Cambodia-UNEP Risoe Technology Needs Assessment Program
"Technology Needs Assessments (TNAs) are a set of country-driven activities that identify and determine the mitigation and adaptation technology priorities of countries. TNAs are central to the work of Parties to the Convention (art. 4.5 UNFCCC). They present a unique opportunity for countries to track their needs for new equipment, techniques, services, capacities and skills necessary to mitigate GHG emissions and reduce the vulnerability of sectors and livelihoods to climate change. TNA development is a key component of the Poznan Strategic Programme on Technology Transfer supported by the GEF.
UNEP, on behalf of the GEF, implemented a round of TNAs with objectives going beyond the identification of technology needs. The TNAs facilitated the development of national Technology Action Plans (TAPs) that prioritized technologies, recommended enabling frameworks for the diffusion of these technologies and facilitated the identification of good technology transfer projects and their links to relevant financing sources. The TAPs systematically addressed practical actions necessary to reduce or remove policy, finance and technology related barriers.
UNEP DTIE in collaboration with the UNEP Risoe Centre provided targeted financial, technical and methodological support to assist 36 countries in Africa and the Middle East, Asia and CIS, and Latin America and the Caribbean to conduct TNA projects."1<sup/>