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UNFCCC workshop on Technology Needs Assessments

Wissenschaftszentrum, Bonn, Germany, 1-2 June 2011


The Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), at its thirty-third session, noted that the secretariat was to organize, in early 2011, a workshop on good practices in conducting technology needs assessments (TNAs), as specified in the updated programme of work of the EGTT for 2010-2011. The Conference of the Parties (COP), at its sixteenth session, noted the proposal by the President to request the secretariat to complete the remaining activities of the work programme of the EGTT for 2010-2011. In response to the request by the SBSTA, at its thirty-third session, and by the COP, at its sixteenth session, the workshop on TNAs will be held from 1 to 2 June 2011 in Bonn, Germany, in conjunction with the thirty-fourth sessions of the subsidiary bodies. The secretariat will provide an oral report on the outcomes of this workshop to the SBSTA and a written report will be made available for consideration by the SBSTA at its thirty-fifth session.

Objectives and scope

The objectives of the workshop are (i) to share good practices and lessons learned from NAI parties experiences in conducting TNAs, (ii) to identify specific needs and practical actions that could assist Parties in implementing the results of TNAs, and (iii) to discuss possible roles of TNAs in the context of the implementation of the Technology Mechanism established at the sixteenth session of the COP. In addition, the workshop will also provide an opportunity for countries' experts to exchange views with representatives from the private sector, in particular the financial community, on possible ways to enhance access to funding for the implementation of the results of TNAs.


Background papers