Learning Events

Format: 2014-12-21
Format: 2014-12-21
  1. FAO Workshop on Participatory Scenario Building for Climate-Smart Agriculture in Vietnam

    5 Nov 2013 - 7 Nov 2013
    Hanoi, Vietnam

    The workshop brings together national policy-makers, agricultural and climate change researchers, representatives of the civil society to develop in a participatory manner policy and investment options for Climate-Smart Agriculture. During this exercise, participants go through a review of possible future scenarios informed by economic and policy research and analysis using techniques such as visioning and back-casting.

    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO
    Language: 
    ENG
  2. E-Learning Course on Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developping Countries

    4 Nov 2013 - 21 Feb 2014
    Online

    This course aims to enhance the capacity of local decision makers and urban and transportation planners to formulate and implement appropriate policies that contribute to sustainability in urban transport in developing countries. It allows an analysis of the important issues of sustainable transport including transport demand management, improved public and non-motorized transport, environmental protection, road safety, and gender in transport. In order to achieve sustainability, it also deals with means such as economic and financial instruments, institutional improvements, capacity building, regulation of markets and environmental standards.

    Contact Email: 
    e-ldp@unitar.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Language: 
    SPN
  3. IDB Seminar on Innovative Climate Financing Mechanisms

    4 Nov 2013 - 6 Nov 2013
    Helsinki, Finland

    This Seminar will be a platform to share experiences and lessons learned from initiatives in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB). These include a variety of initiatives involving new approaches and financing mechanisms targeted for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in climate change mitigation and adaptation. The seminar is intended for decision makers and professionals in the area of development finance and climate change.

    UN Organization(s): 
    IDB
    Language: 
    ENG
  4. Learning Forum on Green Jobs: Local Strategies and Actions

    4 Nov 2013 - 15 Nov 2013
    Turin, Italy

    This international forum provides learning, knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities to appraise green jobs strategies and actions implemented in different regions and their potential for sustainable local development and decent work creation.

    Contact Email: 
    greenjobs@itcilo.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    ILO
    Language: 
    ENG, SPN
  5. Online Course on Trade and Climate Change

    3 Nov 2013 - 29 Nov 2013
    Online

    This online 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. It examines the legality under international trade rules of domestic and international trade measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as well as measures designed to influence the behaviour of trading partners. Issues addressed include: subsidies and countervailing duties, border tax adjustments, the use of technical regulations and standards to address climate change, how the WTO Agreement treats process and production methods (PPMs) that emit greenhouse gas emissions, and the WTO negotiations on environmental goods and services. Particular attention will be devoted to developing country concerns, including the economic implications for developing countries of WTO rules and MEAs affecting climate change, as well as intellectual property protection issues and technology transfer, including their role in mitigation and adaptation strategies.

    Contact Email: 
    pft-training@unitar.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Partner(s):
    World Trade Institute
    Language: 
    ENG
  6. Webinar on Finance for a Low Emission Development

    30 Oct 2013
    Online

    This webinar, the second in a serie of Webinar on climate change, puts in perspective the recent evolution of the financing of Low Emissions Delvelopment Strategies (LEDS) through international sources and international cooperation. It discusses the development of the finance theme through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as well as the emerging concept of national finance streams. It also discusses lessons learned so far.

    Contact Email: 
    scardona@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    LEDS Global Partnership, LEDS LAC, Libélula, INCAE Business School
    Language: 
    SPN
  7. Cities and Climate Change Capacity Building Event for African Cities

    28 Oct 2013 - 30 Oct 2013
    Nairobi, Kenya

    This workshop aims to build the capacities of local and national government officials in climate change planning and implementation, energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and urban risk reduction and resilience. It also seeks to promote local-national policy dialogue in Africa for mainstreaming climate change and disaster risk reduction into national and urban development plans and policies. 

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNHABITAT
    Language: 
    ENG
  8. E-learning Course on Cities and Climate Change Leadership

    28 Oct 2013 - 15 Nov 2013
    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: 1) integrate appropriate climate actions into city-wide agendas; 2) apply proven tools and methodologies to identify the best course of climate action planning; 3) facilitate collaboration with different stakeholders and partners in planning and implementing climate actions; and 4) 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, SPN
  9. E-Learning Course on Energy Sector Strategies to Support Green Growth

    28 Oct 2013 - 18 Nov 2013
    Online

    This online course covers key aspects of renewable energy and energy efficiency policies and discusses how they can contribute to green growth strategies. The 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 (e.g., feed-in tariffs), quantity instruments (e.g., tradable renewable energy certificates) and standards (e.g., building codes for energy efficiency). As an example, the course discusses the opportunities provided by these policy tools, together with the challenges of implementation. The course 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
  10. E-Learning Course on Policy Instruments for Low Emissions Development: From Design to Implementation

    28 Oct 2013 - 22 Nov 2013
    Online

    This online course aims to assist government officials, policymakers, development planners, climate change practitioners and carbon market agents to plan, design and implement policy instruments for low emissions development 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. 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.
    - Reduced costs of environmental degradation.

    Contact Email: 
    wbicc@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  11. FAO Workshop on Participatory Scenario Building for Climate-Smart Agriculture in Malawi

    28 Oct 2013 - 30 Oct 2013
    Salima, Malawi

    The workshop brings together national policy-makers, agricultural and climate change researchers, representatives of the civil society to develop in a participatory manner policy and investment options for Climate-Smart Agriculture. During this exercise, participants go through a review of possible future scenarios informed by economic and policy research and analysis using techniques such as visioning and back-casting.

    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO
    Language: 
    ENG
  12. Webinar on Finance for a Low Emission Development

    23 Oct 2013
    Online

    This webinar puts in perspective the recent evolution of the financing of Low Emissions Delvelopment Strategies (LEDS) through international sources and international cooperation. It discusses the development of the finance theme through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as well as the emerging concept of national finance streams. It also discusses lessons learned so far.

    Contact Email: 
    scardona@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    LEDS Global Partnership, LEDS LAC, Libélula, INCAE Business School
    Language: 
    SPN
  13. Online Learning Event – Tackling Climate Change through Livestock: Global Assessment and Multi-stakeholder Initiative

    22 Oct 2013 - 24 Oct 2013
    Online

    The event consists of two online webinars and facilitated discussions between the sessions. It focuses on the following topics:

    - What is the contribution of the livestock sector to climate change?
    - What are the options for climate change mitigation in the livestock sector?
    - The Global Agenda of Action in Support of Sustainable Livestock Sector Development, a multi-stakeholder initiative for the improvement of resource use efficiency in the livestock sector while enhancing its contribution to food security and poverty reduction
    - LEAP (Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance), a partnership on environmental benchmarking of livestock supply chains.

    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO
    Partner(s):
    Global Agenda of Action, Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance
    Language: 
    ENG
  14. Seminar - Is There a Path to Inclusive and Low Carbon Growth?

    22 Oct 2013
    Bangkok, Thailand

    This seminar examines whether it is possible for developing countries to achieve inclusive and low carbon growth through the emulation of more productive and low carbon sectors of developed economies. It presents the results of a paper that was prepared for the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) Survey 2012 and was presented at the 11th Globelics International Conference on "Entrepreneurship, innovation policy and development in an era of increased globalisation", in Ankara, Turkey, in September 2013. It finds that there is no absolute decoupling of carbon emission from growth. The results suggest that an inclusive and low carbon growth path would only exist if more diversified economies focus on low carbon innovation and less diversified economies are given the policy space to emulate the production of the former, regardless of the carbon footprint.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNESCAP
    Language: 
    ENG
  15. E-learning Course - Introduction to a Green Economy: Concepts, Principles and Applications

    21 Oct 2013 - 13 Dec 2013
    Online

    This partnership e-learning course has been designed for a wide audience of civil servants, diplomats, environmental managers, academics and interested citizens. It aims at enhancing participants’ knowledge of different concepts and facets of the green economy, as well as global, national and sector-specific challenges and opportunities to advance low-carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive development. Additionally, it develops basic skills for applying the green economy concept in a real world economic, policy and/or personal context.

    Contact Email: 
    envgov@unitar.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    ILO, UNEP, UNIDO, UNITAR
    Language: 
    ENG
  16. E-learning Course on Cities and Climate Change Leadership

    21 Oct 2013 - 8 Nov 2013
    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: 1) integrate appropriate climate actions into city-wide agendas; 2) apply proven tools and methodologies to identify the best course of climate action planning; 3) facilitate collaboration with different stakeholders and partners in planning and implementing climate actions; and 4) 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
  17. Third Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-III)

    21 Oct 2013 - 23 Oct 2013
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    This conference is organized around the theme “Africa on the run: can the opportunities from climate change spring the continent to transformative development?”. It addresses 4 sub-themes that aim to share experiences, disseminate research results, and assess how Africa is coping with impacts of climate change. The conference also seeks ways of strengthening Africa’s ability to take opportunities from climate change to better prepare the continent for transformative development. 

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNECA
    Partner(s):
    Africa Union Commission, Africa Development Bank, UKAid, European Union, Government of Norway, Government of Sweden
    Language: 
    ENG
  18. Course on Financing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

    20 Oct 2013 - 25 Oct 2013
    Mombasa, Kenya

    This course aims to equip developing and emerging economies with the necessary skills to gain access to clean energy. The course supplies international decision makers, project developers and investors with technical and financial know-how through practical and theoretical coursework that includes core courses on policy and sources of financing, technical courses in project finance and project design, as well as real-life, on-the-ground case studies.

    Contact Email: 
    summeracademy@fs.de
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP
    Partner(s):
    Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
    Language: 
    ENG
  19. Sustainable Energy Finance Summer Academy

    20 Oct 2013 - 25 Oct 2013
    Mombasa, Kenya

    This 5-day training course offers a comprehensive framework on renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) financing projects. Integrated knowledge is delivered by senior trainers and practitioners that combine both academic-technical RE/EE and banking knowledge through a mix of lectures, discussions, and group work. The Summer Academy also offers many opportunities for discussions and networking with relevant stakeholders.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP
    Partner(s):
    Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
    Language: 
    ENG
  20. Webinar on Setting Up Programmes of Activites (PoAs)

    17 Oct 2013
    Online

    This webinar introduces or refreshes the concept and regulatory framework of Programmes of Activities and  provides an overview of the role that the Coordinating/Managing Entities (CME) play in a PoA. The current PoA standards for demonstration of additionality, development of eligibility criteria and standards on application of multiple methodologies and sampling are introduced as well as how CMEs are structured and what their responsibilities are in setting-up and managing PoAs.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNDP, WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  21. Forum on Gender, Land and Climate Change

    16 Oct 2013 - 18 Oct 2013
    Nairobi, Kenya

    This forum aims to link knowledge to action across climate change, gender and land issues. Intended to be attended by development practioners from across the East and Southern Africa region, it looks at the linkages between climate change, land tenure and gender empowerment. It also provides an opportunity to discuss the design and implementation of the Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP) among the country teams from Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda.

    UN Organization(s): 
    IFAD
    Language: 
    ENG
  22. Webinar on Lessons Learned from Developping Low Emission Development Strategies

    16 Oct 2013
    Online

    This webinar, entitled Building a Common Vision - Lessons Learned in the Planning and Process of National Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS), offers an opportunity to share good practices and tools to involve various stakeholders in LEDS processes, including Mitigation Action Plan Scenarios (MAPS).

    Contact Email: 
    scardona@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    Low Emissions Development Strategies Latin American and Caribbean Regional Platform, Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership
    Language: 
    SPN
  23. Workshop on Developing Capacities on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Asia-Pacific Region

    16 Oct 2013 - 18 Oct 2013
    Jeju, Republic of Korea

    This capacity building training workshop, while promoting the importance of effective climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, provides:

    - An opportunity for countries in the Asia-pacific region to enhance capacities in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction;
    - A platform to exchange in-depth learning from experts in the related area and to share good practices among participants;
    - A venue for city-to-city cooperation in building resilience in cities by integrating disaster risk principles into local climate change adaptation plan.

    The event targets high-level authorities and experts from local governments, representatives from NGOs and community-based organizations, academic institutions, and other local actors within the Asia-pacific region.

    Contact Email: 
    cifaljeju.jitc.1@gmail.com
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Partner(s):
    CIFAL Jeju
    Language: 
    ENG
  24. Africa Climate Conference 2013

    15 Oct 2013 - 18 Oct 2013
    Arusha, Tanzania

    This conference brings together decision-makers and climate researchers, scientists and practitioners from Africa and around the world, to jointly: 1) identify the state of knowledge on the African climate system, recognizing current gaps in climate knowledge; 2) define and drive an African agenda for future climate research that will inform adaptation decisions out to the mid- to end 21st Century.; 3) develop a framework for mainstreaming climate information into decision making, as well as a network of experts who evaluate and interpret this knowledge for practical applications in areas such as agriculture and food production, water resources management, climate risk management and adaptation planning, etc.

    Contact Email: 
    acc2013@climdev-africa.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNECA
    Partner(s):
    UNESCO, WMO, University of Dar es Salaam, World Climate Research Programme, International Council for Science, African Center of Meteorological Application for Development, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - US Department of Commerce, National Science Foundation, Secrétariat du Fonds Francais pour l'Environnement Mondial , Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et Européennes de la République Francaise, US Agency for International Development, Southern African Development Community, Africa Development Bank, Global Framework for Climate Services, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Language: 
    ENG
  25. E-Learning Course on Safe and Resilient Cities

    15 Oct 2013 - 15 Nov 2013
    Online

    This e-learning course focuses on disaster risk management (DRM) at the city level. Participants 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 tools on vulnerability assessment, institutional assessment and gap analysis, and on how to access finance for risk management. It is divided into 4 modules:

    - Module 1: Introduction

    - Module 2: Technical Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment

    - Module 3: Accessing Finance for Urban DRM and Resilience

    - Module 4: Building and Implementing the Local Resilience Action Plan (LRAP).

    Contact Email: 
    franghieri@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG