Learning Events

Format: 2014-09-24
Format: 2014-09-24
  1. Postgraduate Programme on Building Resilience to Climate Change

    14 Oct 2014 - 7 Nov 2014
    Tokyo, Japan

    This training programme covers 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, integrated solutions for mitigation and adaptation, mainstreaming adaptation into development planning and community-based adaptation. Participants also receive practical training in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and in down-scaling rainfall forecasts. The programme is open to students who are currently enrolled in a university postgraduate programme.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNU
    Partner(s):
    UN-CECAR
    Language: 
    ENG
  2. Challenges and Solutions for Responsible Peatlands Management

    1 Oct 2014
    Online

    This webinar will try to answer the following questions: What kinds of peatland management practices can be considered responsible (in terms of climate change mitigation, livelihoods and ecosystem services)? How much of greenhouse gas emission reductions can be achieved through these peatland management practices? What are the benefits and costs of these practices? The webinar will be followed by an online discussion.

    Contact Email: 
    Armine.Avagyan@fao.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO
    Language: 
    ENG
  3. Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Disaster Risk Management

    1 Oct 2014 - 31 Dec 2014
    Online

    This massive open online course will bring awareness on the interrelation between climate change, disasters and environment and provides the participants with a great exposure to the experience of experts and practitioners from around the world who studied and developed tools for eco-disaster risk reduction and adaptation. The MOOC is comprehensive including 20 hours of video lectures, speakers from among the world leaders and real life case studies. The target audience ranges  from policy makers, experts and practitioners to the wider public.

    Contact Email: 
    the.mooc@unep.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP
    Language: 
    ENG
  4. Webinar on the Footprint of Cities Project - Experiences from La Paz, Quito, and Lima

    24 Sep 2014
    Online

    This webinar will feature the Footprint of Cities project, which promotes low emision development and climate change resilience in the cities of La Paz, Quito and Lima, starting from the measurement of the carbon footprint and water footprint of these three cities and their municipal governments. From this measurement, the project produced projections by sector for both footprints in the short, medium and long term; identified footprint reduction projects in 3 cities, based on  reduction potential and cost-effectiveness; initiated a process of setting goals for reducing footprints led by local governments; and is currently supporting the transition from planning to implementation, through the search for funding sources, technology providers, and building partnerships with key stakeholders in the cities.

    Contact Email: 
    info@ledslac.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    IDB
    Partner(s):
    LEDS LAC Platform
    Language: 
    SPN
  5. E-Learning Course on Climate Change Diplomacy: Negotiating Effectively under the UNFCCC

    22 Sep 2014 - 16 Nov 2014
    Online

    This online course will develop participants' understanding of the climate change policy framework by building an appreciation of the science, causes and impacts of climate change, the history of the policy making process and the UNFCCC framework. It will also take a close look at the negotiations to-date and will consider the hot topics for negotiators as we move towards establishing a new global agreement on climate change by 2015. It will highlight the role of gender in the negotiations and also the specific interests of parties who are most vulnerable to impacts of climate change.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Language: 
    ENG
  6. Workshop on the Provision of Weather- and Climate-Related Services for Least Developed Countries in Asia

    9 Sep 2014 - 11 Sep 2014
    Timphu, Bhutan

    This workshop will provide an opportunity for Asian Least Developed COuntries to share their experiences and identify common challenges in order to tackle them through the adoption of a regional approach. These eight countries have diverse climate conditions, from coastal regions to high mountain regions, including some landlocked countries.

    UN Organization(s): 
    WMO
    Language: 
    ENG
    http://www.wmo.int/pages/mediacentre/news/Workshoponweather-andclimateservicesintheLDCsinAsia.html
  7. E-Learning Course on Economics of Climate-Resilient Development

    8 Sep 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
    Online

    This e-learning course aims to explore the basics for developing economically viable climate-resilient plans. The course starts with a review of the scientific consensus on changes in climate patterns and projections to the future, and explains the rationale for countries to develop climate-resilient plans that will help them to move away from a business-as-usual development path. The course ends with a practical application of the How-to Framework, where learners will have the opportunity to put into practice their learning on how-to develop climate resilient plans, and how to factor-in the costs of adaptation. The practical application is based upon a policy scenario in the agricultural sector, where learners will need to make decisions for managing the country’s risk to the potential threats of climate change.

    Contact Email: 
    cdinakaran@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  8. Evaluation of Co-benefits of Climate Change Mitigation Actions

    3 Sep 2014
    Online

    This webinar will discuss co-benefits assessment. It will start with a brief presentation of the efforts of the LEDS GP Working Group on Co-benefits, followed by a presentation on the methodology for the evaluation of co-benefits developed by the UNDP and the results of a recent pilot application in Colombia. The webinar is organized by LEDS LAC Secretariat and the Community of Practice of LEDS from Finanzas Carbono, and will be held in Spanish.

    Contact Email: 
    info@ledslac.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    IDB
    Partner(s):
    LEDS LAC Platform
    Language: 
    SPN
  9. Short Course on Water Management and Climate Change Adaptation

    3 Sep 2014 - 26 Sep 2014
    Dresden, Germany

    This short course addresses both water quantity & quality issues within an integrated water management. The curriculum comprises lectures, seminars, site visits and excursions on aspects like: meteorology (climate, water cycle); hydrology (water balance, basic hydraulics, catchment hydrology, hydrology of extremes); groundwater (groundwater flow, water extraction and safe yields, artificial groundwater recharge, salt water intrusion); surface water (irrigation, principles of reservoir design, sediment transport and erosion, flood protection, rehabilitation of rivers and lakes, ecology of inland waters, mechanisms of eutrophication); urban water (urban water infrastructure, water purification and distribution, waste water treatment); and decision support systems, to list some of them. After the completion of the course participants should be able to actively contribute to the conservation of water resources in their respective countries in general and with respect to climate change adaptation in particular.

    Contact Email: 
    unep@mailbox.tu-dresden.de
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP, UNESCO
    Partner(s):
    Dresden University, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of Germany
    Language: 
    ENG
  10. Workshop on the Use of Technology to Measure Carbon Emissions from the Loss of Forest Carbon

    2 Sep 2014 - 4 Sep 2014
    Panama City, Panama

    This workshop will focus on how satellite technology can be used to estimate Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from forests and land use change, forest carbon absorption, and change in forest areas. The workshop will also stress how to ensure that the use of remote sensing techniques meet the principles of consistency, precision, accuracy, comparability and transparency.

    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO
    Partner(s):
    UN-REDD, Mexico's National Forest Commission
    Language: 
    SPN
  11. WHO Conference on Health and Climate

    27 Aug 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
    Geneva, Switzerland

    This conference aims to catalyze action in addressing the impacts of climate change on health. Participants will focus on the thematic areas of strengthening health system resilience to climate risks and promoting health while mitigating climate change.

    UN Organization(s): 
    WHO
    Language: 
    ENG
  12. Regional Training Workshop for the Africa Region on the Preparation of Biennial Update Reports (BURs) from non-Annex I Parties

    18 Aug 2014 - 20 Aug 2014
    Malawi

    This hands-on training aims to support the preparation of biennial update reports from non-Annex I Parties in the Africa region.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNFCCC
    Language: 
    ENG
  13. Workshop on Biogas Production from Family Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean

    13 Aug 2014 - 14 Aug 2014
    Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

    This workshop will look at how biogas production on family farms can contribute to resolving energy, water, waste and climate change problems, and isse several recommendations calling for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) countries to formulate policies and regulatory frameworks that promote biogas production and use among family farms in the region. The workshop's recommendations will then be shared with all LAC governments in a formal document.

    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO, UNIDO
    Partner(s):
    ITP, Ministry of Foreign Realtion of Brazil, Ministry of Mines and Energy of Brazil, IICA, Latin American Energy Organization, IEA
    Language: 
    ENG
  14. Sustainable Livestock: Mitigation Opportunities, Competitiveness and Development in the Livestock Sector

    6 Aug 2014
    Online

    This webinar will provide information on the context of the livestock sector and its potential to contribute to a low emission development, and two cases of important efforts in this field being developed in Costa Rica. The first case focuses on accounting for both emissions and capture of greenhouse gases in the livestock sector and the development of GHG balances. The second is a national project for implementation of good agricultural practices that will enhance the reduction of emissions and increase their removal, with the purpose of promoting a sustainable cattle raising activity.

    Contact Email: 
    info@ledslac.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    IDB
    Language: 
    SPN
  15. UNESCO Workshop on Climate Change Education in Nepal

    17 Jul 2014
    Kathmandu, Nepal

    This workshop will be attended by representatives from a wide range of agencies and interest groups, including the Ministry of Education, international organizations, NGOs, academia, several UN agencies and development partners. Participants will consider the findings of a report titled 'Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development: mapping of past and present CCESD activities and actors in Nepal' by the UNESCO Office in Kathmandu, which reveals that coordination among various governmental and non-governmental agencies, development partners and academia in CCE in Nepal has been limited. They will also address climate change contents integrated into teaching and learning materials for science classes at secondary level, as well as curricula development at the academic level, both supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNESCO
    Language: 
    ENG
  16. Regional Training Workshop for the Latin America and the Caribbean Region on the Preparation of Biennial Update Reports (BURs) from Non-Annex I Parties

    16 Jul 2014 - 18 Jul 2014
    Panama City, Panama

    This hands-on training aims to support the preparation of biennial update reports from non-Annex I Parties in the Latin America and the Caribbean region.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNFCCC
    Language: 
    ENG
  17. Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance Summer Academy

    13 Jul 2014 - 18 Jul 2014
    Frankfurt, Germany

    This summer academy offers an opportunity to gain extensive experience in public and private sector climate finance. This is taught through theoretical classroom learning enhanced by practical sessions in financial modeling and case studies. With a clear finance focus, the programme is suitable for both public and private sector practitioners, including entrepreneurs, project developers, private investors, initiator/fund houses, international development finance consultants and managers, plant operators and manufacturers, engineers and advisory professionals. Other interested parties, such as academics in finance and engineering are also welcome to apply to the programme.

    Contact Email: 
    summeracademy@fs.de
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP
    Partner(s):
    Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
    Language: 
    ENG
  18. Africa Carbon Forum 2014

    2 Jul 2014 - 4 Jul 2014
    Windhoek, Namibia

    This forum is a trade fair and knowledge sharing platform for carbon investments in Africa. It is a place to discuss the latest development in the carbon market and how the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and other mitigation mechanisms can be successful in Africa. The Africa Carbon Forum includes matchmaking and deal facilitation sessions where carbon project developers can showcase their projects to investors and carbon buyers. Participants can expect:

    - updates on recent developments in the international carbon market;
    - information on the challenges dealing with global climate change;
    - discussions with project developers and technical specialists from various sectors and technologies;
    - best practices and lessons learned from the implementation of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in Africa;
    - sessions with respected experts from the public and private sector on strategies and measures promoting the benefits of the CDM in Africa emphasizing the new Programmatic CDM approach;
    - opportunities for CDM project developers to showcase projects to private sector representatives in matchmaking and deal facilitation sessions;
    - building networks and finding partners throughout the forum.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP, UNFCCC, WB
    Partner(s):
    UNCTAD, International Emissions Trading Association, African Development Bank
    Language: 
    ENG
  19. Africa Regional Workshop

    30 Jun 2014 - 1 Jul 2014
    Windhoek, Namibia

    This Africa regional workshop provides training on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

    Contact Email: 
    secretariat@unfccc.int
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNFCCC
    Language: 
    ENG
  20. Course on IWRM as a Tool for Adaptation to Climate Change

    30 Jun 2014 - 18 Jul 2014
    Delft, The Netherlands

    This course aims to give the participants an understanding of the relation between climate change and water resources. During the first week, the theoretical background is given. In a one-day field trip, a practical example of dealing with (future) climate change in a municipal water system is highlighted. In the second and third week entitled ‘framework for modeling in water and climate’, the participants learn to apply the climate change and variability issues in a set of modeling tools and come up with practical and integrated options to deal with climate issues in water management. The course is designed for professionals actively involved in the water and climate sectors.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNESCO
    Partner(s):
    International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM)
    Language: 
    ENG
  21. Webinar on Building a Holistic NAMA MRV on a CDM Standardized Baseline

    18 Jun 2014
    Online

    This webinar presents a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) in the rice cultivation sector. Methane emissions from rice cultivation in irrigated rice fields are a major source of GHG emissions in many countries. The webinar provides an overview of how default emission factors developed as part of a standardized baseline can build the foundation of an easy-to-apply MRV framework using only the information on the area over which the NAMA intervention has taken place. Other topics to be discussed in this webinar include delivery of Environmental or Social Goods (ESG), challenges to the NAMA implementation and operational structure of the NAMA, as well as the possibilities for the promotion of similar mitigation actions in other countries.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNDP, WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  22. High-Level Event on Land Use Management and Climate Change

    17 Jun 2014
    Washington DC, United States

    This one-day meeting, organised by the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the World Bank, the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), TerrAfrica and Connect4Climate will foster high-level discussions on common solutions to the interlinked challenges of climate change and desertification. The panel speakers will discuss the intersection of climate change, desertification and poverty, including discussion on Ethiopia's land management programme and UN programmes the help establish the link adressing desertification and adressing climate change.

    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    GEF, UNCCD
    Language: 
    ENG
  23. E-learning Course on Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Finance Sector

    9 Jun 2014 - 29 Jun 2014
    Online

    This course aims to educate and enable key senior and mid-level executives to further understand the business complexities presented by climate change so that they can integrate it into corporate action plans and strategies; identify risks, opportunities and markets for new plans and strategies; and adapt the material for internal use, and use course material as a stand-alone reference guide.

    Contact Email: 
    cc-training@unepfi.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP
    Language: 
    ENG
  24. Webinar on the Participation of the Private Sector in Low Emission Development Strategies

    5 Jun 2014
    Online

    This webinar will showcase three of initiatives developed in Brazil, Costa Rica and Mexico to discuss with speakers and participants about the challenges and opportunities of involving the private sector in all stages of design, implementation and evaluation of low-emission development strategies (LEDS).

    Contact Email: 
    info@ledslac.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    IDB
    Partner(s):
    LEDS LAC Platform
    Language: 
    SPN
  25. Webinar on Poultry Greenhouse Gas Emissions Assessment

    4 Jun 2014
    Online

    This webinar introduces three sector specific guidelines focusing on the assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from the poultry, small ruminant and animal feed supply chains. The guidelines present a methodology for the assessment of the environmental performance of livestock supply chains.

    Contact Email: 
    Carolyn.Opio@fao.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO
    Partner(s):
    LEAP Partnership
    Language: 
    ENG