On May 31, 2018, at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) office the Memorandum was signed between the “Khazer” Ecological and Cultural NGO and the Technology Transfer Association of Armenia about joining of the ''Khazer” NGO to the Armenian Climate Technology Center and Network (ArmCTCN). The memorandum was signed by Amalya Hambardzumyan, President of the “Khazer” Ecological and Cultural NGO and Mikayel Abovyan, Chairman of Board of and the Technology Transfer Association of Armenia. Technology Transfer Association with the technical assistance of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), initiated creation of the Armenian Climate Technology Center and Network. It is a framework of cooperation between legal and physical entities involved in the process, which consists of the Consortium and the Network, and cooperates with the global CTCN ArmCTCN focuses on promoting climate change mitigation and adaptation technologies, identification of needs in preferable technologies, development and implementation of the technological roadmap, transfer of knowledge, introduction of local technologies and their internationalization. ArmCTCN Consortium is a platform that facilitates the accelerated transfer of environmentally sound technologies developed in Armenia for low carbon and climate resilient development and introducing it worldwide, as well as the transfer of innovative technologies to Armenia. The consortium is embracing the Armenian stakeholders providing them an opportunity to incubate/accelerate climate technologies by accessing the international and local funds/stakeholders, and carrying out their transfer through the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN). “Khazer” Ecological and Cultural NGO Aram Gabrielyan said in his interview with EcoLur this step enables opportunities to have the best technologies access Armenia. The Green Climate Fund has been established to support the developing countries in combating climate change. Aram Gabrielyan reminded that Armenia was the first in the region to receive a grant from this fund in the amount of US $20 million. 'It's the result of the persistent work of the team,' Gabrielyan mentioned. He also added that the government has approved a protocol resolution, which says a Civic Circulation Fund should be established which will be supplemented with environmental fees. 'Under this resolution, all the environmental fees should be directed to the fund. This fund should become circulating investment capital and spent on the project implemented around climate process. Now the fund is in the stage of establishment,' Aram Gabrielyan said. Reminder: In December 2015, the world leaders adopted the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, which aims to limit the increase in global temperature by 2 degrees Celsius striving not to exceed 1.5 degrees. Armenia has also signed the Paris agreement on climate undertaking a commitment to limit the greenhouse gas emissions in the ranges of 633 million tons during 35 years and to make forestation rate 20.1% by 2050, to carry out climate change mitigation and adaptability actions.
15:37 June 01, 2018