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Climate Technology Classification

Korea Climate Technology Classification(KCTC)

  • Mitigation

    (Category Definition) In IPCC Glossary(2012), mitigation is defined as "an anthropogenic intervention to reduce the anthropogenic forcing of the climate system; it includes strategies to reduce greenhouse gas sources and emissions and enhancing greenhouse gas sinks" .

    Mitigation is categorized into ‘greenhouse gas mitigation’ and 'greenhouse gas fixing'. ‘Greenhouse gas mitigation’ is divided into 'energy supply', 'energy storage and transportation', and 'energy demand'.
  • Adaptation

    (Category Definition) In IPCC Glossary (2012), Adaptation is defined as " the process of adjustment to actual or expected climate and its effects".

    It includes the overall technology to the environmental, social, and economic risks and effects made by climate change in human and nature system.
  • Mitigation/Adaptation Convergence

    (Category Definition) It is defined as the action which contributes to greenhouse gas mitigation and prevent climate change induced damage, and the convergence and combined use of multiple mitigation and adaptation technologies.

    In IPCC Glossary, there is no separate definition. In the expected emergence of convergence technology with the appearance of new technologies in technological advancement and with interdisciplinary convergence, a new category is created in the way of establishing the Climate Technology Classification System.

[Table] Korea Climate technology classification (KCTC)

Korea Climate technology classification (KCTC) - Category, Division, Section
Category Division Section
Mitigation Greenhouse Gas
Energy Production
& Supply
Power Generation
& Conversion
1. Nuclear power
2. Nuclear fusion power
3. Clean thermal power & efficiency
4. Hydropower
5. Photovoltaic power
6. Solar heat
7. Geothermal power
8. Wind power
9. Ocean energy
10. Bio energy
11. Waste
(3)New Energy 12. Hydrogen manufacturing
13. Fuel cell
Energy Storage & Transport (4)Energy Storage 14. Power storage
15. Hydrogen storage
(5)Transmission &
Distribution & Power IT
16. Transmission & distribution system
17. Intelligent electric device
(6) Energy Demand 18. Transport efficiency
19. Industrial efficiency
20. Building efficiency
(7)Greenhouse Gas Sequestration 21. CCUS
22. Non-Co2 mitigation
Adaptation (8) Agriculture & Livestock 23. Genetic resources & genetic improvement
24. Crop cultivation & production
25. Livestock disease control
26. Processing, storage & distribution
(9) Water Management 27. Water system & aquatic ecosystem
28. Water resource security & supply
29. Water treatment
30. Water disaster control
(10)Climate Change Forecast & Monitoring 31. Climate change forecast & modeling
32. Climate information & warning system
(11)Ocean, Marine, & Offshore Management 33. Ocean ecosystem
34. Marine resources
35. Offshore disaster control
(12) Health Care 36. Contagious disease control
37. Food safety & prevention
(13)Forest & Land Management 38. Productive forest improvement
39. Forest damage mitigation
40. Ecosystem monitoring & recovery
(14) Mixture of Multiple Areas 41. New and renewable energy hybrid/td>
42. Low power consumption equipment
43. Energy harvesting
44. Artificial photosynthesis
45. Other technologies related to climate change