Development cooperation , 25.05.2015

Climate Technology Center and Network (CTCN)


The Technology Mechanism was established in 2010 by COP 16 to facilitate enhanced action on technology development and transfer to support action on mitigation and adaptation. This is undertaken in order to achieve the full implementation of the Convention. The Technology Mechanism is under the guidance of, and accountable to, the COP and consists of the following two components: Technology Executive Committee (TEC) Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN). The mission of the CTCN is to stimulate technology cooperation and to enhance the development and transfer of technologies and to assist developing country Parties at their request, in order to build or strengthen their capacity to identify technology needs, to facilitate the preparation and implementation of technology projects and strategies. The CTCN hosted and managed by UNEP in collaboration with UNIDO and with the support of 11 Centres of Excellence located in developing and developed countries was officially open for business in December 2013. It has a separate Advisory Board. The CTCN provides technical assistance in response to requests submitted by developing countries via their Nationally-selected focal points, or National Designated Entities (NDEs). Upon receipt of such requests, the CTC quickly mobilizes its global Network of climate technology experts to design and deliver a customized solution tailored to local needs. The CTCN does not provide funding directly to countries, but instead supports the provision of technical assistance provided by experts on specific climate technology sectors.

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Funding decision  25.05.2015

200 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Aid to environment
  • Climate change - mitigation
  • Climate change - adaptation

Field of activity

  • Environmental policy and administrative management 100%

Funding channel

YK:n ympäristöohjelma



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