New Delhi: With clean technologies playing a key role in tackling climate change threats, a two-day global meet is being held here in October to promote international technology development and transfer within the developed and developing nations.
The conference, likely to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on 22 October, will bring together governments, experts, industry bodies and civil society from various nations to help formulate a roadmap for technology in the context of climate change mitigation and adaptation.
“The conference is in context of the Bali Action Plan for enhancement of long term cooperation for implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC),” a senior environment ministry official told the agency.
To help pave the way for a successful outcome in Copenhagen slated in December, the conference will seek to advance understanding on key actions needed to accelerate technology development and transfer in all countries in accordance with their national needs.
The conference would also throw light on technology scenarios, institutional and business models of development and deployment, mechanisms to promote technology transfer to developing countries, and to enhance the scope for cooperation on research and development.
Besides environment ministry, the conference is being organised in collaboration with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.