Workshop for the Preparation of National Plans of Action for Public Health Adaptation to Climate Change
17 Dec 2012 - 19 Dec 2012
The first inter-country workshop for the preparation of national plans of action for public health adaptation to climate change in Southern and Eastern Africa discusses identification of public health risks of climate change, implementation of adaptation plans and strategies and interventions to mitigate the health impacts of climate change. The workshop aimes to: facilitate dialogue on adaptation priorities for public health; develop the health components of national climate change adaptation plans; and determine financial resource needs on a country by country basis.
COP 18 Side Event: Building Capacity for Effective National Planning and the Deployment of Clean Technologies
5 Dec 2012
This One UN side-event takes place in the margins of the 18th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), 26 November to 7 December 2012. The event showcases experiences with building national capacity and strengthening skills development for Technology Needs Assessments (TNAs), Technology Action Plans (TAPs) and Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMAs) in developing countries through south-south learning and international cooperation.
This workshop aims to review the state of the art in regard to soil management across the world and within each region, drawing on participants knowledge of the status and trends in specific countries and contexts, practical experiences and case studies, including relevant processes or mechanisms that can be built on or scaled up to support sustainable soil management. The event is organized in the framework of the Global Soil Partnership (GSP), which is intended to raise awareness of decision makers on the vital role of soil resources for achieving food security, adapting to and mitigating climate change and guaranteeing provision of environmental services.
Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission
International Seminar: Watershed Management and Climate Change
4 Dec 2012 - 6 Dec 2012
This seminar discusses watershed management in the face of climate change. It examines integrated watershed management as an approach to conserve water, soil and biodiversity resources, while supporting and improving local livelihoods and promoting sustainable development at the basin and national levels. The seminar specifically discusses: public policies; financial tools, including payment for environmental services; techniques, bioengineering approaches and traditional knowledge regarding water stewardship, soil conservation and erosion control; and successful case studies from Colombia and the rest of Latin America.
Learning Forum on Green Jobs: Local Strategies and Actions
3 Dec 2012 - 14 Dec 2012
This learning forum provides participants with knowledge, tools and examples of good practices to enhance their skills in the design and implementation of effective local strategies for the promotion of green jobs through private sector development. The event aims to enable participants to: recognize the linkage between the shift to a low-carbon economy and sustainable local development; appraise best practices of green development strategies and their potential for enterprise development and decent job creation; appreciate the key role of the private sector and business organisations in the promotion of a green economy; contribute to shape local strategies and actions for green jobs. The forum targets: local, regional and national officials concerned with economic development or planning and environmental policies; experts from international organizations, NGOs, chambers of commerce; representatives of workers, employers, local business organizations, cooperatives; and research and analysts in relevant fields.
FAO, UNCDF, UNDP, UNEP, UNHABITAT, UNIDO, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Inter-American Foundation, Cooperazione Italiana allo Sviluppo, Senac Sao Paulo, Red de Desarrollo Económico Territorial y Empleo para América Latina y el Caribe
Side Event on the Launch of the United Nations Alliance on Climate Change Education, Training and Public Awareness at COP 18/CMP 8
3 Dec 2012
At this side event the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat together with senior representatives of the other founding members launches the United Nations Alliance on Climate Change Education, Training and Public Awareness. High-level representatives from Parties and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) highlight examples of successful cooperation with founding members on climate change education and public awareness activities. The Alliance’s objectives are presented and its founding members, including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the UNFCCC Secretariat, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) showcase how they will provide support to and benefit of this new interagency cooperation. Participants are invited to share their views on the Alliance’s draft framework for action and contribute to its further development.
The Indonesia Climate Change Day consists of a one-day seminar and a two-day exhibition displaying progress undertaken in managing climate change challenges and opportunities. The event aims to showcase domestic policies, programs and concrete actions that have been carried out by Indonesian stakeholders. It also shows a good partnership among Indonesian stakeholders and international communities in responding to the enormous threat of climate change. The UN CC:Learn Initiative is presented during the Youth and Capacity Building Session, 1 December, 15:30-17:30.
National Council on Climate Change Indonesia, UN CC:Learn Partner Agencies
COP 18 Knowledge Event on Climate-smart Approaches for Agriculture
1 Dec 2012
This knowledge event on climate-smart approaches to agriculture provides a forum for dialogue among participants from countries and the broader public on how to address the challenges of food insecurity and climate change. It is also an opportunity to present the latest cross-sectoral programmes and activities on agriculture (including crops, livestock, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture) and climate change. The knowledge shared in the event seeks to support country efforts in addressing agriculture, food security and climate change, including during the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
This exhibit takes place in the margins of the 18th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It presents UN CC:Learn, a One UN initiative involving 33 multilateral organizations which aims at strengthening human resources, learning and skills development to address climate change in Member States.
Webinar on Climate-Smart Agriculture: MRV for Agriculture Carbon Projects
1 Dec 2012
This webinar on Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) focuses on how agriculture carbon projects are monitored. Since agriculture carbon projects are relatively new in the carbon finance family, monitoring of carbon sequestration in agriculture projects remains a major issue for agriculture project developers. The Kenya Agriculture Carbon Project managers and technical staff talk about how they monitor agriculture carbon based on their own experiences.
COP 18 Side Event on Enabling Environments for Catalysing Private Sector Climate Finance
28 Nov 2012
This side event examines how public institutions can create enabling environments to catalyse successful private sector intervention in climate finance. The panel presents best practices & lessons learned, focussing on approaches from Arab States and Asian countries.
COP 18 Side Event on Supporting Research, Training and Institutional Capacity Development to Address Climate Change through South-South North Collaboration
28 Nov 2012
This side event on supporting research, training and institutional capacity development to address cimate change through South-South North collaboration discusses results and lessons learned from developing and testing tools and methods to support climate change decision-making in developing countries through a global network involving 9 partners institutions in the South and North.
This side event gives developed country Parties the opportunity to present and discuss their latest data on fast-start finance. Overall aim is to increase the general transparency of fast-start finance activities and to facilitate lessons learned from fast-start finance.
COP 18 Side Event on Global Action on International Aviation and Shipping to address Climate Change
27 Nov 2012
During this side event, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) presents its work on international aviation and climate change and showcases innovative projects pivotal in pushing ahead the aviation sector towards its sustainable future. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) presents its work to support developing countries to address GHG emissions from international shipping.
COP 18 Side Event: Climate Change and Education - Making the Future Work for You
27 Nov 2012
This One UN side-event takes place in the margins of the 18th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), 26 November to 7 December 2012. The interactive discussions focus on the critical role of education in addressing climate change and opportunities for developing and implementing relevant programmes and curricula. Special attention is given to the involvement of youth.
FAO, UNESCO, UNFCCC, UNICEF, UNITAR, UN CC:Learn Partner Agencies
Green Economy Seminar: Building the Cities We Want
27 Nov 2012
This seminar presents current and future sustainability issues in European cities. It provides the platform for a shared discussion on how to respond to these economic, social and environmental challenges in order to achieve sustainable urban development in the wider European region. The seminar consists of two thematic panels and a final session. The two thematic panels focus on: 1) energy, transport and technologies in cities and 2) ageing and accessibility in cities. During the final session, conclusions and recommendations from the thematic panel discussions are drawn with the aim to identify potential joint activities on sustainable urban development.
Webinar on Evaluating Climate Mitigation - Concepts, Measurement and Indicators
27 Nov 2012
This webinar features an intervention of Dr. Christine Woerlen, an internationally renowned expert in the area of renewable energy policies aimed at sharing the results of her forthcoming two-part study, ‘Guidelines for climate mitigation evaluations’. The webinar covers general aspects of program theory on different intervention scales, indicators and evaluation challenges. Dr. Woerlen also discusses standard practices and typical applications in evaluations.
Webinar on Strategic Planning for Climate-Smart Agriculture: How Can We Assess Synergies and Trade-Offs?
27 Nov 2012
This webinar disucusses strategic planning for climate-smart agriculuture and highlights that synergies and trade-offs are inherent in the attempt to achieve the triple wins of food security, increased resilience and mitigation to climate change. It helps to develop a better understanding of economic and social synergies and trade-offs between adaptation, mitigation and food security and provides an insight into integrated models and decision-support tools for national decision makers in order to help prioritize agricultural actions, technologies and practices.
E-learning Course on Cities and Climate Change Leadership
26 Nov 2012 - 8 Dec 2012
This e-learning course discusses how cities and urban regions can lead climate actions and mainstream climate mitigation and adaptation into their development plans. Its overall objective is to encourage city leaders and decision makers to undertake climate actions suitable to local needs. Specifically, the course provides practical knowledge and skills to: integrate appropriate climate actions into city-wide agendas; apply proven tools and methodologies to identify the best course of climate action planning; facilitate collaboration with different stakeholders and partners in planning and implementing climate actions; and utilize policy, financial and technical instruments available within and outside administrative boundaries in designing and implementing timely climate actions.
International Workshop on Sustainable Pro-poor Development of Aviation Biofuels
22 Nov 2012
This workshop aims to promote discussion between global stakeholders, identifying the way forward to guide the development of the aviation biofuels industry assuring its sustainability and pro-poor focus. Biofuels, originating from biomass crops represent one of the possible ways to reduce aviation CO2 emissions, to allow airlines to cut spending due to fuel cost increases and to favour opportunities of agricultural and non-agricultural employment for poor countries. The target audience includes a diverse range of stakeholders, such as policy makers, governments, international and multilateral development organizations, private sector, academia, civil society and media.
Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea of Italy, Vicariate of Rome - Ufficio Pastorale Universitaria, Roma Tre University, Boeing
Negotiating Effectively Under the UNFCCC
20 Nov 2012 - 22 Nov 2012
The workshop aims to provide participants with the information, skills and techniques needed to participate effectively in the COP18 conference and in United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiation sessions thereafter. It provides an overview of the UNFCCC negotiations and their outcomes to-date, and incorporates sessions focusing on key issues on the negotiation table at COP18. The workshop is designed to be highly interactive and participatory. It includes concept learning (lectures, presentations), role-playing (exercises, simulations), experience sharing (working group discussions) and exposure to real world problems and policy choices confronted by diplomats.
This e-learning course focuses on disaster risk management (DRM) at the city level. Participants are expected to 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. It includes case studies from cities around the world, presentations, videos and a selection of readings for further in-depth knowledge. In addition, discussion forums are organized and facilitated around each module, fostering participation and knowledge sharing among peers.
E-learning Course on CDM Programme of Activities: Challenges and Opportunities
12 Nov 2012 - 23 Nov 2012
This e-learning course aims to help carbon market agents, development practitioners and urban specialists better understand the opportunities and challenges of Programmatic Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and illustrates how it can be used as a tool for catalyzing low carbon development. The training is delivered in four modules which take about 8 hours. It uses interactive presentations and provides discussion forums.
Training Programme on Climate Change Downscaling Approaches and Applications in Water and Food Sectors
9 Nov 2012 - 20 Nov 2012
This programme aims to assess the impact of climate change in a region and to reduce vulnerabilities through the latest technologies and methodologies necessary to downscale and the appropriate use of downscaled information. The training module consists of the following course categories: science of climate change and downscaling, dynamical and statistical downscaling methods, impacts on rice production and impacts on floods. Participants are also receive practical training in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in downscaling and modelling extreme climatic events. The course focuses on the water and food sectors.
Asian Institute of Technology, Chulalongkorn University, University Network for Climate and Ecosystems Change Adaptation Research
Joint National Seminar on Promoting and Financing of Innovative Green Technologies
7 Nov 2012 - 8 Nov 2012
This seminar focuses on innovation policy for climate change adaptation and financing aspects for green technology through the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model. The aim of the event is to increase the skills and knowledge of policymakers to enable them to better: (a) design and develop effective innovation policies that mainstream climate change considerations into the relevant sectoral and cross-sectoral policy mixes to stimulate and develop countries' scientific potential, encourage innovative entrepreneurship, and increase demand for green technology innovation through market and public policy instruments; and (b) access new types of financing through PPPs for the take-up and diffusion of green technologies tailored to the circumstances of each country to enhance their climate change adaptation response. It targets mainly policymakers and other stakeholders from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.