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Work of the Technology Executive Committee

Provide an overview of technology needs and an analysis of issues



Function:

Provide an overview of technological needs and an analysis of policy and technical issues related to climate technology development and transfer.

Progress of work:

ActivitiesOutcomes

2015

  • Thematic dialogue on Development and transfer of technology in distributed renewable energy generation and integration

2014

  • Workshop on strengthening the national systems for innovation in developing countries
  • Thematic dialogue on climate technology financing, in collaboration with the CTCN
  • TEC 8: the TEC organized a workshop on technologies for adaptation in collaboration with the Adaptation Committee

2013

  • Expert meeting on technology roadmaps
  • TEC 7 held an in-session workshop on TNAs
  • TEC 6 held a thematic dialogue on the research, development and demonstration of environmentally sound technologies
  • TEC 5 considered the current status of implementation of the results of TNAs and the interlinkages between the TNA process and other policymaking processes

2012

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

Recommend actions to promote the development and transfer of technology

Function:

Consider and recommend actions to promote technology development and transfer, in order to accelerate action on mitigation and adaptation.

Progress of work:

ActivitiesOutcomes

2015

  • Thematic dialogue on Development and transfer of technology in distributed renewable energy generation and integration

2014

  • Workshop on strengthening the national systems for innovation in developing countries
  • Thematic dialogue on climate technology financing, in collaboration with the CTCN
  • TEC 8: the TEC organized a workshop on technologies for adaptation in collaboration with the Adaptation Committee
  • TEC CTCN joint side event during SB 40: current status of the progress of their work
  • TEC CTCN joint side event during at COP 20

2013

  • TEC side event at COP 19
  • TEC 6 - first usage of social media (Facebook and Twitter) to promote the work of the TEC and further engage with observers
  • TEC 5 established taskforces to prepare TEC Briefs on specific topics
  • Expert meeting on technology roadmaps
  • TEC 7 held an in-session workshop on TNAs
  • TEC 6 held a thematic dialogue on the research, development and demonstration of environmentally sound technologies

2012

  • TEC side event at COP 18
  • TEC 3 discussed and agreed on the main features of the TEC information platform and to develop this within TT:CLEAR

2014

2013

2012


Promote and facilitate collaboration between technology stakeholders



Function:

Promote and facilitate collaboration on the development and transfer of technologies for mitigation and adaptation between governments, the private sector, non-profit organizations and academic and research communities.

Progress of work:

ActivitiesOutcomes
2015
  • Thematic dialogue on Development and transfer of technology in distributed renewable energy generation and integration

2014

  • Workshop on strengthening the national systems for innovation in developing countries
  • Thematic dialogue on climate technology financing, in collaboration with the CTCN
  • TEC 8: the TEC organized a workshop on technologies for adaptation in collaboration with the Adaptation Committee

2013

2012

  • TEC 3 discussed and agreed on the main features of the TEC information platform and to develop this within TT:CLEAR
2014
2013

2012


 

Recommend actions to address barriers



Function:

Recommend actions to address barriers to technology development and transfer, to enable enhanced climate action

Progress of work:

ActivitiesOutcomes
2014
2013
  • TEC 7 considered a report on the two thematic dialogues on barriers and enabling environments held in 2012
  • TEC 7 considered various possible activities relating to barriers and enabling environments that could be included in its 2014–2015 workplan 
  • TEC 7 created an internal taskforce on barriers and enabling environments to identify topic(s) for workshop(s) to be held in 2014
  •  TEC 6 considered the initial findings contained in a compilation and synthesis of the information contained in the second round of TNAs with a particular focus on barriers and enabling environments
2012
  • TEC 3 and TEC 4 convened thematic dialogues on barriers and enabling environments
  • TEC 3 launched a call for inputs on ways to address barriers to and promote enabling environments for climate technology development and transfer 


2013

 

Seek cooperation with technology stakeholders and promote coherence across technology activities

 

Function:

Seek cooperation with relevant international technology initiatives, stakeholders and organizations, and promote coherence and cooperation across technology activities, including activities under and outside of the Convention.

Progress of work:

ActivitiesOutcomes
2015
  • Call for inputs:  How TNAs results can be developed into implemented projects
2014
  • Thematic dialogue on Development and transfer of technology in distributed renewable energy generation and integration
  • Workshop on strengthening the national systems for innovation in developing countries
  • Thematic dialogue on climate technology financing, in collaboration with the CTCN
  • TEC 8: the TEC organized a workshop on technologies for adaptation in collaboration with the Adaptation Committee

2013

  • Expert meeting on technology roadmaps
  • TEC 6 held a thematic dialogue on the research, development and demonstration of environmentally sound technologies
  • TEC 7 observers participated in discussions on possible areas of work for collaboration of the TEC with organizations outside of the Convention
  • Chair of the TEC established a bilateral communication exchange with the Chairs of other relevant bodies under the Convention
  • TEC 6 saw first usage of social media (Facebook and Twitter) to promote the work of the TEC and further engage with observers
  • TEC 5. Representatives of the Adaptation Committee, the Least Developed Countries Expert Group and the Standing Committee on Finance participated with a view to identifying areas for collaboration

2012

  • TEC 4 considered the synthesis of submissions in response to the call for inputs
  • TEC 3 launched a call for inputs on activities undertaken by observer organizations relevant to the TEC in performing its functions
  • TEC 2 further elaborated its modalities on linkages with other institutional arrangements under and outside the Convention
2013

2012

 

Catalyse the development and use of technology road maps or action plans

 

Function:

Catalyse the development and use of technology road maps or action plans at the international, regional and national levels through cooperation between relevant stakeholders,
particularly governments and relevant organizations or bodies, including the development of best practice guidelines as facilitative tools for action on mitigation and adaptation.

Progress of work:

ActivitiesOutcomes
2015
  • Call for inputs:  How TNAs results can be developed into implemented projects
2013
  • TEC 5 organized an expert meeting on technology road maps
  • The TEC drafted and made public a background paper on technology road maps

2012

  • TEC 3 and TEC 4 considered the issue of technology road maps, and the responses from organizations on the call for inputs
  • TEC 3 held a call for inputs regarding technology road maps developed by relevant organizations
2013

2012