Climate Technology Centre and Network Expert Dialogue

Event Date: 
September 18, 2013 - 9:00am
Location: 
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

ABOUT THE EVENT

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.