E-learning Course on Climate Change Diplomacy: Negotiating Effectively Under UNFCCC
25 Feb 2013 - 21 Apr 2013
This online course 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 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) framework. It 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 towards the establishment of 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.
Webinar on Incubating Innovation for Rural Off-Grid Electrification: Presenting the Telecom-Energy Initiative
20 Feb 2013
This webinar presents the Telecom Energy Initiative of the World Bank that explores innovative business models capable of achieving rural electrification through the synergies between mobile telephony infrastructure and energy needs of rural communities. Project leaders Monali Ranade, Mohua Mukherjee and Reinhard Reichel introduce the goals, initial findings and potential impacts of this initiative as well as explain why a wide stakeholders' coalition is required to address this crucial issue. The webinar is part of the WBI Climate Change Talks.
Expanded Constituency Workshop for Central America, Mexico and Venezuela
19 Feb 2013 - 21 Feb 2013
This workshop brings together GEF focal points, focal points from the main Conventions (Biodiversity, Desertification, Climate Change and POPs), representatives from civil society and representatives from the GEF Secretariat and the GEF Agencies. It aims to further strengthen participants’ knowledge of GEF-5 strategies, programs, policies, and procedures. The 3-day workshop is intensive and interactive and is enhanced by the diversity of perspectives brought by its participants. It is also an opportunity to discuss priority issues and share lessons and experiences from the development and implementation of GEF projects and their integration within national policy frameworks. Target countries include: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Venezuela.
Workshop on Designing Results-based Action to Strengthen Human Resources and Skills to Advance Green, Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development in Indonesia
14 Feb 2013
This workshop provides an opportunity to discuss and define priority action to strengthen learning and skills development with concerned Government sectors and other interested organizations in Indonesia. The event brings together key actors from Government and organizations outside of Government. Target groups include representatives from: national government ministries/agencies; government agencies at the sub-national and local level; educational and vocational training institutions; private sector institutions; civil society; international development partners; and media.
UN CC:Learn Partner Agencies, Government of Indonesia
E-learning Course on Sustainable Urban Land Use Planning
6 Feb 2013 - 26 Mar 2013
The course aims to: ensure that participants have a functional and integrated understanding of the dynamics of urban land use; and demonstrate how to effectively utilize policies and planning instruments to manage urban growth and achieve sustainable, equitable and efficient development outcomes. The course is composed of the 7 modules, including one specifically on climate change and land use planning. The course is prepared as an e-learning initiative, with tutor-guided discussions, exercises on strategies, programs and action plans, and self-administered tests.
Workshop on Convening Adaptation Knowledge Networks and Platforms in Africa
5 Feb 2013 - 6 Feb 2013
This workshop recognizes that adaptation is a knowledge-intensive undertaking, and access to relevant and usable knowledge is an important prerequisite for successful adaptation efforts. Therefore convening existing adaptation knowledge networks and platforms in Africa opens a window of opportunity for taking stock of the state of adaptation knowledge mobilization on the continent.
Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network, Global Adaptation Network
E-learning Course on the Economics of Climate-Resilient Development
4 Feb 2013 - 5 Mar 2013
This course teaches the basics on how economically viable climate-resilient development plans are developed. It provides an overview on changes in climate patterns already underway and what changes are projected for the future. It is explained why business-as-usual development is not adequate in response to the impacts that result from these changes. Instead the course outlines how impacts are to be managed, including in relation to addressing the challenges of uncertainty surrounding climate impacts in the future. Methods to select and prioritize adaptation options that include their costs are explained.
This webinar features the approach and tools of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) for prioritizing Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) that have been tested in Trinidad & Tobago and Bangladesh, and refined in Kenya. Developing country experts also share their practical experiences in developing a NAMA shortlist.
The outline of the webinar is as follows:
-Introduction: Yamil Bonduki, Manager, LECB Programme, UNDP (5 mins) -Introduction to IISD tools for prioritising NAMAs, David Sawyer, Vice President, Climate, Energy and Partnerships, IISD (10 mins) -Moving from a mitigation wish list to prioritised NAMAs: the example of Kenya, Deborah Murphy, Senior Associate, IISD (15 mins) -LECB country experiences (30 mins) -Q&A (30 mins)
Webinar on Post-COP Doha: Reflection on the Doha Gateway & the Way Forward
16 Jan 2013
This webinar focuses on the 18th Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), held from 26 November to 7 December 2012, in Doha, Qatar. It discusses the key outcomes, the instruments that are emerging/have been developed through the Doha Gateway, the status of climate finance/the Green Climate Fund, and the way forward. It particularly looks at how the developments from Doha are relevant to Low Emissions Development and Carbon/Climate Finance practitioners.
Workshop to Validate Benin's National Strategy to Strengthen Human Resources, Learning and Skills Development to Address Climate Change
18 Dec 2012 - 19 Dec 2012
This workshop aims to validate Benin’s National Strategy to Strengthen Human Resources and Skills to Advance Green, Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development. The Strategy has been developed through a multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral process at the country level as part of a UN CC:Learn Project on Strengthening Human Resources and Skills to Address Climate Change in 2011-2013.
Workshop for the Preparation of National Plans of Action for Public Health Adaptation to Climate Change
17 Dec 2012 - 19 Dec 2012
The first inter-country workshop for the preparation of national plans of action for public health adaptation to climate change in Southern and Eastern Africa discusses identification of public health risks of climate change, implementation of adaptation plans and strategies and interventions to mitigate the health impacts of climate change. The workshop aimes to: facilitate dialogue on adaptation priorities for public health; develop the health components of national climate change adaptation plans; and determine financial resource needs on a country by country basis.
COP 18 Side Event: Building Capacity for Effective National Planning and the Deployment of Clean Technologies
5 Dec 2012
This One UN side-event takes place in the margins of the 18th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), 26 November to 7 December 2012. The event showcases experiences with building national capacity and strengthening skills development for Technology Needs Assessments (TNAs), Technology Action Plans (TAPs) and Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMAs) in developing countries through south-south learning and international cooperation.
This workshop aims to review the state of the art in regard to soil management across the world and within each region, drawing on participants knowledge of the status and trends in specific countries and contexts, practical experiences and case studies, including relevant processes or mechanisms that can be built on or scaled up to support sustainable soil management. The event is organized in the framework of the Global Soil Partnership (GSP), which is intended to raise awareness of decision makers on the vital role of soil resources for achieving food security, adapting to and mitigating climate change and guaranteeing provision of environmental services.
Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission
International Seminar: Watershed Management and Climate Change
4 Dec 2012 - 6 Dec 2012
This seminar discusses watershed management in the face of climate change. It examines integrated watershed management as an approach to conserve water, soil and biodiversity resources, while supporting and improving local livelihoods and promoting sustainable development at the basin and national levels. The seminar specifically discusses: public policies; financial tools, including payment for environmental services; techniques, bioengineering approaches and traditional knowledge regarding water stewardship, soil conservation and erosion control; and successful case studies from Colombia and the rest of Latin America.
Learning Forum on Green Jobs: Local Strategies and Actions
3 Dec 2012 - 14 Dec 2012
This learning forum provides participants with knowledge, tools and examples of good practices to enhance their skills in the design and implementation of effective local strategies for the promotion of green jobs through private sector development. The event aims to enable participants to: recognize the linkage between the shift to a low-carbon economy and sustainable local development; appraise best practices of green development strategies and their potential for enterprise development and decent job creation; appreciate the key role of the private sector and business organisations in the promotion of a green economy; contribute to shape local strategies and actions for green jobs. The forum targets: local, regional and national officials concerned with economic development or planning and environmental policies; experts from international organizations, NGOs, chambers of commerce; representatives of workers, employers, local business organizations, cooperatives; and research and analysts in relevant fields.
FAO, UNCDF, UNDP, UNEP, UNHABITAT, UNIDO, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Inter-American Foundation, Cooperazione Italiana allo Sviluppo, Senac Sao Paulo, Red de Desarrollo Económico Territorial y Empleo para América Latina y el Caribe
Side Event on the Launch of the United Nations Alliance on Climate Change Education, Training and Public Awareness at COP 18/CMP 8
3 Dec 2012
At this side event the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat together with senior representatives of the other founding members launches the United Nations Alliance on Climate Change Education, Training and Public Awareness. High-level representatives from Parties and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) highlight examples of successful cooperation with founding members on climate change education and public awareness activities. The Alliance’s objectives are presented and its founding members, including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the UNFCCC Secretariat, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) showcase how they will provide support to and benefit of this new interagency cooperation. Participants are invited to share their views on the Alliance’s draft framework for action and contribute to its further development.
The Indonesia Climate Change Day consists of a one-day seminar and a two-day exhibition displaying progress undertaken in managing climate change challenges and opportunities. The event aims to showcase domestic policies, programs and concrete actions that have been carried out by Indonesian stakeholders. It also shows a good partnership among Indonesian stakeholders and international communities in responding to the enormous threat of climate change. The UN CC:Learn Initiative is presented during the Youth and Capacity Building Session, 1 December, 15:30-17:30.
National Council on Climate Change Indonesia, UN CC:Learn Partner Agencies
COP 18 Knowledge Event on Climate-smart Approaches for Agriculture
1 Dec 2012
This knowledge event on climate-smart approaches to agriculture provides a forum for dialogue among participants from countries and the broader public on how to address the challenges of food insecurity and climate change. It is also an opportunity to present the latest cross-sectoral programmes and activities on agriculture (including crops, livestock, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture) and climate change. The knowledge shared in the event seeks to support country efforts in addressing agriculture, food security and climate change, including during the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
This exhibit takes place in the margins of the 18th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It presents UN CC:Learn, a One UN initiative involving 33 multilateral organizations which aims at strengthening human resources, learning and skills development to address climate change in Member States.
Webinar on Climate-Smart Agriculture: MRV for Agriculture Carbon Projects
1 Dec 2012
This webinar on Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) focuses on how agriculture carbon projects are monitored. Since agriculture carbon projects are relatively new in the carbon finance family, monitoring of carbon sequestration in agriculture projects remains a major issue for agriculture project developers. The Kenya Agriculture Carbon Project managers and technical staff talk about how they monitor agriculture carbon based on their own experiences.
COP 18 Side Event on Enabling Environments for Catalysing Private Sector Climate Finance
28 Nov 2012
This side event examines how public institutions can create enabling environments to catalyse successful private sector intervention in climate finance. The panel presents best practices & lessons learned, focussing on approaches from Arab States and Asian countries.
COP 18 Side Event on Supporting Research, Training and Institutional Capacity Development to Address Climate Change through South-South North Collaboration
28 Nov 2012
This side event on supporting research, training and institutional capacity development to address cimate change through South-South North collaboration discusses results and lessons learned from developing and testing tools and methods to support climate change decision-making in developing countries through a global network involving 9 partners institutions in the South and North.
This side event gives developed country Parties the opportunity to present and discuss their latest data on fast-start finance. Overall aim is to increase the general transparency of fast-start finance activities and to facilitate lessons learned from fast-start finance.
COP 18 Side Event on Global Action on International Aviation and Shipping to address Climate Change
27 Nov 2012
During this side event, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) presents its work on international aviation and climate change and showcases innovative projects pivotal in pushing ahead the aviation sector towards its sustainable future. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) presents its work to support developing countries to address GHG emissions from international shipping.
COP 18 Side Event: Climate Change and Education - Making the Future Work for You
27 Nov 2012
This One UN side-event takes place in the margins of the 18th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), 26 November to 7 December 2012. The interactive discussions focus on the critical role of education in addressing climate change and opportunities for developing and implementing relevant programmes and curricula. Special attention is given to the involvement of youth.