Handbook for conducting technology needs assessment for climate change

This revised version of the handbook is intended to provide specific guidance in the preparation of national TNAs (Technology Needs Assessment). It is divided into three main parts: Part I addresses organizational matters related to the preparation of a TNA. It outlines how to get ready for and organize a TNA and provides an overview of the various technical support systems that are being made available to country teams. Part II focuses on the operational requirements for making strategic choices to derive priority technologies and measures In Part III, issues related to overall enabling frameworks for innovation and diffusion pathways for the prioritized technologies are discussed. This includes R&D needs for prioritized technologies for mitigation and adaptation applicable in the medium to long term, acceleration of deployment of technologies in the market, and acceleration of diffusion of technologies up to the point that they reach commercial applicability.