UN Climate Change Launches New Publications to Boost Climate Technology

UN Climate Change Launches New Publications to Boost Climate Technology

The UN Climate Change Secretariat has presented three new climate technology publications that document the climate technology “journey” – the pathway from the identification of technology needs to the full implementation of technologies that are required for countries to green their economies and build resilience to climate change.

Zooming in on different aspects of the journey, the publications highlight how best to respond to countries’ technology needs, the important role of innovation in speedy technology implementation and new technology approaches for increasing resilience in coastal regions.

A launch event for the publications was organized virtually by the Technology Executive Committee (TEC), which is the policy arm of the technology mechanism under the UNFCCC. The mechanism was designed to support developing country efforts to address both policy and implementation aspects of climate technology development and transfer. Its implementation arm is the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Welcoming the three publications, the Chair of the TEC, Mr. Mareer Husny said: “While we are aware of the challenges posed by COVID-19, they should not be an excuse for us to delay our work to address climate change. These publications are timely. As governments prepare green economic recovery packages for the period after COVID-19, the publications show the crucial role of technologies in the transition to low-carbon, resilient economies.”

The third publication, POLICY BRIEF: TECHNOLOGIES FOR AVERTING, MINIMIZING AND ADDRESSING  LOSS  AND DAMAGE IN COASTAL ZONES takes a sector specific perspective and showcases country examples of implemented climate technologies in coastal zones, a home for millions of people, including those that are particularly vulnerable to loss and damage from the impacts of climate change.

The publication features, for example, technology to assess risk such as ecosystem risk assessments that are being used at the local, regional and global levels to understand the level of risk of collapse that coastal ecosystems face, and identify which ecosystems are a priority for conservation actions.

See the page with information on the TEC launch event here and the page with all the reports here.


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