IEA/EBRD Collaboration on Assessing and Fostering the Market Penetration of Climate and Energy Technologies in the SEMED and ETC regions
The International Energy Agency (IEA) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are collaborating on a set of activities aiming to support the market penetration of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies in the Caspian and Black Sea (ETC) as well as in the Middle East and North African (SEMED) regions. The EBRD’s Finance and Technology Transfer Centre for Climate Change (FINTECC) and IEA’s International Low-Carbon Energy Technology Platform support similar objectives to foster deployment of low-carbon technologies in these regions, which provides an excellent opportunity to collaborate in the following activities:
International collaboration on low-carbon energy technologies: gaps and opportunities
Recent years have seen an increase in international efforts aimed at fostering collaboration and innovation in low-carbon energy technologies. Such initiatives are beginning to make impressive contributions to global efforts to address energy and climate challenges. At the same time, these initiatives have varying mandates, missions and focus. The Technology Platform “Gaps project” seeks to complement and feed into that effort, focusing specifically on initiatives in the field of low-carbon energy technologies and including observations on existing coverage, gaps and opportunities for further collaboration.
In 2011, it launched a small project to build on existing IEA analyses to consider how to foster investment in renewable technologies, in particular Partner countries and regions.