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Climate Technology Initiative Industry Joint Seminar: Diffusion of climate-friendly technologies
in Asian countries

21-22 February 2008 | Beijing, China
 
The Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) Industry Joint Seminar on Diffusion of Climate-Friendly Technologies in Asian Countries took place from 21-22 February 2008, at the Friendship Hotel, Beijing, China.

Organized by the CTI in cooperation with the Bureau of International Cooperation, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the International Center for Environmental Technology Transfer (ICETT), the seminar was attended by 170 participants from the private and public sectors, as well as from multilateral organizations and academia, representing project and technology developers, technology providers, finance providers, and policy makers.
The seminar aimed to bring attention to technical and financial aspects of project development to realize the full potential of existing technologies and financing opportunities for climate-friendly technologies. Successful case studies from the Asian region were presented.

The seminar was organized into three thematic sessions, each with a panel discussion. On Thursday, 21 February, the sessions on energy efficient technologies in industrial sectors and renewable energy technologies were held. On Friday, 22 February, the session on project financing took place. The seminar concluded with a panel discussion on cooperation among key sectors for technology transfer.

This report provides a brief history of the climate change process, technology transfer and the CTI Industry Joint Seminar series, followed by a summary of the CTI Industry Joint Seminar on Diffusion of Climate-Friendly Technologies in Asian Countries. More information.
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