Climate change has been addressed as one of long-term shaping factor where a structured EU action is needed. A recent key initiative has been launched in this direction and, within this framework, EU is defining a set of long-term policies on target areas such as energy, transport and climate change. An important goal is to stimulate the technology mechanism and to enhance the development and transfer of technologies to developing country parties at their request consistent with their respective capabilities and national circumstances and priorities.
The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), together with the Technology Executive Committee, is mandated to facilitate the effective implementation of the technology mechanism. The CTCN is the operational arm of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Technology Mechanism.
The launch and operation of CTCN is expected to further enhance the key role of technology transfer into the international climate change community, allowing investments in adaptation and mitigation.
The development of an UN-based knowledge sharing mechanism for climate technologies will be supported, through the exchange of information about best practices and other common issues concerning the climate technologies, by a series of workshops in selected EU Member States.
The promotion and transfer of energy efficiency technologies achieved through the different workshops is expected to be delivered through three main operating lines:
- In the short term, workshops and immediate results, presenting and promoting the opportunities of transfer and in particular the CTCN to selected technology stakeholders;
- In the short to medium term, creation of a network and valorization of environmental technologies through concrete transfer opportunities towards developing Countries;
In the medium to long term, implementation of the UNFCCC objectives and verification of results against the targeted markers and quota.
First regional Workshop for the Mediterranean Region in Rome, on January 22, 2015, at ENEA headquarters.
Second regional Workshop for the Central Eastern Europe in Vienna, on March 25, 2015, at UNO City.
Third regional Workshop for the Northern Europe in Copenhagen, on May 20, 2015, at UN City.
Final Workshop in Bruxelles, on July 1, 2015, at KVAB-Palace of the Academies-Hertogsstraat.