Transfer of Climate-Friendly Technologies — Progress in the design and transfer of environmentally sound technologies – particularly for clean energy and adaptation – is essential to global efforts for combating climate change. Low-emissions technologies can be implemented in every sector of the economy to mitigate climate change .
Responsibility to developing countries — The Framework Convention outlines industrialized nations’ particular responsibility to promote, finance and transfer technologies to developing countries. In recognition of the importance of energy access for sustainable economic development and supporting achievement of the Millennium Development Goals , the United Nations General Assembly has designated 2012 as the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All .
Technology development and transfer — The Bali Action Plan called for enhanced action on technology development and transfer to support action on mitigation and adaptation, which would include removing obstacles and creating incentives to promote access to affordable, environmentally-sound technologies in order to accelerate deployment, diffusion and transfer of such technologies. This requires cooperating on research and development of current, new and innovative technologies as well as reviewing the effectiveness of mechanisms and tools for technology cooperation.
Incorporating regional perspectives — Against that backdrop, global climate discussions have stressed the importance of incorporating regional perspectives into technology transfers and shifting macroeconomic development patterns to those that are more sustainable. Learn more about resources available to assist in conducting technology needs assessments .
Quick Fact — The Global Environment Facility (GEF) allocates and disburses some $250 million per year in grants for clean energy-related activities, including technology transfer projects . More facts and findings.