Side Event - Actions Needed to Halt Deforestation and Promote Climate-Smart Agriculture
8 Jun 2011
This side event presents successful climate-smart agricultural practices and discusses innovative ways to combine incentives to agriculture with the strengthening of forest governance through REDD+. The event includes the launch of three policy briefs on the links between REDD+ and agriculture.
CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security
Working Together for Sustainable and Healthy Urban Transport Workshop
8 Jun 2011 - 9 Jun 2011
This workshop discusses sustainable and healthy ways to move about in urban areas. The focus is on cooperation between national and local authorities, industry and civil society in design, planning, financing and legislation to support walking and cycling – best practices on translating national policy objectives into local action. The workshop is based on the evidence the growing congestion, time loss, pollution and lack of parking space are a major challenge for urban transport planners and that, at the same time, physical inactivity has become one of the leading risk factors for health.
Ukrainian Ministries of Health, Infrastructure and Environment, Kyiv City State Administration
Side Event - Progress on Adressing REDD+ Safeguards
7 Jun 2011
The side event is designed to showcase the work on safeguards undertaken thus far at both the national and global level and the advancements made by leading countries such as Ecuador. It also aims at providing concrete examples of how countries are addressing the promotion and awareness raising of REDD+ safeguards in the readiness phase.
This climate change education day aims to raise awareness about climate change in schools and universities in Africa. It consists of a set of lectures and videos in English on the scientific, economic and social aspects of climate change and a discussion forum which offers participants the chance to directly interact with the lecturers.
Side Event - Can Clean and Efficient Cookstove Programs be Supported by the CDM in a Sustainable Way? - Operational and Methodological Issues
2 Jun 2011
The side event discusses opportunities to develop and up-scale cookstove programs in using the CDM. The starting point is an assessment of potential, followed by discussions on the operational challenges and the lessons learned, based on experiences of development organizations. Finally, potential business models as well as CDM methodological requirements and challenges are addressed.
Side Event - Carbon Finance for Energy Efficient Buildings: Sharing Experience
2 Jun 2011
The side event provides an overview on the technical potential and policy interventions to support the uptake of energy efficiency in the building sector. New approaches and methodologies under UNFCCC mechanisms are highlighted, providing an update of the status of the CDM and other flexible mechanisms in this sector. The event also provide an opportunity to share experience from project entities from East Central Europe and other regions.
Side Event - Making Co-benefits Work for Communities
2 Jun 2011
This side event highlights that carbon projects can generate important co-benefits that go beyond emission reductions and that benefit communities directly or indirectly (e.g. village electrification, recovery of native species, increased employment, and preservation of biodiversity). It is however often difficult to quantify or even monetize these co-benefits. In this event, project developers, experts and the public and private sector buyers explore ways and options to make co-benefits count when developing a carbon project.
The workshop aims to share good practices and lessons learned from NAI parties experiences in conducting Technology Needs Assessments (TNAs), to identify specific needs and practical actions that could assist Parties in implementing the results of TNAs, and to discuss possible roles of TNAs in the context of the implementation of the Technology Mechanism established at the sixteenth session of the COP. In addition, the workshop provides an opportunity for countries' experts to exchange views with representatives from the private sector on possible ways to enhance access to funding for the implementation of the results of TNAs.
The Day focuses on the role of information and communications technologies for the environment. The event includes workshops, interactive discussions, publication releases and networking sessions on issues such as energy efficiency, climate monitoring and adaptation, e-waste and the green economy transition.
South Asia Media Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change
18 May 2011 - 20 May 2011
The workshop targets journalists who regularly cover environmental issues from eight South Asian countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka).The training provides updated scientific information on environmental issues, particularly with regard to climate change effects and adaptation practices in the areas of water and agriculture.
Regional Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge Platform for Asia, Asia and the Pacific Adaptation Network, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Asia Pacific Mountain Network
Afforestation/Reforestation (A/R) Workshop: Identifications of Constraints for the Application of Approved A/R CDM Methodologies
12 May 2011
The workshop targets key afforestation/reforestation stakeholders. It aims to help them get a better understanding of the methodological constraints for the application of approved afforestation and reforestation (A/R) Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) methodologies.
Regional Conference on Renewable Energy Development in the countries of Central Asia and CIS
12 May 2011 - 13 May 2011
This conference aims to share with the international community the results, the experiences and lessons learnt from the UNDP/GEF Project "Kazakhstan - Wind Power Market Development Initiative". Participants have an opportunity to share views and experience in development of renewable energy in Central Asia, as well as to develop recommendations on policies and cooperation in the field of renewables.
Ministry of Industry and New Technologies, Ministry of Environment of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan Electricity Association
Side Event - Activating Africa’s Adaptive Capacity – Climate Change Challenges and Lessons from the Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP)
11 May 2011
The side event showcases capacity-development results in Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) countries related to improved climate data and information management, advancing development through an integrated gender perspective, and the links of AAP’s climate change adaptation work to disaster risk reduction.
Government of Japan, Japan Official Development Assistance
Workshop on Climate Change Impacts in Agriculture
2 May 2011 - 20 May 2011
The workshop adresses climate change scenarios and modeling, climate change impact assessments, weather and climate forecasts for agriculture and the models that determine crop production based on climate change. It aims to build the capacity of experts to better support the farming community through the dissemination of weather changing patterns and climate information for better planning their planting season and for protecting them from weather-related losses.
South Pacific Regional Environmental Programme, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Nadi Meteorology Service
Workshop on Estimating Opportunity Costs and Implementation Costs of REDD+ for the National Planning Process
25 Apr 2011 - 29 Apr 2011
The workshop aims to provide participants with an understanding and hands-on tools to analyze the opportunity costs and implementation costs of REDD+. These costs are important elements for the development of national REDD+ strategies. The workshop targets REDD specialists appointed by the national REDD focal points.
UN-REDD, Asian Development Bank, Center for People and Forests
Webinar on Investing in Low-Carbon and Climate Resilient Development
19 Apr 2011
The webinar aims to introduce and explain the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) to the development community and engage with them in an open dialogue about it. Presentations are given by representatives of key institutions responsible for the management and operations of the CIF to provide participants with a clear and detailed introduction to the CIF’s mission, objectives and activities.
Inter-American Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, African Development Bank
Pacific National Stakeholders Meeting on Climate Financing
14 Apr 2011 - 15 Apr 2011
Koror , Palau
The meeting aims to better equip Pacific Island countries with the required knowledge of innovative country-level solutions, adaptation approaches in the Pacific, best practices, as well as international gaps that prevent better access to, and optimum utilization of, climate finance, including multi-donor climate funds.
Second Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change in Transboundary Basins: Challenges, Progress and Lessons Learnt
12 Apr 2011 - 13 Apr 2011
The workshop aims to exchange practical experience and share lessons-learned on the technical and strategic aspects of adapting to climate change; identify best practices, success factors and lessons learnt; share experience between the pilot projects on adaptation to climate change in transboundary basins under the Water Convention as well as other similar initiatives.
Government of the Netherlands, Government of Germany, Global Water Partnership
ENG, FRE, RUS
Online Course on Science and Policy of Climate Change
8 Apr 2011 - 8 Jun 2011
The course is built around four modules: the science of climate change; impacts of climate change; coping with climate change; and action and political economy. It follows an interdisciplinary approach and is enriched by audio, video, and interactive web-based content. The course is open to participants from the Asia-Pacific region only.
Energy and Resources Institute, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Finance Sector Online Course
4 Apr 2011 - 25 Apr 2011
The course educates executives and middle management professionals from financial institutions on the effects of climate change and supports them in integrating related risks and opportunities in strategic plans. The course also provides an introduction to carbon finance, including emissions trading schemes and the Kyoto Protocol's flexible mechanisms.
The workshop is convened todeepen understanding among parties on how to operationalize the Technology Mechanism to support the implementation of the UNFCCC Cancun Agreements. During the workshop, participants present their ideas and exchange views on how to operationalize the Mechanisms by 2012.
Learning Forum on Green Jobs: Local Strategies and Actions
4 Apr 2011 - 21 Apr 2011
This learning forum provides participants with a range of development tools and best practices with which to enhance their skills in the design and implementation of innovative green jobs strategies and action at the local level.
Workshop on Climate and Health in Africa: Ten Years On
4 Apr 2011 - 6 Apr 2011
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The workshop aims to address the challenges and opportunities around climate and health in Africa and to review progress achieved since a first workshop held in Bamako, Mali, over ten years ago. It also provides an opportunity to plan next steps and to outline targeted new initiatives required for the next 10 years.
UNECA, Ethiopian Climate and Health Working Group, African Climate Policy Centre, UK Meteorological Office, Exeter University, International Research Institute for Climate and Society
Hydropower for Sustainable Development 2011
31 Mar 2011 - 1 Apr 2011
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
This two-day conference gathers policy makers, regional planners, civil society representatives, industry leaders and the financial sector to discuss policy challenges and solutions for the development of sustainable hydropower in Africa. It has a special focus on regional cooperation for water and energy, Africa renewable energy potential, sustainability and good practices, and finance and investments.