25 November 2020 | 13:00 – 14:30 CET | Earth conference hall
At this Climate Dialogues virtual event, the panelists will elaborate on how the Technology Mechanism can foster innovative approaches for a faster diffusion and upscaling of climate technologies and building back better climate resilient systems post COVID-19.
As the world is dealing with the threat of COVID-19, advancing the work on climate change remains a global imperative, particularly in the context of the recovery process from the impacts of the pandemic. In 2020 the Technology Mechanism continues its work in implementing the Paris Agreement following the guidance of the technology framework and in supporting countries to enhance action on technology development and transfer.
The event will be an occasion for Parties and technology stakeholders to take stock of progresses made by the two arms of the Technology Mechanism: the Technology Executive Committee (TEC) and the Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN), in the second year of implementation of the Technology Framework.
The TEC and CTCN will report on activities and present common trends, challenges and gaps identified across across various climate technology areas, namely, innovation, implementation, enabling environment and capacity building, stakeholder engagement and support. A panel discussion will elaborate on how the Technology Mechanism can foster innovative approaches for a faster diffusion and upscaling of climate technologies and building back better climate resilient systems post COVID-19.
13:00 - 13:05 | OPENING REMARKS
Marianne Karlsen, Chair, SBI
13:25 - 14:25 | PANEL DISCUSSION and Q&A
Moderator: Claudia Octaviano, General Coordinator for Climate Change and Low-Carbon Development, National Institute of Ecology and Climate, Mexico
Rose Mwebaza, Director, CTCN
Alastair Marke, Director General, Blockchain and Climate Institute
Elfriede More, Director for International Environmental Affairs, Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, Austria
Mareer Husny, Chair, TEC
Zhong Ping, Chair, CTCN Advisory Board
14:25 - 14:30 | CLOSING REMARKS
Daniele Violetti, Director, Means of Implementation Division, UNFCCC