My recent article for the Lowy Institute’s Interpreter is online here.
The UNFCCC Climate Dialogues offered an opportunity to look back on the Technical Examination Processes for both mitigation and adaptation. Here are my comments on the experience of the Technical Expert Meetings on Mitigation:
Last week the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism participated in the 2020 conference of the Global Sustainable Technology & Innovation Community (G-STIC). On 27 October, the Technology Executive Committee (TEC) hosted a deep-dive session on “Innovative approaches for climate adaptation technologies”, with speakers from the Stockholm Environment Institute, Univers-Sel, the World Resources Institute, Myanmar’s Ministry of Natural … Continue reading Technology Mechanism @G-STIC 2020
The UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee recently hosted a webinar to launch new TEC publications on enhancing Paris Agreement implementation, on the topics of: 🧩 Enhancing implementation of the results of the technology needs assessment; 💡 Innovative approaches to accelerating and scaling up climate technology implementation; and 🗺 Technologies for averting, minimizing and addressing loss and … Continue reading Webinar: Climate technology from needs to implementation
Last week the fifteenth meeting of the Advisory Board of the UN Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) was held. The Advisory Board plays an important role in the work of the CTCN, which provides responds to technical assistance requests from developing countries, among other services. As Technology Executive Committee vice-chair, I am an ex … Continue reading Virtual CTCN Advisory Board meeting
Ahead of next month’s UN Climate Action Summit, some thoughts in Neos Kosmos on how Europe can continue to lead by example in the clean energy transition that the world needs, in an increasingly complex and multipolar environment.
Climate change will affect everyone, and in many parts of the world its consequences are already keenly felt. It’s not a question of theory or ideology, and a robust global response shouldn’t be held back by partisan politics. That response can be ambitious and practical, creating quality jobs and protecting communities. That’s why in September … Continue reading The UNited for Climate Justice project & its proposals for progressive climate action