Learning Events

Format: 2015-02-28
Format: 2015-02-28
  1. The 2nd Africa Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security Conference 2015

    30 Jul 2015 - 31 Jul 2015
    Nairobi, Kenya

    This event "the 2nd  Africa Food Security and Adaptation conference (AFSAC2)"  is taking place on July 30 to 31, 2015. The theme this year is: Africa’s Soil the New Frontier: Re-imagining Africa Food Security Now and into the Future Under a Changing Climate. No fees are required to participate in this conference. 

    For more information and registration, please visit the website:  www.afsac2.aaknet.org

    Contact Email: 
    afsac2015@aaknet.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP
    Partner(s):
    FAO, African Union, World Agroforestry Center , Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network, Nestle, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance, International Center for Tropical Agriculture, IUGG Union-Commission on Climatic and Environmental Change, Biodiversity International, EcoAgriculture Partners, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network , African Center for Economic Transformation, Greenpeace, International Center for Biosaline Agriculture, ActionAid, The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, African Centre for Technology Studies
    Language: 
    ENG
  2. UNFCCC, UNEP, IETA, WBG and AfDB organizes the 7th Africa Carbon Forum (ACF)

    13 Apr 2015 - 15 Apr 2015
    Marrakech, Morocco

    This forum offers a comprehensive programme for project developers and policymakers on the latest investment, finance and development opportunities relating to climate change. This year's forum will feature a high-level ministerial segment hosted by the Government of Morocco, which will provide a forum for African governments to discuss their expectations and planned contributions to an international climate change agreement in Paris in December.

    Contact Email: 
    ftaibi@unfccc.int
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP, UNFCCC, WB
    Partner(s):
    UNCTAD, International Emissions Trading Association , Africa Development Bank, Government of Morocco
    Language: 
    ENG
  3. UNU-EHS and UPEACE Organizes Online Course on Climate Change, International Law and Human Security

    8 Apr 2015 - 19 May 2015
    Online

    This online course is organized by the University for Peace (UPEACE) and the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). It starts from April 8th to May 19th, 2015 (six weeks).  The course will discuss linkages between climate change and issues such as human rights, water and food security, migration and international law. The application is based on first-come-first-served. 

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNU
    Partner(s):
    The University for Peace
    Language: 
    ENG
  4. International Symposium on Education and Training on Climate Change

    30 Mar 2015
    Paris, France

    The symposium reviews a set of French, European and international initiatives around innovative educational and training methods on climate change. It is held in the framework of the 12th  International Weather and Climate Forum, an event labeled PARIS CLIMAT 2015/COP21. 

    UN Organization(s): 
    WMO
    Partner(s):
    Météo et Climat - Société Météorologique de France, République Française, Ministère de l'Ecologie, du Développement Durable et de l'Energie, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et du Développement International, Ministère de l'Education Nationale, de l'Enseignement Supèrieur et de la Recherche, Ministère de l'Economie, de l'Industrie et du Numérique, Délégation Générale à la Langue Française et aux Langues de France, Ile de France
    Language: 
    ENG, FRE
  5. WB e-Course on Policy Instruments for Low Emissions Development: From Design to Implementation

    24 Mar 2015 - 8 Apr 2015
    Online

    This online course starts by discussing the rationale for Low Emissions Development (LED) policy and the expected benefits of such policies. The course continues with a broad overview of LED policy instruments and examples of how these instruments have been implemented worldwide, and it finalizes by providing policy diagnosis tools and strategic guidance for policy implementation. This course is free of charge.

    Contact Email: 
    cdinakaran@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    The Partnership for Market Readiness
    Language: 
    ENG
  6. Low Emissions Freight Transportation II: Designing Better Logistics for Cities and Better Cities for Logistics - A Global Perspective

    11 Mar 2015
    Online

    This webinar reviews the impact of current trends, such rapid urbanization, and fragmented consumer sales channels will have on the future of urban logistics. It includes examples of successful strategies and long-term solutions in both public and private sectors. Also, the case studies for improving urban logistics in Madrid will be presented. 

    Contact Email: 
    info@ledslac.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    IDB
    Partner(s):
    INCAE Business School, Libélula, The Regional Platform for Latin America and the Caribbean
    Language: 
    SPN
  7. Low Emission Freight Transportation I: Status, Trends and Experiences in Low Emissions Freight Transportation in Latin America

    4 Mar 2015
    Online

    This webinar discusses the general situations of freight transport in Latin America and the emissions associated with this activity.  It will also analyze the status and trends of each transportation model. A case study and policy and institutional recommendations for GHG mitigation will be presented in the end.

    Contact Email: 
    info@ledslac.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    IDB
    Partner(s):
    INCAE Business School, Libélula, The Regional Platform for Latin America and the Caribbean
    Language: 
    SPN
  8. WB e-Course on Economics of Climate-Resilient Development

    3 Mar 2015 - 18 Mar 2015
    Online

    This online course will explain the basics for developing economically viable climate-resilient plans. The course starts with a review of the scientific consensus on changes in climate patterns and projections for the future, and explains the rationale for countries to develop climate-resilient plans. The duration of the event is 15 days.

    The deadline for application is February 22, 2015. 

    Contact Email: 
    cdinakran@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  9. Session on Sustainable Packaging: FAO Online Conference Economics of Climate Change Mitigation Options in the Forest Sector

    27 Feb 2015
    Online

    This webinar is the sixth in a series organized by FAO on the subject of Economics of Climate Change Mitigation Options in the Forest Sector. It will discuss the subject of sustainable packagingThis online conference is scheduled on 2-4pm, Rome time (UTC +1).  The focus of this event are: using wood for packaging, including that for food.

    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO
    Language: 
    ENG
  10. Session on Green Building: FAO Online Conference Economics of Climate Change Mitigation Options in the Forest Sector

    24 Feb 2015
    Online

    This webinar is the fifth in a series organized by FAO on the subject of Economics of Climate Change Mitigation Options in the Forest Sector. It will discuss the subject of green building. This online conference is scheduled on 3-5pm, Rome time (UTC +1).  The focus of this event are: structural uses of wood in buildings. 

    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO
    Language: 
    ENG
  11. Climate Change Diplomacy: Negotiating Effectively under the UNFCCC

    23 Feb 2015 - 19 Apr 2015
    Online

    This online course will develop participants' understanding of the climate change policy framework by building an appreciation of the science, causes and impacts of climate change, the history of the policy making process and the UNFCCC framework. The duration of the event is 8 days. 

    Contact Email: 
    ccdiplomacy@unitar.org.
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Language: 
    ENG
  12. Session on Wood Energy: FAO Online Conference Economics of Climate Change Mitigation Options in the Forest Sector

    20 Feb 2015
    Online

    This webinar is the third in a series organized by FAO on the subject of Economics of Climate Change Mitigation Options in the Forest Sector. It will discuss the subject of wood energy. This event is scheduled on 2-4pm, Rome time (UTC +1).  The focus of this event are: using wood energy for substituting fossil fuels.

    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO
    Language: 
    ENG
  13. Session on Changing Forest Management Practices: FAO Online Conference

    17 Feb 2015
    Online

    This webinar is the forth in a series organized by FAO on the subject of Economics of Climate Change Mitigation Options in the Forest Sector. It will discuss the subject of forest management practice. This event is scheduled on 1-3 pm, Rome time.  The focus of this conference are: sdjusting rotation ages, controlling disturbances (fire, pests and diseases, wind fall, snow injuries), reducing logging wastes/impacts, irrigation and fertilization. 

    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO
    Language: 
    ENG
  14. WHO Briefing on Health and Climate Change

    11 Feb 2015
    Room V, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

    This event povides the climate change, health and sustainable-development communities gathered in Geneva for the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, with the most up-to-date, authoritative evidence and information of work. The event is held between 08:30am-10:00am. 

    For more information, please contact to: maierom@who.int 

    UN Organization(s): 
    WHO
    Language: 
    ENG
  15. FAO International Online Conference: The Economics of Climate Change Mitigation Options in the Forest Sector

    6 Feb 2015 - 27 Feb 2015
    Online

    Forestry policy makers, forest economists, scientists and researchers from all over the world are expected to register for a unique online conference entitled The Economics of Climate Change Mitigation Options in the Forest Sector. The conference, organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), will take place in six sessions during 6 -27 February 2015. The conference will focus on the costs and benefits of ways in which the forest sector can mitigate climate change, and examine how different countries mitigate climate change through forest management interventions and improved use of wood. 

    The deadline for registration is 16 January. 
    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO
    Language: 
    ENG
  16. Climate Finance Essentials: Innovative Finance for the Climate Change Challenge

    2 Feb 2015 - 23 Feb 2015
    Online

    This e-learning course takes stock of the climate finance knowledge and operational experience from major development partners and delivers a unique and timely learning product that introduces fundamental concepts and key components of climate finance readiness. Specifically, this course provides relevant background, practical knowledge and ‘how-to’ skills.

    Last date to apply is January 25, 2015.

    Contact Email: 
    cdinakran@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  17. Pathways to Climate Change Adaptation: The Case of Small Island Developing States

    26 Jan 2015 - 28 Feb 2015
    Online

    This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provides an overview of climate change adaptation in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The course looks at how each country can assess its specific vulnerabilities to climate change, and the tools available for protecting the well-being, economy, and environment of its citizens.  At the end of the course participants will be able to:

    Explain why countries will have to adapt to climate change and provide examples of what this could look like
    Explain why Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are particularly vulnerable to climate change.
    Outline how to analyse climate risks and discuss why some countries are more vulnerable than others.
    Discuss how adaptation can contribute to sustainable development goals.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP
    Partner(s):
    University of Geneva (UNIGE), National Adaptation Planning Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP)
    Language: 
    ENG
  18. Massive Open Online Course - Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate

    12 Jan 2015 - 10 Apr 2015
    Online

    This MOOC enhances knowledge and skills for tackling complex issues such as resilience and transformation, sustainable development, ecosystem management, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and how they can be operationalized. It will benefit disaster managers and practitioners, climate change adaptation professionals, development planners, project implementers and policy makers. The course will be delivered through a series of lectures and case studies, quizzes, peer-reviewed exercises, along with additional study materials provided to the students. Lectures will be available through videos as well as online documents and will be geared for students who may not have access to high speed internet so they can follow the course. Students will be provided the opportunity to enhance their critical thinking through real life and fictitious problem solving exercises. Each week will feature an international expert who will be available to respond to questions and interact with students.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP
    Partner(s):
    Global Universities Partnership on Environment for Sustainability (GUPES), Cologne University of Applied Sciences (CUAS)
    Language: 
    ENG
  19. UNEP organizes MOOC on Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate

    12 Jan 2015
    Online

    This MOOC enhances knowledge and skills for tackling complex issues such as resilience and transformation, sustainable development, ecosystem management, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and how they can be operationalized. This online course is free. It lasts for 12-weeks and requires 3-4 hours work per week. You can enroll in any time. 

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP
    Partner(s):
    Cologne University of Applied Science, Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability, Center for Natural Resources and Development, Contributions by eye on earth, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Excellence Centers for Exchange and Development, German Academic Exchange Service
    Language: 
    ENG
  20. Webinar on Leveraging the Capital Market for Climate Change: Exploring the Opportunity of Green Bonds in Asia

    16 Dec 2014
    Online

    This webinar is intended as an introduction to green bonds for anyone interested in climate finance and especially those looking to work with potential issuers to introduce them to the green bond market and help grow the market. It will look into the following questions: 1) What are green bonds and what is driving the growth of this market?; 2) How can Green Bonds be relevant to Asian countries’ climate mitigation and resilience projects?; 3) What attracts institutional investors to green bonds?; and 4) What are the benefits and steps involved in issuing a green bond for public sector issuers focused on "green” development?

    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  21. Education and communication as cornerstones for effective climate action

    10 Dec 2014
    Lima, Peru

    This event, jointly prepared and organized by the UN Alliance on Climate Change Education, Training and Public Awareness, will present representatives of governments, the United Nations, civil society and youth organizations who will discuss inspiring examples of building knowledge for climate action and engage in an interactive dialogue with participants.

    Contact Email: 
    mweigel@unfccc.int
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNFCCC
    Partner(s):
    United Nations Alliance on Climate Change Education, Training and Public Awareness
    Language: 
    ENG
  22. Upscaling the UN CC:Learn Project: Regional Implementation in Central America

    10 Dec 2014
    Lima, Peru

    The Central America Integration System (SICA) is pioneering a the first regional UN CC:Learn project. This Side Event will present the development of the program and reflect on the potential of regional initiatives to scale up ambitious responses based on learning related strategies.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Partner(s):
    Dominican Republic
    Language: 
    ENG
  23. Climate Change Education and Training for Children, Youth and Adults: How to Make a Difference

    8 Dec 2014
    Lima, Peru

    This side event will feature ways in which the UN is ‘making a difference’ on the ground working alongside formal, non-formal and informal education institutions. Three case examples will be presented which illustrate ‘One UN’ support for  education and training with different age groups; beginning with climate change education for children; to empowering youth to take action on climate change; to professional training for results among adults. The three cases will be personal accounts of significant and tangible results that were achieved through learning and skills development.

    Contact Email: 
    uncclearn@unitar.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO, IFAD, UNEP, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNITAR
    Partner(s):
    YOUNGO
    Language: 
    ENG
  24. NAMA Day: Transformational Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs)

    6 Dec 2014
    Lima, Peru

    This confenrece will provide a platform to learn from developing countries that are taking the lead in design and implementation of NAMAs. It will also provide excellent opportunity to hear from and meet one-on-one with a wide range of public and private international organizations that are actively engaged in helping developing countries realize their low-emissions development aspirations.

    The focus will be on NAMAs that are contributing towards moving developing countries on a low-emissions development trajectory, and also towards closing the pre-2020 mitigation ambition gap.

    Contact Email: 
    tsherpa@unfccc.int
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNFCCC
    Partner(s):
    UNDP, UNEP, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, UK Department of Energy and Climate Change, German Society for International Cooperation, United Nations Environment Programme/Technical University of Denmark Partnership, The Ministry of Environment of Peru
    Language: 
    ENG
  25. Strengthening Knowledge on Climate Change through the UN CC:Learn Partnership

    4 Dec 2014
    Lima, Peru

    Come and hear about results so far, our ideas for the future, and how you can join the partnership!

    Contact Email: 
    uncclearn@unitar.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Partner(s):
    UN CC:Learn Partners