Leveraging Frontier Technologies to facilitate the Climate Technology Transfer
The UN climate technology centre & network (CTCN) is mandated to support developing countries’ climate change responses to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement through transfer and development of technologies, as well as through facilitating the development of a national system of innovation. In the advent of the so-called fourth industrial revolution, there is an increasing interest and need among developing countries (national designated entities) to leverage emerging digital technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain, cloud computing, big data, and artificial intelligence (AI) for enabling leapfrogging and transformative climate actions. To enhance the role of the CTCN as “innovation matchmaker” during climate technology transfer to developing countries, this virtual event firstly aims to review the best practices and lesson learnt through the convergence of digital technologies with the climate issues, so-called “climate digitalization”. Then, some recommendations will be discussed in order to proactively apply new digital technologies for tackling climate change.