Poznan Strategic Program on Technology Transfer
What is Poznan Strategic Program?
At the 13th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, the Parties requested the GEF to develop a program to promote investment in technology transfer. Its objective was to help developing countries adopt environmentally sound technologies. So, in November 2008, the Strategic Program on Technology Transfer was discussed and approved by the GEF Council and the LDCF/SCCF Council.
The 14th session of the Conference of the Parties welcomed the GEF’s Strategic Program on Technology Transfer, renaming it the Poznan Strategic Program on Technology Transfer. It further requested GEF to consider long-term implementation of the strategic program. Following the guidance, Poznan Strategic Program on Technology Transfer was shaped.
<Process of Poznan Strategic Program on Technology Transfer>
GEF’s role in the program is to support developing countries and economies through the means of technology transfer, as they move towards a low-carbon development path. First, developing countries need to identify what technologies are needed. This is done through an assessment called Technology Needs Assessment (TNA). The countries run this assessment in order to prioritize technologies that help to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Once the Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) is completed, pilot projects are developed and financed by GEF to realize the deployment, diffusion, and transfer of the technologies.
Not only does GEF focus on the implementation, but we also follow up on the outcomes. The dissemination of the GEF experience and environmentally sound technologies that have been successfully demonstrated are shared through events and publications. GEF provides case studies, guidebooks, workshops, and events to better understand and share our experiences.
There are several responsibilities that GEF take in the long term implementation of the Program. The roles are as follows:
- Support for Climate Technology Centers and a Climate Technology Network
- Piloting Priority Technology Projects to Foster Innovation and Investments
- Private Public Partnership for Tech Transfer
- Technology Needs Assessment
- GEF as a Catalytic Supporting Institution for Tech Transfer
Documents summarizing the most up to date progress on the implementation of the Poznan Strategic Program on Technology Transfer are regularly reported to Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and Conference of the Parties (COP). For detailed information on the updates, please refer to the following reports.
-Implementation of the Poznan Strategic and Long-term Programs on Technology Transfer and GEF consultation with the Climate Technology Center and network: A progress report of the GEF to the Subsidiary Body for implementation at its 40th Session
Total Funding Level $ 50 million
-GEF Trust Fund (GEF Phase 4 : 2007-2010) : $ 35 million
-SCCF (Special Climate Change Fund) : $ 15 million