UNFCCC seminar on the development and transfer of environmentally sound technologies for adaptation to climate change
14-16 June 2005 | Hilton hotel, Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago
June 2005
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The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) seminar on the development and transfer of environmentally sound technologies for adaptation to climate change convened from 14-16 June 2005, at the Hilton Hotel in Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago. The seminar was convened following a request from the UNFCCC’s Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) at its twentieth session in June 2004, for the UNFCCC Secretariat to organize a seminar on the development and transfer of environmentally sound technologies (ESTs) for adaptation to climate change, in order to discuss case studies encompassing short-, medium- and long-term examples of their application. The terms of reference for the seminar were prepared by the UNFCCC’s Expert Group on Technology Transfer (EGTT) at its sixth meeting.

The seminar provided an opportunity for different experts to exchange views and experiences on a range of activities relating to ESTs for adaptation to climate change. Topics addressed included concepts, needs for, and identification and evaluation of, technologies for adaptation, experiences and lessons learned and possible next steps in developing, transferring and applying these technologies.

Fifty representatives of governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), business and industry groups, and academic institutions attended the workshop. Plenary sessions on Tuesday, 14 June, and Wednesday, 15 June, provided an overview of the issue of development and transfer of ESTs for adaptation to climate change, explored on-going activities and possible synergies, and identified endogenous technologies for adaptation to climate change. On Wednesday afternoon and on Thursday, 16 June, participants convened in two parallel working groups to discuss technologies for adaptation in the context of the UNFCCC. The meeting concluded with a roundtable debate on ways forward.

Following the seminar’s conclusion, a meeting of the EGTT was held to consider the seminar’s outcome and prepare recommendations to SBSTA. (Read more).

Relevant Links

Draft agenda.
UNFCCC website on adaptation.
UNFCCC website on technology transfer.
ENB summary report of the Twentieth Session of the Subsidiary Bodies to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (English: HTML, PDF, TEXT) (French: HTML, PDF, TEXT) (Spanish: HTML, PDF, TEXT).
ENB Summary report of the Twenty-second sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies (SB 22) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (HTML, PDF, TEXT).
ENB summary report of the Expert meeting on methodologies for technology needs assessments (HTML, PDF, TEXT).
ENB Summary report of the UNFCCC Workshop on enabling environments for technology transfer (HTML, PDF, TEXT).
ENB Summary report of the UNFCCC Workshop on innovative options for financing the development and transfer of technologies (HTML, PDF, TEXT).
Linkages Climate and Atmosphere page.


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