High-Level Event on Land Use Management and Climate Change
17 Jun 2014
Washington DC, United States
This one-day meeting, organised by the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the World Bank, the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), TerrAfrica and Connect4Climate will foster high-level discussions on common solutions to the interlinked challenges of climate change and desertification. The panel speakers will discuss the intersection of climate change, desertification and poverty, including discussion on Ethiopia's land management programme and UN programmes the help establish the link adressing desertification and adressing climate change.
E-learning Course on Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Finance Sector
9 Jun 2014 - 29 Jun 2014
This course aims to educate and enable key senior and mid-level executives to further understand the business complexities presented by climate change so that they can integrate it into corporate action plans and strategies; identify risks, opportunities and markets for new plans and strategies; and adapt the material for internal use, and use course material as a stand-alone reference guide.
Webinar on the Participation of the Private Sector in Low Emission Development Strategies
5 Jun 2014
This webinar will showcase three of initiatives developed in Brazil, Costa Rica and Mexico to discuss with speakers and participants about the challenges and opportunities of involving the private sector in all stages of design, implementation and evaluation of low-emission development strategies (LEDS).
Webinar on Poultry Greenhouse Gas Emissions Assessment
4 Jun 2014
This webinar introduces three sector specific guidelines focusing on the assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from the poultry, small ruminant and animal feed supply chains. The guidelines present a methodology for the assessment of the environmental performance of livestock supply chains.
Conference on Monitoring, Reporting and Verifying GHG Emissions Under Existing and Developping Carbon Pricing Mechanisms
3 Jun 2014
This one day conference will present an in-depth analysis of the existing and established carbon pricing initiatives and greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting frameworks around the world. These include monitoring, reporting and verifying (MRV) for GHG inventories at the national and sub-national levels (e.g., Covenant of Mayors), facility level in emissions trading schemes (e.g., EU, California) and voluntary corporate reporting frameworks (Carbon Disclosure Project) as well as sector-based and project-based in pay-for-performance mechanisms. Emerging innovative technologies for estimating GHG emissions in the academic and industrial research world will also be presented. The MRV procedures in the new and emerging carbon pricing initiatives will also be presented, with a specific focus on their similarities and differences with established mechanisms. Presenters and panelists will discuss the opportunities and challenges for building credible, consistent, and compatible MRV infrastructure across the world to support global mitigation action.
his forum will be aimed at facilitating finance of climate change mitigation and adaptation projects in the region by both public and private institutions. It will participants an overview of the latest developments and achievements regarding climate finance. Among the forum’s objectives are: to promote financing for climate change mitigation and adaptation projects in West Africa ; to share knowledge about the latest developments and achievements regarding climate finance in West Africa and globally ; to network with peers from regional public and private financial institutions and to meet with clean energy project developers.
UNEP Risoe Center, Banque Ouest Africaine de Developpement (BOAD)
E-learning Course on Policy Instruments for Low Emissions Development: From Design to Implementation
2 Jun 2014 - 20 Jun 2014
This e-learning course aims to assist participants to plan, design and implement policy instruments 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. It continues with a broad overview of LED policy instruments and is enriched with examples of how these instruments have been implemented worldwide. Individual lessons provide more details on the design and implementation of specific policy approaches, including information and labeling programs, voluntary industrial agreements, performance and technology standards for the industries and vehicles, emissions trading systems, and carbon taxes. 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.
Resilient Cities 2014: Fifth Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation
29 May 2014 - 31 May 2014
This forum focuses on: risk data and analysis; climate change adaptation planning and policy; comprehensive climate change adaptation approaches; collaborative and community-based adaptation; resilient infrastructure and city-region support systems; and governance and capacity building.
ICLEI– Local Governments for Sustainability, World Mayors Council on Climate Change
Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas
27 May 2014 - 29 May 2014
This forum will bring together key disaster risk reduction (DRR) stakeholders throughout the Americas and will be a participative space for knowledge sharing that promotes the planning, monitoring and collective decision making and strategy, as well as actions to implement the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), all with linkages to international and national climate change adaptation efforts. The Fourth Session is co-organized by the UNISDR Regional Office for the Americas (UNISDR - Americas) and Ecuador's Secretariat of Risk Management and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), UN Development Programme (UNDP) and participation planned by subregional DRR organizations. The forum will feature a high level panel on mainstreaming DRR and climate change adaptation in public policies, as well as four thematic sessions on: risk reduction and special segments of society; DDR, climate change and the development agenda; governance and public policies on risk reduction; regional consultation surrounding the new framework for DDR post-2015 (HFA2).
This online course is designed to provide learners with an overview of the critical concepts of climate finance as well as tangible best practices for scaling-up international climate finance to address mitigation and adaptation activities in developing countries.
International Conference of Tourism and Climate Change
18 May 2014 - 20 May 2014
Legazpi, the Philippines
This conference aims to examine tourism's ability to both mitigate and withstand climate change. Asia-Pacific leaders will discuss how to ensure the tourist sector, which is experiencing above-average growth, continues to contribute to development and does so sustainably. Over 200 participants from the tourism industry and government from 18 countries are expected.
Citizen Engagement to Support Urban Climate Governance
14 May 2014
This webinar will summarize insights from preliminary World Bank research and report on current approaches being used to foster citizen engagement in urban climate governance. City-level practitioners are particularly encouraged to join the webinar and share experiences with innovative engagement and advocacy activities, methods and models. Following the webinar, we will bring the conversation to the Scaling Up Climate Action Collaboration Platform to engage in an e-discussion designed to further elicit feedback.
5th Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
13 May 2014 - 16 May 2014
This ministerial conference aims to discuss the challenges that the warming continent is experiencing because of climate change and other risk drivers. Last year, 37 countries in the region experienced at least one major disaster event including droughts, floods and heat waves, affecting millions. The disucssion will be used to inform the negotiations for the new global agreement on disaster risk reduction to succeed the existing Hyogo Framework for Action.
Federal Republic of Nigeria , Economic Community of West African States
Central Asia Climate Knowledge Forum
13 May 2014 - 15 May 2014
This forum will bring together policy-makers and practitioners from Central Asian governments (Ministries of Environment, Economy, and Finance), external experts, national and regional learning institutions, universities, civil society organizations, development partners, organizations as well as other stakeholders interested in climate resilient development. About 100 participants are expected to attend the Forum. The event will include a high-level roundtable – National and Regional Climate Resilience Program Design for Central Asia – among policy makers from Central Asian countries and development partners.
UNEP Third International Climate Change Adaptation Conference
12 May 2014 - 16 May 2014
Fortaleza Ceara, Brazil
This conference is expected to bring together scientists, decision makers and practitioners from developed and developing countries to share research approaches, methods and results. The Adaptation Futures 2014 conference consists of two back-to-back events: the Third International Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2014 between 12-15 May; and the International Workshop on High Level Drought Policies on Arid and Semiarid Lands on May 15.
Earth System Science Center of the National Institute for Space Studies
Webinar on New Carbon Accounting Methodology for Sustainable Grassland Management
6 May 2014
This webinar will introduce stakeholders to the new Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) carbon accounting methodology for sustainable grassland management.The methodology was developed by FAO , the Chinese Academy of Agriculture Science (CAAS), ICRAF, and the Northwest Institute of Plateau Biology, to quantify emission reductions from a range of practices, including improved grazing management, to restore degraded grasslands.
Este curso de aprendizaje en línea discute cómo las ciudades y las regiones urbanas pueden liderar acciones contra el cambio climático e integrar la mitigación y la adaptación en sus planes de desarrollo. El objetivo general es de motivar a los líderes y tomadores de decisiones en ciudades y zonas urbanas a llevar a cabo acciones contra el cambio climático que sean adecuadas para el contexto y las necesidades locales.
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 introduce you 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.
Developing Capacities on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Asia-Pacific Region
28 Apr 2014 - 1 May 2014
Seogwipo City, Republic of Korea
This capacity building training workshop, while promoting the importance of effective climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, will provide: i) an opportunity for countries and cities in the Asia-Pacific region to enhance capacities in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction with a focus on countries/cities Resilience Action Plans development and implementation; ii) a platform to exchange in-depth learning from experts in the related area and to share good practices among participants; iii) a venue for city-to-city cooperation in building resilience in cities by integrating disaster risk principles into local disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation plans, programmes and initiatives.
WBI e-Learning Course on Safe and Resilient Cities
23 Apr 2014 - 21 May 2014
This e-learning course focuses on disaster risk management (DRM) at the city level. Participants will 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 webinar will address capacity building and exchange of experiences on low-emission development strategies. The subject of the webinar is still to be determined. After the webinar, a virtual forum will be opened to broaden the dialogue and exchange of experiences on each topic.
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.
This workshop aims to discuss ways to improve municipal finances and access to capital to achieve low-carbon development, and the need for a “climate lens” in developing capital investment plans. Participants include mayors, city officials and technical experts representing 15 cities and provinces from 12 countries across Asia. It will help officials from subnational governments and public enterprises to develop an action plan to improve their creditworthiness and access to finance for climate-related infrastructure. A broader City Creditworthiness Program will assist cities in implementing the action plan.
Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility, C40 Network, Korean Green Growth Trust Fund
High-Level Workshop on National Adaptation Plan Development in Africa
14 Apr 2014 - 17 Apr 2014
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
This workshop has for objective: improving the understanding of the National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) process; taking stock of the existing guidance, tools and methods relevant to developing NAPs; assessing countries' current progress on their respective NAP processes; exchanging lessons learned and experiences; and exchanging information on the mechanisms and options for financing NAPs. Ministers also learned about the support available through National Adaptation Plan-Gobal Support Programme (NAP-GSP) and its partners, such as the Global Water Partnership (GWP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), for assisting their countries in the NAP process.
UNITAR e-Learning Course on Trade and Climate Change
14 Apr 2014 - 9 May 2014
This e-learning 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. The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) offers this course in partnership with World Trade Institute (WTI) at the University of Bern (Switzerland).