News/Capacity building:

  • CTCN interview with Julia Watson about the power of indigenous technologies in the state of global pandemic: Impossible now has been made possible. Click here for more information. 
  • CTCN in Peru: Incorporating ecosystem-based adaptation in the management of national protected areas. Click here for more information. 
  • Climate Technology Centre and Network launching a new programme for small and medium companies. Click here for more information.  
  • CTCN in Latin America and the Caribbean: Establishing regional coalition on circular economy. Click here for more information. 
  • CTCN collaboration with the UNFCCC youth constituency: Read YOUNGO's views.Click here for more information.  
  • CTCN in Myanmar: Strengthened drought and flood management. Click here for more information. 
  • CTCN in Ecuador: Agricultural sector is finding solutions to reduce harmful emissions and creating new income opportunities. Click here for more information.  
  • CTCN, Adaptation Fund and UNDP launch new grant programme to foster innovation of adaptation practices. Click here for more information.
  • CTCN Climate Technology Matchmaking Event. Click here for more information. 

Available capacity-building support:

The CTCN is the operational arm of the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism, promoting the accelerated climate technology transfer at the request of developing countries. It provides technology solutions, capacity building and advice on policy, legal and regulatory frameworks tailored to the needs of individual countries. For more information please visit

Activities undertaken in the last quarter:

  • Webinar on introduction to ocean accounting: The CTCN provided a webinar entitled ‘Introduction to ocean accounting: Managing our impacts’ in collaboration with the Global Ocean Accounts Partnership on the 14th of January 2020. Integrating information on the ocean has been a challenge, because it has been fragmented across disciplines, agencies and ideologies. The Ocean Accounts Framework is based on existing statistical standards, the System of National Accounts (SNA), used to measure national economies and the System of Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA), used to measure environment-economy linkages. This presents a coherent measurement framework that links economics, ecology and sociology. Many of the information requirements and analytical objectives of the Ocean Accounts Framework are consistent with those of climate change and disaster risk analysis.In this webinar, 50 participants (Government 4, Public organizations 16, Private sectors 12, NGO 8, others 10) had an opportunity to learn about the basic principles of environmental-economic accounting and how they have been applied to integrating data on the ocean.Click here for more information.


Upcoming events:

  • 1 or 2 week of June (TBD), Training Program on Technology Clinic for Food Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Myanmar (Workshop): The overall goal of the training program is to strengthen the capacities of the SMEs and their businesses based on transition from conventional technologies to more efficient and climate friendly technologies. This transition is intended to contribute to the mitigation and adaptation goals of developing countries in their NDCs and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs). Selected SMEs in food sectors of Myanmar will participate in the program, enhancing their productivity and competitiveness in consideration with climate change response.


  • 1st week of June, Regional meeting for NDEs -Africa (Virtual Webinar): The virtual webinar objective is to engage the regional NDE on an information sharing forum. This would include information on the impact of COVID -19 on CTCN work in the region and presentation and discussion of alternative working modalities being adopted to ensure business continuity. The meeting will be an opportunity to keep engaging with regional NDEs taking into consideration the cancellation of the NDEs forum that was scheduled during the Africa Climate Week in April 2020.


  • Climate Change Strategies 2020 (December 2019)

The CTCN publishes this report in collaboration with Witan Media, highlighting the role of technology transfer in the fight against climate change. The publication has been launched during COP25 in Madrid.

Click here for the pdf.


  • 2019 CTCN Progress Report (November 2019)

In this report, the CTCN shows that requests for technical assistance submitted by developing countries increased 240% over the last 12-month period. The CTCN also presents trends in technology demand as countries around the world scale up their climate change efforts.

Click here for the report.


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Rajiv Garg

Email: [email protected]

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