The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) National Designated Entity (NDE) for Thailand, Mr. Surachai Sathitkunarat, organized a national meeting of stakeholders to raise awareness of opportunities to utilise the services of the UN’s global network for climate technology solutions - the CTCN.
"CTCN is a UN-led network of technology experts that facilitates the transfer of climate technologies at the request of developing countries for energy-efficient, low-carbon and climate-resilient development. We are already implementing many projects all over the world. Launched in 2014, the countries of South-East Asia are already starting to make use of the collaborative opportunities provided by CTCN. To date, 13% of technical assistance request have been submitted by South-East Asian countries. We would like to encourage the stakeholders to submit more requests, and to join the Climate Technology Network in order to raise their company’s or institution’s global visibility and gain access to new markets", - says director of the CTCN, Jukka Uosukainen.
The event was organized by the National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office in Thailand. According to Parimita Mohanty, CTCN coordinator for Asia Pacific Region, there are currently six projects under implementation in East Asia. Indonesia submitted two requests related to adaptation (integrated river and coastal management toward sustainable giant sea wall technology in Jakarta and developing the Ciliwung watershed management) and three on mitigation (development of ocean current watershed management, development of integrated carbon measurements methodology on peatlands and the development of anaerobic digester technology for palm oil EFB waste in Indonesia). Vietnam is implementing one project on mitigation (bio-waste minimization and valorization for low carbon production in rice sector).
Requests can be made by any type of entity (academic, NGO, local/national government, private sector) to their national NDE. The request application is only a few pages long, and requests can range across numerous areas (agriculture, disaster prevention, energy efficiency, industry, transportation, and waste management, to name a few):