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Technical support and guidance to conduct a Technology Needs Assessment, develop a Technology Roadmap and provide technical assistance to develop a GCF Readiness proposal

This technical assistance advances the following Sustainable Development Goals: 

Climate action

Goal 13: Climate action
Goal13
Climate action

Partnerships for the goals

Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals
Goal17
Partnerships for the goals

This Technology Transfer Advances Cooks Island's

  • Nationally Determined Contribution and its focus on ensuring sustainability and credibility of its efforts through the use of new technologies and technology transfer. The Cook Islands is committed to a future powered by renewable energy with targets of 50% of islands transformed from diesel based to renewable sourced electricity by 2015, to 100% coverage by 2020 (Cook Islands Renewable Electricity Chart, 2011). Conditional on receiving external support, Cook Islands could reduce emissions from electricity generation by a further 43%, totalling an 81% emissions reduction by 2030

Context

The Cook Islands is a small island developing state consisting of 15 small islands. It is particularly vulnerable and at the forefront of the impacts of climate change such as sea level rise, increased temperatures, ocean acidification, increased precipitation and lengthy drought periods affecting ecosystem services, livelihoods, infrastructure and economic progress. Due to funding and capacity constraints, the Cook Islands have not been able to undertake a full Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) and develop a technology roadmap.

CTCN Support

To conduct a TNA and develop a technology roadmap, and to assist with the development of a GCF Readiness proposal

Expected Impact

The documents will inform institutional processes, policies and regulations for climate-specific technology deployment. This will strongly contribute to sustainable low-carbon and climate resilient development as well as the assurance of quality and international standards adherence to climate technologies. 
 

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