The Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME) organises three side events during the World Circular Economy Forum online:
The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) with support of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is jointly launching with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) a new USD 10 million small grants programme with funding from the Adaptation Fund. The Adaptation Fund Climate Innovation Accelerator aims to foster innovation in climate change adaptation in developing countries. The programme targets a broad range of potential finance recipients, including governments, non-governmental organizations, community groups, young innovators and other groups.
The Advisory Board of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) held its 16th meeting virtually from 10-12 November. Attended by participants from 23 countries, the Board approved the CTCN’s 2021 Annual Operating Plan and budget which is aligned to the technology framework of the Paris Agreement. The Advisory Board also discussed and approved the CTCN’s report to the Conference of Parties (COP26). The meeting, led by Advisory Board Chair Mr. Ping Zhong (China) and Vice Chair Ms.
Dr. Rose Mwebaza, the Director of Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), wasnspeaking at the 15th annual meeting INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM on governing environmental data in the age of uncertainty.
Date: 17 November, 4-5 pm UTC
Moderator: Ania Lichtarowicz, BBC
• Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme
• Joyce Murray, Digital Minister for Canada
• Amy Luers, Microsoft Sustainability
The Chair of the Advisory Board of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), Mr. Ping Zhong, was interviewed by China News Agency. He introduced the CTCN's work and its role in helping developing countries to accelerate a greener, more resilient recovery.
The interview here: http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2020/07-11/9235608.shtml
Also, Mr. Ping Zhong talked to China Sustainability Tribune about the CTCN's work and specifically on building back better efforts. The articles can be found here:
9 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. The Centre also serves as a platform for Network members to share their solutions and experience via the CTCN Knowledge Portal, Network member hosted webinars, relevant trainings, networking and events such as the CTCN Regional Forums.
Sustain267 presents their podcast - the conversation with Dr. Rose Mwebaza, the Director of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN).
The podcast is available here: https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/sustain267-podcast/in-conversation…
The National Designated Entity of Sri Lanka, Ms. Hasula, presented at the opening session of GSTIC 2020 the CTCN supported technical assistance "Climate Smart City of Kurunegala in Sri Lanka".
She emphasized that technical assistance has adopted an integrated approach on adaptation and mitigation measures towards climate smart city. While the project on the adaptation measures is delivered, the technical assistance on mitigation measures is ongoing.
The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) will be represented at the “GSDV 2020 Digital Symposia” to be held on October 27~30, 2020, with the theme of “New Deal, New Innovation & New Normal Transformation”.
The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) with the support from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has received USD 5 million from the Adaptation Fund as part of its USD 10 million pilot small grants programme (Adaptation Fund Climate Innovation Accelerator) to foster innovation in adaptation.