Learning Events

Format: 2014-11-26
Format: 2014-11-26
  1. E-learning Course on Cities and Climate Change Leadership

    26 Nov 2012 - 8 Dec 2012
    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: integrate appropriate climate actions into city-wide agendas; apply proven tools and methodologies to identify the best course of climate action planning; facilitate collaboration with different stakeholders and partners in planning and implementing climate actions; and 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
  2. International Workshop on Sustainable Pro-poor Development of Aviation Biofuels

    22 Nov 2012
    Rome, Italy

    This workshop aims to promote discussion between global stakeholders, identifying the way forward to guide the development of the aviation biofuels industry assuring its sustainability and pro-poor focus. Biofuels, originating from biomass crops represent one of the possible ways to reduce aviation CO2 emissions, to allow airlines to cut spending due to fuel cost increases and to favour opportunities of agricultural and non-agricultural employment for poor countries. The target audience includes a diverse range of stakeholders, such as policy makers, governments, international and multilateral development organizations, private sector, academia, civil society and media.

    Contact Email: 
    j.thomas@ifad.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    IFAD
    Partner(s):
    Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea of Italy, Vicariate of Rome - Ufficio Pastorale Universitaria, Roma Tre University, Boeing
    Language: 
    ENG
  3. Negotiating Effectively Under the UNFCCC

    20 Nov 2012 - 22 Nov 2012
    Doha, Qatar

    The workshop aims to provide participants with the information, skills and techniques needed to participate effectively in the COP18 conference and in United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiation sessions thereafter. It provides an overview of the UNFCCC negotiations and their outcomes to-date, and incorporates sessions focusing on key issues on the negotiation table at COP18.  The workshop is designed to be highly interactive and participatory. It includes concept learning (lectures, presentations), role-playing (exercises, simulations), experience sharing (working group discussions) and exposure to real world problems and policy choices confronted by diplomats.

    Contact Email: 
    ccdiplomacy@unitar.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Partner(s):
    AEA, CDKN Advocacy Fund
    Language: 
    ENG
  4. E-learning Course on Safe and Resilient Cities

    19 Nov 2012 - 19 Dec 2012
    Online

    This e-learning course focuses on disaster risk management (DRM) at the city level. Participants are expected to 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. It includes case studies from cities around the world, presentations, videos and a selection of readings for further in-depth knowledge. In addition, discussion forums are organized and facilitated around each module, fostering participation and knowledge sharing among peers.

    Contact Email: 
    wbicc@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  5. E-learning Course on CDM Programme of Activities: Challenges and Opportunities

    12 Nov 2012 - 23 Nov 2012
    Online

    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.

    Contact Email: 
    wbicc@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  6. Training Programme on Climate Change Downscaling Approaches and Applications in Water and Food Sectors

    9 Nov 2012 - 20 Nov 2012
    Bangkok, Thailand

    This programme aims to assess the impact of climate change in a region and to reduce vulnerabilities through the latest technologies and methodologies necessary to downscale and the appropriate use of downscaled information. The training module consists of the following course categories: science of climate change and downscaling, dynamical and statistical downscaling methods, impacts on rice production and impacts on floods. Participants are also receive practical training in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in downscaling and modelling extreme climatic events. The course focuses on the water and food sectors.

    Contact Email: 
    teh@unu.edu
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNU
    Partner(s):
    Asian Institute of Technology, Chulalongkorn University, University Network for Climate and Ecosystems Change Adaptation Research
    Language: 
    ENG
  7. Joint National Seminar on Promoting and Financing of Innovative Green Technologies

    7 Nov 2012 - 8 Nov 2012
    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

    This seminar focuses on innovation policy for climate change adaptation and financing aspects for green technology through the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model. The aim of the event is to increase the skills and knowledge of policymakers to enable them to better: (a) design and develop effective innovation policies that mainstream climate change considerations into the relevant sectoral and cross-sectoral policy mixes to stimulate and develop countries' scientific potential, encourage innovative entrepreneurship, and increase demand for green technology innovation through market and public policy instruments; and (b) access new types of financing through PPPs for the take-up and diffusion of green technologies tailored to the circumstances of each country to enhance their climate change adaptation response. It targets mainly policymakers and other stakeholders from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNECE
    Partner(s):
    UNDP, UNESCAP, UNDA
    Language: 
    ENG
  8. Webinar on Climate-Smart Agriculture: Developing Agriculture Carbon Projects

    7 Nov 2012
    Online

    This webinar discusses Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA), stressing that it offers triple-win, i.e. improving food security, building climate resilience, and mitigating GHG impact through carbon sequestration. The event focuses on the third pillar of the triple-win – mitigating climate change impact through developing agriculture carbon projects. In particular, the speakers, Johannes Woelcke and Timm Tennigkeit, talk about how to develop innovative agriculture carbon projects that benefit smallholder farmers in developing countries.

    Contact Email: 
    wbicc@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  9. Tokyo Diplomatic Training Session on Rio+20 and the Green Economy

    6 Nov 2012 - 9 Nov 2012
    Tokyo, Japan

    This course seeks to examine the developments and proceedings of the recent Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil between 20 and 22 June 2012. In particular, it seeks to provide participants with an introduction to the green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication. The training is open to diplomats accredited in Tokyo.

    Contact Email: 
    berinm@hotmail.com
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Language: 
    ENG
  10. Expanded Constituency Workshop for Asia

    5 Nov 2012 - 6 Nov 2012
    New Delhi, India

    This workshop brings together Global Environment Facility (GEF) focal points, focal points from the main conventions (biodiversity, desertification, climate change and persistent organic pollutants), representatives from civil society and representatives from the GEF Secretariat and the GEF Agencies to discuss priority issues and share lessons and experiences from the development and implementation of GEF projects and their integration within national policy frameworks. Countries eligible to participate in this Expanded Constituency Workshop for Asia are: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka and China.

    Contact Email: 
    secretariat@thegef.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    GEF
    Language: 
    ENG
  11. Online Conference CLIMATE 2012/KLIMA 2012

    5 Nov 2012 - 9 Nov 2012
    Online

    This online event comprises the combination of a scientific online symposium per se - for information exchange and knowledge transfer among the relevant stakeholders on the one hand - and accompanying interactive virtual sections, participating researchers, policy-makers and further interested people, encouraging them to share-experiences and best practices as well as discuss ways on how to overcome existing barriers towards global efforts in dealing with climate change. It focuses on the theme of climate change, sustainable technologies and Small Island Developing States.

    Contact Email: 
    info@climate2012.de
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP, UNESCO, WMO
    Partner(s):
    Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Sahara and Sahel Observatory, Ecological Society for Eastern Africa, Small Island Developing States Network, Alliance of Small Island States, DIREKT, International Development Research Centre, KlimaINVEST Green Concepts GmbH, International Climate Change Information Programme, Climate Change Technology Transfer Centres in Europe and Latin America, co2online gemeinnützige GmbH, Many Strong Voices
    Language: 
    ENG
    German
  12. Expanded Constituency Workshop for East Africa

    30 Oct 2012 - 1 Nov 2012
    Arusha, Tanzania

    This workshop aims to strengthen participants’ knowledge of Global Environment Facility (GEF)-5 strategies, programs, policies, and procedures. It also provides 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. The workshop is a component of the GEF Support Programme and brings together GEF focal points, focal points from the main Conventions (Climate Change, Biodiversity, Desertification and Persistent Organic Pollutants), representatives from civil society and representatives from the GEF Secretariat and the GEF Agencies. Eligible Countries: Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

    Contact Email: 
    secretariat@thegef.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    GEF
    Language: 
    ENG
  13. Dialogue on Financing Low-Carbon Electricity in Latin America

    29 Oct 2012 - 30 Oct 2012
    Santiago, Chile

    This workshop reinforces the discussion on financing low-carbon electricity in Latin America that began during the August 2011 dialogue. It aims to: transfer business-oriented expertise for the financing of sustainable electrification projects; enhance developing and emerging countries’ capacities to attract advanced power technology investment through the development of appropriate policy strategies and actions plans; and strengthen public-private partnerships to create and environment conducive for the deployment of low-carbon electricity technologies.

    Contact Email: 
    ana.cardenas@cepal.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNECLAC
    Partner(s):
    Asociación Iberoamericana de Entidades Reguladoras de la Energía, Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership
    Language: 
    ENG
  14. Nigeria Alternative Energy Expo

    29 Oct 2012 - 31 Oct 2012
    Abeokuta, Nigeria

    This expo brings together renewable energy power professionals, government and civil society representatives, as well as over 200 exhibiting companies from all over the world. It aims to: create a platform for all stakeholders to network and transfer knowledge and skills; raise awareness and educate the public about climate change in Nigeria and the world; showcase both local and international initiatives and technologies that are at the forefront of renewable energy and climate change resilience; mobilize Nigerians across all sectors to act on climate change in all aspects of their lives; and create a platform for business, government and NGOs to showcase alternative energy solutions and climate change initiatives and technologies.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP, UNFCCC
    Partner(s):
    The United Nations Global Compact, Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership, Community Research and Development Centre, African Renewable Energy Alliance, Energy Commission of Nigeria, Council for Renewable Energy in Nigeria, Southern African Alternative Energy Association, Renewable Energy Programme of the Ministry of Environment, Presidential Action Committee on Power, The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Pilot International, Clean Energy Business Council, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria
    Language: 
    ENG
  15. Webinar on Global Framework for Climate Services - Using Meteorological and Environmental Information for Public Health Decisions

    26 Oct 2012
    Online

    This webinar provides a live session of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) User Conference on the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), entitled “A Dialogue for Climate Services Users and Providers: Towards Implementation of the GFCS”. It showcases successful use of climate services for health operations (such as in disasters, heatwaves, infectious disease) and routine health protection, and explore the “necessary conditions” for establishing effective use of climate services in health decisions.

    Contact Email: 
    WHOGFCS@gmail.com
    UN Organization(s): 
    WHO
    Partner(s):
    WMO, International Federation of Medical Students Association, Health Canada
    Language: 
    ENG
  16. GHG Inventory Training Seminar

    24 Oct 2012 - 26 Oct 2012
    Bonn, Germany

    This seminar provides training on greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories.

    Contact Email: 
    secretariat@unfccc.int
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNFCCC
    Language: 
    ENG
  17. Assistance for Action: Aviation and Climate Change Seminar

    23 Oct 2012 - 24 Oct 2012
    Montreal, Canada

    This seminar provides states and other stakeholders with an opportunity to exchange views and information on the assistance required to develop and implement policies and actions related to international aviation and climate change. In addition, it considers synergies, existing measures and mechanisms by which the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and other relevant stakeholders can assist states to develop and implement climate policies and actions. Topics include: capacity building; alternative fuels; financing for emissions reduction actions; technology transfer; and technical support – ICAO web-based tools and databases. A round table discussion allows presentation of states’ perspectives. The event is directed toward authorities responsible for civil aviation and the environment, energy, action plan focal points, and other related representatives.

    Contact Email: 
    Acli@icao.int
    UN Organization(s): 
    ICAO
    Language: 
    ENG
  18. Sustainable Energy Finance Summer Academy

    21 Oct 2012 - 26 Oct 2012
    Nairobi, Kenya

    This summer academy provides decision makers, project developers, and investors with a comprehensive framework on renewable energy and energy efficiency financing projects to meet the necessary understanding and actions for successful investments in clean energy technologies mainly in transition and developing countries. It has a strong regional focus on new green activities in Africa. Also, the challenges and the opportunities that climate change in Africa will bring about for the whole finance industry and which sources of financing might be suitable for the region are discussed. 

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP
    Partner(s):
    Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
    Language: 
    ENG
  19. Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Finance Sector Online Course

    15 Oct 2012 - 5 Nov 2012
    Online

    This course aims to educate executives and middle management from financial institutions such as banks, insurers, reinsurers, and fund managers, from both developed and developing regions on climate change issues. In particular, it addresses 4 key areas: 1) a general introduction to climate change, the science and impacts, and key international and regional policies in place to tackle it; 2) climate risks; 3) climate change and the energy economy; and 4) carbon finance and the Kyoto Mechanisms.

    Contact Email: 
    cc-training@unepfi.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP
    Partner(s):
    UNEP Finance Initiative
    Language: 
    ENG
  20. E-learning Course on Energy Sector Strategies to Support Green Growth

    15 Oct 2012 - 2 Nov 2012
    Online

    This e-learning course covers essential aspects of renewable energy and energy efficiency policies and discusses how they can contribute to green growth strategies. Its 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, quantity instruments and standards, and 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 Negotiating Climate Change Adaptation and Loss and Damage: from Cancun and Beyond

    15 Oct 2012 - 16 Nov 2012
    Online

    This online course aims to facilitate international negotiations, public sector work, and diplomatic engagement in relation to climate change impacts and adaptation measures through an enhanced understanding of its science, the international policy framework, and the key negotiation issues pertinent to the UNFCCC process. At the end of the course, participants should be able to: 1) comprehend climate change science and the observed and projected impacts of climate change; 2) track and explain the international adaptation and loss and damage policy framework, in particular the negotiations under the UNFCCC; 3) define and understand adaptation, loss and damage from climate change impacts and its links to mitigation; 4) appreciate international considerations for climate change decision-making; and 5) appraise the key issues in the ongoing international climate change negotiations, and how to build and move forward from the Cancun Adaptation Framework and the outcomes of COP17.

    Contact Email: 
    mdp-elearning@unitar.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Partner(s):
    UNU, Germanwatch, Loss and Damage Vulnerable Countries Initiative, Munich Climate Insurance Initiative, International Centre for Climate Change and Development, Climate Development and Knowledge Network
    Language: 
    ENG
  22. International Carbon Footprint Seminar

    11 Oct 2012 - 12 Oct 2012
    Santiago, Chile

    This seminar focuses on environmental footprint and Latin American food exports: international regulations and business practice. It looks at the state of carbon footprint labeling standards internationally, including ISO 14.067, France's Grenelle 2 and standards work underway in the European Union, and discusses the state of methodologies for calculating the carbon footprint of products. It also looks at the application of environmental standards on imports by US and European retail chains and cases of adoption of such standards by exporters in Chile, Colombia and Costa Rica. The event is part of a series of annual seminars on the potential implications of carbon footprint initiatives for Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) trade.

    Contact Email: 
    alicia.frohmann@cepal.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNECLAC
    Partner(s):
    French Cooperation
    Language: 
    ENG
  23. Leadership Seminar on Climate Change Finance

    11 Oct 2012 - 12 Oct 2012
    Geneva, Switzerland

    This two-day seminar exposes participants to key issues related to climate finance. In particular, it covers the following topics: financing climate change mitigation and adaptation; international climate change finance instruments; UNFCCC convention framework financial mechanisms; international climate finance in practice; and moving forward from Durban (COP 17): key multilateral negotiation issues. Each session involves a detailed exposé of the subject matter as well as a round table discussion. Certain sessions may include group work. The seminar targets senior and middle level officials and executives from the public and private sector, entrepreneurs, media executives, and non-profit organization leaders.

    Contact Email: 
    pft-training@unitar.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Language: 
    ENG
  24. Workshop on Community Action for Disaster Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation

    10 Oct 2012
    Brussels, Belgium

    This workshop discusses challenges and potentials arising from involving local communities in developing and implementing local disaster risk reduction and adaptation measures. Based on a participatory approach, it explores options for active participation of communities in building sustainable, inclusive and resilient urban environments and identifies success factors.

    Contact Email: 
    isdr@un.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNISDR
    Partner(s):
    European Commission
    Language: 
    ENG, FRE
  25. National Planning Workshop on Developing a National Strategy to Strengthen Human Resource Capacities and Skills to Advance Green, Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development in Indonesia

    9 Oct 2012
    Jakarta, Indonesia

    This workshop provides an opportunity to discuss the UN CC:Learn project in Indonesia with concerned government sectors and interested organizations, and sets the stage for the development of a National Strategy to Strengthen Human Resource Capacities and Skills to Advance Green, Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development. Specific workshop objectives include, but are not limited to: 1) developing a common understanding of the UN CC:Learn project and its objectives; 2) taking stock of national and international initiatives relevant for the project; 3) agreeing on the Terms of Reference (TOR) and work plan for developing the National Strategy; 4) identifying key actors that should be engaged in developing the National Strategy; and 5) exploring opportunities to engage national educational and technical and vocational training institutions.

    Contact Email: 
    uncclearn@unitar.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Partner(s):
    UN CC:Learn Partner Agencies, Government of Indonesia
    Language: 
    ENG