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Bonn, 19 May 2016 – Transfer of a broad range of adaptation and mitigation technologies are now being realised through collaboration led by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN). 

“As we complete delivery of technology transfer in a number of countries, a recent submission from Laos marks the 100th country request for CTCN technical assistance. These milestones confirm both the need for technical assistance in order to implement adaptation and mitigation plans, but also that an international, coordinated community of technology stakeholders is willing and capable of delivering tailored technology expertise to countries. We hope to see continued examples of participating countries sharing their technology experience and know-how with others in order to broaden this impact“, says CTCN Director Jukka Uosukainen.

In Colombia, the CTCN identified a set of criteria to prioritize economic sectors with the highest potential to improve effective energy use. Based on prioritization of transport and industry sectors, experts proposed new actions, policy instruments, and transversal measures for the country to implement. These CTCN recommendations are now being incorporated in a new national policy framework, which will officially become law.

Chile requested technical assistance to design a national system for monitoring climate change impacts on biological diversity and associated ecosystem services. The resulting system includes standards and protocols for monitoring biological and environmental variables; climate scenarios; networks and policies for information exchange and data management; as well as institutional and operational architecture. The monitoring system is now an integral component of Chile’s National Climate Change Adaptation Plan, which will be used as the primary means to gather reliable data for informing strategies and policies for biodiversity conservation and adaptation to climate change.

As part of its technology transfer in Côte d’Ivoire, the CTCN helped to design and set-up an environmental information system with a focus on climate change. The system will monitor and evaluate national promotion policies for energy efficiency and renewable energy within industrial and transport sectors that are adapted to the needs of key stakeholders.

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