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This Handbook provides a systematic approach for conducting technology needs assessments. The objective of a technology needs assessment is to identify, evaluate and prioritize technological means for both mitigation and adaptation, in order to achieve sustainable development ends.

Besides forming an important input for the formulation of national strategies in developing countries, this Handbook can contribute to assessing ways to enhance capacity in developing countries to: acquire environmentally sustainable technologies; increase adaptive capacity and decrease vulnerability to climate change impacts; develop important links among stakeholders within the countries to support future investment and barrier removal (including the formation of networks); and diffuse high priority technologies and measures throughout key sectors of the national economy.

It also assists in acquiring a broader picture of technology needs for a region or group of countries, so that international technology support programs or initiatives could be oriented towards a more cross-country or regional approach (e.g.,inter-country energy transport and delivery).

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Product Type
Knowledge & Learning
Focus Area
Climate Resilient Development
Low Carbon Development
Scope / Extension
National
Sub-national, Project, & Local/Community level
Sector
Methodological Steps
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
All
Languages
English
License
notspecified
Current Version
2010
File Size (for download)
4.4 Mb
Identifier
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