Emissions Trading Systems: Using Markets to Promote Low Emissions Development
2 Dec 2014 - 16 Dec 2014
This e-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.
Investment Planning Towards Low Carbon, Climate Resilient Development
1 Dec 2014 - 12 Dec 2014
This e-course compiles knowledge and lessons learned during the design phase of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) investment plans and strategic programs. This objective of this course is to teach policymakers, planners and climate change practitioners how to design and finance strategic plans and programs for low carbon and climate resilient development that go beyond a project-by-project approach.
This course is designed to provide learners with an overview of the critical concepts of climate finance as well as tangible best practices for scaling-up international climate finance to address mitigation and adaptation activities in developing countries.
Sustainable Agricultural Land Management Projects: Soil Carbon Monitoring
24 Nov 2014 - 12 Dec 2014
This e-Course aims to equip learners with basic knowledge and skills in developing and monitoring an agricultural soil carbon project with easy-to-understand course contents and visual learning tools throughout the course.
Policy Instruments for Low Emissions Development: From Design to Implementation
10 Nov 2014 - 28 Nov 2014
This course will assist planning, design and implemention of policy instruments to help spur countries into a low emissions development path. It starts by discussing the rationale for Low Emissions Development (LED) policy and the expected benefits of such policies. The discussion considers both contributions to global emissions reductions and local development opportunities
This e-learning course focuses on disaster risk management (DRM) at the city level. Participants will learn, in particular, about planning and decision making under uncertainty and how to make their cities more resilient to climate change impacts and natural disasters. The course provides cutting edge tools on vulnerability assessment, institutional assessment and gap analysis, and on how to access finance for risk management.
This course covers technical aspects of the review of greenhouse gas inventories under the United Nations Framework Convention on CLimate Change. It consists of seven modules, including a general module and six individual modules on the review of individual sectors.
Event on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions in Agriculture (NAMAs)
20 Oct 2014 - 30 Oct 2014
This online learning event aims to encourage participation and exchange between policy-makers from different countries, and to provide a better understanding of: (1) what types of NAMA can be in found in the agriculture sector; (2) how to start planning a NAMA in the agriculture sector and (3) where countries can get support and funding to implement NAMAs.
Postgraduate Programme on Building Resilience to Climate Change
14 Oct 2014 - 7 Nov 2014
This training programme covers a range of issues on sustainability and adaptation to climate and ecosystems change. Topics include climate and atmospheric science, impacts assessment, climate and society, ecosystems resilience, risk and uncertainty, integrated solutions for mitigation and adaptation, mainstreaming adaptation into development planning and community-based adaptation. Participants also receive practical training in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and in down-scaling rainfall forecasts. The programme is open to students who are currently enrolled in a university postgraduate programme.
This workshop on ‘Strengthening national systems of innovation in developing countries, covering the entire technology cycle for climate technology’ will have three sessions: (i) Strengthening national systems of innovation; (ii) Issues related to knowledge transfer between national systems of innovation; (iii) Knowledge transfer mechanisms: enhancing collaboration. All stakeholders are invited to follow the workshop through the live webcast and participate in the workshop discussions via social media.
This forum will assist participants from all levels of government, in business and society become more effective in addressing the challenges of development in a changing climate through critical reflection on the roles of actors involved and how new partnerships for resilient development can be secured.
Challenges and Solutions for Responsible Peatlands Management
1 Oct 2014
This webinar will try to answer the following questions: What kinds of peatland management practices can be considered responsible (in terms of climate change mitigation, livelihoods and ecosystem services)? How much of greenhouse gas emission reductions can be achieved through these peatland management practices? What are the benefits and costs of these practices? The webinar will be followed by an online discussion.
Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Disaster Risk Management
1 Oct 2014 - 31 Dec 2014
This massive open online course will bring awareness on the interrelation between climate change, disasters and environment and provides the participants with a great exposure to the experience of experts and practitioners from around the world who studied and developed tools for eco-disaster risk reduction and adaptation. The MOOC is comprehensive including 20 hours of video lectures, speakers from among the world leaders and real life case studies. The target audience ranges from policy makers, experts and practitioners to the wider public.
Webinar on the Footprint of Cities Project - Experiences from La Paz, Quito, and Lima
24 Sep 2014
This webinar will feature the Footprint of Cities project, which promotes low emision development and climate change resilience in the cities of La Paz, Quito and Lima, starting from the measurement of the carbon footprint and water footprint of these three cities and their municipal governments. From this measurement, the project produced projections by sector for both footprints in the short, medium and long term; identified footprint reduction projects in 3 cities, based on reduction potential and cost-effectiveness; initiated a process of setting goals for reducing footprints led by local governments; and is currently supporting the transition from planning to implementation, through the search for funding sources, technology providers, and building partnerships with key stakeholders in the cities.
E-Learning Course on Climate Change Diplomacy: Negotiating Effectively under the UNFCCC
22 Sep 2014 - 16 Nov 2014
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. It will also take a close look at the negotiations to-date and will consider the hot topics for negotiators as we move towards establishing a new global agreement on climate change by 2015. It will highlight the role of gender in the negotiations and also the specific interests of parties who are most vulnerable to impacts of climate change.
Workshop on the Provision of Weather- and Climate-Related Services for Least Developed Countries in Asia
9 Sep 2014 - 11 Sep 2014
This workshop will provide an opportunity for Asian Least Developed COuntries to share their experiences and identify common challenges in order to tackle them through the adoption of a regional approach. These eight countries have diverse climate conditions, from coastal regions to high mountain regions, including some landlocked countries.
E-Learning Course on Economics of Climate-Resilient Development
8 Sep 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
This e-learning course aims to explore 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 to the future, and explains the rationale for countries to develop climate-resilient plans that will help them to move away from a business-as-usual development path. The course ends with a practical application of the How-to Framework, where learners will have the opportunity to put into practice their learning on how-to develop climate resilient plans, and how to factor-in the costs of adaptation. The practical application is based upon a policy scenario in the agricultural sector, where learners will need to make decisions for managing the country’s risk to the potential threats of climate change.
Evaluation of Co-benefits of Climate Change Mitigation Actions
3 Sep 2014
This webinar will discuss co-benefits assessment. It will start with a brief presentation of the efforts of the LEDS GP Working Group on Co-benefits, followed by a presentation on the methodology for the evaluation of co-benefits developed by the UNDP and the results of a recent pilot application in Colombia. The webinar is organized by LEDS LAC Secretariat and the Community of Practice of LEDS from Finanzas Carbono, and will be held in Spanish.
Short Course on Water Management and Climate Change Adaptation
3 Sep 2014 - 26 Sep 2014
This short course addresses both water quantity & quality issues within an integrated water management. The curriculum comprises lectures, seminars, site visits and excursions on aspects like: meteorology (climate, water cycle); hydrology (water balance, basic hydraulics, catchment hydrology, hydrology of extremes); groundwater (groundwater flow, water extraction and safe yields, artificial groundwater recharge, salt water intrusion); surface water (irrigation, principles of reservoir design, sediment transport and erosion, flood protection, rehabilitation of rivers and lakes, ecology of inland waters, mechanisms of eutrophication); urban water (urban water infrastructure, water purification and distribution, waste water treatment); and decision support systems, to list some of them. After the completion of the course participants should be able to actively contribute to the conservation of water resources in their respective countries in general and with respect to climate change adaptation in particular.
Dresden University, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of Germany
Workshop on the Use of Technology to Measure Carbon Emissions from the Loss of Forest Carbon
2 Sep 2014 - 4 Sep 2014
Panama City, Panama
This workshop will focus on how satellite technology can be used to estimate Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from forests and land use change, forest carbon absorption, and change in forest areas. The workshop will also stress how to ensure that the use of remote sensing techniques meet the principles of consistency, precision, accuracy, comparability and transparency.
This conference aims to catalyze action in addressing the impacts of climate change on health. Participants will focus on the thematic areas of strengthening health system resilience to climate risks and promoting health while mitigating climate change.
Workshop on Biogas Production from Family Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean
13 Aug 2014 - 14 Aug 2014
Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
This workshop will look at how biogas production on family farms can contribute to resolving energy, water, waste and climate change problems, and isse several recommendations calling for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) countries to formulate policies and regulatory frameworks that promote biogas production and use among family farms in the region. The workshop's recommendations will then be shared with all LAC governments in a formal document.
ITP, Ministry of Foreign Realtion of Brazil, Ministry of Mines and Energy of Brazil, IICA, Latin American Energy Organization, IEA
Sustainable Livestock: Mitigation Opportunities, Competitiveness and Development in the Livestock Sector
6 Aug 2014
This webinar will provide information on the context of the livestock sector and its potential to contribute to a low emission development, and two cases of important efforts in this field being developed in Costa Rica. The first case focuses on accounting for both emissions and capture of greenhouse gases in the livestock sector and the development of GHG balances. The second is a national project for implementation of good agricultural practices that will enhance the reduction of emissions and increase their removal, with the purpose of promoting a sustainable cattle raising activity.