Poznan Strategic Program
Implementation of the Poznan Strategic Program on Technology Transfer: Report of the GEF to the SBI 41
Technology transfer has emerged as a key vehicle to address the challenge of climate change. In combination with the choices we make and the policy instruments that may influence these choices, technology determines how much greenhouse gas (GHG) we emit, how we can reduce these emissions, and also how we can adapt to the climate change impacts we do not manage to avoid. But climate-friendly innovations and technology development do not progress at the same pace in all countries or regions. Solutions tested and implemented to good effect in one place may remain unknown elsewhere.
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.
Report of the GEF on the elaboration of a strategic programme to scale up the level of investment in the transfer of environmentally sound technologies
Interim report of the GEF on the progress made in carrying out the Poznan strategic programme on technology transfer
The Conference of the Parties, by its decision 2/CP.14, welcomed the Poznan strategic programme on technology transfer proposed by the GEF.
It requested the GEF to provide interim reports to the Subsidiary Body for Implementation at its thirtieth and thirty-first sessions on the progress made in carrying out the strategic programme, with a view to assessing its progress and future direction in order to help inform Parties in their consideration of long-term needs for implementation of the programme.
The present report provides an update to SBI 31 on GEF progress between May and November 2009 in implementing the Poznan Strategic Program on Technology Transfer, covering the following three areas: (1) technology needs assessments (TNAs), (2) technology transfer pilot projects, and (3) long-term implementation of the strategic program.