UNITAR Online Course on International Climate Negotiations
24 Feb 2014 - 20 Apr 2014
This online course entiteld Climate Change Diplomacy: Negotiating Effectively under the UNFCCC 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 UNFCCC framework, and 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 as we move towards establishing 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.
Lowering Cities’ GHG Emissions: Examining the Role of Market-Based Options
19 Feb 2014
This webinar will share the vision, suggested approach and key challenges of the study at its early stage. It will seek feedback, inputs and suggestions from urban climate action experts and practitioners involved in concrete operations within and outside the World Bank, as well as those involved in piloting activities under market-based mechanisms.
Experts Meeting on Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development in Asia and Pacific
10 Feb 2014 - 12 Feb 2014
This three-day international expert meeting will focus on the challenges that climate change poses to education systems in the Asia-Pacific (APA) region.The meeting would set the stage for UNESCO’s action in support of countries in the Asia-Pacific region for the remaining years of the UN Decade on Education for Sustainable Development and beyond. The meeting will develop recommendations and a plan of action to promote education as an important means to enhance adaptation to climate change in the context of sustainable development in APA countries.
This webinar, the third in a series organized jointly by UNDP through its MDG Carbon Programme and the World Bank Institute Climate Change (WBICC) Practice, will provide an overview of how Measuring, Reporting & Verification (MRV) of new instruments can build on lessons learned from existing standards. Additionally, a qualitative metrics that accounts for a country’s overall sustainability goals beyond emission reductions will also be presented in this webinar.
E-learning Course on Climate-Smart Agriculture through Sustainable Land-Water Management
3 Feb 2014 - 21 Feb 2014
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 Economics of Climate-Resilient Development
3 Feb 2014 - 24 Feb 2014
This e-learning course starts with a review of the scientific consensus on changes in climate patterns and projections to the future, and explains the rationale for countries to develop climate-resilient plans that will help them to move away from a business-as-usual development path. It continues with a description of a How-to Framework for Climate-Resilient Development Plans and ends with a practical application of the Framework, where participants have the opportunity to put into practice their learning on how-to develop climate resilient plans, and how to factor-in the costs of adaptation.
FAO Online Learning Event on Gender and Climate-Smart Agriculture
1 Feb 2014 - 28 Feb 2014
This learning event consists of up to three webinars (approximately 90 minutes each) and online discussions on the linkages between gender, agriculture and climate change. The event is organized within the Community of Practice for Climate Change Mitigation in Agriculture. Enrolled participants will receive more details prior to the event. Subscription is free online.
UNIDO Training Programme to Strengthen Partnerships and Support Knowledge Management
1 Feb 2014 - 14 Feb 2014
This training programme will allow participants to interact with ongoing energy projects in India, discuss sustainable energy solutions from a practitioner’s perspective, and attend high-level discussions in a global context. Participants will visit projects in the field, including energy efficient furnaces in the glass making clusters of Firozabad, small hydropower applications in Roorkee, and solar-powered micro-grids powering the Ahroha Bhawani Square Marketplace in the Singhpur Block, Uttar Pradesh.
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) , TERI University (TERI U)
WBI Massive Open Online Course on Climate Science
27 Jan 2014 - 24 Feb 2014
The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) entitled Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided presents the analysis for the likely impacts of a 4-degree warming trajectory and stresses the need for decision makers and communities to take a firm look at their adaptation choices, while signaling the urgency for mitigation action. Participants are introduced to the risks of triggering non-linearity, and tipping elements like the disintegration of the West Antarctic ice sheet and large-scale Amazon dieback. This MOOC ends with a discussion on the main policy choices needed to prevent warming to be above 2°C.
ILO International Conference on Green Jobs Country Assessments
9 Jan 2014 - 10 Jan 2014
This conference will bring people from 15 countries, key policy makers as well as researchers and technical experts from the ILO and other international organizations. Discussions will focus on (i) the methodological approaches, (ii) the comparison of output and employment multipliers of conventional and green industries and (iii) the projections of investment and policy scenarios. Based on the assessment results, the implications and options for green jobs policies will be discussed by engaging with policy-makers.In the spirit of South-South cooperation, countries currently conducting green jobs assessments explored ways for stronger cooperation, contributing therewith to the capacity of national institutions for evidence-based green jobs policy dialogues. The conference is part of ILO’s efforts to strengthen and scale-up technical support and policy advice on green jobs.
Conference on Urban Development with Climate Co-Benefits
9 Dec 2013
This conference focuses on how we can identify and generate large urban co-benefits or positive impacts for integrating climate change with local sustainable development goals in cities. These co-benefits can help us understand how we make social and technological transitions that can promote more sustainable urban initiatives that cut across sectors and regions and lead to radical impacts on the way our societies use environmental resources and distribute their benefits. The discussions is based on empirical research conducted to understand the policies behind co-benefits in cities in India but will also cover international experiences.
UNESCAP International Symposium on Realizing Low Carbon Cities in North-East Asia: Bridging Science, Policy and Promoting Corporation
5 Dec 2013 - 6 Dec 2013
This symposium aims to review and discuss key issues on low carbon city (LCC) development in the subregion, and to exchange views on the potential of forming a subregional LCC partnership network. It seeks views from distinguished experts and international agencies on approaches to best address these challenges and opportunities in the subregion, as well as to explore on the need of a subregional partnership as a platform to bring together agencies and key stakeholders.
Webinar on Programmes of Activites: Experiences from the Field
3 Dec 2013
This webinar, the second in a series organized jointly provides an overview of key elements to successfully develop a Programme of Activity (PoA) and share practical experience of a Coordinating/Managing Entity in setting-up and implementing a multi-country PoA. The lessons learned in this webinar include Letter of Approval (LoA) issuance, obtaining financial support for the establishment of a PoA, data handling with storage, and contractual arrangements with component programme activities (CPAs) under a PoA. Registration for the event is mandatory.
Regional Workshop on Statistics for Greenhouse Gas Emissions
2 Dec 2013 - 3 Dec 2013
This workshop brings together high-level staff of Ministries of Agriculture or Agricultural National Statistical Agencies and Bureaus responsible for national greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting under international climate policy processes, to help further the conversation on how to improve statistics for GHG emissions. The workshop is a platform to exchange information on national GHG data processes, identify critical institutional and technical gaps, and explore the role that the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) can play via its new FAOSTAT Emissions database.
Workshop on Generating Climate Co-benefits in Urban Areas
2 Dec 2013 - 3 Dec 2013
This workshop, divided in three sessions, covers co-benefits in urban areas, sound material cycle society and co-benefits assessment tools. The first session discusses issues pertaining to identification of large urban co-benefits or positive impacts for integrating climate change with local sustainable development goals in cities. The second session looks at prevailing reuse and recycling practices which could be considered in establishing a Sound Material Cycle Society. In the last session, experts from UNU-IAS demonstratse the use of the Co-benefits Assessment Tool – a simulation model designed for evaluating the climate co-benefits of an urban energy system – and participants use their own city data to generate meaningful results.
Kyoto University, School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal
Seminar on National Commitments on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
28 Nov 2013
In this seminar, Prof. Donald A. Brown (Widener University School of Law) makes specific recommendations on how to increase national commitments on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions based upon “equity” and “justice”, in light of 30 years of climate change policy debates in two countries: the USA and New Zealand.
Experts Meeting on Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development in Asia and Pacific
25 Nov 2013 - 27 Nov 2013
This meeting focuses on the challenges that climate change poses to education systems in the Asia-Pacific region. In this region, climate change already has an impact on changing weather patterns and consequently on peoples livelihoods and lives. There is evidence of prominent increases in the intensity and frequency of many extreme events such as heat waves, tropical cyclones, prolonged dry spells, intense rainfall, tornadoes, thunderstorms, and severe dust storms in the region. Furthermore, the region is highly subject to natural hazards, such as earthquakes, tsunamis and landslides. Such impacts pose additional risks for already vulnerable communities striving to combat poverty and achieve sustainable development.
The meeting would set the stage for UNESCO’s action in support of countries in the Asia-Pacific region for the remaining years of the UN Decade on Education for Sustainable Development and beyond. The meeting will develop recommendations and a plan of action to promote education as an important means to enhance adaptation to climate change in the context of sustainable development in APA countries.
Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization
Building the Skills to Address Climate Change: Lessons from the UN Climate Change Learn Partnership
22 Nov 2013
The event is jointly organized by the National Council for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism (CNCCMDL) of the Dominican Republic and the NGO Sur Futuro in collaboration with the Governments of Indonesia, Benin, Malawi, Uganda, as well as the UN CC:Learn Secretariat. High level representatives from all five UN CC:Learn pilot countries will deliver their remarks.
Hosted by: Omar Ramírez Tejada, Executive Vice-President, National Council for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism (CNCCMDL) of the Dominican Republic
Co-hosted by: Eduardo Julia, Director for Climate Change, Sur Futuro Foundation, Dominican Republic
Moderator: Veerle Vandeweerd, Director, Environment and Energy Group, UNDP
The event aims to inspire countries to develop and implement national climate change learning strategies in line with Article 6 of the UNFCCC. It will provide an opportunity for Parties and other stakeholders to learn from the experience of the five UN CC:Learn pilot countries (Benin, Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Malawi and Uganda). The event marks the end of the 2011-2013 pilot phase supported by the Government of Switzerland.
UN CC:Learn partner agencies, Government of the Dominican Republic, Government of Benin, Government of Indonesia, Government of Malawi, Government of Uganda
Training Course: Climate Change Education Inside and Outside the Classroom in Africa
20 Nov 2013 - 23 Nov 2013
Praia, Cape Verde
This course supports educators to discuss climate change in and outside the classroom. It provides a conceptual background to climate change education for sustainable development (CCESD), with practical exercise that takes place in and outside the classroom. It looks at the global as well as the local impact of climate change, is action-oriented and applies the Sandwatch – MAST approach (measure, analyse, share and take action) to beach environments.
The Course Objectives are: • To provide an outline course and supporting documents which educators can use to develop CCESD programmes, activities or materials specific to their professional and social-ecological context. • To incorporate rigorous scientific knowledge, local knowledge and ethical reflection into climate change education for adaptation and mitigation in small islands and coastal regions. • To introduce educators to the MAST and other action-oriented pedagogies to teach about climate change and beach environments.
Webinar on Mitigation and Adaptation: Opportunities and Challenges of the Implementation of Low Emissions and Climate Change Resilient Development Strategies
20 Nov 2013
This webinar is the fourth in a series of webinars on Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS). It aims to link key concepts found in both Low Emissions Development Strategies and Climate Change Adaptation Strategies.
Low Emissions Development Strategies Latin American and Caribbean Regional Platform, Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership, Libélula, INCAE Business School
2013 Caring for Climate Business Forum
19 Nov 2013 - 20 Nov 2013
This forum showcases the contributions that business and investors can make towards climate action, while providing a high-level platform for exchange and collaboration with policymakers. More specifically, it aims to bring greater scale to business innovation on climate change; give further encouragement to business and governments to raise ambition on climate policies; and encourage collaboration among business, the UN, Governments and other stakeholders. The forum serves as a launching ground for corporate climate action. Plenary sessions and thematic action workshops maximize interaction between participants. Up to 15 sessions focus on priority themes linked to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agenda covering mitigation, adaptation, technology and finance. A high-level meeting is scheduled on the second day to distil the outcomes from the first day and put forward recommendations.
E-Learning Course on Green Jobs for Sustainable Development: Concepts and Practices
18 Nov 2013 - 20 Dec 2013
This online course on green jobs for sustainable development aims to provide an introduction to key concepts and definitions about green jobs and to the approach of the International Labour Organization (ILO) to sustainable development, through a review of tools and on-going practices. It is adressed to representatives from Governments (labour, environment, planning, finance, etc.), social partners, national and international development agencies, civil society organisations and development practitioners interested in becoming familiar with the concept of green jobs and its linkage with the ILO agenda and the sustainable development framework.
E-learning Course on Low Carbon Development: Planning & Modelling
18 Nov 2013 - 8 Dec 2013
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 aim to introduce participants 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. The course also provides step-by-step instructions on how to use the EFFECT (Energy Forecasting Framework and Emissions Consensus Tool) model.
E-Learning Course on Policy Instruments for Low Emissions Development: From Design to Implementation
18 Nov 2013 - 9 Dec 2013
This e-learning course aims to assist the participants to plan, design and implement policy instruments to help spur low emissions development. The course starts by discussing the rationale for Low Emissions Development (LED) policy and the expected benefits of such policies. The discussion considers both contributions to global emissions reductions and local development opportunities such as:
- Increased energy security by reducing the dependence on fossil fuels and exposure to volatile prices; - Increased industrial productivity as a consequence of energy efficiency measures; - New economic opportunities and employment through deployment and diffusion of low carbon technologies; and - Reduced costs of environmental degradation.