Seoul Climate Initiative and the Pacific CTCN Regional Forum for NDEs – Seoul, Republic of Korea

16th – 20th July 2018, We the participants of the Asia-Pacific region, gathered in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from the 16th to 20th of July at the “Climate Technology Center and Network Regional Forum for the National Designated Entities (NDEs) in Asia and the Pacific” to find ways for enhancing collective climate actions through innovative climate technology cooperation.

In pursuit of the principles of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the outcomes of the Paris Agreement. Representing the Asia and the Pacific region, home to more than half of the world’s population, with the highest overall potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Recognizing the specific needs and national circumstances of the countries in the region, with an emphasis on those of Small Island developing states, low lying countries and landlocked countries, in addressing the adverse impacts of climate change.

Noting the importance of the Technology Mechanism and its two bodies, the Technology Executive Committee (TEC) and the Climate Technology Centre & Network, (CTCN) as they are an effective channel with which to enhance climate mitigation and adaptation actions in the region.

Acknowledging the importance of the NDE’s role as the national focal point of the Technology Mechanism, we therefore decide to make efforts to:

  1. Share knowledge and experiences in climate technology cooperation.
  2. Raise awareness and understanding of various stakeholders within the country on climate technology cooperation implemented through CTCN
  3. Make use of the results of technology needs assessment of respective countries.
  4. Take actions to strengthen partnerships and collaboration between or among NDEs with support from CTCN and its network members.
  5. Support the continued collaboration between the Technology Mechanism and the Financial Mechanism, particularly, the CTCN and the GCF, as it is the key to unlock access to technology and to facilitate cooperative action on technology development and transfer.
  6. Accelerate and encourage the innovation of climate technologies, particularly promote research, development and demonstration in the early stages of technology cycle.
  7. Consider gender and the balance between adaptation and mitigation in pursuing climate technology cooperation between and among NDEs.

Samoa’s participation has been beneficial not only on the exchange of ideas for the first time with CTCN but the vast combined experienced from existing technological related projects around the world. The trial by error, the lesson learned and going forward processes with updated technology has maximized its contribution to the success for new projects. Samoa has familiarized itself with CTCN’s process to support future technical proposal on climate change.

Participants of the Asia and the Pacific Network Forum.17 July 2018, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

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