Background and Decisions

Technology Executive Committee

Climate Technology Centre and Network

Technology Needs Assessments

Finance for Technology

Technology Portal

Connect with the UNFCCC


Other publications

English, French and Spanish versions of the handbook, sector-specific guidelines and guidebooks to access international financing for climate change are available on the TNA-project website.

Guidelines for Conducting Technology Needs Assessments

The latest handbook on conducting technology needs assessment for climate change is designed to assist countries in making informed decisions on their technology choices. Building on lessons learned from earlier TNA efforts over the past decade, it offers a systematic approach for conducting technology needs assessments in order to identify, evaluate and prioritize technological means for both mitigation and adaptation. It also provides processes and methodologies for uncovering gaps in enabling frameworks and capacities and for formulating a national action plan to overcome them, as part of overall climate change strategies and plans such as NAMAs and NAPAs. The key steps of the process of conducting TNAs, envisioned by this handbook, are depicted in the following graphic.

source: UNDP TNA Handbook, 2010