DNV has been shortlisted by the UNFCCC along with two other candidates; a consortium led by the United Nations Environment Programme, and the Global Environment Facility, to host the Climate Technology Centre (CTC) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).The CTC will be responsible for implementing the technology mechanism that was established at the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, in 2010. This mechanism aims to accelerate global development, transfer and deployment of climate change mitigation and adaptation technologies to developing countries.
“We are pleased to offer our technical capabilities and global networks to support the UNFCCC’s mission to combat climate change,” said DNV Group CEO Henrik O. Madsen. “The Climate Technology Centre calls for a confluence of technology, knowledge management, and stakeholder involvement skill sets that we in DNV are very comfortable with. We can deliver a total solution that sets a new standard for efficiently advancing the technology deployment objectives of developing countries, and of a low-carbon economy.”
At last year’s UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, governments asked the UNFCCC secretariat to issue a call for proposals for the CTC host. Three organisations, with DNV as the sole private sector representative, were chosen from a list of nine candidates, the UNFCCC said in a press release.“The selection process was also very useful to achieve an overview of who can contribute and how, given that the applicant chosen to be CTC host will need to work very closely with all front runner organisations, as part of the global effort to combat climate change,” stated UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, the UN’s top climate change official.
The UNFCCC evaluation panel comprised six members of the Technology Executive Committee, the policy arm of the Technology Mechanism. The UNFCCC’s Subsidiary Body for Implementation will consider the short list at a meeting in Bonn next month (14-25 May) and then recommend a host for final approval by the next UN climate change summit, to be held in Qatar at the end of 2012.