Workshop on Building a Sustainable Future through Green ICT Standards
15 Jul 2013 - 16 Jul 2013
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
This workshop aims at raising awareness of the importance and opportunities of using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) standards to build a green economy with a special focus in the African region. The workshop includes the participation of leading specialists in the field, from top policy-makers to engineers, designers, planners, government officials, regulators, standards experts and others.
Course on Developing and Monitoring Agriculture Carbon Projects
8 Jul 2013 - 2 Aug 2013
This e-Course is based on the new Sustainable Agricultural Land Management (SALM) carbon accounting methodology, developed and piloted under the BioCarbon Fund’s Agriculture Carbon Project in Kenya that involves smallholder farmers. It presents how carbon is monitored and calculated under SALM, the case-study of Kenya Agricultural Carbon Project, and how the project is benefiting thousands of smallholder farmers.
This course will enable participants to:
- Understand the links between agriculture and climate change - Learn the SALM carbon accounting methodology and how to develop and monitor agricultural carbon projects under this accounting methodology - Learn how the new SALM methodology has been applied to develop and monitor the Kenya Agricultural Carbon project.
This forum aims to serve as a platform for knowledge-sharing on the latest developments in the carbon market and how the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and other mitigation mechanisms can be successful in Africa. By bringing together main actors and stakeholders from the carbon markets, it promotes matchmaking and deal facilitation sessions, where carbon project developers can showcase their projects to investors and carbon buyers. Participants at the Forum can expect to:
- Be updated on recent developments in the international carbon market and new challenges associated with global climate change; - Participate in discussions between project developers and technical specialists in a wide range of sectors and technologies on best practices and lessons learned for the implementation of CDM projects in Africa - Attend sessions with experts from the public and private sector on strategies and measures promoting the benefits of the CDM in Africa emphasizing the new Programmatic CDM approach; - Be given opportunities to showcase CDM projects to private sector representatives; and - Build networks and find partners throughout the Forum.
UNCTAD, International Emissions Trading Association, African Development Bank, Government of Cote d'Ivoire
Conference on Green Industrial Skills for Sustainable Development
1 Jul 2013 - 6 Jul 2013
This conference aims to increase awareness on the importance of green industrial skills development amongst countries worldwide, to promote green industrial skills for a better future of deprived young people, and to enhance their chance of employment and income. The plenary discussion and following roundtables at the conference shall provide input for potential policy change and national programmes in the area of education and green skills development, and shall give an opportunity to directly exchange knowledge and expertise of high-level decision-makers. The event includes the series of seminars “Discover Skills Unlimited".
WorldSkills Germany, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), WorldSkills Foundation
Course on Integrated Water Resources Management as a Tool for Adaption to Climate Change
1 Jul 2013 - 19 Jul 2013
Delft, The Netherlands
This course is offered as a three week course. During the first week, the theoretical background is given. In a one-day field trip, a practical example of dealing with (future) climate change in a municipal water system is highlighted. In the second and third week entitled ‘framework for modeling in water and climate’, the participants learn to apply the climate change and variability issues in a set of modeling tools and come up with practical and integrated options to deal with climate issues in water management. This course is designed for professionals actively involved in the water and climate sectors, for example working as policy makers at local, regional or national level, as staff of NGO's or in the private sector dealing with adaptation, or as junior university lecturers or scientists, and would like to receive an overview of the issue within a short period of time.
International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management
Summer Course: Green Industry "Pathways Towards the Industry of the Future"
1 Jul 2013 - 12 Jul 2013
This course provides young professionals and researches from the field of green industrial development with the opportunity to learn first hand from United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) experts, senior policymakers and internationally renowned scholars on how to improve industry’s environmental performance and turn the concept of “Green Industry” into practice.
The main objectives of this course include:
- To reflect on the technical requirements of green industrial development as well as on the strategies, policies, laws and regulations necessary for its successful implementation; - To find ways to successfully commercialize green industry related products and services; - To outline institutional platforms for the promotion and dissemination of resource-efficient, cleaner production methods and economically viable, socially equitable and environmentally sustainable technologies; and - To create and implement strategies for a green industry in line with environmental goals and targets.
Training on Activities and Baselines for Clean Development Mechanisms
30 Jun 2013 - 2 Jul 2013
Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire
This training workshop aims to gather current and potential African Coordinating and Managing Entities (CMEs) and African Standardized Baseline developers to participate in the Programme of Action (PoA) training. The objective of this training workshop is to strengthen the capabilities of current and potential CMEs and Designated National Authorities in Africa on developing and implementing Programmes of Actions (PoAs) and Standardized Baselines. The training focuses on the latest PoA and Standardized Baseline guidelines and standards, and potential sectors where PoAs and Standardized Baselines can be effectively applied by using practical case studies and linkages with other policy instruments. This workshop is an opportunity for practitioners in the region to discuss experiences on how PoAs can be designed and managed more innovatively and how Standardized Baselines can offer the potential of simplifying and streamlining project development.
Webinar on Financing Telecom-Energy Business Models for off-Grid Electrification
26 Jun 2013
This webinar discusses the findings of a World Bank project exploring the possibility of Telecom-Energy business models for off-grid electrification to overcome not only the technical but also the financial challenge.
Course on Policies for Low Emissions Development: From Strategy Design to Implementation
24 Jun 2013 - 5 Jul 2013
This course aims to assist participants to plan, design and implement policy instruments to help countries advance into a low emissions development (LED) path. It offers an overview of LED policy instruments and provides individual lessons on the design and implementation of specific policy approaches, enriched with examples of how these instruments have been implemented worldwide. The course finalizes by providing policy diagnosis tools and strategic guidance for policy implementation. The diagnosis tools can help countries to identify and select policy instruments suitable to their specific needs. To facilitate learning, in-depth policy case studies provide participants with the opportunity to identify how policy instruments may be designed and implemented in practice.
This symposium aims to take stock of the lessons learned from pilot activities linking reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation plus conservation and sustainable management of forests and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+) to sustainable development and the green economy, with a view to provide key decision makers with a stronger rationale for linking REDD+ planning and REDD+ investments with green economy efforts. It is also intended to build capacity for achieving synergies in this area. The event focuses on the role of comprehensive land-use planning for capturing environmental, economic and social benefits from REDD+ investments.
Webinar on Carbon Tax – How Can a Tax Shift Support Low Emission Development while Building Public Acceptance?
12 Jun 2013
This webinar discusses the opportunities and challenges of implementing a tax on carbon, drawing on experience in different countries. Special attention is given to British Columbia, Canada: the first jurisdiction in North America to implement a significant carbon tax shift (in 2008).
E-learning Course on Developing and Monitoring Agriculture Carbon Projects
10 Jun 2013 - 28 Jun 2013
This e-course is based on the new Sustainable Agricultural Land Management (SALM) carbon accounting methodology, developed and piloted under the BioCarbon Fund’s Agriculture Carbon Project in Kenya that involves smallholder farmers. It presents how carbon is monitored and calculated under SALM, the case-study of Kenya Agricultural Carbon Project, and how the project is benefiting thousands of smallholder farmers. This e-course is comprised of 4 modules, which take about 16 hours to complete :
- Module 1 – Agriculture's Potential in Reducing Climate Change Impact - Module 2 – SALM: A New Agricultural Carbon Accounting Methodology. - Module 3 – Soil Organic Carbon Accounting in Agricultural Project. - Module 4 – The case of Kenya Agricultural Carbon Project.
E-learning Course on Policies for Low Emissions Development: From Strategy Design to Implementation
10 Jun 2013 - 30 Jun 2013
This e-learning course aims to assist government officials, policymakers, development planners, climate change practitioners and carbon market agents to plan, design and implement policies for Low Emission Development (LED). The course starts by discussing the rationale for LED policy and the expected benefits of such policies. The discussion considers both contributions to global emissions reductions and local development opportunities. The course continues with a broad overview of LED policy instruments and is enriched with examples of how these instruments have been implemented worldwide. The course finalizes by providing policy diagnosis tools and strategic guidance for policy implementation. The diagnosis tools can help countries to identify and select policy instruments suitable to their specific needs.
Workshop on Enhancing Climate Indices for Sector-Specific Applications
10 Jun 2013 - 14 Jun 2013
This workshop aims to enhance the use of climate information in the agriculture, water and health sectors for Climate Risk Management (CRM) and adaptation, through interdisciplinary analysis and interpretation of sector-specific climate indices.
The specific objectives of the workshop include:
- To bring participants together from the countries in South America from the meteorological and sectoral communities (possibly agriculture, health, e.g.); - To briefly review how sectors currently use climate indices and indicators for CRM and adaptation and gauge the requirements for improved understanding and application of climate information in decision-making; - To introduce and describe the new software and to apply the tools to create sector-specific indices for the region; - To analyse and interpret the results from sector perspectives; - To assess the software, process and outcomes; - To use sector expertise to enhance indices and software tools; - To enhance interdisciplinary networking; and - To make recommendations for further activities.
This event is an international trade fair and conference for emissions trading, carbon abatement solutions and clean technologies. It provides insights into national situation reports, latest knowledge and trends, and discusseses links between trading and other international policies and developments.
International Emissions Trading Association, Fira Barcelona
Symposium on Aviation and Climate Change
14 May 2013 - 16 May 2013
This symposium is the fourth in a series of environment-related events which aim to foster a dialogue amongst participants on environment and aviation. Organized under the theme “Destination Green”, it provides an opportunity to gain knowledge and exchange information on the key areas of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)'s environmental protection activities. Key issues under discussion include plans to reduce CO2 emissions and new standards, sustainable alternative fuels for aviation, and market-based measures to reduce aviation emissions. In conjunction with the symposium, an exhibition is organized to showcase the latest tools, products and technologies that can positively contribute to many of the measures and initiatives supporting States’ Action Plans to reduce aviation emissions.
E-learning Course on CDM Programme of Activities: Challenges and Opportunities
13 May 2013 - 24 May 2013
This e-learning course aims to help carbon market agents, development practitioners and urban specialists better understand the opportunities and challenges of Programmatic Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and illustrates how it can be used as a tool for catalyzing low carbon development. The training is delivered in four modules which take about 8 hours. It uses interactive presentations and provides discussion forums.
8th Symposium on ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change
6 May 2013 - 7 May 2013
The symposium aims to move forward the agenda on using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to monitor climate change, mitigate and adapt to its effects. In particular, it is dedicated to the theme of Smart Sustainable Cities and focuses on the issue of ICTs, the environment and climate change in the world and the needs for smart green ICT technologies. Topics to be discussed include, inter alia, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, e-waste, disaster preparedness, cost-effective ICT technologies, methodologies for the environmental impact assessment of ICTs, ICT technologies for smart cities and smart societies, challenges and opportunities in the transition to a green and resource efficient economy. The symposium brings together leading specialists in the field, from top policy-makers to engineers, designers, planners, government officials, regulators, standards experts and others.
Ministry for Economic Development of Italy, Telecom Italia
E-learning Course on Cities and Climate Change Leadership
6 May 2013 - 24 May 2013
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.
E-learning Course on Saving Energy Through Energy Savings Performance Contracts
6 May 2013 - 24 May 2013
This e-learning course aims to enable participants to: 1) identify Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC) opportunities in the public sector in their country; 2) define the overall procurement process for ESPCs in a public agency; 3) document case studies on specific country experiences using the ESPC approach; 4) identify how to address the key procurement issues related to the ESPC approach; and 5) develop a “roadmap” for employing the ESPC approach and selecting energy service providers to implement energy efficiency projects in the public sector. It consists of seven modules presenting key concepts 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.
E-learning Course on Climate-Smart Agriculture through Sustainable Land-Water Management
1 May 2013 - 30 May 2013
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 Energy Sector Strategies to Support Green Growth
1 May 2013 - 31 May 2013
This e-learning course covers essential aspects of renewable energy and energy efficiency policies and discusses how they can contribute to green growth strategies. It aims 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). It ends with a discussion on how these policies can be integrated into overall green growth strategies at the national level.
Course on Promoting Green Jobs Policies: Employment Potential and Skill Needs in a Greener Economy
29 Apr 2013 - 31 May 2013
This blended course offers a conceptual framework and operational tools for the promotion of green jobs policies by focusing on how to seize employment opportunities and address skills challenges in the transition to a greener economy.
This e-learning course focuses on disaster risk management (DRM) at the city level. Participants learn, in particular, about planning and decision making under uncertainty and how to make their cities more resilient to climate change impacts and natural disasters. The course provides cutting edge tools on vulnerability assessment, institutional assessment and gap analysis, and on how to access finance for risk management.
This course is divided into 4 modules:
- Module 1: Introduction
- Module 2: Technical Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment
- Module 3: Accessing Finance for Urban DRM and Resilience
- Module 4: Building and Implementing the Local Resilience Action Plan (LRAP)
Workshop on Climate Change, Disasters and Crises in the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector in Southern and Eastern Africa
22 Apr 2013 - 24 Apr 2013
This workshop aims to establish the current baseline with regard to the integration of climate change adaptation and disaster risk management in fisheries and aquaculture activities and policies in Southern and Eastern Africa, and, vice versa, of the integration of fisheries and aquaculture in climate change adaptation and disaster risk management strategies and plans, with the overall goal of coordinating activities and identifying gaps and priority actions. Among its key objectives, the workshops aims to strengthen the understanding of climate change and disaster impacts on fisheries and aquaculture in Southern and Eastern Africa and present best-practice examples and lessons learned.