Technology

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.

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. Technology development and transfer are reflected in Article 10 of the Paris Agreement.

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 countries.

This means that the transfers are implemented in a “no-regrets” manner, where technologies accomplish countries goals without technology-induced, side effects that were not foreseen and are potentially worse than the climate impacts they were deployed to alleviate.


For more information, contact:
Robert Šakić Trogrlić, Practical Action; robert[dot]sakictrogrlic[at]practicalaction[dot]org[dot]uk

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