Accelerating technology transfer
The information that TNAs provide about the potential, ability and scale of climate change technologies can play a unique role in the formulation and implementation of NDCs, through technology transfer. Actions identified in the Technology Action Plans (TAPs) highlight what needs to be done to activate robust market systems and the enabling conditions for technology transfer, diffusion and uptake.
These actions can in turn strengthen longer-term strategies elaborated in NDCs and national adaptation plans (NAPs), as well as potentially increasing ambitions by making the means of implementation more concrete. Some countries have already directly scaled results from the TNA or TAP through policy. To illustrate, over the past year, 20 out of 22 countries from ongoing TNA Phase III project responded that the TNA is already directly linked with their NDC.
So how do TNAs and TAPs emerge in policies and processes?
In Ukraine, the TNA project was used as one of the inputs in developing the new and more ambitious economy-wide emission reduction target which they will update in their upcoming NDC. For Suriname, the eight technologies and actions within the Water, Infrastructure & Housing, and Agriculture sectors identified in the TNA are directly linked to how they intend to implement their NDC commitments. For Fiji, TNAs are listed as one of the processes that informed their NDC update from 2020.
Furthermore, Dominica specified that the TNA results will appear directly in the country’s BUR as well as NAP. Nauru stated that the TNA results will ‘be used to inform the 3rd National communications’. In addition to the processes mentioned above, countries specify their national climate strategies and national plans and policies as key for the TNA process. Both in terms of taking these as staring points, but also for using the TNA and TAP to feed into strategic planning and implementation.
Other countries that have completed their TNAs and TAPs or that are about to start them, and that have presented the TNA as part of their updated NDCs include Cambodia, Dominican Republic, Moldova, Mongolia, and Papua New Guinea. In addition, since countries part of TNA Phase III are just at the initiation of the third TNA step (TAP), the linkages and synergies between TNAs and TAPs with other national processes will be further enhanced, once countries reach the third step, the TAP preparation. Although Suriname and Fiji have already integrated their TNAs into their updated NDCs.
Consult TNA reports from countries in our database, here