Cooperation with the UNFCCC
Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN)
Climate Technology Center & Network (CTCN) is the operational arm of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Technology Mechanism.
The CTCN promotes the accelerated transfer of environmentally sound technologies for low carbon and climate resilient development at the request of developing countries. CTCN provide technology solutions, capacity building and advice on policy, legal and regulatory frameworks tailored to the needs of individual countries.
The Climate Technology Centre & Network facilitates the transfer of technologies through three core services:
National Designated Entities (NDEs):
A Party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) assigns a National Designated Entity (NDE) the responsibility to manage requests made of the CTCN. Establishment of an NDE is necessary before a Party to the UNFCCC can participate in the CTCN Technical Assistance process. Until now, more than 160 NDEs have been introduced to CTCN. Presidency Center for Progress and Development of Iran (CPDI) has been elected and appointed as the Iran NDE. Also, CPDI is member of national committee such as “Iran national working group on climate change”,” working group of international negotiation on climate change” and “National working group of mega-city air pollution”.
Roles and Responsibilities of NDEs:
NDEs play a fundamental role in ensuring that requests submitted to the CTCN reflect their national circumstances and priorities. NDEs also ensure that support provided by the CTCN is well coordinated at the national level with other processes that address climate change. For example, they ensure the engagement of relevant ministries, focal points for other UNFCCC mechanisms, the private sector, civil society and academia as appropriate.
NDEs facilitate support to their countries from the CTCN by: