Learning Events

Format: 2015-03-29
Format: 2015-03-29
  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. WB MOOC on Climate Change: Turn Down the Heat - Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided

    20 Apr 2015 - 22 May 2015
    Online

    This online course presents an analysis of the likely impacts of a 4°C warming trajectory and stresses the need for decision-makers and communities to consider their adaptation choices and mitigation actions. The course includes a discussion of the main policy choices needed to prevent warming above 2°C and ends with an assessment of climate risks to development across six geographic regions. This course is free of charge. 

    Contact Email: 
    moocsupport@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  3. Work Bank e-Course on Emissions Trading Systems: Using Markets to Promote Low Emissions Development

    14 Apr 2015 - 29 Apr 2015
    Online

    This online course aims to inform policy planners and climate change practitioners on the rationale behind emissions trading, how emissions trading schemes work, their key design elements, and the key roles and decisions affecting emissions-trading governance. This course is free of charge.

    Contact Email: 
    cdinakaran@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    Korean Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Partnership for Market Readiness, Carbon Finance Assist Trust Fund
    Language: 
    ENG
  4. UNFCCC, UNEP, IETA, WBG and AfDB 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
  5. UNU-EHS and UPEACE 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
  6. FAO Webinar about Climate Change Impacts on Food Security and Nutrition

    31 Mar 2015
    Online

    This event is a part of learning event on climate change, food security and nutrition. This webinar session will explore and discuss the climate change, food security and nutrition nexus with a panel of experts. The event is from 14.45 to 16.30 (UTC+2). 

    Contact Email: 
    Maria.Nuutinen@fao.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO
    Partner(s):
    Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition , Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture Programme
    Language: 
    ENG
  7. 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
  8. FAO Learning Event on Climate Change, Food Security and Nutrition

    24 Mar 2015 - 13 Apr 2015
    Online

    This event will discuss topics such as the impacts of climate change on nutrition, long-term food security in a changing climate, and climate-smart agriculture for food security and nutrition. This online discussion will be facilitated by Florence Egal on the FSN Forum. The webinar takes place on 31 March from 14:45 to 16:30 (UTC +2). 

    Contact Email: 
    Maria.Nuutinen@fao.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO
    Partner(s):
    Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition , Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture Programme
    Language: 
    ENG
  9. 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
  10. Low Emissions Freight Transportation II: Designing Better Logistics for Cities and Better Cities for Logistics - A Global Perspective

    11 Mar 2015
    Online

    This webinar will review the impact of current trends, such rapid urbanization, and fragmented consumer sales channels will have on the future of urban logistics. It will include 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
  11. National Planning Workshop for Burkina Faso's Climate Change Learning Strategy

    11 Mar 2015
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

    This workshop will launch the development of Burkina Faso's Climate Change Learning Strategy. Participants from governmental sectors, civil society, training institutions, the private sector and others will be invited to discuss the vision, priority secotrs, and workplan for the strategy. The event is organized by the Secrétariat permanent du Conseil national du développement durable et de l'environnement (SP-CONEDD) of Burkina Faso, with support from UN CC:Learn and financial assistance by the Swiss Development Corporation.

    Contact Email: 
    uncclearn@unitar.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Partner(s):
    UN CC:Learn Partners
    Language: 
    FRE
  12. Low Emission Freight Transportation I: Status, Trends and Experiences in Low Emissions Freight Transportation in Latin America

    4 Mar 2015
    Online

    This webinar will discuss 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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