The new Technology Framework and the need for accelerated actions was the focus of the CTCN Asia Regional Forum held 2 to 3 September, 2019 in Bangkok Thailand. As expressed by Mr. Ping Zhong, CTCN Advisory Board Member, ‘We see fires in the Amazon and Siberia, record breaking temperatures in Western Europe and the Arctic Circle. These facts demonstrate that climate change isn’t a threat, it’s a reality.’
In finding a sustainable, affordable and reliable energy solution to meet its needs, Gambia has incorporated in its energy strategy a solution to leapfrog previous development pathways and power its economies and societies through renewable energy decarbonisation of the electricity sector. Solar PV is the most common renewable energy technology used in the Gambia and remains the most promising renewable energy technology in the provision of electricity and water pumping in certain parts of the country.
Tonga's Nationally Determined Contribution emphasizes the need for energy efficiency in the transport and electricity sectors due to their high share of GHG emission of about 63%. Tonga has requested CTCN fast technical assistance to further revise the Tonga Energy Efficiency Master Plan (TEEMP) to reflect the socio-economic benefits, cost-benefit analysis, time frame for interventions under TEEMP and economic contribution.
The Asia-Pacific Regional Technical Expert Meeting (TEM) was convened on the theme of Decentralized Solutions for Smart Energy and Water Use in the Agri-Food Chain organized by UNFCCC secretariat in collaboration with Technology Executive Committee and the Climate Technology Centre and Network. To set the scene, Mr. Ovais Sarmand, Deputy Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, reminded participants of the ‘climate emergency and the criticality of climate action…to raise ambition and mobilize stakeholders to build momentum for concrete action’.
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