Learning Events

Format: 2014-04-24
Format: 2014-04-24
  1. Conference on Monitoring, Reporting and Verifying GHG Emissions Under Existing and Developping Carbon Pricing Mechanisms

    3 Jun 2014
    Bonn, Germany

    This one day conference will present an in-depth analysis of the existing and established carbon pricing initiatives and greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting frameworks around the world. These include monitoring, reporting and verifying (MRV) for GHG inventories at the national and sub-national levels (e.g., Covenant of Mayors), facility level in emissions trading schemes (e.g., EU, California) and voluntary corporate reporting frameworks (Carbon Disclosure Project) as well as sector-based and project-based in pay-for-performance mechanisms. Emerging innovative technologies for estimating GHG emissions in the academic and industrial research world will also be presented. The MRV procedures in the new and emerging carbon pricing initiatives will also be presented, with a specific focus on their similarities and differences with established mechanisms. Presenters and panelists will discuss the opportunities and challenges for building credible, consistent, and compatible MRV infrastructure across the world to support global mitigation action.

    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  2. Resilient Cities 2014: Fifth Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation

    29 May 2014 - 31 May 2014
    Bonn, Germany

    This forum will focus on: risk data and analysis; climate change adaptation planning and policy; comprehensive climate change adaptation approaches; collaborative and community-based adaptation; resilient infrastructure and city-region support systems; and governance and capacity building.

    Contact Email: 
    resilient.cities@iclei.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNDP, UNHABITAT, UNISDR
    Partner(s):
    ICLEI– Local Governments for Sustainability, World Mayors Council on Climate Change
    Language: 
    ENG
  3. Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas

    27 May 2014 - 29 May 2014
    Guayaquil, Ecuador

    This forum will bring together key disaster risk reduction (DRR) stakeholders throughout the Americas and will be a participative space for knowledge sharing that promotes the planning, monitoring and collective decision making and strategy, as well as actions to implement the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), all with linkages to international and national climate change adaptation efforts. The Fourth Session is co-organized by the UNISDR Regional Office for the Americas (UNISDR - Americas) and Ecuador's Secretariat of Risk Management and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), UN Development Programme (UNDP) and participation planned by subregional DRR organizations. The forum will feature a high level panel on mainstreaming DRR and climate change adaptation in public policies, as well as four thematic sessions on: risk reduction and special segments of society; DDR, climate change and the development agenda; governance and public policies on risk reduction; regional consultation surrounding the new framework for DDR post-2015 (HFA2).

    Contact Email: 
    hjaime@eird.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNISDR
    Partner(s):
    IDB, UNDP
    Language: 
    ENG
  4. E-Learning Course on Climate Finance

    19 May 2014 - 13 Jun 2014
    Online

    This online 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.

    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  5. 5th Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

    13 May 2014 - 16 May 2014
    Abuja, Nigeria

    This ministerial conference aims to discuss the challenges that the warming continent is experiencing because of climate change and other risk drivers. Last year, 37 countries in the region experienced at least one major disaster event including droughts, floods and heat waves, affecting millions. The disucssion will be used to inform the negotiations for the new global agreement on disaster risk reduction to succeed the existing Hyogo Framework for Action.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNISDR
    Partner(s):
    Federal Republic of Nigeria , Economic Community of West African States
    Language: 
    ENG
  6. UNEP Third International Climate Change Adaptation Conference

    12 May 2014 - 16 May 2014
    Fortaleza Ceara, Brazil

    This conference is expected to bring together scientists, decision makers and practitioners from developed and developing countries to share research approaches, methods and results. The Adaptation Futures 2014 conference consists of two back-to-back events: the Third International Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2014 between 12-15 May; and the International Workshop on High Level Drought Policies on Arid and Semiarid Lands on May 15.

    Contact Email: 
    jose.marengo@inpe.br
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP
    Partner(s):
    Earth System Science Center of the National Institute for Space Studies
  7. Low Carbon Development: Planning & Modelling

    29 Apr 2014 - 16 May 2014
    Online

    This e-learning course has the following modules – (i) Introduction to Low Carbon Development Planning; (ii) Overview for Policymakers; (iii) Power; (iv) Household; (v) Transport - which introduce you to climate change mitigation, explore the concepts surrounding low carbon development planning on an economy-wide basis and take a detailed look at what this means in the power and transport sectors and for household electricity use.

    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  8. Developing Capacities on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Asia-Pacific Region

    28 Apr 2014 - 1 May 2014
    Seogwipo City, Republic of Korea

    This capacity building training workshop, while promoting the importance of effective climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, will provide: i) an opportunity for countries and cities in the Asia-Pacific region to enhance capacities in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction with a focus on countries/cities Resilience Action Plans development and implementation; ii) a platform to exchange in-depth learning from experts in the related area and to share good practices among participants; iii)   a venue for city-to-city cooperation in building resilience in cities by integrating disaster risk principles into local disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation plans, programmes and initiatives.

    Contact Email: 
    Cifaljeju.env@gmail.com
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Partner(s):
    CIFAL - Jeju
    Language: 
    ENG
  9. WBI e-Learning Course on Safe and Resilient Cities

    23 Apr 2014 - 21 May 2014
    Online

    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.

    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  10. Webinar on Low-Emission Development Strategies

    23 Apr 2014
    Online

    This webinar will address capacity building and exchange of experiences on low-emission development strategies. The subject of the webinar is still to be determined. After the webinar, a virtual forum will be opened to broaden the dialogue and exchange of experiences on each topic.

    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    LEDS LAC Platform
    Language: 
    SPN
  11. Cities and Climate Change Leadership

    21 Apr 2014 - 9 May 2014
    Online

    This e-learning course discusses how cities and urban regions can lead climate actions and mainstream climate mitigation and adaptation into their development plans. Its overall objective is to encourage city leaders and decision makers to undertake climate actions suitable to local needs.

    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  12. UNITAR e-Learning Course on Trade and Climate Change

    14 Apr 2014 - 9 May 2014
    Online

    This e-learning course explores key legal and economic issues arising from the climate change debate, including the relationship between the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agreement and multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) that address climate change. The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) offers this course in partnership with World Trade Institute (WTI) at the University of Bern (Switzerland).

    Contact Email: 
    pft-training@unitar.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Partner(s):
    World Trade Institute
    Language: 
    ENG
  13. World Bank Institute e-Learning Course on Emissions Trading Systems

    14 Apr 2014 - 2 May 2014
    Online

    This e-learning 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. It provides practical knowledge and skills to appreciate the rationale for using market-based instruments in the context of greenhouse gas mitigation; understand the key principles and design elements for emissions trading schemes; discuss critically the important trade-offs inherent in emissions trading schemes design and governance and learn from design and implementation experiences of existing emissions trading schemes around the world.

    Contact Email: 
    ajerneck@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  14. Webinar on Engaging the Private Sector in Fast Start NAMAs

    9 Apr 2014
    Online

    This webinar, the fourth in a series on NAMAs, will provide a brief overview on the topic of NAMAs and present a proposed structure for the design of NAMAs involving the creation of investment opportunities for the private sector and delivery of a range of benefits for the host country. This will be accompanied by an example of how such a NAMA investment design could work in practice.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNDP, WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  15. Webinar on Low-Emission Development Strategies

    9 Apr 2014
    Online

    This webinar will address capacity building and exchange of experiences on low-emission development strategies. The subject of the webinar is still to be determined. After the webinar, a virtual forum will be opened to broaden the dialogue and exchange of experiences on each topic.

    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    LEDS LAC Platform
    Language: 
    SPN
  16. E-Learning Course on Sustainable Urban Land Use Planning

    2 Apr 2014 - 20 May 2014
    Online

    This E-Learning course aims to: ensure that participants have a functional and integrated understanding of the dynamics of urban land use; and demonstrate how to effectively utilize policies and planning instruments to manage urban growth and achieve sustainable, equitable and efficient development outcomes.

    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  17. Webinar on Low-Emission Development Strategies

    26 Mar 2014
    Online

    This webinar will address capacity building and exchange of experiences on low-emission development strategies. The subject of the webinar is still to be determined. After the webinar, a virtual forum will be opened to broaden the dialogue and exchange of experiences on each topic.

    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    LEDS LAC Platform
    Language: 
    SPN
  18. Food Security and Climate Change in Viet Nam, Malawi and Zambia

    19 Mar 2014 - 9 Apr 2014
    Online

    This online discussion, called The future of food Security and climate Change in Viet Nam, Malawi and Zambia: scenarios, outlooks and challenges in the next 30 years aims at exploring the current, foreseeable and likely relationships between climate change adaptation, climate change mitigation and food security in the three countries and has been set up by FAO’s Economics and Policy Innovations for Climate-Smart Agriculture (EPIC) programme in collaboration with the CGIAR programme on Climate Change, and Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and with support from the European Commission. The discussion aims to engage in a constructive dialogue everyone interested in climate change and food security with a specific interest and competence on Malawi, Zambia and/or Viet Nam.

    Contact Email: 
    fsn-moderator@fao.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO
    Language: 
    ENG
  19. WMO, IBD, UNESCO Conference on Climate Knowlege in Latin America and the Caribbeans

    17 Mar 2014 - 21 Mar 2014
    Montevideo, Uruguay

    This conference will aim to identify gaps and ways to overcome limitations in the chain of knowledge going from basic to applied climate science and to informing policy and decisions that are particularly relevant for Latin America and the Caribbeans (LAC).

    Contact Email: 
    2014wcrp@gmail.com
    UN Organization(s): 
    IDB, UNESCO, WMO
    Partner(s):
    World Climate Research Programme, Inter-American Institute, Argentina's Center for Research on Oceans and Atmosphere, Uruguay's University of the Republic
    Language: 
    ENG
  20. Webinar on Low-Emission Development Strategies

    12 Mar 2014
    Online

    This webinar will address capacity building and exchange of experiences on low-emission development strategies. The subject of the webinar is still to be determined. After the webinar, a virtual forum will be opened to broaden the dialogue and exchange of experiences on each topic.

    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    LEDS LAC Platform
    Language: 
    SPN
  21. Conference on Water, Food, Climate and Energy

    5 Mar 2014 - 8 Mar 2014
    Chapel Hill, USA

    This conference will bring together leaders in business, government, NGOs and research to discuss innovative and sustainable solutions that address the intersection of the world’s water, food, and energy needs and use in a changing climate. The Conference comprises a variety of panel discussions, interactive and networking sessions, and research presentations aimed at increasing the dialog around Nexus issues.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNCCD, UNDESA, UNDP, UNHABITAT, UNITAR, WB
    Partner(s):
    IRENA, UN Global Compact, Stockholm Environment Institute, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, World Wildlife Fund, International Millennium Institute , Biovision, WSPA
    Language: 
    ENG
  22. UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee Workshop on Technologies for Adaptation

    4 Mar 2014
    Bonn, Germany

    This workshop aims to provide a platform to share experiences on the development and implementation of technologies for adaptation, and identify possible actions and recommendations by the United Nations Framwork Convention on Climate Change Technology Executive Committee that could help promote and accelerate the development and transfer of technologies for adaptation.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNFCCC
    Language: 
    ENG
  23. E-learning Course on Low Carbon Development: Planning & Modelling

    27 Feb 2014 - 21 Mar 2014
    Online

    This course has the following modules – (i) Introduction to Low Carbon Development Planning; (ii) Overview for Policymakers; (iii) Power; (iv) Household; (v) Transport - which introduce participants to climate change mitigation, explore the concepts surrounding low carbon development planning on an economy-wide basis and take a detailed look at what this means in the power and transport sectors and for household electricity use.

    Contact Email: 
    wbicc@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  24. IDB Discussion Panel on Healthy, Green and Sustainable Cities

    26 Feb 2014
    Washington DC, United States

    The panel will examine the efforts of cities in the Americas to become healthier and more sustainable, as well as the role of multilateral institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the business sector in supporting their transition towards a green economy. It will discuss, among othzer themes, enhancing the role of public-private partnerships; fostering city-to-city knowledge sharing; promoting citizen engagement and monitoring; improving availability of data on the sustainability challenges facing cities; fostering the role of cities in combating climate change; and increasing city resilience to natural disasters.

    UN Organization(s): 
    IDB
    Partner(s):
    Americas Society/Council of the Americas
    Language: 
    ENG
  25. UNDP African Workshop on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories

    25 Feb 2014 - 27 Feb 2014
    Livingstone, Zambia

    This workshop will address common challenges related to the development of a national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory, a cornerstone of a country’s reporting obligations to the UNFCCC. This will aim to fill the gaps in the data colelction processes in African countries. The workshop will consist a one-day joint plenary and two days of concurrent workstreams. The Day 1 plenary will establish common understandings and provide the participants the opportunity to become better informed of the UNFCCC decisions on Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) and Biennial Update Reports, as well as introduction to a number of tools available for GHG reporting. On Day 2 and 3, participants will have discussions and training on topics such as institutional arrangements, quality assurance and quality control, archiving, remote sensing, forest inventories and land classification, among others.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNDP
    Partner(s):
    UN-REDD, Ministry of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of Zambia
    Language: 
    ENG