Credit: Ainhoa Goma/Oxfam
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.
Credit: Ainhoa Goma/Oxfam
As we all settle in for the 17th Conference of the Parties and take advantage of all that Durban has to offer, ECO interrupts our regular programme for this special bulletin: The world’s effort to mitigate dangerous climate change cannot wait any longer.
Durban must deliver a package of agreements that cements what we have and clearly articulates a path forward incorporating the urgency and ambition needed. The key elements of the Durban outcome must include:
CAN Pre-COP 17 Workshop
19-21 October 2011
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, East Africa
The main objectives of the program:
1. Provide space for southern CAN members and other stakeholders to work on a common and unified southern voice for greater influence at Seventeenth Conference of Parties in Durban.
2. Strengthen the South–South dialogue and discussion in order to support the CAN-International policies to have impact in the climate negotiations through broader understanding and knowledge base.
Climate Action Network-International is excited to inform that as part of our ongoing efforts under the Southern Capacity Building program, a "Pre-COP Workshop" will be organized for developing country CAN members in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 19th to 21st October 2011. About 50 participants will be attending the workshop.
Watch the CAN Panamá wrap-up press conference from earlier today. Greenpeace International, ActionAid UK and Forum For Environment-Ethiopia representatives explain what happened in Panamá and what that means moving forward to the year-end climate talks in Durban, South Africa.
In the Cancun UN Climate Talks (COP16) it was decided that the Technology Mechanism will be fully operational in 2012. The institutions within the Technology Mechanism: Technology Executive Committee (TEC) and Climate Technology Centers and Network (CTCN) should be fully functioning to implement the Cancun Agreements. This is the reason CTCN has become an important issue of discussion here in Panamá.
Media Advisory – Webcast Notice
7 October 2011
UNFCCC CLIMATE TALKS IN PANAMA
NGO BRIEFING ON THE NEGOTIATIONS
[Panama City, Panama] Climate Action Network - International will host a media briefing, webcast live, to provide reactions to the week of UN climate talks in Panama, which kicked off on Saturday and ends today. Panelists will speak about the outcomes from this week as well an outlook towards the Durban climate talks to be held at the end of the year.
Clean Energy Nepal
ECO cannot stop wondering; what will it take to make Japan come to its senses? Nuclear is neither safe nor clean. If the ongoing, dreadful tragedies in Fukushima cannot make this simple fact clear, what will it take?