Overcoming Barriers to the Transfer and Diffusion of Climate Technologies

(Second Edition)

This guidebook provides practical and operational guidance on how to assess and overcome barriers facing the transfer and diffusion of technologies for climate change mitigation and adaptation.

The guidebook is designed to support the analysis of specific technologies, rather than pursuing a sectoral (e.g. transport) or technology group (e.g. renewable energy) approach.

Given that there is no single solution to enhancing technology transfer and diffusion policies need be tailored to country-specific context and interests. Therefore, the guidebook presents a flexible approach, identifying various assessment options and tools for analysts and decision makers.

The guidebook has been developed through an experience-based approach during the first phase of the TNA, and has benefitted from feedback from national consultants and workshop participants alongside inputs from UDP staff and external reviewers. It should be noted that this second edition of the guidebook has undergone major changes with respect to structure and content for the benefit of the readers.

The publication is one of several guidebooks produced as part of the GEF-funded Technology Needs assessment (TNA) project, currently being implemented by UNEP and UNEP DTU Partnership in 26 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Authors: Ivan Nygaard, Ulrich Elmer Hansen
Published year: 2015
Content type: TNA Guidebook
File: Download
Publisher: UNEP DTU Partnership