B.14/02: Matters related to guidance from the Conference of the Parties: Support for facilitating access to environmentally sound technologies and for collaborative research and development
The Board, having reviewed document GCF/B.14/02 titled “Support for facilitating access to environmentally sound technologies and for collaborative research and development”,
- Acknowledges that current GCF modalities enable support for technology development and transfer, including for facilitating access to environmentally sound technologies and for collaborative research and development;
- Also acknowledges that guidance, rules, modalities referenced in paragraph (a) above, and procedures that are to be developed to implement the Paris Agreement may require later consideration by the Board, in line with guidance received from the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and/or the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement once the Paris Agreement enters into force, consistent with Article 10, paragraph 5, of the Paris Agreement,
- Encourages national designated authorities and focal points to access readiness support directly, or to collaborate with readiness delivery partners and accredited entities to submit readiness requests, concept notes, funding proposals and Project Preparation Facility proposals that will facilitate access to environmentally sound technologies, consistent with a country-driven approach and will encourage the involvement of relevant stakeholders, including vulnerable groups and addressing gender aspects
- Decides to continue enhancing cooperation and coherence of engagement with the Technology Executive Committee and the Climate Technology Centre and Network, pursuant to decisions B.13/10 to B.13/12, including through requesting the Secretariat to provide recommendations on further steps to enhance cooperation and coherence for consideration by the seventeenth meeting of the Board, and in the context of the Fund’s operational framework on complementarity and coherence and the annual event with the thematic bodies of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change;
- Encourages national designated authorities/focal points to coordinate with the Climate Technology Centre and Network’s national designated entities in order to enhance cooperation; and
- Requests the Secretariat to prepare a document for consideration by the Board at its seventeenth meeting identifying concrete options on how the GCF can support collaborative research and development in developing countries, in line with the operational modalities of the GCF, taking into account decisions B.13/11 and B.13/12, and in the context of operational framework for complementarity and coherence with climate finance delivery channels.