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Green Technology Investments and Access to Sustainable Financing in the Arab Region

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04
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06
March
2019
Location: 
Beirut, Lebanon



ESCWA Technology Center (ETC) and the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) in cooperation with the National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Lebanon are jointly organizing a meeting titled “Green Technology Investments and Access to Sustainable Financing in the Arab Region” to support countries to access the financing opportunities in the Arab region in Beirut, Lebanon during 4-6 March, 2019.
The meeting will discuss green and climate technology deployment and access to finance as key means of implementation (MOI) to accelerate the Sustainable development Goals (SDGs) achievement and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) implementation. The outcome of the meeting will be used to formulate a set of options on how best to scale up on these functioning solutions to best address the MOI in the SDGs dialogues.

The Specific objectives of the meeting are:

  • Enhance understanding of green/climate technologies and innovative financing as outlined in Goal 17 of the SDGs focusing on agricultural / food sector (with related other sectors e.g. water & energy sectors), and on conflict waste management in the Arab region.  
  • Support countries in identifying and deploying technologies to achieve the climate targets included in their NDCs, in the context of the Paris Agreement
  • To discuss mobilizing the available technical assistance and financing for technologies and technology transfer introducing the available funding opportunities for the Arab region
  • Review options on a way forward to promote the adoption of green technologies and innovative financing taking into account gender and youth perspectives as well as creation of job opportunities