The Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) Industry Joint Seminar on Successful Cases of Technology Transfer in Asian Countries took place from 8-9 March 2006 at the Daewoo Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam. Organized by the CTI in cooperation with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Vietnam, the seminar was attended by 144 participants from 11 Asian countries. The seminar provided an opportunity for government representatives, policymakers, and experts from industry, financial institutions and academia to review best practices for technology transfer in the Asian region, with particular focus on case studies on energy efficiency, renewable energies, and project financing. The objectives of the seminar were to identify key success factors for technology transfer in the region, and explore possibilities for the diffusion of best practices. The seminar also sought to identify financial instruments other than the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) for financing climate technology transfer.
During the day and a half long meeting, participants heard case-study presentations organized in three thematic sessions, and participated in one panel discussion. On Wednesday, two thematic sessions were held on energy efficiency and on renewable energy technologies. On Thursday, one thematic session was held on project financing. A panel discussion on cooperation among key sectors for technology transfer was also held.
This report provides a brief history of the climate change process, technology transfer and the CTI Industry Joint Seminar series, followed by a summary of the CTI Industry Joint Seminar on Successful Cases of Technology Transfer in Asian Countries. More information.