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CTI Activities

Facilitation of private financing for technology transfer

Building on its successful results to date, the CTI PFAN will expand and broaden its activities over the next five years to address the increasing need to leverage private sector resources and to achieve accelerated technology transfer. In fact, exploratory work has commenced on expanding the scope of the CTI PFAN activity to determine if it can be successfully applied to adaptation-related projects. The financing forums will continue and efforts will be made to expand the roster of CTI PFAN network members and investors, especially from CTI member countries. In addition, the provision of technical assistance to project developers to facilitate financial closure will be an important activity to develop further. Such CTI PFAN activities will be carried out with the help from international organizations and sponsors and greater efforts will be made in fostering these relationships.

Application of Clean Energy Technologies

The CTI will continue its on-going program on energy efficiency intervention which aims to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions and improve the environment in developing countries.

Support assessment of Developing country technology needs

The CTI will continue working closely with developing country partners, the UNDP, UNEP, and the UNFCCC to ensure that the TNA process can effectively

contribute to technology transfer in the future. The TNA process forms the foundation of identifying the needs and potential activities for the focusing activities of the CTI. An important activity may include supporting the UNDP’s revision of the TNA methodology handbook. Given CTI’s hands-on activities in the field the CTI will be able to provide useful input to refining the TNA process. This work could be valuable in supporting future work related to other emerging assessments such as Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs).

Capacity building

The CTI, where it can add value, will continue capacity building activities such as organizing workshops, seminars and focused training courses consistent with our strategic directions e.g. for master trainers (i.e. those who will go on to train others in their own country). Areas may include renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean energy and financing. In addition, the CTI will aim to maximise capacity building co-benefits from other CTI activities for example, the CTI PFAN financing forums.

Outreach activitiess

Efficient outreach has been important, and will continue to be, in promoting the CTI activities and disseminating the lessons learned. The types of outreach could include side events at major conferences, seminars, symposia and workshops. In particular, the CTI will continue to organize side events at UNFCCC conferences to share experiences and lessons learned from CTI-supported technology transfer activities in collaboration with developing countries and countries in transition partners.

CTI collaboration with TEC and CTCN

Under UNFCCC Decision 1/CP.16 the Technology Mechanism was established, comprised of a Technology Executive Committee and a Climate Technology Center and Network, with the objective of enhancing action on technology development and transfer to support action on mitigation and adaptation in order to achieve the full implementation of the Convention. CTI will seek to work closely with both the TEC and the CTCN. One of CTCN’s functions is to build upon existing activities undertaken outside the UNFCCC and facilitate international partnerships – CTI is seeking to be a participant in the network.