Decent work and economic growth
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change, where the impacts are already being experienced, including persistent hot weather, heavy rains, land degradation, particularly through erosions, longer dry seasons, increased drought sequences during rainy seasons, and flooding. Climate projections in the DRC over the coming decades predict an increase in temperatures of 3ºC to 5ºC, a decrease in rainfall and an increase in its variability, as well as an increase in extreme events. These climate variations will have a significant impact on the country's main climate-sensitive economic sectors.
The country has requested technical assistance from the CTCN to produce a roadmap focusing on a specific climate technology prioritized by stakeholders in order to identify actions for the deployment of its incubator on a large scale in the DRC. This will include an analysis of the updated Nationally Determined Contribution and other strategic documents; the engagement of stakeholders to present a list of technologies with the aim of choosing one; development of a technology roadmap containing the following elements: technology potential, performance, costs, impacts, economic barriers, financial and market elements, and the link with public laws and policies, as well as recommendations for the use and deployment of its incubator on a large scale.
The technical assistance will contribute to GHG emissions reductions in the DRC, and provide opportunities for capacity building and skills transfer, improved living conditions, job creation, enhanced economic profitability, and diversification of the economy. The assistance will also advance progress toward meeting the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution, in which the DRC has targeted an overall 21% GHG emissions reduction, and has committed to formalize the institutional arrangements that support the collection, analysis, processing, and reporting on mitigation measures and efforts to explore the associated co-benefits, as well as reporting on indicators related to adaptation.