Established in 2001, TT:CLEAR is the UNFCCC web-platform for all information related to climate technology. In particular, TT:CLEAR houses information on the Technology Mechanism, the Technology Executive Committee (TEC) and technology needs assessments. For any questions, contact us at tec@unfccc.int. On TT:CLEAR you can: 

  • Stay up-to-date on all UNFCCC technology processes, including negotiations

  • Browse TEC recommendations on policies for climate technology development and transfer

  • Search for climate technology projects in developing countries

  • Find information on technology events 

  • Learn what people on Twitter think about #climatetech

  • Find the national focal points for technology development and transfer

  • Learn about the history of technology in the UNFCCC process and find relevant COP decisions 

  • Access comprehensive information on technology needs assessments, including country reports 

  • Find information on various sources of support for technology transfer and development

What are climate technologies? 

Climate technologies are technologies we use to address climate change. Technologies that help us reduce greenhouse gas emissions include renewable energies such as wind, energy, solar power and hydropower. To adapt to the adverse effects of climate change, we use climate technologies such as drought-resistant crops, early warning systems and sea walls. There are also “soft” climate technologies, such as energy-efficient practices or training for using equipment. 

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was established by countries in 1992 to stabilize greenhouse gas emissions to prevent major changes in the climate. The Convention emphasizes the importance of climate technology, including technology transfer, in combatting climate change.

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