The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) was represented at the Adaptation Fund’s 7th Annual National Implementing Entity (NIE) Seminar and highlighted the technology trends in CTCN climate change adaptation work.
“We can see that innovation, ecosystem-based adaptation, urban adaptation/resilience, cross-sectoral approach and bottom-up approach are major trends in adapting to climate change and are emerging in our technical assistance portfolio. Also, we are happy to see that countries take into consideration work with women and gender, youth and indigenous community, and focus on climate change adaptation together with other environmental resilience issues such as the Sustainable Development Goals, COVID-19 pandemic and disaster risk reduction”, noted Dr. Ho-Sik Chon, CTCN Adaptation Specialist.
The CTCN can collaborate with the National Implementing Entities in preparation and design of the project not only by providing technical support required at early stage of project development cycle (e.g. feasibility assessments of technology options, recommendation for law, policy and regulations, etc.) but also by addressing specific challenges and technology barriers and deploying adaptation related technical solutions (pilot study). Outputs from the technical assistance can be used as submitting a funding proposal to the Adaptation Fund Board. As a country driven process, requests for the technical assistance need to be signed and submitted by the National Designated Entities of the CTCN.
Also, this fall UNEP-CTCN, Adaptation Fund and UNDP will be launching a new grant programme to foster innovation of adaptation practices. The new programme will foster innovation in adaptation in developing countries, and will target a broad range of potential finance recipients, including non-governmental organizations, community groups, young innovators and the private sector.