UNFCCC and UNEP COP-27 Side event
Implementation of Technology Needs Assessments of developing countries
Saturday, 12 November 2022, 13:15 – 14:45, Meeting Room Thebes
To achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement, implementation of climate technologies is necessary on a large scale and in short time. Climate technologies are successfully operating and well proven in many countries. However, climate technologies are still only moderately implemented in many developing countries. Under the Paris Agreement, Parties to the UNFCCC came together to transform their development trajectories, so that they set the world on a course towards limiting warming to 1.5 C above pre-industrial levels. Technologies already play and will continue to play key roles in these transformations.
Technology Needs Assessments (TNA) of developing countries provide an opportunity to communicate their climate mitigation and adaptation technology needs, with a view of implementing climate technologies. TNAs track evolving needs for new equipment, techniques, practical knowledge and skills to mitigate greenhouse gases and adapt to adverse impacts of climate change.
This side event aims to bridge political goals with the climate technology ambitions of developing countries, including SIDS and LDCs, with a view to enhancing the implementation of climate mitigation and adaptation technology projects in these countries.
At the side event, representatives of UNFCCC and UNEP will set the scene and countries will present their technology ambitions and experiences based on their TNA work, which may be linked with their NDCs and NAPs.
Opening and setting the scene
Mr. Simon Stiell
Ms. Susan Gardner
Director, Ecosystems Division
United Nations Environment Programme
Technology solutions and their role in climate change
Mr. Bertrand Piccard
Results of TNA implemented in Trinidad Tobago
Mr. Kishan Kumarsingh
Ministry of Planning and Development
Trinidad & Tobago,
Mr Allanur Altyyev, Minister of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan
Results of TNA implemented in Mongolia
Ms. Tserendulam Shagdarsuren
Ministry of Environment and Tourism
Results of TNA implemented in Eswatini
Ms. Deepa Pullanikkatil
Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Affairs
Overview of GEF support to TNAs
Ms. Patricia Marcos Huidobro
Global Environment Facility