Learning Events

Format: 2015-05-25
Format: 2015-05-25
  1. UNESCO International Seminar - Getting Climate-Ready: ASPnet Schools’ Response to Climate Change

    7 Dec 2015 - 8 Dec 2015
    Paris, France

    This event aims to mobilize schools from the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) for climate change actions. The event will present good practice of ASPnet action and provide evidence that education is crucial to address climate change. It will also gather experts and political leaders to support ASPnet schools to scale up their work in climate change and education for sustainable development.

    Contact Email: 
    ASPnet@unesco.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNESCO
    Language: 
    ENG
  2. The 2nd Africa Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security Conference 2015

    30 Jul 2015 - 31 Jul 2015
    Nairobi, Kenya

    This event "the 2nd  Africa Food Security and Adaptation conference (AFSAC2)"  is taking place on July 30 to 31, 2015. The theme this year is: Africa’s Soil the New Frontier: Re-imagining Africa Food Security Now and into the Future Under a Changing Climate. No fees are required to participate in this conference. 

    For more information and registration, please visit the website:  www.afsac2.aaknet.org

    Contact Email: 
    afsac2015@aaknet.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP
    Partner(s):
    FAO, African Union, World Agroforestry Center , Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network, Nestle, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance, International Center for Tropical Agriculture, IUGG Union-Commission on Climatic and Environmental Change, Biodiversity International, EcoAgriculture Partners, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network , African Center for Economic Transformation, Greenpeace, International Center for Biosaline Agriculture, ActionAid, The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, African Centre for Technology Studies
    Language: 
    ENG
  3. World Bank e-Course on Climate Finance Essentials: Innovative Finance for the Climate Change Challenge

    2 Jun 2015 - 23 Jun 2015
    Online

    This e-course is designed to provide learners with an overview of the critical concepts of climate finance as well as tangible best practices for scaling-up international climate finance to address mitigation and adaptation activities in developing countries.

    Contact Email: 
    cdinakaran@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    Climate Policy Initiative, Climate Investment Funds, Inter-American Development Bank, United Nations Development Programme Climate Finance Options Platform, UNFCCC Secretariat
    Language: 
    ENG
  4. Work Bank e-Course on Investment Planning toward Low Emissions Development

    1 Jun 2015 - 22 Jun 2015
    Online

    This e-course aims to teach policymakers, planners and climate change practitioners how to design and finance strategic plans and programs for low emissions development that go beyond a project-by-project approach. This course also provides a high-level introduction to the importance and process of designing low emissions investment plans.

    Contact Email: 
    cdinakaran@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    Climate Investment Funds, Carbon Finance Assist Trust Fund
    Language: 
    ENG
  5. World Bank e-Course on Climate-Smart Agriculture through Sustainable Land-Water Management

    1 Jun 2015 - 19 Jun 2015
    Online

    This e-course provides practical knowledge about how climate change is likely to impact agriculture, food production and security. The course explores the role of climate-smart agriculture to increase productivity and build resilience to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change. 

    Contact Email: 
    yhuan@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  6. UNITAR Event on Women in Diplomacy: The Leading Role of Women in Weather and Climate Contexts

    26 May 2015
    Geneva, Switzerland

    This event analyze the gender-specific impacts of weather and climate risks and consider the role of women in diplomacy. The event also discusses the launch of the Women’s Leadership Programme as a vehicle and tool for increasing collaboration and action in the field of gender equality and women’s empowerment. 

    Please find more details here

    Contact Email: 
    womensleadership@unitar.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Partner(s):
    UNDP, UNFCCC, UNISDR, UNWOMEN, WMO
    Language: 
    ENG
  7. World Bank e-Course on Estimating GHG Emissions and Carbon Sequestration in Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use with EX-ACT (Self-Paced Course also available)

    20 May 2015
    Online

    This e-course shows how to carry out green house gas (GHG) and carbon accounting using the EX-Ante Carbon-Balance Tool (EX-ACT) step-by-step for projects relating to agriculture, forestry and land use change (AFOLU). This course is free of charge, and there is self-paced one as well.  

    Contact Email: 
    cdinakaran@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO, WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  8. UNITAR and CIFAL Jeju Workshop for Developing Capacities on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Asia-Pacific Region

    18 May 2015 - 22 May 2015
    Jeju, Korea

    This workshop promotes the importance of effective climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. It also shows an opportunity for local governments and cities in the Asia-Pacific region to enhance capacities in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction with a focus on local governments/cities Resilience Action Plans development and implementation. 

    Contact Email: 
    cifaljeju.jitc.1@gmail.com
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Partner(s):
    CIFAL Jeju International Training Center
    Language: 
    ENG
  9. WB e-Course on Gender Equality and Development – Gender and Energy Module

    18 May 2015 - 12 Jun 2015
    Online

    This e-course explores linkages between gender and energy through video presentations, readings, quizzes, interactive problem-solving exercises, and online discussions. Participants will have increased capacity and knowledge on research, data and country level experience.

    Contact Email: 
    sagersborg@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  10. The Second Annual Sustainable Energy for All Forum

    17 May 2015 - 22 May 2015
    New York, US

    This event (SE4ALL) will include governments, civil society and the initiative's partner organizations, who will present their work, form partnerships and commit to further action. The event will also facilitate coordinating input from the forum to other processes, such as climate change negotiations and the post-2015 development agenda. The SE4ALL initiative aims, by 2030, to ensure universal energy access to modern energy services, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency and double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

    For registration, please access here.

    Contact Email: 
    forum@se4all.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    GEF, IDB, UNFPA
    Partner(s):
    Sustainable Energy for All , Asian Development Bank, Copper Alliance, European Commission , African Development Bank , Energia, International Renewable Energy Agency, Masdar, Morgan Stanley, Nasdaq, Sheraton Hotel, Statoil
    Language: 
    ENG
  11. UNFCCC, UNEP and UNIDO Webinar on Agricultural Technologies for Adaptation to Climate Change

    13 May 2015
    Online

    This webinar will explain ongoing and expected impacts of climate change on agriculture and the need to adapt for agriculture to adapt to weather extremes and slow-onset climatic changes. The webinar will have a duration of one hour and a half, from 3:00pm to 4:30pm CEST.

    Contact Email: 
    K.larsen@unido.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNFCCC
    Partner(s):
    UNEP, UNIDO, Climate Technology Centre and Network
    Language: 
    ENG
  12. UNESCO Expert Meeting on Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

    12 May 2015 - 14 May 2015
    San José, Costa Rica

    This event will focus on the challenges that climate change poses to education systems in the region. It will develop recommendations and a plan of action to promote education as an important means to address climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean. The conference will further set the stage for UNESCO’s action in support of countries from the region for the recently launched Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development.

    Contact Email: 
    w.watson-wright@unesco.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNESCO
    Language: 
    ENG, SPN
  13. UNIDO Webinar on RE-Thinking The Role Of Climate Technology For Women’s Empowerment

    6 May 2015
    Online

    This webinar focuses on the role of women as agents in promoting and using climate technologies as well as renewable energy solutions, which means to recognize that women can take the initiative and play a key role in driving innovative actions to abate greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the risks posed by climate change. The event starts at 8:30 AM (EDT). 

    Contact Email: 
    k.proestler@unido.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNIDO
    Partner(s):
    UNWOMEN, Climate Technology Centre and Network, EmpowerWomen.org, ENERGIA
    Language: 
    ENG
  14. Work Bank e-Course on Sustainable Agricultural Land Management Projects: Soil Carbon Monitoring

    27 Apr 2015 - 15 May 2015
    Online

    This e-course, based on the new sustainable agricultural land management (SALM) carbon accounting methodology, presents how soil carbon is monitored and accounted in an agricultural land management project, how the SALM methodology is applied in Kenya, and how it benefits thousands of smallholder farmers by generating the triple wins.

    The last day for application is April 20, 2015.

    Contact Email: 
    cdinakaran@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  15. WB MOOC on Climate Change: Turn Down the Heat - Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided

    20 Apr 2015 - 22 May 2015
    Online

    This online course presents an analysis of the likely impacts of a 4°C warming trajectory and stresses the need for decision-makers and communities to consider their adaptation choices and mitigation actions. The course includes a discussion of the main policy choices needed to prevent warming above 2°C and ends with an assessment of climate risks to development across six geographic regions. This course is free of charge. 

    Contact Email: 
    moocsupport@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  16. Work Bank e-Course on Emissions Trading Systems: Using Markets to Promote Low Emissions Development

    14 Apr 2015 - 29 Apr 2015
    Online

    This online course aims to inform policy planners and climate change practitioners on the rationale behind emissions trading, how emissions trading schemes work, their key design elements, and the key roles and decisions affecting emissions-trading governance. This course is free of charge.

    Contact Email: 
    cdinakaran@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    Korean Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Partnership for Market Readiness, Carbon Finance Assist Trust Fund
    Language: 
    ENG
  17. UNFCCC, UNEP, IETA, WBG and AfDB 7th Africa Carbon Forum (ACF)

    13 Apr 2015 - 15 Apr 2015
    Marrakech, Morocco

    This forum offers a comprehensive programme for project developers and policymakers on the latest investment, finance and development opportunities relating to climate change. This year's forum will feature a high-level ministerial segment hosted by the Government of Morocco, which will provide a forum for African governments to discuss their expectations and planned contributions to an international climate change agreement in Paris in December.

    Contact Email: 
    ftaibi@unfccc.int
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP, UNFCCC, WB
    Partner(s):
    UNCTAD, International Emissions Trading Association , Africa Development Bank, Government of Morocco
    Language: 
    ENG
  18. UNU-EHS and UPEACE Online Course on Climate Change, International Law and Human Security

    8 Apr 2015 - 19 May 2015
    Online

    This online course is organized by the University for Peace (UPEACE) and the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). It starts from April 8th to May 19th, 2015 (six weeks).  The course will discuss linkages between climate change and issues such as human rights, water and food security, migration and international law. The application is based on first-come-first-served. 

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNU
    Partner(s):
    The University for Peace
    Language: 
    ENG
  19. FAO Webinar about Climate Change Impacts on Food Security and Nutrition

    31 Mar 2015
    Online

    This event is a part of learning event on climate change, food security and nutrition. This webinar session will explore and discuss the climate change, food security and nutrition nexus with a panel of experts. The event is from 14.45 to 16.30 (UTC+2). 

    Contact Email: 
    Maria.Nuutinen@fao.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO
    Partner(s):
    Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition , Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture Programme
    Language: 
    ENG
  20. International Symposium on Education and Training on Climate Change

    30 Mar 2015
    Paris, France

    The symposium reviews a set of French, European and international initiatives around innovative educational and training methods on climate change. It is held in the framework of the 12th  International Weather and Climate Forum, an event labeled PARIS CLIMAT 2015/COP21. 

    UN Organization(s): 
    WMO
    Partner(s):
    Météo et Climat - Société Météorologique de France, République Française, Ministère de l'Ecologie, du Développement Durable et de l'Energie, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et du Développement International, Ministère de l'Education Nationale, de l'Enseignement Supèrieur et de la Recherche, Ministère de l'Economie, de l'Industrie et du Numérique, Délégation Générale à la Langue Française et aux Langues de France, Ile de France
    Language: 
    ENG, FRE
  21. FAO Learning Event on Climate Change, Food Security and Nutrition

    24 Mar 2015 - 13 Apr 2015
    Online

    This event will discuss topics such as the impacts of climate change on nutrition, long-term food security in a changing climate, and climate-smart agriculture for food security and nutrition. This online discussion will be facilitated by Florence Egal on the FSN Forum. The webinar takes place on 31 March from 14:45 to 16:30 (UTC +2). 

    Contact Email: 
    Maria.Nuutinen@fao.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO
    Partner(s):
    Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition , Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture Programme
    Language: 
    ENG
  22. WB e-Course on Policy Instruments for Low Emissions Development: From Design to Implementation

    24 Mar 2015 - 8 Apr 2015
    Online

    This online course starts by discussing the rationale for Low Emissions Development (LED) policy and the expected benefits of such policies. The course continues with a broad overview of LED policy instruments and examples of how these instruments have been implemented worldwide, and it finalizes by providing policy diagnosis tools and strategic guidance for policy implementation. This course is free of charge.

    Contact Email: 
    cdinakaran@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    The Partnership for Market Readiness
    Language: 
    ENG
  23. Low Emissions Freight Transportation II: Designing Better Logistics for Cities and Better Cities for Logistics - A Global Perspective

    11 Mar 2015
    Online

    This webinar will review the impact of current trends, such rapid urbanization, and fragmented consumer sales channels will have on the future of urban logistics. It will include examples of successful strategies and long-term solutions in both public and private sectors. Also, the case studies for improving urban logistics in Madrid will be presented. 

    Contact Email: 
    info@ledslac.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    IDB
    Partner(s):
    INCAE Business School, Libélula, The Regional Platform for Latin America and the Caribbean
    Language: 
    SPN
  24. National Planning Workshop for Burkina Faso's Climate Change Learning Strategy

    11 Mar 2015
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

    This workshop will launch the development of Burkina Faso's Climate Change Learning Strategy. Participants from governmental sectors, civil society, training institutions, the private sector and others will be invited to discuss the vision, priority secotrs, and workplan for the strategy. The event is organized by the Secrétariat permanent du Conseil national du développement durable et de l'environnement (SP-CONEDD) of Burkina Faso, with support from UN CC:Learn and financial assistance by the Swiss Development Corporation.

    Contact Email: 
    uncclearn@unitar.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Partner(s):
    UN CC:Learn Partners
    Language: 
    FRE
  25. Low Emission Freight Transportation I: Status, Trends and Experiences in Low Emissions Freight Transportation in Latin America

    4 Mar 2015
    Online

    This webinar will discuss the general situations of freight transport in Latin America and the emissions associated with this activity.  It will also analyze the status and trends of each transportation model. A case study and policy and institutional recommendations for GHG mitigation will be presented in the end.

    Contact Email: 
    info@ledslac.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    IDB
    Partner(s):
    INCAE Business School, Libélula, The Regional Platform for Latin America and the Caribbean
    Language: 
    SPN