DNV GL, UNEP link for climate tech

International certification and advisory group DNV GL and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) have unveiled a strategic partnership that aims to accelerate the global development and deployment of climate mitigation and adaptation technologies in developing countries. 

The partnership is designed to help UNEP’s Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) to improve access to such technologies.

The Norwegian government will support the CTCN with NKr60m ($9.8m) during the period 2013 to 2015.

“Replacing current technologies with cleaner, low-carbon alternatives is a vital part of tackling the causes and effects of climate change,” says UNEP executive director Achim Steiner.

“The strategic partnership between CTCN and DNV GL will play a vital role in accelerating the use of new technologies in improving the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in developing countries who are dealing with the impacts of climate change on a daily basis,” he adds.

Through the partnership DNV GL will support CTCN operations by utilising its extensive experience in technology transfer, knowledge management and capacity building.