CAN Position on Technology Cooperation and Sharing April 2009
Technology Working Group
Support for the transfer and proliferation of environmentally sound climate technologies is embedded in Article 4, paragraphs 1(c), 3, 5 and 7 of the Convention. Conceived as early as 2001 and embellished and better-defined as part of the 2007 Bali Action Plan, today’s Technology Mechanism (TM) was mandated in 2010 and became fully operational in December, 2013.
The role of the CAN Technology Working Group is to ensure that the Technology Mechanism lives up to its charge to facilitate the transfer of those technologies that are best suited to meeting the mitigation and adaptation needs of developing country Parties. This means that the transfers are implemented in a “no-regrets” manner, where technologies accomplish Parties’ goals without technology-induced, side effects that were not foreseen and are potentially worse than the climate impacts they were deployed to alleviate.
CAN submission on the Bali Action Plan, under the AWG-LCA
Statement by Martin Khor of the Third World Network at the Dialogue Plenary Session at the UNFCCC Vienna Climate Talks, 29 August 2007
Nairobi, 17 November 2006
Delivered by Ms Annabell Waititu, on behalf of genanet/LIFE e.V. and women gather at COP12
Mr. President, distinguished delegates: