Learning Events

Format: 2014-10-23
Format: 2014-10-23
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Learning Forum on Green Jobs: Local Strategies and Actions

    4 Nov 2013 - 15 Nov 2013
    Turin, Italy

    This international forum provides learning, knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities to appraise green jobs strategies and actions implemented in different regions and their potential for sustainable local development and decent work creation.

    Contact Email: 
    greenjobs@itcilo.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    ILO
    Language: 
    ENG, SPN
  16. Online Course on Trade and Climate Change

    3 Nov 2013 - 29 Nov 2013
    Online

    This online course explores key legal and economic issues arising from the climate change debate, including the relationship between the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agreement and multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) that address climate change. It examines the legality under international trade rules of domestic and international trade measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as well as measures designed to influence the behaviour of trading partners. Issues addressed include: subsidies and countervailing duties, border tax adjustments, the use of technical regulations and standards to address climate change, how the WTO Agreement treats process and production methods (PPMs) that emit greenhouse gas emissions, and the WTO negotiations on environmental goods and services. Particular attention will be devoted to developing country concerns, including the economic implications for developing countries of WTO rules and MEAs affecting climate change, as well as intellectual property protection issues and technology transfer, including their role in mitigation and adaptation strategies.

    Contact Email: 
    pft-training@unitar.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Partner(s):
    World Trade Institute
    Language: 
    ENG
  17. Webinar on Finance for a Low Emission Development

    30 Oct 2013
    Online

    This webinar, the second in a serie of Webinar on climate change, puts in perspective the recent evolution of the financing of Low Emissions Delvelopment Strategies (LEDS) through international sources and international cooperation. It discusses the development of the finance theme through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as well as the emerging concept of national finance streams. It also discusses lessons learned so far.

    Contact Email: 
    scardona@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    LEDS Global Partnership, LEDS LAC, Libélula, INCAE Business School
    Language: 
    SPN
  18. Cities and Climate Change Capacity Building Event for African Cities

    28 Oct 2013 - 30 Oct 2013
    Nairobi, Kenya

    This workshop aims to build the capacities of local and national government officials in climate change planning and implementation, energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and urban risk reduction and resilience. It also seeks to promote local-national policy dialogue in Africa for mainstreaming climate change and disaster risk reduction into national and urban development plans and policies. 

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNHABITAT
    Language: 
    ENG
  19. E-learning Course on Cities and Climate Change Leadership

    28 Oct 2013 - 15 Nov 2013
    Online

    This e-learning course discusses how cities and urban regions can lead climate actions and mainstream climate mitigation and adaptation into their development plans. Its overall objective is to encourage city leaders and decision makers to undertake climate actions suitable to local needs. Specifically, the course provides practical knowledge and skills to: 1) integrate appropriate climate actions into city-wide agendas; 2) apply proven tools and methodologies to identify the best course of climate action planning; 3) facilitate collaboration with different stakeholders and partners in planning and implementing climate actions; and 4) utilize policy, financial and technical instruments available within and outside administrative boundaries in designing and implementing timely climate actions.

    Contact Email: 
    wbicc@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG, SPN
  20. E-Learning Course on Energy Sector Strategies to Support Green Growth

    28 Oct 2013 - 18 Nov 2013
    Online

    This online course covers key aspects of renewable energy and energy efficiency policies and discusses how they can contribute to green growth strategies. The overall objective is to provide a better understanding of the policy instruments used to promote the deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies in developing countries. The course begins with an overview of the range of policy tools available, including price instruments (e.g., feed-in tariffs), quantity instruments (e.g., tradable renewable energy certificates) and standards (e.g., building codes for energy efficiency). As an example, the course discusses the opportunities provided by these policy tools, together with the challenges of implementation. The course ends with a discussion on how these policies can be integrated into overall green growth strategies at the national level.

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

    28 Oct 2013 - 22 Nov 2013
    Online

    This online course aims to assist government officials, policymakers, development planners, climate change practitioners and carbon market agents to plan, design and implement policy instruments for low emissions development to help spur their country into a low emissions development path. 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.
    - Reduced costs of environmental degradation.

    Contact Email: 
    wbicc@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  22. FAO Workshop on Participatory Scenario Building for Climate-Smart Agriculture in Malawi

    28 Oct 2013 - 30 Oct 2013
    Salima, Malawi

    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
  23. Webinar on Finance for a Low Emission Development

    23 Oct 2013
    Online

    This webinar puts in perspective the recent evolution of the financing of Low Emissions Delvelopment Strategies (LEDS) through international sources and international cooperation. It discusses the development of the finance theme through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as well as the emerging concept of national finance streams. It also discusses lessons learned so far.

    Contact Email: 
    scardona@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    LEDS Global Partnership, LEDS LAC, Libélula, INCAE Business School
    Language: 
    SPN
  24. Online Learning Event – Tackling Climate Change through Livestock: Global Assessment and Multi-stakeholder Initiative

    22 Oct 2013 - 24 Oct 2013
    Online

    The event consists of two online webinars and facilitated discussions between the sessions. It focuses on the following topics:

    - What is the contribution of the livestock sector to climate change?
    - What are the options for climate change mitigation in the livestock sector?
    - The Global Agenda of Action in Support of Sustainable Livestock Sector Development, a multi-stakeholder initiative for the improvement of resource use efficiency in the livestock sector while enhancing its contribution to food security and poverty reduction
    - LEAP (Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance), a partnership on environmental benchmarking of livestock supply chains.

    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO
    Partner(s):
    Global Agenda of Action, Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance
    Language: 
    ENG
  25. Seminar - Is There a Path to Inclusive and Low Carbon Growth?

    22 Oct 2013
    Bangkok, Thailand

    This seminar examines whether it is possible for developing countries to achieve inclusive and low carbon growth through the emulation of more productive and low carbon sectors of developed economies. It presents the results of a paper that was prepared for the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) Survey 2012 and was presented at the 11th Globelics International Conference on "Entrepreneurship, innovation policy and development in an era of increased globalisation", in Ankara, Turkey, in September 2013. It finds that there is no absolute decoupling of carbon emission from growth. The results suggest that an inclusive and low carbon growth path would only exist if more diversified economies focus on low carbon innovation and less diversified economies are given the policy space to emulate the production of the former, regardless of the carbon footprint.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNESCAP
    Language: 
    ENG