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Climate Technology Initiative (CTI)

The Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) is a multilateral initiative, operating as an Implementing Agreement under the International Energy Agency (IEA).  Its mission is to bring countries together to foster international co-operation in the accelerated development and diffusion of climate-friendly and environmentally sound technologies and practices.

CTI participating countries undertake a broad range of co-operative activities in partnership with developing and transition countries and other international bodies.

The CTI works closely with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process, including its Secretariat and the Expert Group on Technology Transfer (EGTT), relevant IEA Implementing Agreements and other international organizations or initiatives.

The CTI was established at the first Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC in 1995 by 23 IEA/OECD Member Countries and the European Commission.  In 2003, the CTI gained a new status as an IEA Implementing Agreement. 

The CTI's activities are designed to be consistent with the UNFCCC objectives, in particular the framework for technology transfer incorporated in the Marrakech Accords and adopted at the Seventh Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC.  As an IEA Implementing Agreement, the CTI intends to continue its current programme and to extend it into new areas consistent with its overall objectives.

CTI activities include:

  • Technology Needs Assessments
  • Seminars and Symposia
  • Implementation Activities        
  • Training Courses
  • Information Dissemination
  • Support Activities

Signatories : Australia | Austria | Canada | Finland | Germany | Japan | Korea, Republic of | Norway | Sweden | United Kingdom | United States |
For more information: http://www.climatetech.net

Current Projects (Annexes)