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The UNFCCC Secretariat and partners issued a report titled, ‘From Needs to Implementation: Stories From the Technology Needs Assessments

The UNFCCC Secretariat and partners issued a report titled, ‘From Needs to Implementation: Stories From the Technology Needs Assessments,’ presenting success stories of implementation of climate technology projects based on the outcomes of countries’ technology needs assessments (TNAs). The National Designated Entity (NDE) Germany published a briefing paper introducing the Technology Needs Database (TND).

Produced in collaboration with the partnership between UN Environment (UNEP) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) (UNEP-DTU Partnership) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the UNFCCC report showcases TNA-inspired projects on climate change mitigation and adaptation, as well as agriculture, health, energy, transport and water.

The highlighted projects include:

  • adapting livestock systems through traditional rangeland management in Lebanon;
  • farmland contours in Jordan;
  • energy efficient boilers in Mali;
  • solar photovoltaic in Mauritius;
  • biomass technologies for electricity generation in Morocco;
  • medical emergency care and rehabilitation in Senegal;
  • intelligent transport systems in Moldova;
  • decision support system freeware in Bhutan;
  • energy efficient and renewable energy technologies in Thailand; and
  • sustainable livestock production in Mongolia.

TNAs provide developing countries with a clearer understanding of their climate technology needs so that they can determine how best to accelerate their own low-emission, resilient and sustainable development.

TNAs provide developing countries with a clearer understanding of their climate technology needs so that they can determine how best to accelerate their own low-emission, resilient and sustainable development. [From Needs to Implementation: Stories From the Technology Needs Assessments] [Publication Landing Page]

Following a UN review of its TNA, Mongolia is also opening new energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities for its small businesses, while encouraging greater participation by women. Review results led to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) contributing US$19.5 million for Mongolia’s XacBank to extend its existing US$40 million business loan programme helping local companies cut their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. [UNFCCC Press Release]

NDE Germany’s briefing paper is titled, ‘Identified technology needs in TNAs and (i)NDCs: An introduction to the Technology Needs Database (TND) and analysis of technology needs identified by developing countries.’ The paper introduces the TND compiled to support NDE Germany’s activities for technology transfer under the UNFCCC. The database captures technology needs identified by developing countries in their TNAs and (intended) Nationally Determined Contributions ((i)NDCs) to achieve national climate goals on mitigation and adaptation.

Within the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism, NDE Germany serves as the first point of contact for technology cooperation with German companies, research institutions and the public sector. It also passes on enquiries from the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), such as requests for technical support in developing countries, to its network of partners within Germany. NDE Germany is located at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). [Identified Technology Needs in TNAs and (i)NDCs] [NDE Germany Website] Source IISD

As for land restoration, afforestation and reforestation, 12 countries identify technology needs in these areas, particularly on adaptation-related agroforestry (6 countries) and afforestation and reforestation (5 countries). ( page 18 )

Climate-adapted agriculture and fishery

Due to climate change, additional productivity losses are expected in regions that already struggle with infertile soil and unreliable rainfall patterns, resulting in food insecurity. Conservation agriculture is a promising method for adapting agriculture to climate change.The following pages provide information on German providers of products and services in the various technology areas:

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