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UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Technology Executive Committee (TEC) Workshop on Technologies for Adaptation

4 March 2014 | Bonn, Germany
 
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Highlights for Tuesday, 4 March 2014
 

View of the colorful Carnival celebration in Bonn, Germany

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Technology Executive Committee (TEC) Workshop on Technologies for Adaptation opened with remarks by Gabriel Blanco, Vice-Chair of the TEC, Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, and Margaret Mukahanana-Sangarwe, Chair of the UNFCCC Adaptation Committee (AC), all emphasizing the importance of the workshop as a collaborative effort by the TEC and the AC.

During the day, workshop participants heard twelve presentations by speakers from several organizations and engaged in discussions in plenary and in break out groups. In the morning, participants discussed the roles of technology in adaptation and experiences and lessons learned from development and transfer of technologies for adaptation. Under this theme, they considered success and failure stories, with case studies from Asia, Africa and South America, and, in the afternoon, discussed gaps and challenges for scaling up the development and transfer of technologies for adaptation.

Later in the afternoon, participants discussed potential areas of actions and recommendations by the TEC and identification of topics for TEC briefs, first in break-out groups and then in a final plenary session.

In his concluding remarks, TEC Vice-Chair Blanco highlighted some of the key issues discussed at the workshop, such as: factors for successful implementation and replication of technologies, integrated approaches, South-South transfer of know-how, opportunities for scaling up of technologies, technology assessment, and capacity building. He closed the workshop at 6:29 PM.

 
OPENING SESSION
 
   
View of the opening session of the TEC Workshop held in Bonn, Germany
   
 
   
L-R: Dais during the TEC workshop opening session with Ariesta Ningrum, UNFCCC Secretariat; Wanna Tanunchaiwatana, UNFCCC
Secretariat; Margaret Mukahanana-Sangarwe, Chair of the AC; Gabriel Blanco, Vice-Chair of the TEC; Christiana
Figueres
, UNFCCC Executive Secretary; and Dechen Tsering, UNFCCC Secretariat
   
 
 
Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary
 
Gabriel Blanco, Vice-Chair of the TEC
 
 
Naser Moghaddassi, Iran
Amjad Abdulla, Maldives
Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland
 
SESSION I: ROLES OF TECHNOLOGY IN ADAPTATION - SETTING CONTEXT AND EXPECTATIONS
 
   
L-R: Kunihiko Shimada, Japan; Margaret Mukahanana-Sangarwe, Chair of the AC; Gabriel Blanco, Vice-Chair of
the TEC; Saleemul Huq, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); and Helena Wright, Imperial College
London
   
 
 
Kunihiko Shimada, Japan
 
Margaret Mukahanana-Sangarwe, Chair of the Adaptation
Committee
 
 
Vladimir Hecl, UNFCCC Secretariat, presented the findings from the Third
synthesis report on technology needs identfied by non-Annex I parties
 
 
Saleemul Huq, IIED
 
Helena Wright, Imperial College London
 
 
Sumaya Ahmed Zakieldeen, Sudan
 
Klaus Radunsky, Austria
 
Christina Chan, US
 
 
Sven Harmeling, CARE International
 
Ahmed Nehad Ibrahim Ahmed Abdel Latif, International Centre
for Trade and Sustainable Development
 
 
SESSION II: EXPERIENCES AND LESSONS LEARNED FROM DEVELOPMENT
AND TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGIES FOR ADAPTATION
 
   
L-R: Yukoh Satake, Yukiguni Maitake Co. Ltd.; Emile Frison, Bioversity International; Haseeb Irfanullah, Practical Action; Mark Kowal,
Climate-Insight; and Nick Moon, KickStart International
   
 
 
Yukoh Satake, Yukiguni Maitake Co. Ltd
 
Nick Moon, KickStart International
 
 
 
Haseeb Irfanullah, Practical Action
 
Mark Kowal, Climate-Insight
 
 
Juan Pablo Hoffmaister, Bolivia
Krzysztof Klincewicz, Poland
Eduardo Noboa, Ecuador
 
ADDRESSING GAPS AND CHALLENGES: HOW TO SUSTAINABLY UPSCALE THE DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGIES FOR ADAPTATION
 
   
L-R: Asher Lessels, UNFCCC Secretariat; Emile Frison, Bioversity International; Roland Sundstrom, Global Environment Facility (GEF);
Batu Krishna Uprety
, Chair of the Least Developed Countries Expert Group; Michinori Kutami, Fujitsu Limited; and Bert De Bievre,
Consortium for the Sustainable Development of the Andean Ecoregion (CONDESAN)
   
 
 
Roland Sundstrom, GEF
 
Michinori Kutami, Fujitsu Limited
 
 
 
Emile Frison, Bioversity International
 
Bert De Bievre, CONDESAN
 
 
Albert Binger, Jamaica
 
Moses Omedi Jura, Kenya
 
Daniel Carlos Buira Clark, Mexico
 
   
Gerard Owens, European Patent Office
   
 
SESSION III: POTENTIAL AREAS OF ACTIONS AND RECOMMENDATION BY TEC AND
IDENTIFICATION 0F TOPICS FOR TEC BRIEFS
 
   
Break-out group facilitated by Kunihiko Shimada, Japan (center)
   
 
   
L-R: Ariesta Ningrum, UNFCCC Secretariat; Kunihiko Shimada, Japan; Juan Pablo Hoffmaister, Bolivia; Sumaya Ahmed Zakieldeen, Sudan; Gabriel Blanco, Vice-Chair of the TEC; Moses Omedi Jura, Kenya; and Eduardo Noboa, Ecuador
   
 
L-R: Gabriel Blanco, Vice-Chair of the TEC with Moses Omedi Jura, Kenya, summarized the key issues
discussed during the workshop on technologies for adaptation.
 
   
Gabriel Blanco, Vice-Chair of the TEC, closed the meeting at 6:29 pm
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Related Links
UNFCCC resources

*Workshop website and documents

*Workshop agenda

*Background paper on technologies for adaptation

*TEC website


IISD RS resources

*IISD RS coverage of the Warsaw Climate Change Conference - November 2013, 11-23 November 2013, Warsaw, Poland

*IISD RS summary report of the Sixth UNFCCC TEC meeting, 26-28 June 2013, Bonn, Germany (HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary report of the UNFCCC Expert Meeting on Technology Roadmaps and Fifth UNFCCC TEC meeting, 25 and 26-27 March 2013, Bonn, Germany (Technology Roadmaps summary: HTML - PDF) (TEC summary: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary report of the UNFCCC Workshop on UNFCCC Workshop on Technology Needs Assessments (TNAs), 10-12 September 2012, Bangkok, Thailand (HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary report of the Fourth UNFCCC TEC meeting, 6-8 September 2012, Bangkok, Thailand (HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary report of the UNFCCC Workshop on TNAs, 1-2 June 2011, Bonn, Germany (English: HTML - PDF) (Japanese: PDF)

*CLIMATE-L - A mailing list for news on climate change policy

*Climate Change Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing Global Climate Change Policy

*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
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