The ClimateTech Podcast

UNEP DTU Partnership

In the Climate Tech Podcast, we focus on the technology that can help us in the climate crisis, and more importantly, on how we can speed up implementation in developing countries.Published by UNEP DTU Partnership. Read more: https://unepdtu.org/

Welcome to the ClimateTech Podcast
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We talk about Indigenous Peoples' technology and the strength and barriers in a climate action context.What are the strengths of IP knowledge and tech in terms of climate change mitigation and adaptation?How can we create synergies and win-win situations with modern climate technologies?The general role of marginalised groups, such as Indigenous Peoples and women.We also talk about the rights that Indigenous Peoples have, why respecting them is crucial and about the levels of acknowledgement and recognition within the UNFCCC system.Guests:- Tunga Bhadra Rai, national coordinator at the Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities- Pirawan Wongnithisathaporn, Environment Program Officer at the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact- Sara Trærup, lead on the Technology Needs Assessment project, working with almost 100 countries on prioritising and implementing climate tech.Special thanks to IWGIA - the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs - a global human rights organisation dedicated to promoting, protecting and defending Indigenous Peoples’ rights, for their support in the making of this episode.

Nov 26

41 min 39 sec

This episode of the ClimateTech podcast, and the interviews, build on a UNEP DTU Partnership project called Technology, Markets and Investment for Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Development, or simply just TEMARIN.We work with local partners to see how the market for renewable energy can be strengthened, bottlenecks removed and especially how local companies can increase their share of the market.In this podcast we are going to highlight the road travelled by some of Kenya's well-established renewable energy companies, and look at which barriers and challenges they faced along the way.

Jun 2020

27 min 31 sec

Is closing the adaptation gap just a matter of getting the right technology to the right place at the right time?In this episode, we talk about the adaptation gap, what it is and what role technology can play in closing it. What are the barriers and enablers, and where do we need to focus. By looking at the gap for climate adaptation, we also look at technology, finance and capacity gaps.Guests:- Anil Markandya: Director of the Basque Centre for Climate Change- Richard Klein: Senior research fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute- Jessica Troni: Head of the adaptation unit at UN Environment*Recorded in early 2020, before COVID-19 restrictions*

Apr 2020

36 min 56 sec

Leading up to the COP25, we discuss how important a focus on climate technology implementation is, and how the negotiations can help developing countries get access to technology.With input from UNFCCC Secretariat and a Liberian COP-negotiator, we focus on the technology streams at COP where the need for finance and capacity-building are highlighted.Guests: Rose Mwebaza, Director of CTCN and Sara Trærup, Head of Technology at UNEP DTU Partnership

Nov 2019

37 min 14 sec

Worldwide demand for clean energy is huge, and the technology to deliver it gets cheaper and cheaper. So the obvious question is: Why isn’t more happening?In this episode we discuss the importance of energy, when it comes to climate change and technology transfer, and we talk about barriers and solutions.Guests: Head of the UNEP DTU Partnership technology section, Sara Trærup, and CEO of M-PAYG, a company that specialises in affordable off-grid solar power systems, Asger Trier.

Sep 2019

28 min 39 sec

In the ClimateTech Podcast, we focus on the technology that can help us in the climate crisis, and more importantly, on how we can speed up implementation in developing countries.Published by UNEP DTU Partnership. Read more: https://unepdtu.org/

Sep 2019

1 min 54 sec