The access of developing countries to climate technologies should be accelerated

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  • The two bodies of the United Nations Climate Change Technology Mechanism are intensifying their cooperation to accelerate the development and transfer of climate technology to developing countries.

The Technical Executive Committee and the Climate Technology Center and Network have developed a new joint program of work. This brings the two closer together, increasing the consistency and synergy of their work. The new work program will shape the UN’s work on climate change-related technology development and transfer for the next five years from 2023.

This is an important milestone that will help us meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

“Our hope is that this joint program of work will enable new ways of working that will double the impact of the Technology Executive Board and the Climate Technology Center and Network, and bring together state and non-state actors to be more inclusive. technology development and transfer,” said Daniele Violetti, United Nations Senior Director on Climate Change, at a joint and advisory committee meeting earlier this month.

The work done during the conference went beyond discussion by policy-oriented experts. It also included real-life examples of technology development and transfers that make a difference in the field.

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His Ambrosio Yobánolo, chairman of the Technical Executive Committee, underscored the urgency of action.

“A report on climate change mitigation by the Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found that a systematic approach to technological change could address the parallel challenges of sustainable development and tackling climate change. It could help countries make the changes needed to meet their global warming goals,” he said.

Kenya’s Climate Innovation Center was noted as a successful example of a national innovation system. The center promotes innovative climate protection solutions and sustainable development in Kenya. His Green Entrepreneurship project started over a decade ago and he has raised over $48 million to support over 1,800 startups. We also aim to take an inclusive and gender-balanced approach by supporting women entrepreneurs. More than 30% of our customers are women.

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