Haus Carstanjen, Bonn, Germany, 12–13 March 2007
The Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), at its twenty-fifth session, taking into consideration the activities identified for immediate follow-up, as contained in document FCCC/SBSTA/2006/INF.8, paragraph 57, on the need to undertake specific follow-up activities, requested the secretariat, in collaboration with the EGTT, subject to the availability of resources during the next six months to organize a small seminar for the technology information centres participating in the pilot project to share lessons learned from the pilot project on networking in collaboration with UNIDO, UNEP and UNDP).
The expected outcome of the seminar was to provide Parties with a clear understanding of the technical feasibility and cost implications of the networking/strengthening of technology centres in developing countries. The seminar focused also on better defining the objectives of the network, clarifying its targeted users and their needs for information, tools that are currently available, how to best leverage on other relevant initiatives, in particular building on the gaps and barriers identified in the synthesis report on technology needs identified by non-Annex I Parties.
The technology framework, EGTT and the pilot project on networking technology information centres
Mr. Florin Vladu, UNFCCC Secretariat)
International Technology Trade Centre (ITTC) of Tsinghua University
Ms. Zhu Ling, Director, ITTC, Tsinghua University, China
Networking ITTC with TT:CLEAR
Mr. Xiaohua Zhang, Tsinghua University, China
Ms. Amel Makhlouf, Tunis International Centre for Environmental Technologies (CITET), Tunis
CITET - Small Seminar on Networking Technology Information Centers
Mr. Ferid Baklouti, CITET, Tunis
Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) Participation in the UNFCCC Pilot Network on Technology Information Centres
Mr. Joseph McGann, CCCCC, Belize
Canada’s Clean Energy Portal: What is it and What Does it do?
Mr. Siddiq McDoom, CanadaCanada Position Paper
Sustainable Alternatives Network
Mr. Saiful Ridwan, UNEP SANet
Overview of the UNFCCC technology information clearing house (TT:CLEAR) and the work done on networking
Mr Florin Vladu, UNFCCC secretariat