On the 26th of August of 2021, JIN presented its paper "Linkages between technology needs assessment process and the nationally determined contribution process" to the 23rd Meeting of the UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee (TEC). The paper can be downloaded from the UNFCCC webpage.

In this paper, we explore how can TNA and NDC processes be coordinated so they can benefit from the findings of each other:

  • TNAs are long-established processes that count on strong institutional structures to identify the technology needs of developing countries. This is done with the collaboration of local experts and community stakeholders, producing bankable implementation plans as a result, with a special focus on climate adaptation.
  • However, the NDC is a much more recent process that was established in 2015 as an outcome of the Paris Agreement. In this document, countries define their Green House Gas emission reduction targets and outline a roadmap on how to achieve them.

By fostering the creation of synergies between both processes, NDCs are strengthened by including well defined and appropriate implementation plans with easily quantifiable emission reductions. On the other side, future TNA processes can benefit from the sector prioritization of the NDCs, creating plans that combine both a sustainable development of the community with meeting GHG emissions reduction ambitions.