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