I wrote a post for the blog of the Cambridge International Law Journal on the technology outcomes of the Glasgow climate conference, COP26. Online here.
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
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
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.
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
Beginning on 27 May, the German National Designated Entity for climate technology will be hosting a series of weekly webinars, on the theme of “Fostering green recovery through climate technologies: How the private sector and market mechanisms can accelerate technology transfer”. I participated in the 3 June session, on the topic of "Financing the deployment … Continue reading Webinar series: Fostering green recovery through climate technologies