CIFAL Jeju - Online Capacity-Building Workshop on Enhancing Inclusivity and Accessibility to Climate Technologies for All
The significance of developing and disseminating climate technologies globally cannot be enough emphasized. Climate change experts widely acknowledge that addressing climate change, in terms of both mitigation and adaptation, would be nearly impossible without innovation in climate technologies . In recognition of this importance, the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) was established as the implementation arm of the Technology Mechanism in the Paris Agreement to support developing country Parties’ efforts to achieve carbon reduction goals.
Since its inception, the Mechanism has been actualized through both tangible and intangible platforms for 10 years. These platforms connect the demand and supply sides of climate technologies by offering technical assistance (TAs) to countries in need alongside financial support arrangements. However, as the architecture continues to evolve, it has become increasingly comprehensive and intricate, particularly as the Conference of the Parties (COP) progresses. Accordingly, it has become imperative to support the capacity-building of key stakeholders who are involved in the climate technology scene. As a first step toward a system transformation facilitation, mainstreaming the role of multiple stakeholders remains a prominent task in order to cultivate a more inclusive climate technology ecosystem
Meanwhile, the demand for environmentally sound technologies is experiencing a significant surge across various sectors of society. This can be attributed to the remarkable progress made by the global green transformation movement . Furthermore, through the valuable feedback received from workshops on environmental sustainability conducted by UNITAR CIFAL Jeju in 2022 and 2023, it has become evident that there is a strong and widespread need for sustainable and climate-friendly technologies. This need transcends affiliations, encompassing central and local governments, public agencies, and private sectors alike.
In response to such growing needs, UNITAR CIFAL Jeju and UN CTCN are co-organizing a capacity-building workshop aimed at enhancing the facilitation and inclusivity of the climate technology ecosystem, dissemination, and implementation, with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region’s developing countries. Fully cognizant of the pressing need to raise awareness and build capacity to tackle challenges posed by climate change, this year’s climate technology workshop will prioritize maximizing the accessibility and inclusivity of the Technology Mechanism for multiple stakeholders. The goal is to empower a diverse range of stakeholders engaged in climate response, enabling them to gain deeper insights into climate technologies and the international mechanisms available to support countries in implementing climate actions.
This in-depth learning opportunity is designed to strengthen the capacity of central and local government officers and representatives of the private sector, and civic groups who are professionally involved in decision-making, development, deployment, and financing of climate technologies. Participants will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the Climate Technology & Technology Framework, the Mechanism of the Paris Agreement, and their detailed components. Not only will they learn the concepts but they will also receive practical guidance on how to effectively utilize them. This will enhance their chances of effectively collaborating with their national climate change focal/experts to properly utilize assistance from the Mechanism and access the global pool of appropriate climate technologies through related platforms. In addition, the workshop will include a special session dedicated to hearing the active voices of diverse stakeholders who are involved in the climate technology scene. This session aims to bridge the gap between climate technologies and their intended utilization for a zero-carbon future in the Asia-Pacific region.
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The capacity building training workshop will:
- Introduce Climate Technologies and the Technology Framework and Mechanism of Paris Agreement.
- Overview Platforms and Toolkits Which Facilitate the Dissemination of Climate Technologies for Various Stakeholders (e.g. TNA Base, Climate Technology Platforms from WIPO & NIGT).
- Assess Challenges and Potential Breakthroughs for the Widespread Adoption of Climate Technologies in System Transformation Efforts on Site.
- Facilitate Conversations among Multi-Stakeholder for an Inclusive Climate Technology Ecosystem and Identification of Climate Technology Demand.
- Adopt a Multi-Stakeholder Approach in Policy-making for Climate Technology Promotion and Dissemination.
After this event, participants will be able to:
- Understand the Climate Technologies and the Technology Framework and Mechanism of the Paris Agreement.
- Familiarize themselves with Platforms and Toolkits Which Facilitate the Dissemination of Climate Technologies for Various Stakeholders (e.g. TNA Base, Platforms from WIPO & NIGT).
- Take Stock of Challenges and Potential Breakthroughs for the Widespread Adoption of Climate Technologies in System Transformation Efforts on Site.
- Contribute to the More Inclusive Climate Technology Ecosystem by Joining Conversations among Multi-Stakeholder and Identifying Climate Technology Demand.
- Comprehend a Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Policy-making for Climate Technology Promotion and Dissemination.
-DAY 1 (Thursday, 2023/09/07)
Introduction of Climate Technologies, Technology Framework and Mechanism of Paris Agreement
UN Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN) and its stakeholders and partners
Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Policy-making for Climate Technology
Promotion and Dissemination
Multi-Stakeholder Conversation for More Inclusive Climate Technology Ecosystem 1 (CSOs and NGOs)
-DAY 2 (Friday, 2023/09/08)
Multilateral Platforms and Toolkits for Climate Technologies for Various Stakeholders
National (Bilateral) Platforms and Toolkits for Climate Technologies for Various Stakeholders
Challenges and Potential Breakthroughs for Widespread Adoption of Climate Technologies in System Transformation Effort
Multi-Stakeholder Conversation for More Inclusive Climate Technology Ecosystem 2 (Private Sector, Academia and Others)
Participants Exercise: Exchange of Voices and Climate Technology Demands from Multiple Stakeholders
*The program is subject to change.
- Lectures by experts.
- Multi-Stakeholder Conversation (Presentation) by Participants.
- Interactive Participation Session.
Central and local government officers, representatives of the private sector, and decision-makers of CSOs and NGOs who are professionally engaged in the decision-making, development, deployment, and financing of climate technologies.