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New centre promotes clean technology for Asia-Pacific

September 8, 2015

New centre promotes clean technology for Asia-Pacific

SciDev Net
Tuesday 8 September 2015

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) opened (1 September) its first Asia-Pacific regional hub to promote clean technology.

The UNFCCC Regional Collaboration Centre (RCC), formed in partnership with the non-profit Institute for Global Environmental Strategies in Japan, will help developing countries in the region to identify and develop clean development mechanism (CDM) projects to help limit damage from climate change.

Based in Bangkok, Thailand, the RCC helps source the funding needed to implement CDM projects.

“It’s important for the region to have its own centre to make it better equipped in mitigating the impact of climate change,” Luca Brusa, a team leader at UNFCCC, tells SciDev.Net.

Brusa says these CDMs will be in line with the nationally appropriate mitigation actions to be implemented by the developing countries.

He adds the centre is targeting about 300 projects a year. It plans to focus more on countries that have yet to implement CDM projects, such as Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.

Read more at Eco-Business.

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