UNFCCC Shortlists Proposals for Hosting the Climate Technology Centre

23 April 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report on the evaluation of proposals for hosting the Climate Technology Centre (CTC) (FCCC/SBI/2012/INF.4). The report presents the assessment by the evaluation panel of the proposals received in response to the call for proposals for the host of the CTC, including a ranked shortlist of three proponents that met the minimum thresholds as decided by the Conference of the Parties at its 17th session (COP 17) (decision 2/CP.17, annex VIII, paragraph 10). 

The Technology Mechanism, which includes a Technology Executive Committee (TEC) and a Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), was established by COP 16, which took place at the end of 2010, in Cancun, Mexico. The report presents how the criteria for the evaluation have been applied, and highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the proposals, in particular those shortlisted. According to the report, nine proposals were received by the Secretariat from: a consortium of 13 organizations, led by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP); the Research Institute for Petroleum Industry (RIPI), Iran; Det Norske Veritas AS, Norway; the Global Environment Facility (GEF), US; the Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), India; the International Clean Energy Partnership Association (ICEPS e.V.), Germany; South–South Global Assets and Technology Exchange (South–South GATE), China; Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica (ITCR), Costa Rica; and the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), Indonesia. Of the nine proposals, eight fulfilled the information requirements set out in the call for proposals. The proposal from ICEPS e.V. did not meet the mandatory requirements for information and therefore was not further evaluated by the evaluation panel.

In the report, the evaluation panel, based on the overall technical score of the proposals, and taking into account the value for money ratio, presents a shortlist ranking three proponents for consideration by the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) at its 36th session, scheduled to take place from 14–25 May 2012, in Bonn, Germany. The first-ranked proponent is the consortium led by UNEP, followed by the second-ranked proponent, the GEF, and the third-ranked proponent, Det Norske Veritas AS. [Report on the Evaluation of Proposals for Hosting the CTC] [UNFCCC Press Release]