This forum provides an opportunity for Climate Investment Funds (CIF) stakeholders to share their experiences of how the CIF are working in their countries, exchange lessons learned about what is most effective and discuss how the CIF can be expanded or improved. It is also an occasion to raise awareness of the CIF and the country selection process, share on-the-ground achievements, challenges and knowledge and help other CIF stakeholders apply lessons learned.
African Development Bank , Asian Development Bank, Inter-american Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Integrated Regional Workshop on Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability (Africa and Arab States)
20 Jun 2011 - 24 Jun 2011
This workshop is one of three integrated regional workshops for UN country teams (UNCTs) on mainstreaming environment sustainability, climate change and disaster risk reduction in UN country programming. With the aim of providing support to the 2011 UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) roll-out countries, the workshops take place in: Nairobi (June 20-24), Panamá (July 11-15), and Bangkok (July 25-29). The workshops are organized by the UNDG Task Team on Environmental Sustainability, Climate Change and Rio+20, in cooperation with the UN System Staff College (UNSSC), and the Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative (CADRI). Support is provided by UNITAR (through UN CC:Learn), UNDP (through BDP and BCPR), UNEP, and ISDR.
UNEP, UNITAR, UNDG Task Team on Environmental Sustainability, Climate Change and Rio+20
Regional G-WADI Training Workshop on Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources Management in Arid and Semi-Arid Zones
20 Jun 2011 - 21 Jun 2011
This workshop aims to discuss and address the following issues: monitoring and modeling of climate change; dealing with impacts of climate change; formulating adaptation strategies to climate change; and introducing international initiatives and activities of UNESCO in Iran. The workshop brings together representatives from UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (IHP) and representatives from Afghanistan, China, India, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan and Pakistan.
UNITAR/WTI e-Learning Course on Trade and Climate Change
20 Jun 2011 - 15 Jul 2011
This instructor-led e-Learning course explores key legal and economic issues arising from the climate change debate, including the relationship between the WTO Agreement and multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) that address climate change.
Side Event - The Pros and Cons of Enlisting Private Finance in the Capital Mobilisation Challenge
16 Jun 2011
This side event focuses on the role of private finance and investment in a future international climate change regime. It brings together government representatives from developed and developing countries with senior professionals from the financial services sector and capital markets. The side event aims to explore how the expertise and skills of the financial sector can be mobilised to feed into and eventually catalyse the finance-related negotiations under the UNFCCC.
Side Event - Health as a Priority in a Changing Climate: Impacts and Responses
15 Jun 2011
This side event presents the main results of a seven-country pilot in central Asia and the eastern part of the WHO European Region on health and climate change, focusing particularly on vulnerability assessment priorities and multisectoral national adaptation strategies. It discusses achievements and lessons learnt.
German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
Workshop on Advancing Disaster Risk Reduction and Urban Strategy in the Gulf States
14 Jun 2011 - 16 Jun 2011
Kuwait City, Kuwait
The workshop aims to enhance awareness and knowledge of targeted stakeholders on disaster risk reduction trends and policies in the context of urban planning and with recognition of increasing risks and challenges facing cities in a changing climate. The event includes an introduction to the concepts of risk reduction, global and regional framework and policies, including the Hyogo Framework for Action, the international road map to reduce disaster risk and losses, tools for identifying and assessing risk and vulnerabilities and methodologies for integrating disaster risk reduction and preparedness in urban strategies.
OCHA, Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative , International Society of City and Regional Planners
Side Event - CC:iNet Training for Information Contributors
13 Jun 2011
This hands-on training session aims to clarify all of the steps to successfully publish relevant materials on CC:iNet on education, training, public awareness, public participation and access to information, and international cooperation on climate change.
This event recognizes that access to relevant and usable knowledge is an important prerequisite for successful and cost-effective adaptation actions. Aware of this, it aims to strengthen the sharing of knowledge on adaptation through the promotion and showcasing of innovative adaptation research, policies and actions.
UNFCCC, International Union for Conservation of Nature
Side Event - NEEDS: Financial and Economic Needs Studies for Climate Change
11 Jun 2011
This side event showcases the work of developing countries in undertaking national assessments of the financial needs required to address climate change in key sectors, including practical experiences and lessons learned from these assessments.
Side Event - Climate-Smart Agriculture for Food Security
10 Jun 2011
This side event tackles the food security problem in an era of climate change and calls for transition to a new paradigm of climate-smart agriculture: addressing together the three challenges of climate change adaptation, mitigation and food security.
Side Event - Actions Needed to Halt Deforestation and Promote Climate-Smart Agriculture
8 Jun 2011
This side event presents successful climate-smart agricultural practices and discusses innovative ways to combine incentives to agriculture with the strengthening of forest governance through REDD+. The event includes the launch of three policy briefs on the links between REDD+ and agriculture.
CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security
Working Together for Sustainable and Healthy Urban Transport Workshop
8 Jun 2011 - 9 Jun 2011
This workshop discusses sustainable and healthy ways to move about in urban areas. The focus is on cooperation between national and local authorities, industry and civil society in design, planning, financing and legislation to support walking and cycling – best practices on translating national policy objectives into local action. The workshop is based on the evidence the growing congestion, time loss, pollution and lack of parking space are a major challenge for urban transport planners and that, at the same time, physical inactivity has become one of the leading risk factors for health.
Ukrainian Ministries of Health, Infrastructure and Environment, Kyiv City State Administration
Side Event - Progress on Adressing REDD+ Safeguards
7 Jun 2011
The side event is designed to showcase the work on safeguards undertaken thus far at both the national and global level and the advancements made by leading countries such as Ecuador. It also aims at providing concrete examples of how countries are addressing the promotion and awareness raising of REDD+ safeguards in the readiness phase.
This climate change education day aims to raise awareness about climate change in schools and universities in Africa. It consists of a set of lectures and videos in English on the scientific, economic and social aspects of climate change and a discussion forum which offers participants the chance to directly interact with the lecturers.
Side Event - Can Clean and Efficient Cookstove Programs be Supported by the CDM in a Sustainable Way? - Operational and Methodological Issues
2 Jun 2011
The side event discusses opportunities to develop and up-scale cookstove programs in using the CDM. The starting point is an assessment of potential, followed by discussions on the operational challenges and the lessons learned, based on experiences of development organizations. Finally, potential business models as well as CDM methodological requirements and challenges are addressed.
Side Event - Carbon Finance for Energy Efficient Buildings: Sharing Experience
2 Jun 2011
The side event provides an overview on the technical potential and policy interventions to support the uptake of energy efficiency in the building sector. New approaches and methodologies under UNFCCC mechanisms are highlighted, providing an update of the status of the CDM and other flexible mechanisms in this sector. The event also provide an opportunity to share experience from project entities from East Central Europe and other regions.
Side Event - Making Co-benefits Work for Communities
2 Jun 2011
This side event highlights that carbon projects can generate important co-benefits that go beyond emission reductions and that benefit communities directly or indirectly (e.g. village electrification, recovery of native species, increased employment, and preservation of biodiversity). It is however often difficult to quantify or even monetize these co-benefits. In this event, project developers, experts and the public and private sector buyers explore ways and options to make co-benefits count when developing a carbon project.
The workshop aims to share good practices and lessons learned from NAI parties experiences in conducting Technology Needs Assessments (TNAs), to identify specific needs and practical actions that could assist Parties in implementing the results of TNAs, and to discuss possible roles of TNAs in the context of the implementation of the Technology Mechanism established at the sixteenth session of the COP. In addition, the workshop provides an opportunity for countries' experts to exchange views with representatives from the private sector on possible ways to enhance access to funding for the implementation of the results of TNAs.
The Day focuses on the role of information and communications technologies for the environment. The event includes workshops, interactive discussions, publication releases and networking sessions on issues such as energy efficiency, climate monitoring and adaptation, e-waste and the green economy transition.
South Asia Media Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change
18 May 2011 - 20 May 2011
The workshop targets journalists who regularly cover environmental issues from eight South Asian countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka).The training provides updated scientific information on environmental issues, particularly with regard to climate change effects and adaptation practices in the areas of water and agriculture.
Regional Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge Platform for Asia, Asia and the Pacific Adaptation Network, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Asia Pacific Mountain Network
Afforestation/Reforestation (A/R) Workshop: Identifications of Constraints for the Application of Approved A/R CDM Methodologies
12 May 2011
The workshop targets key afforestation/reforestation stakeholders. It aims to help them get a better understanding of the methodological constraints for the application of approved afforestation and reforestation (A/R) Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) methodologies.
Regional Conference on Renewable Energy Development in the countries of Central Asia and CIS
12 May 2011 - 13 May 2011
This conference aims to share with the international community the results, the experiences and lessons learnt from the UNDP/GEF Project "Kazakhstan - Wind Power Market Development Initiative". Participants have an opportunity to share views and experience in development of renewable energy in Central Asia, as well as to develop recommendations on policies and cooperation in the field of renewables.
Ministry of Industry and New Technologies, Ministry of Environment of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan Electricity Association
Side Event - Activating Africa’s Adaptive Capacity – Climate Change Challenges and Lessons from the Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP)
11 May 2011
The side event showcases capacity-development results in Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) countries related to improved climate data and information management, advancing development through an integrated gender perspective, and the links of AAP’s climate change adaptation work to disaster risk reduction.