Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN)
Status of initiative: On track
Description/achievement of initiative

CTCN Mission:To build or strengthen the capacity of developing countries to identify technology needsTo facilitate the preparation and implementation of technology projects and strategies to support action on mitigation and adaptationTo enhance low-emission and climate-resilient development(source: http://www.unep.org/climatechange/ctcn/AboutCTCN/tabid/106203/language/en-US/Default.aspx)

Implementation methodologies

The CTCN has three core functions: -Manage and respond to requests from developing countries -Foster collaboration and access to information and knowledge to accelerate technology transfer -Strengthen networks, partnerships and capacity building for climate technology transferCTCN servicesBased on country requests, and using the delivery approach described in the box below, the CTCN will, for example:-Support countries in the preparation of their technology projects and strategies-Assist in identifying technology needs and options that are likely to have a high impact on climate change adaptation and mitigation, given national circumstances-Advise on policies and measures for the uptake of climate technologies-Provide tailored training and capacity building programmes-Match needs to available support

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Bariloche Foundation (BF) Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) Environment and Development Action in the Third World (ENDA-TM) Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory UNEP-DHI Centre for Water and Environment
Resources devoted to implementation
Staff / Technical expertise
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 1 July
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
Date of completion: ongoing
Operating in countries
Contact information/focal point(s)
Karina Larsen, k.larsen@unido.org

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