Learning Events

Format: 2014-11-27
Format: 2014-11-27
  1. Workshop on Generating Climate Co-benefits in Urban Areas

    2 Dec 2013 - 3 Dec 2013
    Bhopal

    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.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNU
    Partner(s):
    Kyoto University, School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal
    Language: 
    ENG
  2. Seminar on National Commitments on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    28 Nov 2013
    Yokohama

    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.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNU
    Language: 
    ENG
  3. Experts Meeting on Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development in Asia and Pacific

    25 Nov 2013 - 27 Nov 2013
    Cebu, Philippines

    This meeting focuses on the challenges that climate change poses to education systems in the Asia-Pacific region.  In this region, climate change already has an impact on changing weather patterns and consequently on peoples livelihoods and lives. There is evidence of prominent increases in the intensity and frequency of many extreme events such as heat waves, tropical cyclones, prolonged dry spells, intense rainfall, tornadoes, thunderstorms, and severe dust storms in the region. Furthermore, the region is highly subject to natural hazards, such as earthquakes, tsunamis and landslides. Such impacts pose additional risks for already vulnerable communities striving to combat poverty and achieve sustainable development.
     
    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
    Partner(s):
    Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization
    Language: 
    ENG
  4. Building the Skills to Address Climate Change: Lessons from the UN Climate Change Learn Partnership

    22 Nov 2013
    Warsaw, Poland

    The event is jointly organized by the National Council for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism (CNCCMDL) of the Dominican Republic and the NGO Sur Futuro in collaboration with the Governments of Indonesia, Benin, Malawi, Uganda, as well as the UN CC:Learn Secretariat. High level representatives from all five UN CC:Learn pilot countries will deliver their remarks.

    Hosted by: Omar Ramírez Tejada, Executive Vice-President, National Council for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism (CNCCMDL) of the Dominican Republic

    Co-hosted by: Eduardo Julia, Director for Climate Change, Sur Futuro Foundation, Dominican Republic

    Moderator: Veerle Vandeweerd, Director, Environment and Energy Group, UNDP

    The event aims to inspire countries to develop and implement national climate change learning strategies in line with Article 6 of the UNFCCC. It will provide an opportunity for Parties and other stakeholders to learn from the experience of the five UN CC:Learn pilot countries (Benin, Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Malawi and Uganda). The event marks the end of the 2011-2013 pilot phase supported by the Government of Switzerland.

    Contact Email: 
    uncclearn@unitar.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Partner(s):
    UN CC:Learn partner agencies, Government of the Dominican Republic, Government of Benin, Government of Indonesia, Government of Malawi, Government of Uganda
    Language: 
    ENG
  5. Training Course: Climate Change Education Inside and Outside the Classroom in Africa

    20 Nov 2013 - 23 Nov 2013
    Praia, Cape Verde

    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
  6. Webinar on Mitigation and Adaptation: Opportunities and Challenges of the Implementation of Low Emissions and Climate Change Resilient Development Strategies

    20 Nov 2013
    Online

    This webinar is the fourth in a series of webinars on Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS). It aims to link key concepts found in both Low Emissions Development Strategies and Climate Change Adaptation Strategies.

    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    Low Emissions Development Strategies Latin American and Caribbean Regional Platform, Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership, Libélula, INCAE Business School
    Language: 
    SPN
  7. 2013 Caring for Climate Business Forum

    19 Nov 2013 - 20 Nov 2013
    Warsaw, Poland

    This forum showcases the contributions that business and investors can make towards climate action, while providing a high-level platform for exchange and collaboration with policymakers. More specifically, it aims to bring greater scale to business innovation on climate change; give further encouragement to business and governments to raise ambition on climate policies; and encourage collaboration among business, the UN, Governments and other stakeholders. The forum serves as a launching ground for corporate climate action. Plenary sessions and thematic action workshops maximize interaction between participants. Up to 15 sessions focus on priority themes linked to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agenda covering mitigation, adaptation, technology and finance. A high-level meeting is scheduled on the second day to distil the outcomes from the first day and put forward recommendations.

    Contact Email: 
    park10@un.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP, UNFCCC
    Partner(s):
    UN Global Compact
    Language: 
    ENG
  8. E-Learning Course on Green Jobs for Sustainable Development: Concepts and Practices

    18 Nov 2013 - 20 Dec 2013
    Online

    This online course on green jobs for sustainable development aims to provide an introduction to key concepts and definitions about green jobs and to the approach of the International Labour Organization (ILO) to sustainable development, through a review of tools and on-going practices. It is adressed to representatives from Governments (labour, environment, planning, finance, etc.), social partners, national and international development agencies, civil society organisations and development practitioners interested in becoming familiar with the concept of green jobs and its linkage with the ILO agenda and the sustainable development framework.

    Contact Email: 
    greenjobs@itcilo.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    ILO
    Language: 
    ENG
  9. E-learning Course on Low Carbon Development: Planning & Modelling

    18 Nov 2013 - 8 Dec 2013
    Online

    This e-learning course has the following modules – (i) Introduction to Low Carbon Development Planning; (ii) Overview for Policymakers; (iii) Power; (iv) Household; (v) Transport – which aim to 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. The course also provides step-by-step instructions on how to use the EFFECT (Energy Forecasting Framework and Emissions Consensus Tool) model.

    Contact Email: 
    wbicc@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  10. E-Learning Course on Policy Instruments for Low Emissions Development: From Design to Implementation

    18 Nov 2013 - 9 Dec 2013
    Online

    This e-learning course aims to assist the participants to plan, design and implement policy instruments to help spur low emissions development. The course starts by discussing the rationale for Low Emissions Development (LED) policy and the expected benefits of such policies. The discussion considers both contributions to global emissions reductions and local development opportunities such as:

    - Increased energy security by reducing the dependence on fossil fuels and exposure to volatile prices;
    - Increased industrial productivity as a consequence of energy efficiency measures;
    - New economic opportunities and employment through deployment and diffusion of low carbon technologies; and
    - Reduced costs of environmental degradation.

    Contact Email: 
    wbicc@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    Carbon Finance Assist, Partnership for Climate Readiness
    Language: 
    ENG
  11. E-learning Course on Sustainable Agricultural Land Management Projects: Soil Carbon Monitoring

    18 Nov 2013 - 6 Dec 2013
    Online

    This e-learning course focuses on the sustainable agricultural land management practices (SALM) carbon accounting methodology. It presents how soil carbon is monitored and accounted in an agricultural land management project, how the SALM methodology is applied in Kenya, and how it benefits thousands of smallholder farmers by generating the triple wins of enhancing food security and climate change resilience while mitigating climate change through carbon sequestration. The course aims to equip learners with basic knowledge and skills in developing and monitoring an agricultural soil carbon project with easy-to-understand course contents and visual learning tools throughout the course.

    The course contains 4 modules:
    - Agriculture Sector’s Potential to Reduce Climate Change Impacts;
    - SALM: A New Agricultural Carbon Accounting Methodology;
    - Soil Organic Carbon Accounting in Agricultural Projects;
    - The Kenya Case.

    Contact Email: 
    wbicc@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    BioCarbon Fund
    Language: 
    ENG
  12. Short Course on Green Economy

    18 Nov 2013 - 13 Dec 2013
    Dresden, Germany

    This short course is especially designed to meet the professional demand of experts working in environmental management with special focus on urban design and development. Participants are expected to adapt new concepts for sustainable development and a green economy. After the completion of the course they should be able to actively contribute to the development of a sustainable resources management in their respective countries in general and to a green economy in particular.

    Contact Email: 
    unep@mailbox.tu-dresden.de
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP, UNESCO
    Partner(s):
    German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Centre for International Postgraduate Studies of Environmental Management, Technische Universitat Dresden
    Language: 
    ENG
  13. Side Event on Climate Co-benefits in Urban Areas

    18 Nov 2013
    Warsaw

    This event, featured during the Warsaw Conference of Parties, looks at how we can generate urban co-benefits (i.e., positive impacts for integrating climate change with local sustainable development goals in cities) in the energy, waste, land-use and transportation sectors based on empirical studies conducted in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and Japan.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNU
  14. COP 19 Parallel Event: Rights, Governance & Climate Change

    16 Nov 2013
    Warsaw, Poland

    The workshop convenes scholars, policy-makers, practitioners, and stakeholders from a variety of fields and disciplines to examine how substantive and procedural rights can be used to support, design, and implement effective and equitable solutions to address climate change and related challenges at multiple levels of governance. Anticipated outcomes of the workshop include proposals for innovative research on the relationship between rights, governance, and climate change and identification of opportunities for collaborative projects seeking to study and enhance aspects of this relationship.

    Contact Email: 
    alisa.zomer@yale.edu
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Partner(s):
    Governance, Environment & Markets Initiative at Yale University, Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw, Centre for International Sustainable Development Law
    Language: 
    ENG
  15. COP 19 Side Event: Addressing Climate Change through Education and Public Awareness

    16 Nov 2013
    Warsaw, Poland

    This side-event takes place in the margins of the 19th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the the 9th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, 11 November to 22 November 2013. During this event, the United Nations Alliance on Climate Change Education, Training and Public Awareness showcases together with young people from around the world the crucial role that education and the creation of public awareness play in combating climate change.

    Contact Email: 
    mweigel@unfccc.int
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNFCCC
    Partner(s):
    UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNITAR, UNU, WHO, WMO, United Nations Alliance on Climate Change Education, Training and Public Awareness
    Language: 
    ENG
  16. COP 19 Side Event: Capacity Building for Climate Finance Management - Recent Experiences and Readiness Tools

    14 Nov 2013
    Warsaw, Poland

    This side-event takes place in the margins of the 19th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the the 9th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, 11 November to 22 November 2013. It presents recent experiences in capacity building for climate finance. The event seeks to respond to increased requests from countries (and donors) for good practices of how to build capacity to prepare rigorous, finance ready strategies and proposals, and successfully manage and monitor public climate finance.

    Contact Email: 
    daniel.buckley@undp.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNDP
    Language: 
    ENG
  17. FAO Regional Seminar on Agriculture and Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean

    13 Nov 2013 - 14 Nov 2013
    Santiago, Chile

    The seminar's seven sessions examine the use of biophysical modeling to analyze the impact of climate change on agriculture, the economics of adaptation in agriculture, collaborative work in adaptation, anticipated climate change impacts in Latin America and their impacts for adaptation policies, research priorities regarding Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) agriculture and climate change, and the way forward in regional cooperation on policies, instruments and other forms of collaboration in promoting adaptation in agriculture.The regional seminar is the fourth in a series on agriculture and climate change since 2010.

    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO
    Partner(s):
    UNECLAC
    Language: 
    SPN
  18. E-learning Course on Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Finance Sector

    11 Nov 2013 - 1 Dec 2013
    Online

    This e-learning course aims to equip representatives of financial institutions, including banks, insurers, and fund managers, as well as other stakeholders with the necessary knowledge and skills to address climate change risks and capitalise on its opportunities. This edition is exclusive for Financial Institutions from the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF).

    Contact Email: 
    cc-training@unepfi.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP
    Language: 
    ENG
  19. E-learning Course on Saving Energy Through Energy Savings Performance Contracts

    11 Nov 2013 - 30 Nov 2013
    Online

    This e-learning course consists of seven modules presenting key concepts on saving energy through Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and providing opportunities to apply and discuss them. All modules use multimedia presentations and offer selected readings. Quizzes, research exercises and case studies help to broaden participants’ understanding of the topics in a proactive way. By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

    - identify ESPC opportunities in the public sector in your country;
    - define the overall procurement process for ESPCs in a public agency;
    - document case studies on specific country experiences using the ESPC approach;
    - identify how to address the key procurement issues related to the ESPC approach; and
    - develop a “roadmap” for employing the ESPC approach and selecting energy service providers to implement energy efficiency projects in the public sector.

    Contact Email: 
    wbicc@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  20. Workshop on the Impact of Climate Change on Forest Work

    11 Nov 2013 - 12 Nov 2013
    Geneva, Switzerland

    The workshop aims to identify climate change related impacts on forestry work and ways and means to address them, by reviewing existing solutions and possible innovations and formulating recommendations for forest entrepreneurs, forest owners as well as policy makers and training centres. It features the following sessions:  
    - Opening and setting the scene;
    - Impact of climate change on forest health;
    - Impact of climate change on forest operations;
    - Challenges and opportunities;
    - Conclusions and recommendations.

    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO, ILO, UNECE
    Language: 
    ENG, FRE, RUS
  21. Webinar on Derisking Renewable Energy Investment

    7 Nov 2013
    Online

    This webinar presents the report "Derisking Renewable Energy Investment" that introduces a framework to assist policy-makers to quantitatively compare different public instruments and their cost-effectiveness. The report’s key findings and concepts are presented, as well as its framework and financial tool.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNDP
    Language: 
    ENG
  22. Webinar on Mitigation and Development: Evaluating the Co-Benefits of Linking Low Emissions Development Strategies with the National Sustainable Development Priorities

    6 Nov 2013
    Online

    This webinar is the third in a series of webinars on Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS). It consists of a dialogue on the latest tools for Development Impacts Analysis (DIA). These tools aim to help countries and institutions to identifiy and raise awareness about the impacts of LEDS on the development objectives of a country.

    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    Low Emissions Development Strategies Latin American and Caribbean Regional Platform, Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership, Libélula, INCAE Business School
    Language: 
    SPN
  23. FAO Workshop on Participatory Scenario Building for Climate-Smart Agriculture in Vietnam

    5 Nov 2013 - 7 Nov 2013
    Hanoi, Vietnam

    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
  24. E-Learning Course on Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developping Countries

    4 Nov 2013 - 21 Feb 2014
    Online

    This course aims to enhance the capacity of local decision makers and urban and transportation planners to formulate and implement appropriate policies that contribute to sustainability in urban transport in developing countries. It allows an analysis of the important issues of sustainable transport including transport demand management, improved public and non-motorized transport, environmental protection, road safety, and gender in transport. In order to achieve sustainability, it also deals with means such as economic and financial instruments, institutional improvements, capacity building, regulation of markets and environmental standards.

    Contact Email: 
    e-ldp@unitar.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Language: 
    SPN
  25. IDB Seminar on Innovative Climate Financing Mechanisms

    4 Nov 2013 - 6 Nov 2013
    Helsinki, Finland

    This Seminar will be a platform to share experiences and lessons learned from initiatives in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB). These include a variety of initiatives involving new approaches and financing mechanisms targeted for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in climate change mitigation and adaptation. The seminar is intended for decision makers and professionals in the area of development finance and climate change.

    UN Organization(s): 
    IDB
    Language: 
    ENG