Learning Events

Format: 2014-12-19
Format: 2014-12-19
  1. Webinar on Investing in Low-Carbon and Climate Resilient Development

    19 Apr 2011
    Online
    The webinar aims to introduce and explain the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) to the development community and engage with them in an open dialogue about it. Presentations are given by representatives of key institutions responsible for the management and operations of the CIF to provide participants with a clear and detailed introduction to the CIF’s mission, objectives and activities.
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    Inter-American Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, African Development Bank
    Language: 
    ENG
  2. Pacific National Stakeholders Meeting on Climate Financing

    14 Apr 2011 - 15 Apr 2011
    Koror , Palau
    The meeting aims to better equip Pacific Island countries with the required knowledge of innovative country-level solutions, adaptation approaches in the Pacific, best practices, as well as international gaps that prevent better access to, and optimum utilization of, climate finance, including multi-donor climate funds.
    Contact Email: 
    Shobhna.decloitre@undp.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNDP
    Language: 
    ENG
  3. Second Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change in Transboundary Basins: Challenges, Progress and Lessons Learnt

    12 Apr 2011 - 13 Apr 2011
    Geneva, Switzerland
    The workshop aims to exchange practical experience and share lessons-learned on the technical and strategic aspects of adapting to climate change; identify best practices, success factors and lessons learnt; share experience between the pilot projects on adaptation to climate change in transboundary basins under the Water Convention as well as other similar initiatives.
    Contact Email: 
    olga.carlos@unece.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNECE
    Partner(s):
    Government of the Netherlands, Government of Germany, Global Water Partnership
    Language: 
    ENG, FRE, RUS
  4. Online Course on Science and Policy of Climate Change

    8 Apr 2011 - 8 Jun 2011
    Online

    The course is built around four modules: the science of climate change; impacts of climate change; coping with climate change; and action and political economy. It follows an interdisciplinary approach and is enriched by audio, video, and interactive web-based content. The course is open to participants from the Asia-Pacific region only.

    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    Energy and Resources Institute, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
    Language: 
    ENG
  5. Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Finance Sector Online Course

    4 Apr 2011 - 25 Apr 2011
    Online
    The course educates executives and middle management professionals from financial institutions on the effects of climate change and supports them in integrating related risks and opportunities in strategic plans. The course also provides an introduction to carbon finance, including emissions trading schemes and the Kyoto Protocol's flexible mechanisms.
    Contact Email: 
    cc-training@unepfi.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP
    Language: 
    ENG
  6. Expert Workshop on the Technology Mechanism

    4 Apr 2011 - 5 Apr 2011
    Bangkok, Thailand

    The workshop is convened to deepen understanding among parties on how to operationalize the Technology Mechanism to support the implementation of the UNFCCC Cancun Agreements. During the workshop, participants present their ideas and exchange views on how to operationalize the Mechanisms by 2012.

    Contact Email: 
    secretariat@unfccc.int
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNFCCC
    Language: 
    ENG
  7. Learning Forum on Green Jobs: Local Strategies and Actions

    4 Apr 2011 - 21 Apr 2011
    Turin, Italy
    This learning forum provides participants with a range of development tools and best practices with which to enhance their skills in the design and implementation of innovative green jobs strategies and action at the local level.
    Contact Email: 
    emld@itcilo.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    ILO
    Language: 
    ENG, FRE, SPN
  8. Workshop on Climate and Health in Africa: Ten Years On

    4 Apr 2011 - 6 Apr 2011
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    The workshop aims to address the challenges and opportunities around climate and health in Africa and to review progress achieved since a first workshop held in Bamako, Mali, over ten years ago. It also provides an opportunity to plan next steps and to outline targeted new initiatives required for the next 10 years.

    Contact Email: 
    jomumbo@iri.columbia.edu
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNDP, WHO
    Partner(s):
    UNECA, Ethiopian Climate and Health Working Group, African Climate Policy Centre, UK Meteorological Office, Exeter University, International Research Institute for Climate and Society
    Language: 
    ENG
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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