Learning Events

Format: 2014-10-26
Format: 2014-10-26
  1. Side Event - Progress on Adressing REDD+ Safeguards

    7 Jun 2011
    Bonn, Germany

    The side event is designed to showcase the work on safeguards undertaken thus far at both the national and global level and the advancements made by leading countries such as Ecuador. It also aims at providing concrete examples of how countries are addressing the promotion and awareness raising of REDD+ safeguards in the readiness phase.

    Contact Email: 
    Reem.ismail@un-redd.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO, UNDP, UNEP
    Partner(s):
    Ecuador
    Language: 
    ENG
  2. African Climate Teach-In Day 2011

    3 Jun 2011
    Africa

    This climate change education day aims to raise awareness about climate change in schools and universities in Africa. It consists of a set of lectures and videos in English on the scientific, economic and social aspects of climate change and a discussion forum which offers participants the chance to directly interact with the lecturers.

    Contact Email: 
    press@african.climateday.net
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP, UNESCO, WMO
    Partner(s):
    Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
    Language: 
    ENG
  3. Side Event - Can Clean and Efficient Cookstove Programs be Supported by the CDM in a Sustainable Way? - Operational and Methodological Issues

    2 Jun 2011
    Barcelona, Spain

    The side event discusses opportunities to develop and up-scale cookstove programs in using the CDM. The starting point is an assessment of potential, followed by discussions on the operational challenges and the lessons learned, based on experiences of development organizations. Finally, potential business models as well as CDM methodological requirements and challenges are addressed.

    Contact Email: 
    koppermann@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  4. Side Event - Carbon Finance for Energy Efficient Buildings: Sharing Experience

    2 Jun 2011
    Barcelona, Spain

    The side event provides an overview on the technical potential and policy interventions to support the uptake of energy efficiency in the building sector. New approaches and methodologies under UNFCCC mechanisms are highlighted, providing an update of the status of the CDM and other flexible mechanisms in this sector. The event also provide an opportunity to share experience from project entities from East Central Europe and other regions.

    Contact Email: 
    selkhamlichi@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  5. Side Event - Making Co-benefits Work for Communities

    2 Jun 2011
    Barcelona, Spain

    This side event highlights that carbon projects can generate important co-benefits that go beyond emission reductions and that benefit communities directly or indirectly (e.g. village electrification, recovery of native species, increased employment, and preservation of biodiversity). It is however often difficult to quantify or even monetize these co-benefits. In this event, project developers, experts and the public and private sector buyers explore ways and options to make co-benefits count when developing a carbon project.

    Contact Email: 
    fbraun@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  6. UNFCCC Workshop on Technology Needs Assessments

    1 Jun 2011 - 2 Jun 2011
    Bonn, Germany

    The workshop aims to share good practices and lessons learned from NAI parties experiences in conducting Technology Needs Assessments (TNAs), to identify specific needs and practical actions that could assist Parties in implementing the results of TNAs, and to discuss possible roles of TNAs in the context of the implementation of the Technology Mechanism established at the sixteenth session of the COP. In addition, the workshop  provides an opportunity for countries' experts to exchange views with representatives from the private sector on possible ways to enhance access to funding for the implementation of the results of TNAs.

    Contact Email: 
    bvanderplas@unfccc.int
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNFCCC
    Language: 
    ENG
  7. E-Environment Day

    18 May 2011
    Geneva, Switzerland
    The Day focuses on the role of information and communications technologies for the environment. The event includes workshops, interactive discussions, publication releases and networking sessions on issues such as energy efficiency, climate monitoring and adaptation, e-waste and the green economy transition.
    UN Organization(s): 
    ITU, UNEP, WMO
    Partner(s):
    Basel Convention Secretariat
    Language: 
    ENG
  8. South Asia Media Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change

    18 May 2011 - 20 May 2011
    Dhulikhel, Nepal
    The workshop targets journalists who regularly cover environmental issues from eight South Asian countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka).The training provides updated scientific information on environmental issues, particularly with regard to climate change effects and adaptation practices in the areas of water and agriculture.
    Contact Email: 
    youthmedia@icimod.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP
    Partner(s):
    Regional Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge Platform for Asia, Asia and the Pacific Adaptation Network, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Asia Pacific Mountain Network
    Language: 
    ENG
  9. Afforestation/Reforestation (A/R) Workshop: Identifications of Constraints for the Application of Approved A/R CDM Methodologies

    12 May 2011
    Bonn, Germany

    The workshop targets key afforestation/reforestation stakeholders. It aims to help them get a better understanding of the methodological constraints for the application of approved afforestation and reforestation (A/R) Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) methodologies.

    Contact Email: 
    secretariat@unfccc.int
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNFCCC
    Language: 
    ENG
  10. Regional Conference on Renewable Energy Development in the countries of Central Asia and CIS

    12 May 2011 - 13 May 2011
    Astana, Kazakhstan
    This conference aims to share with the international community the results, the experiences and lessons learnt from the UNDP/GEF Project "Kazakhstan - Wind Power Market Development Initiative". Participants have an opportunity to share views and experience in development of renewable energy in Central Asia, as well as to develop recommendations on policies and cooperation in the field of renewables.
    Contact Email: 
    labsemetova@gmail.com
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNDP
    Partner(s):
    Ministry of Industry and New Technologies, Ministry of Environment of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan Electricity Association
    Language: 
    ENG
  11. Side Event - Activating Africa’s Adaptive Capacity – Climate Change Challenges and Lessons from the Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP)

    11 May 2011
    Geneva, Switzerland

    The side event showcases capacity-development results in Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) countries related to improved climate data and information management, advancing development through an integrated gender perspective, and the links of AAP’s climate change adaptation work to disaster risk reduction.

    Contact Email: 
    globalplatform@un.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNDP
    Partner(s):
    Government of Japan, Japan Official Development Assistance
    Language: 
    ENG
  12. Workshop on Climate Change Impacts in Agriculture

    2 May 2011 - 20 May 2011
    Nadi, Fiji

    The workshop adresses climate change scenarios and modeling, climate change impact assessments, weather and climate forecasts for agriculture and the models that determine crop production based on climate change. It aims to build the capacity of experts to better support the farming community through the dissemination of weather changing patterns and climate information for better planning their planting season and for protecting them from weather-related losses.

    Contact Email: 
    Shobhna.decloitre@undp.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNDP
    Partner(s):
    South Pacific Regional Environmental Programme, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Nadi Meteorology Service
    Language: 
    ENG
  13. Workshop on Estimating Opportunity Costs and Implementation Costs of REDD+ for the National Planning Process

    25 Apr 2011 - 29 Apr 2011
    Thailand

    The workshop aims to provide participants with an understanding and hands-on tools to analyze the opportunity costs and implementation costs of REDD+. These costs are important elements for the development of national REDD+ strategies. The workshop targets REDD specialists appointed by the national REDD focal points.

    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    UN-REDD, Asian Development Bank, Center for People and Forests
    Language: 
    ENG
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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