Climate Technology Centre and Network Expert Dialogue

Event Date: 
September 18, 2013 - 9:00am
United Nations Foundation 1615 M Street NW, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20036 USA

Climate and Energy Director, Alexander Ochs, will be attending the Climate Technology Centre and Network Expert Dialogue


UNFCCC COP Decision 1/CP.16 established a Technology Mechanism to facilitate the faster uptake of climate relevant technologies by developing countries so that they can achieve low carbon and climate resilient development. The Mechanism aims to: foster public-private partnerships; promote innovation; catalyze the use of technology road maps or action plans; mobilize national, regional, and international technology centres and networks; and facilitate joint research and development. The Technology Mechanism consists of a policy arm – the Technology Executive Committee (TEC), and an operational arm – the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN).

The CTCN’s mission – as determined by the COP – is to build or strengthen the capacity of developing countries to identify technology needs; to facilitate the preparation and implementation of technology projects and strategies that support action on mitigation and adaptation; and to enhance low emission and climate-resilient development. An Advisory Board guides the operations of the CTCN.  At COP 18, Parties selected the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as the host of the CTCN, leading a consortium of 12 other partner institutions.