Negotiations and Decisions

Technology Executive Committee

Climate Technology Centre and Network

Technology Needs Assessments

Technology Transfer Framework

Support for Implementation

Technology Portal

Connect with the UNFCCC


Selection of the host

The list of proponents and executive summary of proposals submitted is available here.

Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN)

The Climate Technology Centre and Network, together with the Technology Executive Committee, is mandated to facilitate the effective implementation of the Technology Mechanism, under the guidance of the COP.

What is the Climate Technology Centre and Network?StructureGovernance
The mission of the CTCN is to stimulate technology cooperation and to enhance technology development and transfer. In addition, the CTCN assists developing countries, at their request, in way which is consistent with their respective capabilities and national circumstances and priorities.

The CTCN undertakes it work to strengthen the capacity of developing countries to identify technology needs. It also facilitates the preparation and implementation of technology projects and strategies that support action on climate change.

The Climate Technology Centre and Network consists of:

(a) A climate technology centre (CTC)

(b) A network, with consists of institutions capable of responding to requests from developing countries related to technology development and transfer.

The CTCN operates within its terms of reference and is accountable to, and under the guidance of, the COP through an advisory board.

At COP 19, Parties adopted the modalities and procedures of the CTCN, elaborated by the Advisory Board, as well as the rules of procedures of the Advisory Board.

Host of the Climate Technology CentreNational designated entitiesAdvisory Board

UNEP as the leader of the consortium of partner organizations, was selected as the host of the Climate Technology Centre (CTC) at COP 18.

+ UNEP CTCN website >>
National designated entities (NDEs) serve as entities for the development and transfer of technologies and act as focal points for interacting with the CTC regarding requests from developing country Parties about their technology needs.

The COP has invited Parties to nominate their NDEs for the development and transfer of technologies, pursuant to decisions 2/CP.17, annex VII, and 14/CP.18, paragraph 12.

+ List of nominated national designated entities and country focal points

UNEP, as the host of the CTC, supports and facilitates the work of the Advisory Board of the CTCN.

The Advisory Board of the CTCN meets at least twice per year.

+ Meetings of the Advisory Board >>

+ Information on the election of the Advisory Board members