2016 Press Releases
ERI research to help developing world
UCC’s Environmental Research Institute (ERI) has been invited to join the international Climate Technology Centre Network, a UN group that helps the developing world deal with climate change.
The Climate Technology Centre Network was established in 2014 to “promote the accelerated transfer of environmentally sound technologies for low carbon and climate resilient development at the request of developing countries." Membership of the Network will enable the ERI and UCC researchers to develop projects around the technical requests for climate change assistance frequently issued by the Climate Technology Centre Network along with other activities such as training, seminars, exchanges, etc.
The ERI Director, Professor Sarah Culloty, has said that “the timing of the invitation to become Climate Technology Centre Network members is very opportune as the ERI has now substantial capacity in the area of technologies for climate change mitigation and adaptation and is in a position to share these technologies and associated knowledge with the developing world in collaborative projects”.
The Climate Technology Centre Network is hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.