We work with developing countries on their Technology Needs and Action Plans to achieve national Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement

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The TNA project is implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme and the UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre on behalf of the Global Environment Facility.

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The Climate Technology Progress Report 2023

The development, transfer, diffusion, and uptake of technologies to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change are essential to the response to the rapidly escalating problem of climate change. However, while the role of technologies is increasingly recognized, the degree to which technologies are deployed and barriers and enabling conditions for the development, transfer, diffusion, and uptake of those technologies are not well understood or documented.

But how do we assess progress on climate technology?

The new Climate Technology Progress Report 2023 aims to bring more clarity on what leads to successful development and transfer of technology, and to the gaps and enablers in amplifying climate action. The report aims to fulfil two main functions. First, as a practical tool to inform national-level stakeholders on improving the technology transfer and diffusion. Second, it intends to inform international processes, such as the UNFCCC’s Global Stocktake. The report has been prepared by an international team of experienced scientists, developing the new approach and applying it to data from Asia.

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Technology Needs Assessment impact stories

Highlighting TNA results, an exhibition of country impacts is currently on display in Bonn

June 4th, 2024

TNA stories: Technology standards and frameworks in Ecuador

In its Technology Needs Assessment, Ecuador has prioritized energy efficiency to ensure energy security and reduce energy consumption and emissions from energy production. This also aims at reducing energy costs, to benefit users and increase competitiveness. The Technology Needs Assessment identified lack of information and of capacity on energy efficiency, as well as inadequate regulations, as barriers for energy efficient […]

June 4th, 2024

TNA stories: Coastal zone adaptation in Cuba

Havana, the capital of Cuba and the island’s biggest urban area, is located in a region frequently hit by hurricanes and cold fronts. This makes Havana highly vulnerable to climate-change impacts such as sea-level rise and extreme weather events. The city is expected to face even more severe climate-related challenges in the future. Cuba’s Technology Needs Assessment focused specifically on […]

June 3rd, 2024

TNA stories: Rainwater harvesting in Mozambique

Climate change in Mozambique threatens the country on several fronts, as heavy storms and severe droughts hit the country with increasing regularity. Due to high intensity and frequency, drought is the most devastating for the agriculture sector which employs more than 80% of the economically active population. The impacts are exacerbated by the limited availability of water for irrigation and […]

June 2nd, 2024


Download our brochure on stories from the Technology Needs Assessments

This publication provides a new set of success stories on how countries have used their TNAs and TAPs to advance the implementation of climate technologies.

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What are Technology needs Assessments? Different project stakeholders comment on the TNA process and how its results are used by countries.


Aligning TNAs with national strategies

TNA coordinator Christopher Kabah explains how positioning the country driven TNAs with other national processes and overall strategies, operating on same clear lines have eased climate technology implementation in Liberia.

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