We work with developing countries on their Technology Needs and Action Plans to achieve national Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement

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The TNA project is implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme and the UNEP DTU Partnership on behalf of the Global Environment Facility.

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Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: exploring linkages with the Technology Needs Assessments

This briefing note discusses key linkages between the Sustainable Development Goals and the UNFCCC-mandated Technology Needs Assessments, and the role of technology per se in achieving sustainable development.

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2020: Highlights from the TNA project

2020 was a year of great achievements for the Global Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) project. Despite the pandemic circumstances, countries involved in the TNA process made great progress, and the year was marked by a number of online events and publication launches that generated great interest from policy-makers, academia, businesses and NGOs worldwide.

February 15th, 2021

Fourth round of Technology Needs Assessments is underway

A new round of assessing local needs for climate technology, this time going virtual in a more flexible and inclusive approach.

December 1st, 2020

New brief: Enhanced taxonomy for adaptation technologies

Enhanced taxonomy for adaptation technologies online

November 27th, 2020

New report: Small-scale irrigation in Kenya

Kenya: a growing market for small-scale irrigation technologies Kenya has seen a growing market for small-scale irrigation technologies in recent years. Since 2000, twelve new irrigation technology suppliers have entered Kenya’s irrigation sector, driven by demands from government- and donor-supported irrigation projects and from a growing middle class wanting to invest in irrigation. Our new report Our report unfolds the […]

October 8th, 2020


What are Technology needs Assessments? Different project stakeholders comment on the TNA process and how its results are used by countries.


Download our brochure on stories from the Technology Needs Asessments

This publication provides a new set of success stories on how countries have used their TNAs and TAPs to advance the implementation of climate technologies.

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