Technology can be a powerful solution to address the dual challenges of development and climate change. The purpose of this project is to create an online platform which supports decision makers and other stakeholders in developing countries to embrace renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and to support the whole process of technology transfer and deployment.
The project builds on the existing online technology database ClimateTechWiki (CTW) (http://climatetechwiki.org) with over 130 descriptions of mitigation and adaptation technologies, supporting case studies and a forum for discussion. CTW was originally developed as a companion to the UNDP/UNFCCC Handbook for Technology Needs Assessments (TNA) under the auspeices of the Expert Group on Technology Transfer (EGTT). Currently, CTW functions as a support tool for GEF-funded Technology Needs Assessments (TNA) being implemented by UNEP / UNEP Risoe Centre in 36 developing countries. Experts and government representatives involved in these TNAs expressed demand for:
- detailed information on technology costs and examples of technology implementation.
- additional tools and supporting resources for project and program development, e.g. on project financing, existing funding mechanisms, and training.
- the possibility for connecting a wide range of users (technology practitioners, policy makers, manufacturers).
This project aims at adding these functions to CTW.