CTCN: Climate Strategies 2020
WHAT IS THE CTCN?
The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) is a body mandated by the United Nations Convention Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to assist developing countries in spreading environmentally sound technologies to address climate change challenges.
Such technologies include any equipment, techniques, practical knowledge and skills that can be used to decrease greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere – mitigating climate change – and to increase resilience to climate change effects – adapting to climate change1.
WHAT IS THE CTCN MISSION?
The CTCN is designed to help developing countries removing barriers hampering the transfer of technologies, including limited technological, financial, and institutional capabilities, inadequate government policies and regulations, limited access to information, and the lack of available infrastructure.
WHAT SUPPORT DO THEY PROVIDE?
By requesting CTCN assistance, countries can:
> Strengthen abilities and skills of individuals and organisations that can contribute to the effective transfer of climate technologies
> Expand availability and understanding of technical knowledge need to effectively transfer climate technologies
> Reinforce policy and legal conditions enabling the effective transfer of climate technologies
> Facilitate country access to sources of financing and encourage public and private
investments for climate technologies
CTCN in collaboration with Witan Media is now presenting a publication highlighting the role of technology transfer in the fight against climate change. The publication has been launched during COP25 in Madrid.
There are different sections introducing best practices and cases stories regarding the action, technology, systematic change and making it happen: