Between 2010 and 2018, UN Environment and UNEP DTU, with financing from the Global Environment Facility, completed two phases of Technology Needs Assessments (TNAs) in more than 60 countries. The overall objective was to go beyond identifying technology needs narrowly, work towards investment. TNAs also present a unique opportunity for countries to track their needs for new equipment, techniques, services, capacities and skills necessary to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
In particular, the TNAs lead to the development of national Technology Action Plans (TAPs) that prioritize technologies, recommend enabling frameworks for the diffusion of these technologies and facilitate identification of good technology transfer projects and their links to relevant financing sources. The TAPs systematically address practical actions necessary to reduce or remove policy, finance and technology related barriers. As a spin-off from the TNA work, UNEP DTU is involved in designing and implementing country response plans for the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) where UNEP DTU is a consortium member, and also advises countries on how to turn project ideas into proposals to the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
In 2017 UDP published a collection of stories, detailing the outcomes of the TNAs in phase I and II.
This project contributed to Sustainable Development Goals
Focus area: Climate Planning and Policy, Technology assessment, transfer, implementation and uptake
Country / Region: Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Laos, Lebanon, Madagaskar, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Uruguay, Vietnam, Zambia