Technology Needs Assessment (phase III)

Technology Needs Assessments (TNAs) are a set of country-driven activities that identify the climate change mitigation and adaptation technology priorities of partner countries, and work towards producing a pipeline of investment projects

UN Environment and UNEP DTU, with financing from the Global Environment Facility, is implementing a third phase of TNAs, involving 23 countries (2018-2020). This new phase focuses mostly on supporting Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing states. The overall objective is to go beyond identifying technology needs narrowly, work towards investment. TNAs also present a unique opportunity for countries to track their needs for new equipment, techniques, services, capacities and skills necessary to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

In particular, the TNAs lead to the development of national Technology Action Plans (TAPs) that prioritize technologies, recommend enabling frameworks for the diffusion of these technologies and facilitate identification of good technology transfer projects and their links to relevant financing sources. The TAPs systematically address practical actions necessary to reduce or remove policy, finance and technology related barriers. As a spin-off from the TNA work, UNEP DTU is involved in designing and implementing country response plans for the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) where UNEP DTU is a consortium member, and also advises countries on how to turn project ideas into proposals to the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

This project contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals:


Key impacts


Countries assisted in 3 phases


Countries that have submitted their TAPs


Countries in Phase 3


What are Technology Needs Assessments?

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Sara Lærke Meltofte Trærup

Head of Section, Technology -Transitions and System Innovation

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