On Thursday, November 11, the informal consultations on the periodic review of the CTCN (Climate Technology Centre and Network), a process followed by ICN during these negotiations that we began to tell you about in this article, came to a close.
After the Parties unanimously approved the decision to review the CTCN every five years to be in sync with the review of the Technology Mechanism (of which the CTCN is the operational body), they moved on to the decision concerning the establishment of an Advisory Board for the CTCN.
As it happens very rarely at these negotiations, the session was extraordinarily fast, with an agreement on the draft decision reached after only 20 minutes: even the co-facilitator congratulated the Parties for the efficiency of the process.
In particular, the decision to include in the Advisory Board the representatives of the Women and Gender Constituency (WGC), the Youth Constituency (YOUNGO) and the Indigenous People Organizations (IPO) bodes well. In fact, it is essential to ensure the inclusiveness of the advisory body and a fair representation of interest groups, given the importance of this tool to accelerate the transfer of sustainable technologies to developing countries.
by Teresa Giuffrè, Italian Climate Network Volunteer at COP26