CTCN Advisory Board Chair Dr. Spencer Thomas and CTCN Director Jukka Uosukainen, along with representatives from the operative bodies of the UNFCCC Financial Mechanism, accredited entities, Green Climate Fund and CTCN focal points, participated in an in-session workshop during the 44th meeting of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies on May 21 in Bonn, Germany.
The workshop, which was called for in Decision 13/CP.21, was an opportunity for representatives of the UNFCCC Financial and Technology Mechanisms to discuss enhancing technology transfer through collaborative approaches in order to better support developing countries as they work to deliver their NDCs.
Dr. Thomas outlined the key achievements of the CTCN, the strong support for technology in the Paris Agreement and how its priorities are shaping the work of the CTCN in 2016. Mr. Uosukainen provided an overview of how the CTCN's technical assistance and capacity building efforts can enhance the work of the GEF and the GCF, and discussed some of the modalities by which inter-mechanism cooperation could be strengthened.
The webcast of the workshop is available here: