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Norway Gives 60 Million for Climate-friendly Technology

UN Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) and the Norwegian Veritas (DNV GL) announced a strategic partnership to promote the development and diffusion of climate-friendly technologies to developing countries.
Norway Gives 60 Million for Climate-friendly Technology
Photo : Frode O. Andersen / UD | General of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Foreign Minister Børge Brende at the signing of the agreement in Arendal 14th August 2014.

The center is supported by Norway through the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with 60 million NOK grant.

- Access to climate-friendly technologies in developing countries is essential to meet the climate challenges we face. This is an area where public-private cooperation is key to success, says Foreign Minister Børge Brende.

Foreign Minister Børge Brende and head of the UN Environment Programme, Achim Steiner, attended the announcement of the partnership between DNV and CTCN. Norway has helped to make cooperation possible and will support the Centre in the period of 2013-2015 with 60 million.

The partnership between DNV and GL UNEP will focus on knowledge management, capacity building and private sector engagement in climate-friendly technology.

- As strong knowledge organization in technology and environment, DNV and GL UNEP complement each other and contribute from their own standpoint in collaboration on this new climate technology center, says Brende.

CTCN was established in 2010 by the Parties to the UNFCCC. Headquartered in Copenhagen. The center aims to stimulate technology cooperation and increase development and access to climate-friendly technologies. The center will provide academic support, increased access to technology and knowledge to engage technology cooperation between relevant actors.

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