Climate experts from Central Asia and Eastern Europe met in Tbilisi to discuss collaboration and technology transfer. Representatives from government, private sector, finance and research institutions gathered in Tbilisi, Georgia, 30 May – 1 June. The Deputy Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia Ms. Ekaterine Grigalava welcomed the participants.
Nationally-selected focal points (National Designated Entities, or NDEs) from over 10 countries including Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Serbia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan shared experiences and best practices in the region. The event was organized in parallel with the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
The CTCN promotes the development and transfer of clean technologies, and provides developing countries with access to free technology solutions at their request by mobilizing relevant technology experts from a global network of 280 technology companies and institutions to design and deliver customized solutions. Over 100 technology transfers are currently underway in 72 countries for sectors ranging from agriculture and energy to industry and transportation. The CTCN provides expert policy and technology support to developing country stakeholders, coordinated by the NDEs.
As the implementing arm of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Technology Mechanism, the Climate Technology Centre is hosted and managed by the United Nations Environment and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).