The Latin American and the Caribbean Circular Economy Coalition launched its document "Circular economy in Latin America and the Caribbean: a shared vision". The paper presents a vision of what a circular economy should look like in the region with the intent to create alignment and cooperation among countries, as well as guide future projects.
Cuba’s extensive use of livestock farming and conventional agronomic practices have resulted in low productivity and extensive environmental damage, including soil degradation, deforestation, and biodiversity loss. The country is aiming to transform the current traditional production model into one incorporating low-emissions livestock farming that can reduce GHG emissions while adapting to climate variability.
Agriculture is the main economic driver in Mali, employing roughly 75% of the population and accounting for 50% of the GDP. However, the landlocked country situated in the Sahara and semi-arid Sahel is exposed to recurrent extreme events such as severe droughts and catastrophic floods, rendering only 14% of the land suitable for agriculture. Over the past couple of decades, the country has developed some agrometeorological tools that have enabled data collection on the ground and contributed to an increase in both agricultural production and economic benefits.
The CTCN and its Consortium partners, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), prepared a GCF Readiness proposal to facilitate the achievement of national targets for the building sector as defined in Thailand’s 2015 Energy Efficiency Plan and its NDC. According to Thailand’s NDC Road Map, 113 million of the 116 million tonnes of GHG emission reductions to be reduced by 2030 should be achieved through energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Following the two workshops conducted last year in Vietnam and Bangladesh, the UN Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) has participated at the workshops on private sector contribution to climate change adaptation in Indonesia and Thailand.
Blockchain technologies have been finding real-world utility globally and across the developing world over the last years. An increasing number of blockchain use-cases are being developed as innovators and innovation ecosystems identify new ways of creating value. Blockchain is recognized as a tool with the ability to create transparency and accountability, increase security and privacy, and reduce costs.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties decided to exceptionally renew its memorandum of understanding with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) regarding the hosting of the UN Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) for a further five-year period. The CTCN is the implementation arm of the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism. The decision took place at COP 26 and is set to take effect on February 23rd.
The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) is seeking experts for the following technical assistance projects:
This report on emerging climate technology analyses a group of preselected key emerging primary energy supply, transformation, and storage technologies. It elaborates on elements that may affect their successful deployment, commercialization, and long-term sustainability.
The Asia Regional Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Clinic is a 4-part virtual event series designed as a platform to present common challenges faced by Asian countries when implementing NDC actions at the sector level. It is run as a series of clinic sessions, with support from regional and international experts, where technical sectoral issues can be presented and discussed in order to identify policy, technological and financial solutions.