Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: exploring linkages with the Technology Needs Assessments

This briefing note discusses key linkages between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the UNFCCC-mandated Technology Needs Assessments (TNAs), and the role of technology per se in achieving sustainable development.

Reflecting on many years of experience in conducting TNAs, the brief includes recommendations on how to sharpen the linkages between country-driven efforts to achieve climate-related SDGs, including how to link TNAs to specific SDG targets and indicators.

In doing so, the brief aims to elaborate on the role and importance of TNAs in both strategic and operational terms, and on how nationally driven technology action plans can be implemented and make an impact.

With funding from the Global Environment Facility, UNEP, through UNEP DTU Partnership, supports developing countries in preparing their TNAs and TAPs within the global Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) project. Since 2009, close to a hundred developing countries have joined the project.

We will launch this brief during a webinar, the 17th of March from 10AM CET to 11:30AM CET, please register here.

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Authors: James Arthur Haselip, Léa Jehl Le Manceau
Status: Published
Published year: 2021
Content type: Report
File: Download
Publisher: UNEP DTU Partnership
No. of pages: 8