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  • Climate Technology Centre & Network



    South Africa is a signatory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and therefore a member of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC.

    The COP established the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) with the aim of facilitating developing countries' access to environmentally sound technologies for low-carbon and climate-resilient development. The CTCN does this by stimulating technology cooperation and enhancing the development and transfer of technologies to developing country parties at their request.

    The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is South Africa's National Designated Entity (NDE) for the CTCN,ensuring national coordination and communication with all relevant stakeholders on matters related to the CTCN. Among other things, the NDE serves as a national focal point for CTCN activities, supports the articulation and prioritisation of requests and proposals, and manages the process of submitting technical assistance requests to the CTCN.All technical assistance requests from South Africa must be submitted through the NDE.

    For more information.please contact Dr Henry Roman at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 012 843 6434, or visit http://ctc-n.org/.

    About the CTCN

    The CTCN is hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and is supportedby a consortium of partners that are engaged in activities related to climate technologies in over 150 countries.

    The CTCN facilitates the transfer of technologies through three core services, i.e.

    • at the request of developing countries,providing technical assistance to accelerate the transfer of climate technologies;
    • creating access to information and knowledge on climate technologies;
    • fostering collaboration among climate technology stakeholders via the Centre's network of regional and sectoral experts from academia, the private sector, and public and research institutions.

    Through these services, the CTCN helps to create an enabling environment for

    • reduced greenhouse gas emissions and climate vulnerability;
    • improved local innovation capacity;
    • increased investment in climate technology projects.

    CTCN documents

    The closing date for the current call for CTCN requests is Thursday 31 March 2016.

    Other documents

    Information-sharing presentations

    Presentations made during the information sharing sessions in August 2015.