Objectives and commitments regarding the transfer of technology exist under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol. The purpose of the Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) project is to assist participant developing countries to identify and analyse priority technology needs, which can form the basis for a portfolio of projects and programmes to facilitate the transfer of, and access to, climate technologies and know-how through implementation of Article 4.5 of the UNFCCC Convention (http://tech-action.org/). 

TNAs are therefore central to the work of the Parties to the Convention on technology transfer and present an opportunity to track an evolving need for new equipment, techniques, practical knowledge and skills, which are necessary to mitigate GHG emissions and/or reduce the vulnerability of social, economic and natural systems to the adverse impacts of climate change

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Technology Compendium