Pathways to Climate Change Adaptation: The Case of Small Island Developing States
26 Jan 2015 - 28 Feb 2015
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.
University of Geneva (UNIGE), National Adaptation Planning Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP)
Massive Open Online Course - Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate
12 Jan 2015 - 10 Apr 2015
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.
Global Universities Partnership on Environment for Sustainability (GUPES), Cologne University of Applied Sciences (CUAS)
Webinar on Leveraging the Capital Market for Climate Change: Exploring the Opportunity of Green Bonds in Asia
16 Dec 2014
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?
Education and communication as cornerstones for effective climate action
10 Dec 2014
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.
United Nations Alliance on Climate Change Education, Training and Public Awareness
Upscaling the UN CC:Learn Project: Regional Implementation in Central America
10 Dec 2014
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.
Climate Change Education and Training for Children, Youth and Adults: How to Make a Difference
8 Dec 2014
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.
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 year, there will be a common One UN space where delegates will be able to learn about the involvement of the UN system on different climate-related topics. UN CC:Learn is coordinating the Climate Change Education for All exhibit, which will feature activites organized by FAO, IFAD, ILO, ITU, UNEP, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNITAR, UNU and WMO. Representants from YOUNGO will ask delegates present at the venue their thoughts of climate change education. Come visit us!
FAO, IFAD, ILO, ITU, UNEP, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNITAR, UNU, WMO
24 Nov 2014 - 14 Dec 2014
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.
Mobilité Urbaine Durable dans les Pays en Développement
24 Nov 2014 - 27 Feb 2015
Cette formation a pour but de renforcer les capacités des décideurs locaux et planificateurs urbains et de transport à formuler et mettre en œuvre des politiques de transport durables dans les pays en voie de développement. Il offre une analyse des enjeux importants sur la mobilité durable, notamment la gestion de la demande en transport, l'amélioration des transports publics et non-motorisés, la protection de l'environnement, la sécurité routière et la parité des genres dans les transports. Les émissions de CO2 issues du secteur des transports représentent environ 23% des émissions totales d'origine humaine dans le monde. Le secteur des transports constitue donc l'un des secteurs ciblés pour des interventions publiques de réduction des émissions de CO2 et pour des mesures d'adaptation afin de réduire la vulnérabilité aux changements climatiques. Cette formation offre aux décideurs locaux et professionnels les outils nécessaires pour mettre en place ces mesures.
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.
Climate Justice: Addressing the Global Challenge and Scotland's Contribution
10 Nov 2014
This international roundtable conference will provide a unique opportunity to discuss the current challenges of climate change, climate justice as a human right and Scotland's contribution to this matter.
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.
Planificación Nacional para la Mitigación de Cambio Climático en Agricultura y el Papel del Sector Privado
30 Oct 2014
El webinar discutirá la importancia del sector agropecuario en reducir emisiones a nivel nacional y el papel que desempeñan Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) y Nationally Apropriate Mitigation Action (NAMAs) en la planificación nacional. Se darán ejemplos de proyectos que resaltar la importancia de desarrollar NAMAs agrícolas y de involucrar al sector privado en las iniciativas.
Webinar NAMA Finance and Country Cases in Agriculture Sectors
29 Oct 2014
This webinar will be divided in 4 part: (1) financing NAMAs in agriculture (examples from Peru - Gesine Hänsel, Ecofys), (2) case: Mongolia - Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions for Grassland and Livestock Management - Batkhishig Baival, Nutag Partners and Timm Tennigkeit, Unique Forestry, (3) case: The Costa Rican process towards NAMAs in coffee sector - Luis Zamora, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Costa Rica and (4) panel discussion and summary of the main content.
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.
UNIDO Capacity Building Workshop on Mitigating Global Environmental Problems
13 Oct 2014 - 17 Oct 2014
This five-day workshop will focus on national-level technical capacity building for addressing climate change and emerging environmental challenges in the region. Issues covered during the training will include: project development in areas, including toxic industrial waste management, renewable energy and industrial energy efficiency; approaches by the participants' countries to solving environment problems; and the United Nations Idustrial Development Organization's (UNIDO) strategy on the implementation of GEF-funded projects.
Climate Change, International Law and Human Security
6 Oct 2014 - 4 Nov 2014
This e-course is intended for staff members of the United Nations and its agencies; staff members of other inter-governmental organizations, NGOs, and government agencies; academics; practitioners; and students, who are working or researching in fields related to climate change and environmental, human rights, international law, development, and migration, amongst others.