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.
IRENA, UN Global Compact, Stockholm Environment Institute, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, World Wildlife Fund, International Millennium Institute , Biovision, WSPA
UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee Workshop on Technologies for Adaptation
4 Mar 2014
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.
E-learning Course on Low Carbon Development: Planning & Modelling
27 Feb 2014 - 21 Mar 2014
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.
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.
UNDP African Workshop on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories
25 Feb 2014 - 27 Feb 2014
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-REDD, Ministry of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of Zambia
Carbon Monitoring in th Clean Development Mechanism (CDM): Afforestation et Reforestation Projects
24 Feb 2014 - 7 Mar 2014
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.
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
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.
UNDP Webinar on Gender and Climate Change Policy in Mexico
24 Feb 2014
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.
UNITAR Online Course on International Climate Negotiations
24 Feb 2014 - 20 Apr 2014
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.
Lowering Cities’ GHG Emissions: Examining the Role of Market-Based Options
19 Feb 2014
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.
Experts Meeting on Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development in Asia and Pacific
10 Feb 2014 - 12 Feb 2014
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.
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.
E-learning Course on Climate-Smart Agriculture through Sustainable Land-Water Management
3 Feb 2014 - 21 Feb 2014
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.
E-learning Course on Economics of Climate-Resilient Development
3 Feb 2014 - 24 Feb 2014
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.
FAO Online Learning Event on Gender and Climate-Smart Agriculture
1 Feb 2014 - 28 Feb 2014
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.
UNIDO Training Programme to Strengthen Partnerships and Support Knowledge Management
1 Feb 2014 - 14 Feb 2014
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.
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) , TERI University (TERI U)
WBI Massive Open Online Course on Climate Science
27 Jan 2014 - 24 Feb 2014
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.
ILO International Conference on Green Jobs Country Assessments
9 Jan 2014 - 10 Jan 2014
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.
Conference on Urban Development with Climate Co-Benefits
9 Dec 2013
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.
UNESCAP International Symposium on Realizing Low Carbon Cities in North-East Asia: Bridging Science, Policy and Promoting Corporation
5 Dec 2013 - 6 Dec 2013
This symposium aims to review and discuss key issues on low carbon city (LCC) development in the subregion, and to exchange views on the potential of forming a subregional LCC partnership network. It seeks views from distinguished experts and international agencies on approaches to best address these challenges and opportunities in the subregion, as well as to explore on the need of a subregional partnership as a platform to bring together agencies and key stakeholders.
Webinar on Programmes of Activites: Experiences from the Field
3 Dec 2013
This webinar, the second in a series organized jointly provides an overview of key elements to successfully develop a Programme of Activity (PoA) and share practical experience of a Coordinating/Managing Entity in setting-up and implementing a multi-country PoA. The lessons learned in this webinar include Letter of Approval (LoA) issuance, obtaining financial support for the establishment of a PoA, data handling with storage, and contractual arrangements with component programme activities (CPAs) under a PoA. Registration for the event is mandatory.
Regional Workshop on Statistics for Greenhouse Gas Emissions
2 Dec 2013 - 3 Dec 2013
This workshop brings together high-level staff of Ministries of Agriculture or Agricultural National Statistical Agencies and Bureaus responsible for national greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting under international climate policy processes, to help further the conversation on how to improve statistics for GHG emissions. The workshop is a platform to exchange information on national GHG data processes, identify critical institutional and technical gaps, and explore the role that the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) can play via its new FAOSTAT Emissions database.
Workshop on Generating Climate Co-benefits in Urban Areas
2 Dec 2013 - 3 Dec 2013
This workshop, divided in three sessions, covers co-benefits in urban areas, sound material cycle society and co-benefits assessment tools. The first session discusses issues pertaining to identification of large urban co-benefits or positive impacts for integrating climate change with local sustainable development goals in cities. The second session looks at prevailing reuse and recycling practices which could be considered in establishing a Sound Material Cycle Society. In the last session, experts from UNU-IAS demonstratse the use of the Co-benefits Assessment Tool – a simulation model designed for evaluating the climate co-benefits of an urban energy system – and participants use their own city data to generate meaningful results.
Kyoto University, School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal
Seminar on National Commitments on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
28 Nov 2013
In this seminar, Prof. Donald A. Brown (Widener University School of Law) makes specific recommendations on how to increase national commitments on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions based upon “equity” and “justice”, in light of 30 years of climate change policy debates in two countries: the USA and New Zealand.