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The Handbook for Conducting Technology Needs Assessment for Climate Change (2010) explains the process of prioritising technologies that help developing countries to achieve their environmental, economic and social development goals with low greenhouse gas emissions and high climate change resilience. The concept of TNA, with the handbook, was introduced as part of the UNFCCC work on development and transfer of technologies to developing countries (Marrakech, November 2001). The handbook has now been updated using lessons learnt surrounding TNAs over the past decade and provides a comprehensive step-by-step framework for undertaking a TNA. The Updated Handbook provides guidance surrounding the following:
Presently, the TNA Handbook is being used by 36 developing countries under the GEF-funded TNA project, which is managed by UNEP Risoe Centre (see http://tech-action.org).
Survey to provide data to assess the need for technology in specific areas or regions.
For use in Asia, Africa, Latin America