Dr. Changmo Sung, Visiting Professor, Korea University (Presentation)
Climate change is one of the most pressing international issues and tackling this immense problem requires innovation in climate technologies toward low carbon economies. The Technology Mechanism (TM) was established under the UNFCCC to support climate change actions (SDG13) and helped countries develop and transfer technologies so that they were able to effectively reduce GHGs. TM consists of two complementary bodies that work together to achieve its objective: TEC and CTCN. The TEC strengthens collaboration and cooperation on climate technology action and the CTCN promotes the accelerated transfer of environmentally sound technologies for low carbon and climate resilient development at the request of developing countries. It provides technology solutions, capacity building, and advice on policy, legal and regulatory frameworks. The Korean academies have been collaborating with TEC and CTCN since 2014 and played a significant role in the implementation of the SDG13 and SDGS. Gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls is a universal policy goal. It is a key pillar of inclusive growth initiatives and of the SDGS. In this presentation, impacts of Technology Mechanism and role of academies on the diffusion of climate technologies and gender-responsive implementation are discussed.