UNEP TNA Analysis Study

Commissioned Report

Based on the study conducted in 8 countries in Asia, this report identifies challenges and barriers in conducting, implementing the Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) and Technology Action Plan (TAP).

This Technology Needs Assessment Analysis (TNA) Study was commissioned by the United
Nations Environment Programme Regional Office for Asia Pacific (UNEP-ROAP) and
conducted by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES).
Its main objective is to provide an overall analysis of the processes and results of TNA and TAP
in eight Asian countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka,
Thailand and Vietnam. Interviews were conducted with all stakeholders involved (as well as
some not involved) in the process, and feedback was received from the players and Focal Points involved in the TNA and TAP processes. This feedback concerned success stories, best practices, lessons learned, and challenges from TNA Phase I.
Interviews were conducted through country visits by IGES researchers between June and
August 2014 and follow-up correspondence via e-mail and phone calls. Key issues analysed
through this study include: 1) Institutional arrangement and stakeholder involvement; 2) Sector and technology prioritisation; 3) Main barriers and challenges in conducting TNA and their solutions; 4) TAPs, sector ownership of TAPs and project ideas; 5) Linking TNAs/TAPs to
Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) requests; 6) Priorities of the region and
related institutes able to supply technical advice.
This report consists of the following sections: Introduction; Synthesis of the key findings;
country chapters with background information on each country, UNEP TNA and Technology
Assessment Plan processes, and findings from the interviews conducted.