This workshop brings together Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) country representatives and financial/funding institutions to share experience and identify potential funding sources for their Technology Action Plans (TAPs).
Workshop on Soil Organic Carbon and Carbon Benefits
10 Sep 2012 - 12 Sep 2012
This workshop seeks to scope what the Global Environment Facility (GEF) could do to deliver global environmental benefits by focusing on the role of soils. The intention of the workshop is to provide the evidence base for the future strategy of the GEF land degradation focal area. A group of leading scientists on soils along with the GEF Agencies and project practitioners contribute to the discussions.
This workshop aims to strengthen participants’ knowledge of Global Environment Facility (GEF)-5 strategies, programs, policies, and procedures. It also provides an opportunity to discuss priority issues and share lessons and experiences from the development and implementation of GEF projects and their integration within national policy frameworks. The workshop is a component of the GEF Support Programme and brings together GEF focal points, focal points from the main Conventions (Climate Change, Biodiversity, Desertification and Persistent Organic Pollutants), representatives from civil society and representatives from the GEF Secretariat and the GEF Agencies. Eligible Countries: Benin, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra leone, Guinea, Togo.
Short Course on Water Management and Climate Change Adaptation
4 Sep 2012 - 28 Sep 2012
This course constitutes a contribution to environmental capacity building for the protection and sustainable use of the available water resources in the light of climate change. It addresses both water quantity and quality issues within an integrated water management. Therefore 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); surface water (irrigation, principles of reservoir design); urban water (urban water infrastructure, waste water treatment); and decision support systems among others. This course is especially designed to meet the professional demand of experts working in environment protection with special focus on urban water management and climate change adaptation.
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Germany, Centre for International Postgraduate Studies of Environmental Management, Technische Universitat Dresden
E-forum on Long-term Finance
3 Sep 2012 - 6 Oct 2012
This e-forum seeks to engage with stakeholders and provide a platform for the exchange of views and sharing of technical and analytic information on a variety of topics. It includes sub-forums on: “Scaling mobilization of finance resources from multiple sources of finance,” taking place from 3-9 September; “Insight from approaches applied to assessment of financing needs to implement mitigation and adaptation measures in developing countries,” from 10-14 September; “Addressing the adaptation finance needs of developing countries,” from 15-22 September; and “Enabling conditions needed to mobilize climate finance,” from 23 September to 6 October.
E-learning Course on Investment Planning Towards Low Carbon, Climate Resilient Development
3 Sep 2012 - 28 Sep 2012
This e-learning course compiles knowledge and lessons learned during the design phase of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) investment plans and strategic programs. It aims 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. Course structure is flexible and applicable to various levels of planning (e.g. national, sectoral, regional or municipal). In more concrete terms, the course aims to provide detailed know-how on various subjects such as preparing an overall investment strategy to meet climate change objectives or identifying envelopes of investments to meet those objectives, focusing on sectoral issues (energy, transport, forestry and land-use change).
E-learning Course on Tapping Carbon Market for Energy Efficiency Projects in Public Buildings
3 Sep 2012 - 24 Sep 2012
This course is one component of the program “Climate Friendly Energy Efficiency Policies across South East Europe,” which is a capacity building program focusing on energy efficiency in South East Europe. It provides a brief overview of carbon finance concepts and methodologies for energy efficiency programs/projects in buildings, as well as discusses the challenges of implementing Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in buildings and the role of designated national authorities (DNAs) in promoting carbon finance for public buildings. In particular, it equips different stakeholders with technical and program management skills, tools and knowledge necessary to simulate greenhouse gas emissions estimates in public buildings. The course consists of several lessons, presenting key concepts and providing opportunities to apply and discuss them. Quizzes, research exercises and case studies help to broaden participants’ understanding of the topics in a proactive way.
E-learning Course on Saving Energy Through Energy Savings Performance Contracts
1 Sep 2012 - 30 Sep 2012
This course consists of seven modules presenting key concepts regarding energy savings performance contracts (ESPC) and providing opportunities to apply and discuss them. All modules use multimedia presentations and offer selected readings. Quizzes, research exercises and case studies help to broaden participants’ understanding of the topics in a proactive way. By the end of the course, participants will be able to: identify ESPC opportunities in the public sector in their country; define the overall procurement process for ESPCs in a public agency; document case studies on specific country experiences using the ESPC approach; identify how to address the key procurement issues related to the ESPC approach; and develop a “roadmap” for employing the ESPC approach and selecting energy service providers to implement energy efficiency projects in the public sector.
Launch Event - National Strategy to Strengthen Human Resources and Skills to Advance Green, Low Emissions and Climate Resilient Development of the Dominican Republic
7 Aug 2012
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
This high-level event aims at presenting the National Strategy to Strengthen Human Resources and Skills to Advance Green, Low Emissions and Climate Resilient Development of the Dominican Republic. The Strategy, developed through a multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral process at the country level as part of a UN CC:Learn Project on Strengthening Human Resources and Skills to Address Climate Change in 2011-2013, is launched by the Vice-President of the Dominican Republic at the National Palace in Santo Domingo.
UN CC:Learn Partner Agencies, Government of the Dominican Republic
E-learning Course on Carbon Monitoring in CDM Afforestation/Reforestation Projects
23 Jul 2012 - 3 Aug 2012
This e-learning course presents the methods for carbon monitoring in afforestation and reforestation projects under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). It targets project developers, managers and staff working on carbon finance and includes three modules:
Module 1: Preparing for Project Monitoring (reviews key concepts, such as carbon pools, project stratification and boundary, sampling design and species data)
Module 2: Monitoring Forest Carbon Stocks (how to measure various forest carbon pools)
Module 3: Monitoring Project Emissions and Leakage (explores sources of project emissions and leakage).
Technical Workshop on Water and Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies under the Nairobi Work Programme on Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change
18 Jul 2012 - 20 Jul 2012
Mexico City, Mexico
This technical workshop discusses water, climate change impacts and adaptation strategies. It is informed by the information contained in Annex I to the report of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) on its thirty-fourth session (FCCC/SBSTA/2011/2) and subsequent views of Parties. It includes indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices for adaptation and gender-sensitive tools and approaches as cross-cutting issues. Furthermore, the workshop takes into account the technical paper on water and climate change impacts and adaptation strategies (FCCC/TP/2011/5).
Third Workshop on Enhancing the Regional Distribution of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Projects in Asia and the Pacific
18 Jul 2012 - 20 Jul 2012
Manila, the Philippines
This workshop aims to promote and support Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project activities in countries currently hosting fewer than 10 registered projects, in line with the decisions of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol on improving the regional and sub-regional distribution of CDM projects. The workshop is a platform for participants to cross-share best practices and key lessons from their experiences to date, enhance their knowledge on the latest CDM modalities, and discuss technical, financial, and policy issues specific to their projects with the resource persons. In addition to plenary and breakout sessions, one-on-one project consultations with interested project developers will be offered. The workshop is the third of a series targeting participation from countries with less than 10 registered CDM projects in Asia and the Pacific with focus on Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
UNEP, Asian Development Bank, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Blended Course on Green Jobs: Linking the Environment, Climate Change and the World of Work
16 Jul 2012 - 20 Jul 2012
This course tackles challenges and opportunities in the promotion of green jobs, by providing governments and social partners with the needed knowledge and tools to assess potentialities, device appropriate policies, investments and technology options, implement strategies, monitor and evaluate progress in the transition to a green economy. Special attention is given to the assessment of green jobs potential in developing countries and emerging economies and the analysis of their skills needs, through sectoral, cross-sector and country-based analysis. The course also emphasizes the potential of green jobs to advance gender equality and to enhance inclusion of vulnerable groups in the labour market, such as youth. In addition to the residence phase in Turin, the training includes two distance phases from 2 – 13 July (online pre-course support) and from 23 – 27 July (online post-course follow up).
Hands-on Training Workshop for the Latin America and Caribbean Region on Mitigation Assessment
16 Jul 2012 - 20 Jul 2012
St. Mary's, Antigua and Barbuda
This workshop provides hands-on training for the Latin America and Caribbean region on mitigation assessment. The event is organized by the Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention (CGE).
Workshop on NAMAs: National Mitigation Planning and Implementation in Agriculture
16 Jul 2012 - 17 Jul 2012
This workshop aims to support advancing understanding and practice on: decision making on national mitigation priorities; what role Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) can play and establishing NAMAs as a policy instrument; the kind of support is needed in terms of investments and finance, policy, and Measuring Reporting and Verification (MRV). Proposed outputs include: a publication on lessons learned from NAMA implementation and commonalities and contrasts of NAMA experiences; the elaboration of examples of NAMAs and related MRV/infrastructure/ institutional mechanisms to share; minimum requirements for effective implementation of NAMAs – institutions and capacities; decision trees/templates showing how countries can establish priorities and advance implementation; enhanced knowledge on associated tools and resources for NAMA decision making and implementation; identification of research and capacity development needs for effective planning around agriculture; and ways forward for effective NAMA planning. The meeting is by invitation only.
This summer academy provides decision makers and project developers with a comprehensive framework on renewable energy and energy efficiency financing projects to meet the necessary understanding and actions for successful investments in clean energy technologies. It gives broad theoretical and practical insights regarding the economics and dynamics of the most significant renewable energy sources, including wind, solar, biomass, and others. Imparted with the basic understandings of the different technologies the course furthermore provides and discusses financing solutions for these investments with a strong emphasis on best practice approaches.
Hands-on Training Workshop for the Latin America and Caribbean Region on Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment
9 Jul 2012 - 13 Jul 2012
St. Mary's, Antigua and Barbuda
This workshop provides hands-on training for the Latin America and Caribbean region on vulnerability and adaptation assessment. The event is organized by the Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention (CGE).
This workshop aims to discuss and share knowledge on climate change finance and related issues. The event includes a series of presentations followed by moderated discussions and comprises five sections:
-Session I: Setting the Scene: Long‐term finance
-Session II: Understanding the long‐term finance needs of developing countries
-Session III: Sources of climate finance
-Session IV: Options for mobilising climate finance
-Session V: Lessons Learnt from Fast‐start Finance.
Course on Understanding and Adapting to Climate Change in Mountain Areas
8 Jul 2012 - 17 Jul 2012
Monte Rosa, Italy
This summer course focuses on the theme “Understanding and adapting to climate change in mountain areas”. It aims at: 1) enhancing awareness about climate change impacts and development challenges in mountain regions at the international/regional levels and about the related international processes; and 2) promoting capacity building for politicians, scientists, and practitioners as regards to climate change adaptation in mountains and negotiations in international fora. It is open to a maximum of 30 professionals who are part of the national delegations to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
CBD, UNCCD, UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNU, WB, Mountain Partnership, International Programme on Research and Training on Sustainable Management of Mountain Areas, University of Turin
Webinar on Cutting Carbon, Improving health
28 Jun 2012
This webinar considers the health co-benefits of climate change mitigation policies. It stresses that there is increasing evidence that well designed climate mitigation strategies can bring large, beneficial effects on a range of health outcomes. Aligning climate mitigation and public health goals could therefore bring major gains in human welfare, environmental protection, and economic efficiency. The webinar includes presentations and interactive discussion with leading international figures in the field, on the evidence, opportunities and constraints in achieving low-carbon, health promoting policies. It lasts 90 minutes with opportunities to ask questions to the panel.
Health Canada, International Federation of Medical Students Associations
Workshop on Tools and Methodologies to Build Sustainable Cities
21 Jun 2012
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This training event is designed as a high learning executive workshop that helps participants to develop skills and knowledge to address environmental and climate change impacts on cities. Participants get acquainted with the tools and methodologies developed through the implementation of Local Agenda 21 programmes, the Sustainable Cities Program, Cities and Climate Change Initiative and the Global Compact Cities Programme, their evolution and their application by local governments in order to build sustainable and climate resilient cities.
Workshop on the Implementation of Article 6 of the Convention in Least Developed Countries
19 Jun 2012 - 21 Jun 2012
The workshop on the implementation of Article 6 of the Convention in least developed countries (LDCs) aims to share good practices, lessons learned and experiences in undertaking activities related to climate change education, training, public awareness, public participation, access to information and international cooperation on these matters. It is also designed to assess the status of the implementation of the amended New Delhi work programme in LDCs and identify gaps and barriers to the implementation of the work programme as well as emerging needs and priorities of LDCs, which could be included as possible elements of a successor work programme on Article 6 of the Convention.
Course on Energy Sector Strategies to Support Green Growth
18 Jun 2012 - 29 Jun 2012
This course covers essential aspects of renewable energy and energy efficiency policies and discusses how they can contribute to green growth strategies. The overall objective of this course is to provide a better understanding of the policy instruments used to promote the deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies in developing countries. It begins with an overview of the range of policy tools available, including price instruments (e.g., feed-in tariffs), quantity instruments (e.g., tradable renewable energy certificates) and standards (e.g., building codes for energy efficiency). The course ends with a discussion on how these policies can be integrated into overall green growth strategies at the national level.
Workshop on Managing the Risks of Climate Extremes and Disasters (SREX) in West Africa – What Can We Learn from the IPCC Special Report?
18 Jun 2012 - 19 Jun 2012
This workshop is designed for policy makers, business leaders, academics and other stakeholders that are, have been, or may be impacted by climate extremes and disasters. It seeks to promote discussion of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on "Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters for Advancing Climate Change Adaptation" (SREX). Participation in this event is by invitation only. Speakers include IPCC authors and invited guests from the West African region.