Today the Technology Executive Committee continues the “Technology Day” series of events, together with our partners, with a webinar on “National Policy, Local Action: Scaling Integrated Approaches to Strengthen Coastal and Ocean Adaptation”. Welcome to join us at 14:00 CEST. My comments from the webinar
The new book “Marine Scientific Research, New Marine Technologies and the Law of the Sea” has just been published by Brill, edited by Professor Keyuan Zou and Professor Anastasia Telesetsky. Congratulations to both! The book has its origins in a fascinating and convivial October 2018 symposium on ‘Marine Scientific Research and the Law of the … Continue reading Book: Marine Scientific Research, New Marine Technologies & the Law of the Sea
The UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee convened virtually last month for its 2nd meeting of the year. Among other things, the TEC made progress on our joint activities with the Climate Technology Centre and Network, including the soon-to-be-published paper on technology and Nationally Determined Contributions, provided recommendations and key message to the Paris Agreement and Climate … Continue reading Technology Executive Committee meeting – key outcomes
I was pleased to join the team at Melbourne Climate Futures for the latest episode of their podcast, 'Climate Talks', on 'what is being discussed and what is left out' at the COP26 climate conference. In particular, we discussed the negotiations on climate finance and market mechanisms.
The UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee's new paper on “Building Capacities in Climate Technologies: Understanding Gaps, Needs, Challenges and Enabling Measures to Promote Endogenous Capacities and Technologies” has been published. Thanks to everyone who contributed, especially Marilyn Averill (University of Colorado Boulder).
It was a pleasure to participate in this year’s Asia-Pacific Climate Week in my TEC capacity. I have shared some reflections on our sessions here. The UNFCCC news item is here. (From the session on “Unlocking green hydrogen’s potential in the Asia Pacific”)
Last week I delivered a lecture as part of the “Road to COP 26/CMA 3 Preparatory Lecture Series” co-hosted by the National University of Singapore-Centre for International Law, University of Durham Law School and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL). My lecture, delivered in a personal capacity, … Continue reading Lecture: Advancing Technology Development & Transfer under the Paris Agreement
It was a pleasure to participate in the panel discussion on “Climate diplomacy ahead of Glasgow COP26”, organised by the S&D Group in the European Parliament and the Global Progressive Forum 2021. The event is online on YouTube. (Source: S&D Group)
The movements for gender equality and climate action are two of the great contemporary struggles for progress. They’re also closely linked. My article in Friday’s South China Morning Post on achieving these equally necessary and mutually reinforcing goals is online here.
Technological innovation has a vital role to play in meeting our climate objectives, and international RD&D collaboration can help. The launch event for the Technology Executive Committee publication on international collaborative RD&D is now online on ΥοuTube. Thanks to the participants from Future Cleantech Architects, Chile’s Ministry of Energy, the Indian Institute of Technology & … Continue reading Panel discussion: International collaborative RD&D for climate technologies