This CTI Capacity Building Semniar brought together about 75 key persons from politics, business, non-governmental organisations, research institutes and think tanks from Central and Eastern European Countries, the former Soviet Union and Mongolia as well as OECD countries. Participants were given the opportunity to discuss and develop concrete projects in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They were encouraged to present first project ideas and were given the opportunity to meet experts from OECD countries to share their experiences and ideas concerning the economic potential and benefits of climate change policies. It was the 7th event of the series of CTI Capacity Building Seminars.
The main objectives of the seminar were to:
- discuss and develop concrete projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,
- identify the economic potential of climate change policies,
- promote understanding of the initial negotiations for a future climate change regime,
- facilitate the sharing of experiences and ideas between experts from the Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries, the former Soviet Union and Mongolia as well as selected OECD countries concerning the economic potential and benefits of climate change policies.
The mission of the Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) is to bring countries together to foster international co-operation in the accelerated development and diffusion of climate-friendly and environmentally sound technologies and practices. The promotion of technology transfer under the Kyoto Protocol as incorporated in the Marrakech Accords is at the core of CTI's work.