Learning Events

Format: 2014-04-24
Format: 2014-04-24
  1. Hydropower for Sustainable Development 2011

    31 Mar 2011 - 1 Apr 2011
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    This two-day conference gathers policy makers, regional planners, civil society representatives, industry leaders and the financial sector to discuss policy challenges and solutions for the development of sustainable hydropower in Africa. It has a special focus on regional cooperation for water and energy, Africa renewable energy potential, sustainability and good practices, and finance and investments.
    Contact Email: 
    gt@hydropower.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNECA
    Partner(s):
    African Union Commission, Ethiopian Ministry of Water and Energy
    Language: 
    ENG, FRE
  2. Seminar on on the State of Forests and Forest Management in the UNECE Region in the Context of Current and Future Needs and Challenges

    21 Mar 2011
    Geneva, Switzerland

    The seminar aims to discuss and assess how successful sustainable forest management is in the UNECE region. This analysis provides a contribution to the International Year of Forests and takes place on World Forest Day.

    Contact Email: 
    info.timber@unece.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO, UNECE
    Language: 
    ENG
  3. Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation and Capacity Building Workshop on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries, Including on Relevant Biodiversity Safeguards

    15 Mar 2011 - 18 Mar 2011
    Singapore, Singapore
    This regional consultation and capacity-building workshop focuses on biodiversity and indigenous and local community aspects of REDD+, including relevant safeguards.
    Contact Email: 
    Hassan_ibrahim@nparks.gov.sg
    UN Organization(s): 
    CEB
    Partner(s):
    ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity, National Parks Board of Singapore
    Language: 
    ENG
  4. Climate Change Legal Negotiations: Implications for Forest Governance, Equity and Livelihoods

    9 Mar 2011
    Yokohama, Japan
    During this event a panel discusses mechanisms for access and benefit sharing related to the Convention on Biological Diversity, and the implementation of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, including lessons for climate change legal negotiations from access and benefit sharing agreements.
    Contact Email: 
    arima@ias.unu.edu
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNU
    Language: 
    ENG
  5. Climate Change Adaptation in the Caribbean: Science, Ethics and Policies

    8 Mar 2011 - 9 Mar 2011
    Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis
    The meeting brings together regional experts, ministerial and governmental officials, representatives from the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States and the Caribbean Community with a view to examining how climate science and ethics can be brought to bear on policy construction at both the local and international levels.
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNESCO
    Partner(s):
    Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Friedrich Ebert Foundation
    Language: 
    ENG, FRE
  6. Workshop on Developing Capacity Resilience to Water-related Disasters in Pakistan through Space Applications and Flood Risk Management

    1 Mar 2011 - 4 Mar 2011
    Islamabad, Pakistan
    The workshop aims to develop the capacity to build better resilience to water-related disasters, as well as for more effective adaptation to climate change through the applications of space technology and flood risk management in Pakistan.
    Contact Email: 
    escap-idd@un.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNESCAP
    Partner(s):
    UNESCO, National Disaster Management Authority of Pakistan, Pakistan Meteorological Department, National Space Agency of Pakistan
    Language: 
    ENG
  7. Environment Media Training

    28 Feb 2011 - 4 Mar 2011
    Port Villa, Vanuatu
    The training is designed to help Vanuatu media strengthen their skills in environment reporting. Climate change and biodiversity are at the centre of the session which aims to compile an e-newsletter of environment news from the participants.
    Contact Email: 
    nanettew@sprep.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNESCO
    Partner(s):
    Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
    Language: 
    ENG
  8. Postgraduate Courses on Building Resilience to Climate Change

    28 Feb 2011 - 25 Mar 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    The courses cover 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, and integrated solutions for mitigation and adaptation. Students also receive practical training in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and in down-scaling rainfall forecasts.
    Contact Email: 
    james@unu.edu
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNU
    Language: 
    ENG
  9. Seminar on Green Growth Policy Tools for Low Carbon Development in Thailand

    23 Feb 2011 - 24 Feb 2011
    Bangkok, Thailand

    The seminar aims to introduce key decision- and policy-makers of the Royal Thai Government to available policy tools to foster green growth and low carbon development, while addressing poverty alleviation. It also helps establish a platform for further collaboration and development of green growth strategies to address the current and future needs of the country.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNESCAP
    Partner(s):
    Government of Thailand
    Language: 
    ENG
  10. Workshop on Development of Agricultural Systems and Climate Smart Agriculture in Developing Countries

    23 Feb 2011 - 25 Feb 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    The workshop discusses challenges and opportunities for more efficient agriculture in the long term. It explores synergies between adaptation, mitigation and biodiversity to respond to competing pressures on land and water from agriculture, forests and other ecosystems, growing population and urban expansion, as well as energy needs.
    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO
    Partner(s):
    International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems, Challenge Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, Aarhus University, University of Copenhagen
    Language: 
    ENG
  11. E-learning Course on Climate Change Diplomacy

    21 Feb 2011 - 15 Apr 2011
    Online
    The course aims to provide the training necessary for participation in multilateral negotiations, public sector work, and diplomatic engagement in relation to climate change through an enhanced understanding of its science, international policy framework, and the key negotiation issues pertinent to reaching a post-2012 agreement.
    Contact Email: 
    mdp-elearning@unitar.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Language: 
    ENG
  12. Workshop on the FAO Climate Impact Assessment Toolbox

    27 Jan 2011
    Rome, Italy
    This meeting features presentations of the prototype and components of the FAO climate impact assessment toolbox, including discussions with national partners on the future implementation of the toolbox.
    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO
    Language: 
    ENG
  13. Training Workshop on the National System for the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory

    25 Jan 2011 - 28 Jan 2011
    Rome, Italy
    The workshop informs experts from developing countries on technical requirements and institutional actions needed to establish national systems for the GHG inventory. A national system includes all institutional, legal and procedural arrangements made within a Party for estimating anthropogenic emissions. The event takes place at the FAO headquarters.
    UN Organization(s): 
    UN-REDD
    Partner(s):
    Coalition for Rainforest Nations, US Environmental Protection Agency, German Technical Cooperation, J.H. von Thünen Institute
    Language: 
    ENG
  14. COP16 Side Event: Understanding Climate Change: Success Stories in Raising Climate Awareness and Education

    3 Dec 2010
    Cancun, Mexico

    A showcase of inspiring case studies and success stories to demonstrate how awareness raising and education play an important role in mobilizing climate action and stimulate a discussion on how public awareness raising and education on climate can become even more effective.

    Contact Email: 
    j.heiss@unesco.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNESCO
    Language: 
    ENG
  15. COP16 Side Event: Capacity Development as a Driver of Low-emission, Climate-resilient Development

    1 Dec 2010
    Cancun, Mexico

    The side event presents the UN's approach, experience and readiness to support capacity-building to address climate change. Speakers share practical examples and lessons learnt from areas such as adaptation, mitigation, REDD and finance.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNDP, UNEP
    Language: 
    ENG
  16. COP16 Side Event: Displacement and Migration: Examples of Initiatives and Activities to Support Resilience and Adaptation

    30 Nov 2010
    Cancun, Mexico

    This event focuses on national and sub-national level policy and programme implementation, including assistance in the development of policies on displacement and climate change; advocacy on displacement; and dissemination of tools that specifically target vulnerable communities such as refugees, internally displaced persons and migrants.

    Contact Email: 
    schensul@unfpa.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNFPA
    Language: 
    ENG
  17. COP16 Side Event: Full Scale Implementation of CC:iNET

    30 Nov 2010
    Cancun, Mexico

    Launch of the full-scale implementation of the UNFCCC information network clearing house on Article 6 of the Convention - CC:iNET. The secretariat presents the full-scale implementation of CC:iNET, highlighting improvements and enhancements that have been implemented to make it fully functional, multilingual and more user-friendly.

    Contact Email: 
    dpaterson@unfccc.int
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNFCCC
    Language: 
    ENG
  18. Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) Peer Evaluation and Planning Meeting

    22 Nov 2010
    Dakar, Senegal

    As part of the Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP), representatives of 20 African countries building resilience to climate change meet in Dakar to share lessons on climate adaptation, build capacity, agree on priorities for the AAP workplan for 2011, and accelerate progress to make their countries more resilient to climate change.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNDP, WFP
    Partner(s):
    Japan
    Language: 
    ENG
  19. Regional Workshop on Climate Change: Corporate Environmental Responsibility and Market Mechanisms

    3 Nov 2010
    Sao Paulo, Brazil

    The workshop will bring together experts from financial markets, corporate environmental responsibility and carbon markets to discuss experiences and opportunities for the private sector in these areas.

    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    IDB, BM&F BOVESPA
    Language: 
    ENG
  20. Course on Green Jobs: Linking Climate Change and the World of Work

    2 Nov 2010 - 4 Nov 2010
    Turin, Italy

    The International Training Center of the ILO is offering a course aiming at empowering participants to contribute to the formulation and implementation of national policies for a transition to a greener, more sustainable economy. Particular attention is paid to the ongoing climate change negotiations and to Green Jobs perspectives in relation to the current economic crisis.

    UN Organization(s): 
    ILO
    Language: 
    ENG
  21. Regional Workshop for SIDS on the Implementation of Article 6 of the Convention

    2 Nov 2010 - 4 Nov 2010
    Seychelles

    This workshop for small island developing States is part of a series of thematic regional and subregional workshops on the implementation of Article 6 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, organized by the UNFCCC Secretariat to share lessons learned and best practices regarding education, training and public awareness. The discussions at the workshop contribute also to assessing the level of implementation of the New Delhi work programme.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNFCCC
    Language: 
    ENG
  22. Getting it Right: Reporting Climate Change for Sustainable Development in Africa Workshop

    8 Oct 2010 - 10 Oct 2010
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    The workshop is aimed at African journalists to enhance their understanding of climate change issues and improve their reporting skills. The three day training covers presentations on the main themes of the climate change policy regime (adaptation, mitigation, finance and technology) as well as insights from media practitioners.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Partner(s):
    AfDB
    Language: 
    ENG
  23. Climate Change Training Workshop for Arab Countries

    27 Sep 2010 - 29 Sep 2010
    Amman, Jordan

    The workshop aims to enhance participants’ understanding of the main measures needed to achieve adaptation, such as mainstreaming climate change science, promoting dialogue at the local and global levels, and integrating adaptation into the development objectives. It focuses on five major themes: climate change science; the UNFCCC negotiation process and legal aspects; climate change adaptation; mainstreaming climate change adaptation into development plans and policies in Arab countries; and climate change mitigation.

    Contact Email: 
    unitar.ccp@unitar.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNDP, UNITAR
    Language: 
    ENG
  24. Workshop on Metrics and Methodologies of Estimation of Extreme Climate Events

    27 Sep 2010 - 29 Sep 2010
    Paris, France

    The aims of the meeting are 1) to examine existing methods for understanding extreme weather and climate events; 2) to identify areas for improvement in the production of reliable data; and 3) to start to develop forecasting strategies.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNESCO
    Partner(s):
    WRCP
    Language: 
    ENG
  25. 2nd Global Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy: Strengthening Institutions to Address Climate Change and Advance a Green Economy

    17 Sep 2010 - 19 Sep 2010
    New Haven, USA

    The conference takes stock of and examines the role of institutional structures and decision-making procedures in fostering (or impeding) low carbon and climate resilient development. Anticipated outcomes of the conference include a research agenda and enhanced knowledge sharing to better understand the openness, transparency, accountability and effectiveness of institutions engaged in action to address climate change and foster a Green Economy.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Partner(s):
    UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, UNHABITAT, Yale University, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development , World Resources Institute, Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future
    Language: 
    ENG