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A central focus of a side event on the UNFCCC’s Technology Mechanism held 7 June in Bonn was on the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN). The CTCN promotes the accelerated transfer of environmentally sound technologies for climate change mitigation and adaptation in developing countries. The CTCN is fully up and running and has attracted its first eight requests from six countries this year.

Congratulating the CTCN, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres said:

Renewable energy
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The International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) opened a call for applications: ISC3 Innovation Challenge in Sustainable Chemistry and Renewable Energie.

By developing new sustainable materials, products, processes and business models, chemistry plays a key role in achieving most of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and hence a sustainable future. In order to accelerate the search for solutions, the ISC3 launches the Innovation Challenge to engage, award and promote Sustainable Chemistry innovators from around the world.

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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today the appointment of Jukka Uosukainen as the Director of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN). Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNEP, congratulated Mr. Uosukainen and said that CTCN is now ready to fulfill its mandate by assisting developing countries to make informed decisions about mitigation and adaptation technologies that suit their needs.

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Technology is a critical pillar needed for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to combat the damaging effects of climate change. And, Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe, has made it clear that technological integration was a fundamental component of all efforts to respond to climate change. Speaking during a three-day Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) Training workshop for National Designated Entities at the Radisson Aquatica Resort on Tuesday, Dr. Lowe said such thinking applied to efforts at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation efforts.

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On 19 March 2014, Jukka Uosukainen, CTCN Director met with Christian Wichard, the Deputy Director General of WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) in Copenhagen. On this occasion, Jukka Uosukainen signed the paperwork to officially recognize WIPO as a member of the network of the CTCN. The Climate Technology Network supports the CTCN in the delivery of services. . In response to country requests, Network members can be selected to provide technical assistance that matches their expertise.

Climate Innovation Labs
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Creating Technology Solutions for Enhanced Climate Action