Learning Events

Format: 2014-12-20
Format: 2014-12-20
  1. Workshop on Green Growth and Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) in Africa

    31 Mar 2014 - 3 Apr 2014
    Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

    This series of workshop will convey over 120 participants from 24 african countries to discuss Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) as well as green growth in Africa.

    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, LEDS Global Partnership, African Development Bank, Programme on Forests (PROFOR)
    Language: 
    ENG
  2. Webinar on Low-Emission Development Strategies

    26 Mar 2014
    Online

    This webinar will address capacity building and exchange of experiences on low-emission development strategies. The subject of the webinar is still to be determined. After the webinar, a virtual forum will be opened to broaden the dialogue and exchange of experiences on each topic.

    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    LEDS LAC Platform
    Language: 
    SPN
  3. Food Security and Climate Change in Viet Nam, Malawi and Zambia

    19 Mar 2014 - 9 Apr 2014
    Online

    This online discussion, called The future of food Security and climate Change in Viet Nam, Malawi and Zambia: scenarios, outlooks and challenges in the next 30 years aims at exploring the current, foreseeable and likely relationships between climate change adaptation, climate change mitigation and food security in the three countries and has been set up by FAO’s Economics and Policy Innovations for Climate-Smart Agriculture (EPIC) programme in collaboration with the CGIAR programme on Climate Change, and Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and with support from the European Commission. The discussion aims to engage in a constructive dialogue everyone interested in climate change and food security with a specific interest and competence on Malawi, Zambia and/or Viet Nam.

    Contact Email: 
    fsn-moderator@fao.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO
    Language: 
    ENG
  4. WMO, IBD, UNESCO Conference on Climate Knowlege in Latin America and the Caribbeans

    17 Mar 2014 - 21 Mar 2014
    Montevideo, Uruguay

    This conference will aim to identify gaps and ways to overcome limitations in the chain of knowledge going from basic to applied climate science and to informing policy and decisions that are particularly relevant for Latin America and the Caribbeans (LAC).

    Contact Email: 
    2014wcrp@gmail.com
    UN Organization(s): 
    IDB, UNESCO, WMO
    Partner(s):
    World Climate Research Programme, Inter-American Institute, Argentina's Center for Research on Oceans and Atmosphere, Uruguay's University of the Republic
    Language: 
    ENG
  5. Webinar on Low-Emission Development Strategies

    12 Mar 2014
    Online

    This webinar will address capacity building and exchange of experiences on low-emission development strategies. The subject of the webinar is still to be determined. After the webinar, a virtual forum will be opened to broaden the dialogue and exchange of experiences on each topic.

    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    LEDS LAC Platform
    Language: 
    SPN
  6. Conference on Water, Food, Climate and Energy

    5 Mar 2014 - 8 Mar 2014
    Chapel Hill, USA

    This conference will bring together leaders in business, government, NGOs and research to discuss innovative and sustainable solutions that address the intersection of the world’s water, food, and energy needs and use in a changing climate. The Conference comprises a variety of panel discussions, interactive and networking sessions, and research presentations aimed at increasing the dialog around Nexus issues.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNCCD, UNDESA, UNDP, UNHABITAT, UNITAR, WB
    Partner(s):
    IRENA, UN Global Compact, Stockholm Environment Institute, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, World Wildlife Fund, International Millennium Institute , Biovision, WSPA
    Language: 
    ENG
  7. UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee Workshop on Technologies for Adaptation

    4 Mar 2014
    Bonn, Germany

    This workshop aims to provide a platform to share experiences on the development and implementation of technologies for adaptation, and identify possible actions and recommendations by the United Nations Framwork Convention on Climate Change Technology Executive Committee that could help promote and accelerate the development and transfer of technologies for adaptation.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNFCCC
    Language: 
    ENG
  8. E-learning Course on Low Carbon Development: Planning & Modelling

    27 Feb 2014 - 21 Mar 2014
    Online

    This course has the following modules – (i) Introduction to Low Carbon Development Planning; (ii) Overview for Policymakers; (iii) Power; (iv) Household; (v) Transport - which introduce participants to climate change mitigation, explore the concepts surrounding low carbon development planning on an economy-wide basis and take a detailed look at what this means in the power and transport sectors and for household electricity use.

    Contact Email: 
    wbicc@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  9. IDB Discussion Panel on Healthy, Green and Sustainable Cities

    26 Feb 2014
    Washington DC, United States

    The panel will examine the efforts of cities in the Americas to become healthier and more sustainable, as well as the role of multilateral institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the business sector in supporting their transition towards a green economy. It will discuss, among othzer themes, enhancing the role of public-private partnerships; fostering city-to-city knowledge sharing; promoting citizen engagement and monitoring; improving availability of data on the sustainability challenges facing cities; fostering the role of cities in combating climate change; and increasing city resilience to natural disasters.

    UN Organization(s): 
    IDB
    Partner(s):
    Americas Society/Council of the Americas
    Language: 
    ENG
  10. UNDP African Workshop on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories

    25 Feb 2014 - 27 Feb 2014
    Livingstone, Zambia

    This workshop will address common challenges related to the development of a national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory, a cornerstone of a country’s reporting obligations to the UNFCCC. This will aim to fill the gaps in the data colelction processes in African countries. The workshop will consist a one-day joint plenary and two days of concurrent workstreams. The Day 1 plenary will establish common understandings and provide the participants the opportunity to become better informed of the UNFCCC decisions on Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) and Biennial Update Reports, as well as introduction to a number of tools available for GHG reporting. On Day 2 and 3, participants will have discussions and training on topics such as institutional arrangements, quality assurance and quality control, archiving, remote sensing, forest inventories and land classification, among others.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNDP
    Partner(s):
    UN-REDD, Ministry of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of Zambia
    Language: 
    ENG
  11. Carbon Monitoring in th Clean Development Mechanism (CDM): Afforestation et Reforestation Projects

    24 Feb 2014 - 7 Mar 2014
    Online

    This e-learning course presents the methods for carbon monitoring in afforestation and reforestation projects under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and includes three modules:

    - Module 1: Preparing for Project Monitoring (reviews key concepts, such as carbon pools, project stratification and boundary, sampling design and species data);

    - Module 2: Monitoring Forest Carbon Stocks (how to measure various forest carbon pools);

    - Module 3: Monitoring Project Emissions and Leakage (explores sources of project emissions and leakage).

    Participants are expected to devote a total of 8 hours to complete this course. Target audience include project developers, managers and staff working on afforestation/reforestation projects and on carbon finance.

    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    Freiburg University
    Language: 
    ENG
  12. FAO Workshop on Sharing Experiences on National Forest Monitoring Systems (NFMS) and Green House Gas (GHG reporting) in Africa

    24 Feb 2014 - 28 Feb 2014
    Livingstone, Zambia

    This african regional workshop is organised by UN-REDD and the United Nations Development Programme to share experiences on National Forest Monitoring Systems (NFMS) and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reporting. On invitation only.

    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO, UNDP
    Language: 
    ENG
  13. UNDP Webinar on Gender and Climate Change Policy in Mexico

    24 Feb 2014
    Online

    This webinar will discuss the integration of process and lessons learned which is being realized by the Government of Mexico to integrate gender issues in climate change policies with the support of UNDP.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNDP
    Partner(s):
    IDB
    Language: 
    SPN
  14. UNITAR Online Course on International Climate Negotiations

    24 Feb 2014 - 20 Apr 2014
    Online

    This online course entiteld Climate Change Diplomacy: Negotiating Effectively under the UNFCCC develops 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, and also considers the pertinent challenges currently facing diplomats and international decision makers in making progress with what is currently on the negotiating table. The course takes a close look at the negotiations to-date and considers the hot topics for negotiators as we move towards establishing a new global agreement on climate change by 2015. The course takes a close look at gender in the negotiations and also the specific interests of parties who are most vulnerable to impacts of climate change.

    Contact Email: 
    mdp-elearning@unitar.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Language: 
    ENG
  15. Lowering Cities’ GHG Emissions: Examining the Role of Market-Based Options

    19 Feb 2014
    Online

    This webinar will share the vision, suggested approach and key challenges of the study at its early stage. It will seek feedback, inputs and suggestions from urban climate action experts and practitioners involved in concrete operations within and outside the World Bank, as well as those involved in piloting activities under market-based mechanisms.

    Contact Email: 
    kjama@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  16. Experts Meeting on Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development in Asia and Pacific

    10 Feb 2014 - 12 Feb 2014
    Manila, Philippines

    This three-day international expert meeting will focus on the challenges that climate change poses to education systems in the Asia-Pacific (APA) region.The meeting would set the stage for UNESCO’s action in support of countries in the Asia-Pacific region for the remaining years of the UN Decade on Education for Sustainable Development and beyond. The meeting will develop recommendations and a plan of action to promote education as an important means to enhance adaptation to climate change in the context of sustainable development in APA countries.

    Contact Email: 
    j.heiss@unesco.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNESCO
    Language: 
    ENG
  17. Webinar on Measuring, Reporting & Verification

    5 Feb 2014
    Online

    This webinar, the third in a series organized jointly by UNDP through its MDG Carbon Programme and the World Bank Institute Climate Change (WBICC) Practice, will provide an overview of how Measuring, Reporting & Verification (MRV) of new instruments can build on lessons learned from existing standards. Additionally, a qualitative metrics that accounts for a country’s overall sustainability goals beyond emission reductions will also be presented in this webinar.

    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  18. E-learning Course on Climate-Smart Agriculture through Sustainable Land-Water Management

    3 Feb 2014 - 21 Feb 2014
    Online

    This e-learning course provides practical knowledge about how climate change is likely to impact agriculture, food production and security, and what actions can be taken to increase productivity, and build resilience to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change, as well as contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through practicing climate-smart agriculture, both in policies and practices.

    Contact Email: 
    wbicc@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  19. E-learning Course on Economics of Climate-Resilient Development

    3 Feb 2014 - 24 Feb 2014
    Online

    This e-learning 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. It continues with a description of a How-to Framework for Climate-Resilient Development Plans and ends with a practical application of the Framework, where participants 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.

    Contact Email: 
    wbicc@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  20. FAO Online Learning Event on Gender and Climate-Smart Agriculture

    1 Feb 2014 - 28 Feb 2014
    Online

    This learning event consists of up to three webinars  (approximately 90 minutes each) and online discussions on the linkages between gender, agriculture and climate change. The event is organized within the Community of Practice for Climate Change Mitigation in Agriculture. Enrolled participants will receive more details prior to the event. Subscription is free online.

    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO
    Language: 
    ENG
  21. UNIDO Training Programme to Strengthen Partnerships and Support Knowledge Management

    1 Feb 2014 - 14 Feb 2014
    New Delhi

    This training programme will allow participants to interact with ongoing energy projects in India, discuss sustainable energy solutions from a practitioner’s perspective, and attend high-level discussions in a global context. Participants will visit projects in the field, including energy efficient furnaces in the glass making clusters of Firozabad, small hydropower applications in Roorkee, and solar-powered micro-grids powering the Ahroha Bhawani Square Marketplace in the Singhpur Block, Uttar Pradesh.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNIDO
    Partner(s):
    The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) , TERI University (TERI U)
    Language: 
    ENG
  22. WBI Massive Open Online Course on Climate Science

    27 Jan 2014 - 24 Feb 2014
    Online

    The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) entitled Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided presents the analysis for the likely impacts of a 4-degree warming trajectory and stresses the need for decision makers and communities to take a firm look at their adaptation choices, while signaling the urgency for mitigation action. Participants are introduced to the risks of triggering non-linearity, and tipping elements like the disintegration of the West Antarctic ice sheet and large-scale Amazon dieback. This MOOC ends with a discussion on the main policy choices needed to prevent warming to be above 2°C.

    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  23. ILO International Conference on Green Jobs Country Assessments

    9 Jan 2014 - 10 Jan 2014
    Geneva, Switzerland

    This conference will bring people from 15 countries, key policy makers as well as researchers and technical experts from the ILO and other international organizations. Discussions will focus on (i) the methodological approaches, (ii) the comparison of output and employment multipliers of conventional and green industries and (iii) the projections of investment and policy scenarios. Based on the assessment results, the implications and options for green jobs policies will be discussed by engaging with policy-makers.In the spirit of South-South cooperation, countries currently conducting green jobs assessments explored ways for stronger cooperation, contributing therewith to the capacity of national institutions for evidence-based green jobs policy dialogues. The conference is part of ILO’s efforts to strengthen and scale-up technical support and policy advice on green jobs.

    UN Organization(s): 
    ILO
    Language: 
    ENG
  24. Regional Workshop to Promote International Collaboration in Facilitating Preparation, Submission and Implementation of NAMAs

    10 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013
    Mexico City, Mexico

    This regional workshop to promote international collaboration in facilitating preparation, submission and implementation of nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs).

    Contact Email: 
    secretariat@unfccc.int
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNFCCC
    Language: 
    ENG
  25. Conference on Urban Development with Climate Co-Benefits

    9 Dec 2013
    New Delhi

    This conference focuses on how we can identify and generate large urban co-benefits or positive impacts for integrating climate change with local sustainable development goals in cities. These co-benefits can help us understand how we make social and technological transitions that can promote more sustainable urban initiatives that cut across sectors and regions and lead to radical impacts on the way our societies use environmental resources and distribute their benefits. The discussions is based on empirical research conducted to understand the policies behind co-benefits in cities in India but will also cover international experiences.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNU
    Partner(s):
    TERI, School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal
    Language: 
    ENG