TNA Methodology


Since its start in 2001, the Technology Needs Assessment’s methodology is now a mature process which has evolved over the years where that it has been used by developing countries. This methodology may also prove useful to developing countries as they work to develop and implement their Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement. The Technology Needs Assessment’s process is organised around three main activities:

  1. Identifying and prioritizing mitigation and adaptation technologies for selected sectors;
  2. Identifying and analysing the barriers that hinder the successful deployment and diffusion of the prioritized technologies, including its enabling framework;
  3. Creating, based on the inputs obtained from the previous two steps, Technology Action Plans, i.e., medium- or long-term plans to support implementation of the identified technologies. The Technology Action Plans outline activities that are further elaborated as project concept notes.

Guidance material

This section presents guidance documents produced by UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre as part of the TNA project covering three broad themes of technology, finance and the process of TNA implementation.

The technology guidebooks cover both mitigation and adaptation themes and the content of these guidebooks is also available in the form of a database on technologies. To explore the various guidance resources please visit Publications, E-learning and Webinars.

Below you can find an overview of the various methodology resources available: