In order to promote international technology development and transfer in context of the Bali Action Plan for enhancement of long term cooperation for implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Government of India and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs are jointly organizing a high level conference in Delhi on October 22-23, 2009. The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is associated with the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India in organising the Delhi high level conference. An exhibition will also be organised parallel to the conference by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
The conference will bring together governments, experts, industry representatives and civil society to help formulate a roadmap for technology in the context of climate change mitigation and adaptation to support the UNFCCC process.
To help pave the way for a successful outcome in Copenhagen, the Delhi conference will seek to advance understanding on key actions needed to accelerate technology development and transfer in all countries in accordance with their national needs. The Conference would throw light on technology scenarios, institutional and business models of development and deployment, mechanisms to promote technology transfer to developing countries, and to enhance the scope for cooperation on research and development.
The Delhi conference will advance the discussions initiated at the Beijing High-level Conference on Climate Change: Technology Development and Technology Transfer, co-organized by the Chinese Government and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) on 7-8 November 2008. The Beijing conference took stock of the clean technologies, the barriers to transfer and the potential for technology collaboration. The conference clearly recognized the need for new and innovative mechanisms of international co-operation, particularly in research, development, deployment and transfer of climate-related technologies.
Building upon the lessons learnt from Beijing meet, the Delhi conference is structured around three policy goals:
-understanding technology scenarios with reference to climate change concerns and national imperatives,
-Global cooperative actions for identification, development and adoption of key technologies, and
a technology transfer mechanism to meet this objective.
In each of these areas, three sets of questions may be addressed:
The relevance of the goal to the achievement of the sustainable development objectives, the nature of national policies and institutions for achieving this goal, and the impact of climate change and climate policy on the prospects of achieving it;
What changes in the international policies and institutions would be required to facilitate the development and transfer of technologies suited for addressing climate change as per the national imperatives, and;
What policies and institutions need to be created/instituted at national level to develop, diffuse and disseminate the climate friendly technologies and build capacities in the developing countries.
-To evolve mechanisms for international technology cooperation and collaboration.
-To highlight the progress of discussions on technology transfer in the context of the climate change negotiations and the Bali Road Map.
-To define a consensus on the roadmap for enabling technology transfer to developing countries to meet their needs for climate change mitigation and adaptation.
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Governments, industry, international organisations, ministries, departments and agencies of the central and state governments in India, industry associations, technology providers, equipment suppliers, renewable energy companies, multilateral and bilateral agencies, municipal corporations and other urban local bodies, banks and financial institutions, research and development institutions, law firms
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