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Methodology for Climate Technology and Prioritization in a Global Context
W├╝rtenberger, L.; Cameron, L.R.; Yowargana, P.; Lu, Q.; Sambeek, E.J.W. van; Chu, J.
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ECN Policy Studies 13-12-2010
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-E--10-098 ECN publication
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This paper is part of the preparation phase of the China Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) that is being implemented by the World Bank and financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) at the request of the Chinese government. The paper seeks to inform the methodology of the planned China TNA by providing suggestions for a generic process and approach based on global best practices for identifying, evaluating and prioritizing climate technologies. It reviews previous TNAs, related assessment efforts and the current UNDP TNA Handbook, and provides suggestions for the China TNA on the following key steps of a TNA process:

  • Sector prioritization.
  • Technology pre-selection, information gathering, and familiarization.
  • Technology prioritization.
  • Analyzing gaps between technology use in different countries.
  • Identifying barriers to deployment of global best practice of prioritized technologies in a country with less advanced technologies.

The paper also offers some specific considerations on adaptation technologies and ends with conclusions on the key decisions that have to be taken during the organization and execution of the China TNA.

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