Learning Events

Format: 2014-09-22
Format: 2014-09-22
  1. FAO Workshop on Participatory Scenario Building for Climate-Smart Agriculture in Malawi

    28 Oct 2013 - 30 Oct 2013
    Salima, Malawi

    The workshop brings together national policy-makers, agricultural and climate change researchers, representatives of the civil society to develop in a participatory manner policy and investment options for Climate-Smart Agriculture. During this exercise, participants go through a review of possible future scenarios informed by economic and policy research and analysis using techniques such as visioning and back-casting.

    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO
    Language: 
    ENG
  2. Webinar on Finance for a Low Emission Development

    23 Oct 2013
    Online

    This webinar puts in perspective the recent evolution of the financing of Low Emissions Delvelopment Strategies (LEDS) through international sources and international cooperation. It discusses the development of the finance theme through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as well as the emerging concept of national finance streams. It also discusses lessons learned so far.

    Contact Email: 
    scardona@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    LEDS Global Partnership, LEDS LAC, Libélula, INCAE Business School
    Language: 
    SPN
  3. Online Learning Event – Tackling Climate Change through Livestock: Global Assessment and Multi-stakeholder Initiative

    22 Oct 2013 - 24 Oct 2013
    Online

    The event consists of two online webinars and facilitated discussions between the sessions. It focuses on the following topics:

    - What is the contribution of the livestock sector to climate change?
    - What are the options for climate change mitigation in the livestock sector?
    - The Global Agenda of Action in Support of Sustainable Livestock Sector Development, a multi-stakeholder initiative for the improvement of resource use efficiency in the livestock sector while enhancing its contribution to food security and poverty reduction
    - LEAP (Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance), a partnership on environmental benchmarking of livestock supply chains.

    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO
    Partner(s):
    Global Agenda of Action, Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance
    Language: 
    ENG
  4. Seminar - Is There a Path to Inclusive and Low Carbon Growth?

    22 Oct 2013
    Bangkok, Thailand

    This seminar examines whether it is possible for developing countries to achieve inclusive and low carbon growth through the emulation of more productive and low carbon sectors of developed economies. It presents the results of a paper that was prepared for the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) Survey 2012 and was presented at the 11th Globelics International Conference on "Entrepreneurship, innovation policy and development in an era of increased globalisation", in Ankara, Turkey, in September 2013. It finds that there is no absolute decoupling of carbon emission from growth. The results suggest that an inclusive and low carbon growth path would only exist if more diversified economies focus on low carbon innovation and less diversified economies are given the policy space to emulate the production of the former, regardless of the carbon footprint.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNESCAP
    Language: 
    ENG
  5. E-learning Course - Introduction to a Green Economy: Concepts, Principles and Applications

    21 Oct 2013 - 13 Dec 2013
    Online

    This partnership e-learning course has been designed for a wide audience of civil servants, diplomats, environmental managers, academics and interested citizens. It aims at enhancing participants’ knowledge of different concepts and facets of the green economy, as well as global, national and sector-specific challenges and opportunities to advance low-carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive development. Additionally, it develops basic skills for applying the green economy concept in a real world economic, policy and/or personal context.

    Contact Email: 
    envgov@unitar.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    ILO, UNEP, UNIDO, UNITAR
    Language: 
    ENG
  6. E-learning Course on Cities and Climate Change Leadership

    21 Oct 2013 - 8 Nov 2013
    Online

    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: 1) integrate appropriate climate actions into city-wide agendas; 2) apply proven tools and methodologies to identify the best course of climate action planning; 3) facilitate collaboration with different stakeholders and partners in planning and implementing climate actions; and 4) utilize policy, financial and technical instruments available within and outside administrative boundaries in designing and implementing timely climate actions.

    Contact Email: 
    wbicc@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  7. Third Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-III)

    21 Oct 2013 - 23 Oct 2013
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    This conference is organized around the theme “Africa on the run: can the opportunities from climate change spring the continent to transformative development?”. It addresses 4 sub-themes that aim to share experiences, disseminate research results, and assess how Africa is coping with impacts of climate change. The conference also seeks ways of strengthening Africa’s ability to take opportunities from climate change to better prepare the continent for transformative development. 

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNECA
    Partner(s):
    Africa Union Commission, Africa Development Bank, UKAid, European Union, Government of Norway, Government of Sweden
    Language: 
    ENG
  8. Course on Financing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

    20 Oct 2013 - 25 Oct 2013
    Mombasa, Kenya

    This course aims to equip developing and emerging economies with the necessary skills to gain access to clean energy. The course supplies international decision makers, project developers and investors with technical and financial know-how through practical and theoretical coursework that includes core courses on policy and sources of financing, technical courses in project finance and project design, as well as real-life, on-the-ground case studies.

    Contact Email: 
    summeracademy@fs.de
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP
    Partner(s):
    Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
    Language: 
    ENG
  9. Sustainable Energy Finance Summer Academy

    20 Oct 2013 - 25 Oct 2013
    Mombasa, Kenya

    This 5-day training course offers a comprehensive framework on renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) financing projects. Integrated knowledge is delivered by senior trainers and practitioners that combine both academic-technical RE/EE and banking knowledge through a mix of lectures, discussions, and group work. The Summer Academy also offers many opportunities for discussions and networking with relevant stakeholders.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP
    Partner(s):
    Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
    Language: 
    ENG
  10. Webinar on Setting Up Programmes of Activites (PoAs)

    17 Oct 2013
    Online

    This webinar introduces or refreshes the concept and regulatory framework of Programmes of Activities and  provides an overview of the role that the Coordinating/Managing Entities (CME) play in a PoA. The current PoA standards for demonstration of additionality, development of eligibility criteria and standards on application of multiple methodologies and sampling are introduced as well as how CMEs are structured and what their responsibilities are in setting-up and managing PoAs.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNDP, WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  11. Forum on Gender, Land and Climate Change

    16 Oct 2013 - 18 Oct 2013
    Nairobi, Kenya

    This forum aims to link knowledge to action across climate change, gender and land issues. Intended to be attended by development practioners from across the East and Southern Africa region, it looks at the linkages between climate change, land tenure and gender empowerment. It also provides an opportunity to discuss the design and implementation of the Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP) among the country teams from Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda.

    UN Organization(s): 
    IFAD
    Language: 
    ENG
  12. Webinar on Lessons Learned from Developping Low Emission Development Strategies

    16 Oct 2013
    Online

    This webinar, entitled Building a Common Vision - Lessons Learned in the Planning and Process of National Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS), offers an opportunity to share good practices and tools to involve various stakeholders in LEDS processes, including Mitigation Action Plan Scenarios (MAPS).

    Contact Email: 
    scardona@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    Low Emissions Development Strategies Latin American and Caribbean Regional Platform, Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership
    Language: 
    SPN
  13. Workshop on Developing Capacities on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Asia-Pacific Region

    16 Oct 2013 - 18 Oct 2013
    Jeju, Republic of Korea

    This capacity building training workshop, while promoting the importance of effective climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, provides:

    - An opportunity for countries in the Asia-pacific region to enhance capacities in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction;
    - A platform to exchange in-depth learning from experts in the related area and to share good practices among participants;
    - A venue for city-to-city cooperation in building resilience in cities by integrating disaster risk principles into local climate change adaptation plan.

    The event targets high-level authorities and experts from local governments, representatives from NGOs and community-based organizations, academic institutions, and other local actors within the Asia-pacific region.

    Contact Email: 
    cifaljeju.jitc.1@gmail.com
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Partner(s):
    CIFAL Jeju
    Language: 
    ENG
  14. Africa Climate Conference 2013

    15 Oct 2013 - 18 Oct 2013
    Arusha, Tanzania

    This conference brings together decision-makers and climate researchers, scientists and practitioners from Africa and around the world, to jointly: 1) identify the state of knowledge on the African climate system, recognizing current gaps in climate knowledge; 2) define and drive an African agenda for future climate research that will inform adaptation decisions out to the mid- to end 21st Century.; 3) develop a framework for mainstreaming climate information into decision making, as well as a network of experts who evaluate and interpret this knowledge for practical applications in areas such as agriculture and food production, water resources management, climate risk management and adaptation planning, etc.

    Contact Email: 
    acc2013@climdev-africa.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNECA
    Partner(s):
    UNESCO, WMO, University of Dar es Salaam, World Climate Research Programme, International Council for Science, African Center of Meteorological Application for Development, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - US Department of Commerce, National Science Foundation, Secrétariat du Fonds Francais pour l'Environnement Mondial , Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et Européennes de la République Francaise, US Agency for International Development, Southern African Development Community, Africa Development Bank, Global Framework for Climate Services, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Language: 
    ENG
  15. E-Learning Course on Safe and Resilient Cities

    15 Oct 2013 - 15 Nov 2013
    Online

    This e-learning course focuses on disaster risk management (DRM) at the city level. Participants 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 tools on vulnerability assessment, institutional assessment and gap analysis, and on how to access finance for risk management. It is divided into 4 modules:

    - Module 1: Introduction

    - Module 2: Technical Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment

    - Module 3: Accessing Finance for Urban DRM and Resilience

    - Module 4: Building and Implementing the Local Resilience Action Plan (LRAP).

    Contact Email: 
    franghieri@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  16. Expanded Constituency Workshop (ECW) Pacific Islands

    15 Oct 2013 - 17 Oct 2013
    Apia, Samoa

    This workshop hosts discussions on priority issues, development and implementation of Global Environment Facility (GEF) projects, and project integration in national development frameworks. The event brings together focal points from the GEF, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), with representatives from civil society, the GEF Secretariat, and the GEF Agencies to discuss lessons learned and experiences regarding the implementation of multi-focal GEF projects in the region.

    Contact Email: 
    secretariat@thegef.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    GEF
    Language: 
    ENG
  17. Postgraduate Courses on Building Resilience to Climate Change

    15 Oct 2013 - 8 Nov 2013
    Tokyo, Japan

    This post­graduate programme targets masters or Ph.D. students who wish to deepen their knowledge on, and gain practical training in, building resilience to climate and ecosystems change. Topics covered include climate and atmospheric science, impacts assessment, climate and society, ecosystems resilience, risk and uncertainty, integrated solutions for mitigation and adaptation, mainstreaming adaptation into development planning and community-based adaptation. Students also receive practical training in the use of remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for climate and ecosystems change research.

    Contact Email: 
    icsec@unu.edu
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNU
    Partner(s):
    University Network for Climate and Ecosystems Change Adaptation Research
    Language: 
    ENG
  18. E-learning Course on Negotiating Climate Change Finance

    14 Oct 2013 - 10 Nov 2013
    Online

    This e-learning course aims to facilitate international negotiations, public sector work, and diplomatic engagement in relation to financing climate change through multilateral negotiation and collaboration. It enhances participants’ understanding of the key objectives and instruments of international climate finance, the multilateral policy framework and key negotiation issues crucial to reaching an agreement. The course includes the following one-week modules:

    -Module 1: Financing Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
    -Module 2: Climate Finance in the Convention Process
    -Module 3: International Climate Finance in Practice
    -Module 4: Climate Finance Agenda.

    Contact Email: 
    mdp-elearning@unitar.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Partner(s):
    Germanwatch
    Language: 
    ENG
  19. FAO Workshop on Participatory Scenario Building for Climate-Smart Agriculture in Zambia

    14 Oct 2013 - 16 Oct 2013
    Lusaka, Zambia

    The workshop brings together national policy-makers, agricultural and climate change researchers, representatives of the civil society to develop in a participatory manner policy and investment options for Climate-Smart Agriculture. During this exercise, participants go through a review of possible future scenarios informed by economic and policy research using techniques such as visioning and back-casting.

    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO
    Language: 
    ENG
  20. Online Course on Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Finance Sector

    14 Oct 2013 - 3 Nov 2013
    Online

    This online course aims to equip staff from financial institutions with enhanced knowledge on climate change and carbon finance, specifically the Kyoto Protocol's flexible mechanisms, and to provide support for the development of effective internal policies and products. It allows participants from financial institutions, banks, asset managers and insurers, to share knowledge on climate change mitigation and adaptation with an emphasis on the all-important role to be played by financial institutions.

    Contact Email: 
    cc-training@unepfi.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP
    Language: 
    ENG
  21. Workshop on Ecosystem Services of Traditional Agriculture and Forestry in Mountainous Areas

    11 Oct 2013
    Tokyo, Japan

    This workshop brings together experts from China, Japan, India, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand to review co-benefits of carbon and biodiversity in traditional mountain agriculture and forestry and discuss potential approaches, including REDD+ to enhance ecosystem services and sustainability of mountain agriculture in future. The event is organized as part of a programme on REDD+ for forest communities, focused on learning from forest conservation in Laos and Thailand.

    Contact Email: 
    yiu@unu.edu
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNU
    Partner(s):
    Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research
    Language: 
    ENG
  22. Workshop on Ecosystem Services of Traditional Agriculture and Forestry in Mountainous Areas

    11 Oct 2013
    Tokyo, Japan

    This workshop is organized as part of a programme on REDD+ for forest communities, focused on learning from forest conservation in Laos and Thailand. It brings together experts from China, Japan, India, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand to review co-benefits of carbon and biodiversity in traditional mountain agriculture and forestry and discuss potential approaches, including REDD+, to enhance ecosystem services and sustainability of mountain agriculture in future.

    Contact Email: 
    yiu@unu.edu
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNU
    Partner(s):
    Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research
    Language: 
    ENG
  23. Short Course on Climate Change Adaptation: The Soil-Water Nexus

    9 Oct 2013 - 8 Nov 2013
    Dresden, Germany

    This short course focuses on causes and dimensions of soil and water degradation, on adaptive conservation and reclamation technologies as well as on integrated soil and watershed management. Strategies for the protection of soils by a sustainable land-use management are also discussed; principles of irrigation, reservoir design, and drinking water distribution are highlighted. Excursions to various sites inform about the latest developments in the field of soil and water management. Lectures are held by professors of Technische Universität Dresden and experts from other environmental institutions in Germany and abroad. During this course, participants are expected to acquire knowledge and skills to be able to contribute to the development of integrated sound strategies towards land-use, soil and water management.

    Contact Email: 
    unep@mailbox.tu-dresden.de
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP, UNESCO
    Partner(s):
    Centre for International Postgraduate Studies of Environmental Management, Technische Universitat Dresden, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, German Federal Environmental Agency
    Language: 
    ENG
  24. E-learning Course on Emissions Trading Systems: Using Markets to Promote Low Emissions Development

    8 Oct 2013 - 5 Nov 2013
    Online

    This e-learning 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. The course provides practical knowledge and skills to: 1) appreciate the rationale for using market-based instruments in the context of greenhouse (GHG) mitigation; 2) understand the key principles and design elements for emissions trading schemes; 3) discuss critically the important trade-offs inherent in ETS design and governance; and 4) learn from design and implementation experiences of existing emissions trading schemes around the world.

    Contact Email: 
    wbicc@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    Partnership for Market Readiness
    Language: 
    ENG
  25. Training Course: Climate Change Education Inside and Outside the Classroom in Africa

    8 Oct 2013 - 11 Oct 2013
    Grahamstown, South Africa

    This course supports educators to discuss climate change in and outside the classroom. It provides a conceptual background to climate change education for sustainable development (CCESD), with practical exercise that takes place in and outside the classroom. It looks at the global as well as the local impact of climate change, is action-oriented and applies the Sandwatch – MAST approach (measure, analyse, share and take action) to beach environments.

    The course objectives are:

    • To provide an outline course and supporting documents which educators can use to develop CCESD programmes, activities or materials specific to their professional and social-ecological context.
    • To incorporate rigorous scientific knowledge, local knowledge and ethical reflection into climate change education for adaptation and mitigation in small islands and coastal regions.
    • To introduce educators to the MAST and other action-oriented pedagogies to teach about climate change and beach environments.

    Contact Email: 
    j.heiss@unesco.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNESCO
    Language: 
    ENG