The Conference of Parties agreed during its 23rd meeting in Bonn to renew the memorandum of understanding regarding the hosting of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) for the next four years. Following an independent review of the CTCN commissioned by the UNFCCC earlier this year, UN Environment and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will remain co-hosts of the Climate Technology Centre, in consultation with the CTCN Advisory Board.
“The demand for technology assistance and capacity building is growing: we’ve received 200 requests thus far from countries around the world. The vote of confidence expressed by the Parties will enable the Climate Technology Centre and Network to continue providing crucial assistance as countries strive to meet their climate change commitments and development goals”, says Jukka Uosukainen, CTCN Director.
The Centre is supported by 400 network partners around the world. It mobilizes the expertise of these institutions and its hosting organizations to deliver tailored assistance to local government, civil society, academic/research centres and national governments.
In its 2017 Progress Report, the Climate Technology Centre and Network describes the key types of technology-related assistance that developing countries are seeking as they strive to fulfill their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and National Adaptation Plans.
The Progress Report provides numerous examples of the Centre’s technology collaboration with countries over the last year, including its development of an Energy Efficiency Master Plan in Tonga, made possible through a new CTCN partnership with the Green Climate Fund. Aggregated data on the geographic and sectoral scope of technology demand is also presented. Updates on the Centre’s capacity building and knowledge sharing activities, which focused on finance, gender-responsive technology transfer, innovation, and implementation of NDCs and Adaptation Plans, demonstrate how these initiatives provide a framework to support the Centre’s technology assistance.
For more information, please visit: UNFCCC Climate Technology Centre Sheds Light on Key Technology Needs of 73 Collaborating Countries