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Stakeholder Engagement

The TEC is committed to engaging a broad range of stakeholders from the international, regional and national levels, including public institutions, the business community, academia and non-governmental organizations. The TEC interacts with stakeholders through various means, including TEC meetings, calls for inputs, thematic dialogues, expert meetings, workshops, TEC side events and participation in TEC task forces.


Calls for inputsTEC task forces

The TEC holds calls for input to provide opportunities to stakeholders to submit written inputs on specific issues. The topic and duration of calls for input are decided on a case by case basis and a deadline is provided for submissions related to each call. On behalf of the TEC, the secretariat launches the calls for inputs through TT:CLEAR.

2015
Provision of guidance on how TNA results, particularly TAPs, can be developed into projects that are ultimately implemented (8 May 2015 – 26 June 2015)

2013
+ TEC 7: observers were invited to participate in discussions on possible areas of work or topics and modalities for collaboration with organizations outside the Convention

2012
Actions undertaken by accredited observer organizations relevant to the TEC in performing its functions (18 June 2012 - 31 July 2012)
Ways to promote enabling environments and to address barriers to technology development and transfer (18 June 2012 - 31 July 2012)
Technology road maps and action plans (18 June 2012 - 31 July 2012)

The TEC establishes task forces to conduct substantive work between its meetings and support it in implementing its rolling workplan. Task forces are made up of TEC members and representatives of observer organizations. The participation of observer organizations allows the TEC to benefit from inputs from relevant experts and stakeholders.

Currently, the TEC has established six task forces to help it undertake work on areas of its 2016-2018 rolling workplan. These task forces focus on the following areas:

+ Adaptation
+ Climate technology financing
+ Emerging and cross-cutting issues
+ Innovation and research, development and demonstration
+ Mitigation
+ Technology needs assessments

>> All task forces may be found here.

TEC meetingsTEC events

The TEC often seeks input from experts at its meetings on specific issues. The TEC's meetings are open to attendance by accredited observer organizations and Party observers, except where otherwise decided by the TEC. Observers are often invited to address the TEC on issues under consideration. More>>

The TEC organizes events to discuss and analyse techology issues with the participation of experts and key stakeholders. These may be part of TEC meetings, such as thematic dialogues, or may be organized in conjunction with TEC meetings or other events, such as expert meetings, workshops and TEC side events at sessions of the COP and its subsidiaries bodies. The TEC also holds standalone events. 

>> All TEC events may be found on the page Technology Events under the Convention.