Country:United States
Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2002
Policy Type:Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology deployment and diffusion, Information and Education, Policy Support>Institutional creation, Policy Support>Strategic planning, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D), Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Demonstration project, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme , Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology development
Policy Target:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy, Carbon Capture Storage
Agency:US DOE
Legal References:Cabinet-level CCCSTI established 14 February 2002

The U.S. Climate Change Technology Program (CCTP) is a multi-agency planning and coordination entity, whose purpose is to strengthen the Federal research and development portfolio across more than a dozen participating agencies. Its purpose is to accelerate the development and deployment of technologies that can reduce, avoid, or capture and store greenhouse gas emissions. CCTP is managed by the U.S. Department of Energy and organized around five technology areas for which working groups have been established. The five areas are: 1) Energy End-Use and Infrastructure; 2) Energy Supply; 3) Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases; 4) Monitoring and Measurement; 5) Capturing and Sequestering Carbon Dioxide. CCTP was created to coordinate and prioritise the Federal Governments nearly USD 3 billion annual investment in climate-related technology research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D). Using various analytical tools, CCTP assesses different technology options and their potential contributions to reducing, avoiding, capturing, or storing greenhouse gas emissions. CCTP conducts analysis, provides strategic direction and makes recommendations to strengthen the Federal portfolio of investments in related research and development (R&D) across more than a dozen participating agencies. It helps to inform policy options that address barriers to greater technology diffusion and adoption in the marketplace and works with international entities to promote R&D cooperation and collaboration with other country governments. The CCTPs multi-agency organisational structure provides an opportunity to develop, across the Federal government, a comprehensive, coherent, multi-agency, multi-year R&D programme plan for the development of climate change technology, tied to specific climate change goals and objectives. As part of these activities, the CCTP will help to inform near- and long-term technology planning activities, including scenario analyses and visioning exercises, aided by modelling.

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