Poznan Strategic Program on Technology Transfer

What is Poznan Strategic Program?

At the UNFCCC COP13, 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 UNFCCC COP14 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.  

Full text of the COP decision2/CP.14: Development and transfer of technologies 


GEF's Technology Transfer Process

GEF supports technology transfer to developing countries, as they move towards a low-carbon development path, following the following process.

  1. GEF supports developing countries need to identify what technologies are needed to mitigate and adapt to climate change. This is done through an assessment called Technology Needs Assessment (TNA)
  2. Once the TNA is completed, GEF finances pilot projects  to realize the deployment, diffusion, and transfer of the technologies.
  3. The GEF also shares experience and environmentally sound technologies that have been successfully demonstrated.
  4. In the long term implementation of the Poznan Program, GEF has the following roles:
    • 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 GEF reports to COP and SBI