The United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) and DNV GL announce a partnership that aims to accelerate global development by improving access to climate change mitigation and adaptation technologies in developing countries.
“Replacing current technologies with cleaner, low-carbon alternatives is a vital part of tackling the causes and effects of climate change,” says UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner. The strategic partnership between CTCN and DNV GL will play a vital role in accelerating the use of new technologies in improving the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in developing countries who are dealing with the impacts of climate change on a daily basis.”
Through the partnership, DNV GL will support CTCN operations by utilizing its extensive experience in technology transfer, knowledge management and capacity building. DNV GL will also facilitate the engagement of the private sector in the Centre’s Network in order to stimulate technology cooperation among developed and developing countries. The Network will create a space for exchange and technical collaboration with developing countries on thematic areas such as agriculture, energy, forestry, industry, and water.
“We support the CTCN’s vision to lead the world towards a low-carbon and climate resilient future,” says DNV GL Group President and CEO Henrik O. Madsen. “Indeed, we have decided to invest our time and resources in this initiative as it is closely linked to our own vision of creating a safe and sustainable future through safer, greener and smarter growth. We will focus our efforts on the CTCN’s call for a confluence of technology, knowledge management, and stakeholder involvement skills. We believe a close collaboration with the private sector will be essential for the success of the technology mechanism.
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