Climate Technology Initiative (CTI)

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1995, Berlin (Germany), at 1st Conference of the Parties to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Operates as Implementing Agreement, 2003, of International Energy Agency (IEA). Activities terminated end June 2017.


Promote objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) fostering international cooperation for accelerated development and diffusion of climate-friendly technologies and practices for all activities and greenhouse gases.

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are designed to be consistent with the UNFCCC objectives, in particular the framework for technology transfer incorporated in the Marrakech Accords and adopted at the Seventh Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC. Specific activities include: (1) Technology Needs Assessments - capacity building for technology needs assessments; technical assistance to countries carrying out needs assessments; development of methodological approaches to technology needs assessments in partnership with relevant international organizations; exchange of experiences about successful approaches to conducting technology needs assessments; facilitating interaction between governments, agencies and relevant international organizations on technology needs assessments; (2) Organization of seminars and workshops; (3) Implementation activities - identifying priority clean energy technology sectors in partnership with developing countries based on outcomes from the technology needs assessment process; implementing targeted activities in selected priority sectors to foster market development and clean energy technology transfer; evaluating activities and disseminating lessons learned to inform market development and country activities in other regions and sectors; developing a strategy for eliminating any barriers to establishing the necessary enabling environment for technology transfer; (4) Organization of training courses; (5) Information dissemination; (6) Support activities - facilitates efficient functioning of Programme of Work and dissemination of information to external stakeholders. Provides information and supports the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process. 'Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN)' - in cooperation with the UNFCCC Expert Group on Technology Transfer (EGTT) to broaden access to financing for climate friendly and technology transfer projects.


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Subjects *

  • Climatology
    • Climate
  • Technology
    • Technology

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 13: Climate Action



Last News Received

26. Jun 2017
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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