Forests are complex systems that are the home to people, plants, animals and insects. They provide us with many important ecosystem services and thanks to their ability to absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen the forests of the world are often described as the lungs of the Earth. The sector can play an active role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions caused by deforestation and land use changes. Sustainable forestry and agroforestry practices can provide innovative sustainable landscape management to safeguard multiple ecosystem services for the provision of economic opportunities that support local livelihoods. Below you will find related publications, partners, CTCN technical assistance, technologies and other information for exploring this topic further.
Workshop on sand and dust storms (SDS) technologies to control dust storms sources with focus on degraded lands, dried up riverbeds and lakes, and plains and agricultural fieldsType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:ImplementationCountries:
FAST TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
During the last two decades, sand and dust storms (SDS) phenomena have escalated in the world and particularly in West Asia and the Southern and Western parts of Iran, especially in Khuzestan province. The affected areas are faced with low food security. This is a threat to human life, flora and fauna in the affected regions. According to several studies, the intensity and frequency of dust storms due to climate change has increased in Iran.
Scaling-up sustainable wood fuel (charcoal and firewood) systems in the Pwani, Lindi and Mtwara regions of TanzaniaType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:CompletedCountries:Objective:Sectors:Approach:
This Technology Transfer Advances Tanzania's
- Nationally Determined Contribution to "promote sustainable and climate sensitive health and sanitation infrastructure", and "enhance the use of renewable energy potential across the country", as well as its committment towards protection of forest resources.
- Type:NewsPublication date:Sectors:Cross-sectoral enabler:
The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) in collaboration with Witan Media present a publication highlighting the role of technology transfer in the fight against climate change. The publication has been launched during COP25 in Madrid.
Focal Point and Expert Meeting on Green Technology and Access to Sustainable Financing in the Arab RegionType:EventDate:Monday, March 4, 2019 - Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Europe/CopenhagenCountry:Lebanon
The Climate Technology Centre Network (CTCN) and the Economic Commission for Western Asia (ECWA) Technology Centre (ETC) in cooperation with the National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Lebanon organized a meeting to support countries to access technical and financial opportunities in the Arab region. The meeting was attended by 51 representatives from 15 ESCWA member countries from academia, research institutions, ministries, industry, NGOs, international and regional organizations.
CTCN/GAN webinar: Sustainable Regional Development Model - A community based model for climate change mitigation and adaptationType:WebinarDate and time:Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - Wednesday, July 5, 2017 Europe/CopenhagenOrganiser:
The webinar introduced Green Asia Network’s Sustainable Development Model (SRDM), which is based on the four strategic objectives of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification’s (UNCCD).
CTCN/DE Webinar: Risk Mapping for Climate Change Adaptation – Using Open GIS Data and Tools in Order to Build ResilienceType:WebinarDate and time:Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Europe/CopenhagenOrganiser:
There is a distinct need for decision makers to be able to understand the risks that climate and environmental changes bring such that they can make informed choices about development and socio-economic security.
- Type:WebinarDate and time:Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Europe/CopenhagenOrganiser:
Join our CTCN Consortium Partner, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) for this webinar on forestry technologies for adaptation to and mitigation of climate change.
Introduction to Climate Technologies for Mitigation: The role of climate technologies in reducing greenhouse gas emissions across sectorsType:WebinarDate and time:Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - Wednesday, April 8, 2015 Europe/Copenhagen
What can climate technologies do across all sectors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change? Welcome to our fifth webinar in our new series. Join our CTCN Consortium Partner Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) for this introductory webinar on climate technologies for mitigation.
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:PanamaRelation to CTCN:Network Member
ITACA is a technical assistance and consulting services provider committed to accelerating climate adaptation financing in the Caribbean aiming to:
- Build the capacity of local businesses to plan and manage their transition to a low carbon and resilient future
- Support knowledge transfer and capacity development across MSMEs within Caribbean Communities
- Help project developers and financial institutions to build bankable adaptation and resilience projects