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On the Climate Front: Choosing Technology Plans for Action

04 December 2011: The first Technology Action Plans (TAPs) from the UNEP-GEF Technology Needs Assessments Project was presented in Durban, while keeping in sight Low Carbon Development Strategies (LCDS) and Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs)

Halfway through the UNEP-GEF Technology Needs Assessments (TNA) Project, the first results start to emerge in  different regions of the World.

The TNA side event  brought together parties to a fruitful discussion on how to draw plans of action to mitigate and adapt to climate change; seek financing opportunities; and move towards Low Carbon Development Strategies and Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions.

Costa Rica and Indonesia presented their environmentally sound technology prioritizations and action plans, under the attentive eyes of other project stakeholders.

The inspirational speeches showed, on the one hand, the commitment of each country to combat climate change and, on the other hand, the varied scope of prioritized sectors and technologies across countries and regions.

Speakers from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and UNEP RISOE Centre, complemented the session with astute contributions to demystify the future actions for the country-driven TNAs.

With the first round of the Project about to finish, second-round countries can start seeking inspiration for their own technology action plans, building on lessons learned and moving towards a low carbon future.


UNEP and UNEP Risoe Centre also launched two new publications under Technology Need Assessment project:

Diffusion of renewable energy technologies: Case studies of enabling frameworks in developing countries  which focuses on how to create an ‘enabling framework’ for the diffusion of renewable energy technologies in developing countries, i.e., going beyond technology transfer to the scaling-up of investment. Through 9 articles including several case studies from around the world, this edition provides examples of policies for the diffusion of specific technologies such as solar, wind and biomass, as well as the establishment of broader frameworks targeting a portfolio of renewable technologies

Diffusion Renewable Energy Technologies

Diffusion of renewable energy technologies: Case studies of enabling frameworks in developing countries This edition of the Technology Transfer Perspectives Series focuses on how to create an ‘enabling framework’ for the diffusion of renewable energy technologies in developing countries, i.e., going beyond technology transfer to the scaling-up of investment. Through 9 articles including several case studies from around the world, this edition provides examples of policies for the diffusion of specific technologies such as solar, wind and biomass, as well as the establishment of broader frameworks targeting a portfolio of renewable technologies

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