Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN)

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

The CTCN promotes the accelerated transfer of environmentally sound technologies for low carbon and climate resilient development at the request of developing countries.

Open to Applications : 
Application Time Frame : 

New applications are received and reviewed on a continuous basis.

Climate Objective : 
Both Mitigation and Adaptation
Administrator Type : 
Intergovernmental Organization
Financial Instruments Offered : 
Not Applicable
Direct Access : 
Fund Size : 

Countries pledge over $23 million to support technology transfer in developing countries through the CTCN

Financing Award : 
Less than 1 million USD
Trustee : 
Not applicable.
Implementing Entity : 


Steps to Access & Application Procedure
1. Technical Assistance
The CTCN provides technical assistance in response to requests submitted by developing countries via their nationally-selected focal points, or National Designated Entities (NDEs). Upon receipt of such requests, the Centre quickly mobilizes its global Network of climate technology experts to design and deliver a customized solution tailored to local needs. The CTCN does not provide funding directly to countries, but instead supports the provision of technical assistance provided by experts on specific climate technology sectors.
- Academic, government, NGO and/or private sector representatives work with their National Designated Entity, the CTCN focal point selected by each country, to identify the type of technical assistance they need in order to implement their technology-related climate plans
- The NDE conveys the request to CTCN
- A team of climate technology experts from the CTCN, its Consortium, and Network work with the NDE to provide a solution that is tailored to the needs of the individual country

2. Information and Knowledge

3. Network and collaboration
The CTCN actively seeks members from all geographic regions with an array of sectoral experience. Membership is cost-free.
New applications are received and reviewed on a continuous basis. Once granted, the membership will be valid for a period of two years, and those members who wish to maintain their membership must apply for renewal. Membership will normally be renewed as long as the member has been actively involved during its previous membership period and still meets the membership criteria. Download Network application ( and send to

Organizational and Decision Making Structure

The CTCN consists of two parts: a centre—a coordinating entity located in UN City Copenhagen—and a worldwide network of organizations that delivers CTCN services—both virtually and actually. In short, the centre operates the network, and together they constitute the CTCN.
The CTCN is guided by an advisory board, which meets at least twice each year.

Monitoring and Reporting Procedures

Not specified

Co-financing Requirements (if applicable)

Not applicable.

Other Eligibility Criteria Beyond Geography and Income

Given to developing countries via their nationally-selected focal points, or National Designated Entities.

Contact Information

CTCN Secretariat
UN City, Marmorvej 51,
DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
+45 4533 5372

Irma Juskenaite, Communications Associate
Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN)
Tel: +370 68694320

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