Who we are
The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) is the operational arm of the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism and it is hosted and managed by UNEP in collaboration with UNIDO and with the support of 11 Centres of Excellence located in developing and developed countries:
The Climate Technology Centre (CTC) is responsible for overall coordination, development of the Climate Technology Network (CTN), and liaison with National Designated Entities (NDEs) and is backed by the Consortium Partners.
UNEP, UNIDO, and the Consortium Partners have breadth and depth of expertise in:
- adaptation and mitigation, along all steps of the technology cycle
- specific technology subject areas
- geographic understanding and language capabilities
- expertise in knowledge management
- network development and management
Delivery of CTCN services is facilitated through a wide and diverse Network of international, regional and national institutions that can respond effectively and efficiently to countries' requests. The network is currently being established. For more information, click here
The CTCN is guided by an Advisory Board and it is located in Copenhagen, Denmark.
What we do
The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) promotes accelerated, diversified and scaled-up transfer of environmentally sound technologies for climate change mitigation and adaptation, in developing countries, in line with their sustainable development priorities. As defined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) climate technologies cover any piece of equipment, technique, practical knowledge or skills for performing a particular activity that can be used to face climate change.
To stimulate technology cooperation and enhance the development and transfer of technologies to developing country parties at their request.
Our main functions
- We manage requests from developing country NDEs and deliver responses
- We foster collaboration and access to information and knowledge to accelerate climate technology transfer
- We strengthen networks, partnerships and capacity building for climate technology transfer
To learn more on our services, click here.
Financial support is being made from various donors to support the work of the CTCN, including from the governments of:Canada, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Norway, Switzerland, United States and the European Commission.
If you are seeking a way to contribute please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org