From Needs to Implementation: Stories from the Technology Needs Assessments (2021)

Léa Jehl Le Manceau (Editor), Lasse Hemmingsen (Editor), Sara Lærke Meltofte Trærup (Editor), Stefan Dierks (Editor), Vladimir Hecl (Editor)

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Innovative climate technologies are critical for our response to the climate crisis, and climate technologies play an integral part in national climate plans. Within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the role and importance of technologies has received clear and consistent support from Parties to the Convention for over 20 years. Under the Paris Agreement, this is articulated in the Technology Framework underArticle 10, with its five key themes of innovation; implementation; enabling environment and capacity building; collaboration and stakeholder engagement; and support.

Since 2009, UNEP DTU Partnership and UNEP, in close collaboration with the UNFCCC Secretariat, have led the implementation of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)-funded Global Technology Needs Assessments (TNA) project in close to 100,
predominantly developing, countries. Through the TNA project, countries teams develop their TNAs and Technology Action Plans (TAPs) for selected priority sectors, guiding them towards implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As a new addi-tion within the TNA project, countries also develop project concept notes targeted to approach financial and technical support institutions, with the aim to bridge TAPs to implementation on the ground.

In recent years, there has been an increase in the implementation of TNAs and TAPs and of the use of the information they generate. Many developing countries have developed project proposals that were later turned into implementation. In this fourth edition of the ‘TNA Stories’ we are therefore happy to bring to you another set of implemented projects, building upon TNAs and TAPs, that receivefunding from the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the GEF and other supporting institutions.

The stories presented in the following pages highlight how TNAs and TAPs are used by countries as a highly practical tool that provides an effective and solid foundation upon which they can both scaleup and implement action on climate technologies in order to pursue their Paris Agreement targets, as well as in achieving their national SDGs.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherUNEP DTU Partnership
Number of pages32
Publication statusPublished - 2021
SeriesTNA Story


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