Many developing countries have successfully implemented climate technology projects based on the outcomes of their technology needs assessment. Through the assessment, they developed technology action plans which are practical roadmaps for technology implementation. These technology action plans have led to concrete action on the ground. Such plans are now supporting countries to accelerate the implementation of their nationally determined contributions and national adaptation plans.
Here you will find a snapshot of success stories in different regions around the world. Click on the country names below to jump to that country’s success story, or simply scroll down. For a full list of success stories, visit the TT:CLEAR projects page and click on ‘supported projects’.
Grazing rangelands cover 90% of Jordan’s land area. While livestock management in one of the world's driest countries has always been a challenge, recent climatic change is worsening the situation. The issue of livestock feeding has turned into an acute crisis.
Through its technology needs assessment, Jordan identified grassland management as one of its agricultural priority sectors for adaptation. After undertaking the assessment, it developed technology action plans to address these challenges. Based on the technology action plan proposed for the agriculture sector, the Jordanian Ministry of Environment is now developing a concept note for the Green Climate Fund to scale up this successful pilot project nationwide. This is one of five that Jordan is now developing with capacity building support from the Climate Technology Centre and Network through the UNEP-DTU Partnership. All concept notes are based on the technology needs assessment. Find out more.
In recent years, Bhutan has experienced increasing population growth and migration into urban areas. This growth has had a major impact on the transport sector and mobility needs of its citizens, and has resulted in more private and public vehicles on the roads. This has led to an increase in congestion, air pollution, noise pollution, traffic accidents and greenhouse gas emissions.
To address this growing problem, Bhutan developed a technology action plan identifying intelligent transport systems as a priority technology. Bhutan was able to use the plan as the basis for its application to the Climate Technology Centre and Network for supporting the implementation of intelligent transport systems. The Climate Technology Centre and Network supported Bhutan through training and field visits on this technology. It also provided additional training on developing a nationally appropriate mitigation action for furthering the implementation of intelligent transport systems. Find out more.
Morocco has focused its mitigation efforts on the energy sector, with the goal of reaching over 50% installed electricity production capacity from renewable sources by 2025.
Through its technology needs assessment, Morocco prioritized solar technologies. Based on the outcomes of the assessment, it developed a nationally appropriate mitigation action on photovoltaic technology in the household sector. The project aims to encourage the implementation of the national solar pumping programme, while also expanding its scope. Between 2015 and 2025, Morocco will install 30,000 pumps, helping to develop a structured and professional solar pumping supply sector in the country. This example demonstrates how technology action plans can act as a building block for enhanced mitigation action, giving countries the foundation necessary to scale up prioritized technologies. Find out more.