CTCN Advances SDGs 3, 12 and 13, UNFCCC Issues Annual TEC/CTCN Report
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The CTCN published an update on the implementation phase of its technical assistance to support the replacement of F-refrigerants used in refrigeration system in food processing production and exports of fruits and vegetables in Chile.

In preparation for COP 23, the Secretariat issued the joint annual report of the TEC and the CTCN for 2017.

29 September 2017: The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) has published an update on its technical assistance contributing to implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It also held a workshop on developing concept notes for the Green Climate Fund (GCF). In preparation for the UN Climate Change Conference in November, the UNFCCC Secretariat released the 2017 joint annual report of the Technology Executive Committee (TEC) and the CTCN.

The CTCN is the implementation arm of the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism, hosted by UN Environment (UNEP) and the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). It recently published an update on the implementation phase of its technical assistance to support the replacement of F-refrigerants used in refrigeration system in food processing production and exports of fruits and vegetables in Chile. This technical assistance contributes to SDGs 3 (good health and well-being), 12 (responsible consumption and production) and 13 (climate action). [CTCN Update] [CTCN Technical Assistance to Support the Replacement of F-refrigerants used in Refrigeration System in Food Processing Production and Exports of Fruits and Vegetables] [Active Technical Assistance Webpage]

To enable access to finance for projects envisioned in countries’ NDCs, TNAs and NAPs, the CTCN/UNEP-DTU Partnership workshop sought to enhance the skills of project proponents in preparing concept notes for future submission to the GCF.

The CTCN, in collaboration with the partnership between UN Environment (UNEP) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) (UNEP-DTU Partnership), and the Government of Guyana, organized a workshop on developing concept notes for the GCF. To enable access to finance for projects envisioned in countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), Technology Needs Assessments (TNAs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), the workshop sought to enhance the skills of project proponents, and technical employees of ministries, institutions and entities in preparing concept notes for future submission to the Fund. [CTCN Press Release]

In preparation for the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UNFCCC, taking place in Bonn, Germany, from 6-17 November 2017, the Secretariat issued the joint annual report of the TEC (the policy arm of the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism) and the CTCN for 2017 (FCCC/SB/2017/3). The report covers the TEC’s and the CTCN’s activities and performance, and includes information provided by UN Environment on matters regarding its role as the host of the Climate Technology Centre. [Joint Annual Report of the TEC and the CTCN for 2017]

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