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

Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN)

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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 CTCN?Structure of the CTCNGovernance of the CTCN
The mission of the CTCN is to stimulate technology cooperation and to enhance the development and transfer of technologies and to assist developing country Parties at their request, consistent with their respective capabilities and national circumstances and priorities.

This is undertaken to build or strengthen their capacity to identify technology needs and to facilitate the preparation and implementation of technology projects and strategies that support action on mitigation and adaptation.

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 country Parties related to the development and transfer of technology.

 

The Climate Technology Centre and Network operates within its terms of reference and is accountable to, and under the guidance of, the Conference of the Parties 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 CTCNational designated entitiesAdvisory Board meetings
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), as the leader of the consortium of partner organizations, was selected as the host of the 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 >>