UN Climate Change News, 14 June 2018 - UN Climate Change aims to improve one of its websites, the information hub for climate technology TT:CLEAR, and is asking for feed-back via a new online survey.
An essential component of the Paris Agreement on Climate Action, climate technology is crucial to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience to the inevitable impacts of climate change.
Climate technologies can include “hard” technologies such renewable energy (e.g. wind and solar power) and “soft” technologies, such as energy-efficient practices or training.
TT:CLEAR helps countries with climate technology development and transfer (hence the “TT” in “TT:CLEAR”) because it performs a vital role in the process of information sharing and encouraging collaboration on climate technology projects.
With the feedback gathered from the survey, we intend to improve the usability of our website and ensure that the information remains relevant to all its users, who range from key state actors to technology entrepreneurs.
What We Would Like to know from You
Specifically, we want to know how often you visit our different TT:CLEAR webpages. This will help us focus our improvements on our most frequently visited web pages.
Your experience finding specific information is also important to us. We want to ensure key policy recommendations, project proposals and other information is easy for you to find and share with colleagues.
On what issues would you like us to provide more information? Take our five minute survey until 30 June and share with us your ideas and suggestions for improving TT:CLEAR. With your feed-back, we can help developing countries access the technology they need in order to grow sustainably.
Click here to take part in the survey.
More about Climate Tech Implementation
The first step for developing countries is to identify their technology needs through what’s called a Technology Needs Assessment.
A key outcome of this process is a plan for the adoption and diffusion of technologies that will contribute to a country’s sustainable development and climate change goals.
Countries receive support along the way from various UN bodies, including the Green Climate Fund, The Global Environment Facility and the UNEP Danish Technical University Partnership.
Since 2001, more than 80 developing countries have completed assessments with more than 300 action plans posted on the TT:CLEAR project webpage seeking support. This year, 26 countries will be sharing the results of their new technology needs assessments on TT:CLEAR.
TT:CLEAR is one of the oldest UNFCCC websites, established in 2001 and has since undergone many changes.
Visitors can also discover technology projects from around the world, ranging from an intelligent transport system in Bhutan and solar energy plants in Morocco, and find ways to support and connect with the people behind them.
In addition, they can follow climate change negotiations, browse through policy recommendations from the Technology Executive Committee, connect with climate solutions via the Climate Technnology Center and Network (CTCN) and participate in climate-related technology events.