Long-Term Implementation of the Poznan Strategic Program

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. 

The GEF Secretariat has established and implemented the following five elements to further scale up investment in Environmental Science and Technology in developing countries and to enhance technology transfer activities under the UNFCCC Convention.

1. Support for Climate Technology Centers and a Climate Technology Network

The GEF is supporting four regional projects for Climate Technology Transfer and Finance Centers. They are expected to generate lessons learned to inform the Technology Mechanism, in particular the Climate Technology Center and Network (CTCN), in conjunction with other efforts underway to facilitate coordination and cooperation. 

2. Piloting Priority Technology Projects to Foster Innovation and Investments

Under the Poznan Strategic Program, since 2009 GEF has funded 11 technology transfer pilot projects, now under implementation. 

Beyond this pilots, the GEF continues to support technology transfer for mitigation. In GEF-5, the GEF supported 221 projects with technology transfer objectives with $1.5 billion of GEF funding and $11.1 billion of co-financing.

In the first year of GEF-6, 14 projects with technology transfer objectives were approved with $221.4 million of GEF funding and $2.5 billion of co-financing. They include the Sustainable Cities IAP and projects addressing the transition from fossil fuel to renewable energy in SIDS. 

3. Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for Technology Transfer

PPP Programs aims to support businesses that seek to commercialize or scale-up Environmental Science and Technology in developing countries. During GEF-5, the GEF had supported five innovative PPPs with a total fund commitment of $70 million. GEF-6 Non Grant Instrument Pilot continues to support innovative financing models.

4. Technology Needs Assessment (TNAs)

The GEF has supported the development of TNAs and Technology Action Plans in 36 developing countries through a project approved by the LDCF/SCCF Council in April 2009. The GEF Council later approved in April 2013 a new project by UNEP supporting additional TNAs and TAPs focusing on 27 low- and medium-income countries. In addition, the GEF Council has approved several national projects incorporating TNA support activities in initiatives otherwise focused on the preparation of National Communications and Biennial Update Reports.

5. GEF as a Catalytic Supporting Institution for Technology Transfer

The GEF participated in key international discussions to support the development of technology transfer initiatives. The GEF also has submitted reports in its progress of the implementation of the Poznan Strategic Program to the Subsidiary Body for Implementation. 

Documents summarizing the most up to date progress on the implementation of the Poznan Strategic Program on Technology Transfer are regularly reported to the GEF reports to UNFCCC COP.