Webinar on Financing Energy Efficiency: Lessons from International Experience
28 Mar 2013
This webinar reviews the international experience with financing mechanisms such as energy efficiency funds, consumer financing, dedicated credit lines, risk-sharing programs, performance contracting and equity funds. It presents a summary of the major lessons learned and recommends how a country can adapt the international experience to its local conditions. The webinar is hosted by Dilip Limaye –senior Energy Efficiency Specialist and consultant to the World Bank Institute and the World Bank with the expertise in energy efficiency policies, regulations, financing and implementation strategies – and is part of the WBI Climate Change Talks.
The 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: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.
This forum is a regional conference and exhibition platform established in 2006 to promote knowledge and information sharing while facilitating business opportunity environments among carbon market stakeholders. It promotes a discussion and exchange of experiences and provides participants the latest developments of emissions trading schemes, low emission development and the future of the carbon markets. The forum also facilitates debates around the international and national mitigation policies to promote greenhouse gases (GHG) emission reductions. Finally it seeks new impulses for increasing the volume of low carbon investments in Latin American and the Caribbean.
Governo do Rio de Janeiro, Latin American Energy Organization, International Emissions Trading Association, CAF
Technical Workshop on Ecosystem-based Approaches for Adaptation to Climate Change
21 Mar 2013 - 23 Mar 2013
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
This workshop considers the role of ecosystems, including forests, in adaptation; vulnerability and impacts in ecosystems; and the implementation of and benefits from ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation. Through discussions taking place in plenary and parallel breakout sessions and among members of an expert panel, Parties and expert organizations enhance their understanding of ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation, identify areas of further work and share best practices and lessons learned, including in the context of the Rio Conventions. Cross-cutting themes, including the importance of indigenous and traditional knowledge and the need for considering gender sensitivity in ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation, are also discussed at the workshop.
Workshop to Validate Malawi's National Climate Change Learning Strategy
19 Mar 2013
This workshop aims to validate Malawi’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
National Workshop on Strengthening Capacities in NAMA Design
14 Mar 2013 - 15 Mar 2013
This workshop aims at identifying the key steps to be taken for the development and implementation of specific Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMAs) in three sectors in Peru: bioenergy, transport and construction materials. It comprises a two-day NAMA training which uses a stepwise and systematic approach that guides participants from an initial background analysis to the final implementation phase, taking the different design options and financing needs into consideration. Workshop participants discussed specific mitigation concepts and corresponding implementation barriers more in detail for the three prioritized sectors.
Peru's Environment Ministry, German International Cooperation, German Federal Environment Ministry, Ecofys' Mitigation Momentum Project, International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV
Training on Assessing Costs and Benefits of Adaptation: Methods and Data
11 Mar 2013 - 14 Mar 2013
This training familiarizes participants with the methods and data used to analyze the economic benefits of adaptation initiatives in the agriculture and water sector. It aims to identify and address capacity development gaps related to accessing climate finance and formulating National Adaptation Plans (NAPs). It brings together multidisciplinary technical teams from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR), Indonesia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam.
US Agency for International Development, Yale University
Teacher Training on Climate Change in the Dominican Republic
10 Mar 2013 - 15 Mar 2013
Boca Chica, Dominican Republic
This pilot workshop on Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development (CCESD) is organized within the framework of the national UN CC:Learn project and the priority action on Strengthening Capacities to Integrate Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development (CCESD) in Secondary School Education. The six-day training on climate change brings together education planners, curriculum development specialists, teacher trainers and teachers from the Education Ministry, Teacher Training Institutions, Universities and NGOs.
UN CC:Learn Partner Agencies, Government of the Dominican Republic
REDD+ Regional Lessons Learned Workshop on Social and Environmental Safeguards
5 Mar 2013 - 6 Mar 2013
This workshop aims to share knowledge and experiences in developing safeguards systems in Asia. The safeguard policies in REDD+ for indigenous peoples and local communities is the backbone of REDD+ implementation across the continent. The workshop raises awareness about the relationships between different REDD+ safeguard systems and supports national approaches to developing safeguards systems that respond to country-specific circumstances.
E-learning Course on Carbon Monitoring in CDM Afforestation/Reforestation Projects
4 Mar 2013 - 15 Mar 2013
This e-learning course presents the methods for carbon monitoring in afforestation and reforestation projects under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and includes three modules:
- Module 1: Preparing for Project Monitoring (reviews key concepts, such as carbon pools, project stratification and boundary, sampling design and species data)
- Module 2: Monitoring Forest Carbon Stocks (how to measure various forest carbon pools)
- Module 3: Monitoring Project Emissions and Leakage (explores sources of project emissions and leakage)
The course is made up of two parts: (1) three self-paced multimedia learning modules, each of which is around 1 hour; and (2) online facilitated discussion forums. Participants are expected to devote a total of 8 hours to complete this course.
E-learning Course on Low Carbon Development: Planning & Modelling
4 Mar 2013 - 29 Mar 2013
This course introduces participants to climate change mitigation, explores the concepts surrounding low carbon development planning on an economy-wide basis and takes a detailed look at what this means in the power and transport sectors and for household electricity use. It comprises the following modules: (i) Introduction to Low Carbon Development Planning; (ii) Overview for Policymakers; (iii) Power; (iv) Household; (v) Transport. The course also provides step-by-step instructions on how to use the EFFECT (Energy Forecasting Framework and Emissions Consensus Tool) model.
This intensive four-week course covers a range of issues on the science, technology, economics and policies of renewable energy. It includes topics such as small hydropower, solar, geothermal, bio-, wind, marine, fuel cell and hydrogen energy, as well as energy demand and supply, economics, security, and policy. Students also receive practical training with clean-energy software (RETScreen and HOMER). Applicants for this course should be currently enrolled in a master’s or PhD programme; seek to deepen their knowledge on, and gain practical training in, renewable energy; and desire a future career in renewable energy.
University Network for Climate and Ecosystems Change Adaptation Research, University of Tokyo
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.