Article / 04 Dec, 2018
UNFCCC Technology Mechanism’s Climate Technology Centre Delivering As It Turns 5

UN Climate Change News, 4 December 2018 - The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), the implementation arm of the Technology Mechanism under the UNFCCC, is celebrating five years of increasingly impactful work.

With some 137 technology solutions in 79 countries, the CTCN announced that 10 million tonnes of CO₂eq are expected to be reduced per year through its climate actions.

“Our interventions identify the best possible technology options for climate action, and support policy development and resource mobilization to enhance their uptake. Experience from the last five years has taught us that pairing technology expertise with local knowledge is essential, scalability is important and that relationships matter”, emphasized Jukka Uosukainen, the Director of the CTCN.

The UNFCCC’s Technology Mechanism was established in 2010, consisting of the Technology Executive Committee (TEC), which provides policy advice on climate friendly technologies to developing countries, and the CTCN.

In an update to delegates at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland, the Chair of the TEC, Ms. Claudia Octaviano from Mexico applauded the close collaboration with the CTCN.

She said: “The TEC would like to extend its appreciation to the CTCN for collaboration in advancing discussion on climate change research and development and financing”.

She also noted the increasing capacity on climate technologies for mitigation across many regions of the developing world, which the Technology Mechanism had boosted together with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO).

Ms. Espinosa, the UN’s Climate Chief said: “Accelerating the deployment of clean and green technologies is crucial for realizing the aims of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. Over the past five years, the CTCN has served as a powerful example of a UNFCCC mechanism connecting developing countries to the innovative and relevant technologies they seek”.

For more information on the CTCN’s accomplishments please read the press release  and the CTCN 5year progress report.

For more information on the TEC’s achievements in 2018: here

For more information on the Technology Mechanism’s work, please visit the side event on 5 December.

Join the CTCN for its 5 Year Event and Reception at 6pm on Dec. 10 at the COP24 Action Hub More information here.