In order to transition to a climate-resilient and low-carbon development, Chile needs to structurally adopt environmentally and socially sound, cost-effective, and better-performing climate technologies on a large and widespread scale. As prioritized in its 2015 NDC, Chile aims to conduct a Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) for which it has already started the identification process of prioritized sectors in 2018. At this stage, Chile has prioritized the following four sectors for a detailed assessment of specific technology needs: (1) Water Resources; (2) Forestry and Agriculture; (3) Energy; and (4) Waste Management.
Strengthen Chile’s institutional capacity and coordination mechanisms:
- identify technology solutions in accordance with the prioritized sectors and national strategies;
- develop a Technology Action Plan per challenge, sector and/or sub (sector);
- ensure national ownership and technology deployment;
- support the implementation of the Technology Action Plan with communications, guidance and training;
- enhance SME capacity and improving their enabling environment while supporting the country contributions detailed in the “Implementing and operating mechanisms and instruments for the analysis of needs and for the implementation of technological action plans in specific areas” of its NDC.
The results are expected to provide strategies for long-term participatory transformational action in all identified and prioritized sectors to drive climate-resilient and low-carbon growth. The transfer of technology in these sectors will have an impact on reducing the population’s vulnerability and, therefore, increasing resilience to climate change, as well as orient the country towards a low-carbon development path.