but still there’s companies holding onto data and information that when shared will be extremely useful in solving global problems. This data, in the hands of the right people will absolutely transform systems.” Rose Mwebaza

Lebanon
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The Climate Technology Centre is seeking proposals for the implementation of the technical assistance in Lebanon: Development of Energy Efficiency Standards and Labelling program for electric motors, transformers, washing machines and TVs.

Deadline to express the interest: 24 January 2021.

Vanuatu
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The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) is seeking proposals to provide technical support in preparing the feasibility study for the low emission land transport sector in Vanuatu.

Deadline for applications: 22 January 2021, 17:00 (Vienna time)

Please see more information in the documents attached below. 

AFCIA
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The Adaptation Fund has launched an Adaptation Fund Climate Innovation Accelerator (AFCIA) to foster innovation in climate change adaptation in developing countries. The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) (hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme - UNEP) and the United Nations Development Programme have been accredited to administer the $10 million USD Accelerator.

LAC
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Esta semana se celebró la reunión preparatoria de alto nivel para el lanzamiento de la Coalición de Economía Circular en América Latina y el Caribe, que será liderada por:

Gender and climate change
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Five years after the signature of the Paris Agreement, the Women and Gender Constituency (WECF) and the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) present the accomplishment of 15 award winners who implement Gender Just Climate Solutions all around the world. They showcase climate resilient and transformative development models that bring multiple social and environmental benefits. 

The publication in English can be downloaded here. 

UNEP
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For over a decade, UNEP Emissions Gap Report has provided a yearly review of the difference between where greenhouse emissions are predicted to be in 2030 and where they should be to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, and highlights ways to close the gap.

In addition to providing an update of global emissions pathways and progress towards achieving national mitigation pledges and the Paris Agreement goals, this edition looks at the impacts of the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic, to the extent possible, and discusses the implications of related recovery responses.

CTCN Network
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5 new institutions joined the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) in January. Through its Network, the CTCN mobilises policy and technical expertise to deliver technology solutions, capacity building and implementation advice to developing countries. Network members gain pre-qualification to compete for CTCN technical assistance contracts.

Panama
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An initiative of TeknikföretagenViable CitiesUN-HabitatSmart City SwedenVinnova, the Swedish Energy Agency, Expo 2020 Sweden and delivered by Nesta Challenges.

First stage: Open call to find city challenges, 9 November 2020 – 22 January 2021