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Despite great challenges, 2020 was a transformational year

2020 has been a year like no other as the Covid pandemic drove the world into a global crisis of unprecedented reach and proportion. The pandemic served as a stark reminder of the world’s fragilities in the face of health crises, disturbances to natural ecosystems and climate change. It has also been a defining year for climate change action, although slightly interrupted by the pandemic.


the Paris Agreement into action

Article 10 of the Paris Agreement established a technology framework to provide overarching guidance to the work of the Technology Mechanism in supporting implementation of the Agreement. The CTCN’s Programme of Work and annual operating plans are fully aligned with the five key themes of the Technology Framework, each of which represents an important element of technology development, transfer and/or uptake. Over the last year, this has enabled us to focus our efforts on the areas that are recognized to be most impactful in order to ensure that we directly empower countries to meet their individual climate commitments and goals.