Investing in People and Learning to Foster a Climate Resilient and Green Transition

Upcoming Learning Events

  • World Bank e-Course on Climate Finance: Approaches Supporting Climate Action

    25 Apr 2017 to 24 May 2017 | Online

    This course intends to inform policy planners and climate finance practitioners about impactful climate investments in both mitigation and adaptation initiatives, and how the target of climate finance is a range of interventions that advance low-carbon and climate-resilient growth. The course will build participant capacities in planning, accessing, delivering, and monitoring climate finance at the national level.

    Contact email: cdinakaran@worldbank.org

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    Organization(s): World Bank

    Language(s): English

  • UNFCCC NDC Spotlight: 10 Minutes with the NDC Partnership

    27 Apr 2017 | Online

    This dialogue will introduce the NDC Partnership Support Unit, as part of the NDC Spotlight, created as a forum to discuss various aspects of the NDCs. It will present the Unit's recent work on country engagement, as a central element for implementing the Paris Agreement are the nationally determined contributions (NDCs) of each Party.  

    Contact email: NDCs@unfccc.int

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC

    Partner(s): NDC Partnership

    Language(s): English

  • IDB MOOC on Rise-up, Climate Change Education

    27 Apr 2017 | Online

    This MOOC presents how to teach climate change to elementary and middle school students in a constructive and fun way by promoting mitigation and adaptation actions. Participants will learn the basic science behind climate change, its main consequences for water, energy, landscape, soil and health, the tools for positive, attractive and participative teaching, as well as ethical and social issues related to climate change.

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    Organization(s): IDB

    Language(s): English

  • Youth Climate Dialogues between schools in Coutonou, Benin and Tours, France

    27 Apr 2017 | Online

    This Youth Climate Dialogue involves schools in Benin: Collège d’enseignement général d’Abomey-Calavi and Collège d’enseignement général la Plénitude de Cotonou and in France:  the Collège Anatole France de Tours. The event will be held in French.

    Contact email: Delphine.CLEMENT@unitar.org

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    Organization(s): UNITAR, UN CC;Learn

    Partner(s): Météo France, Institut Français de Cotonou, Ministère de l’Environnement du Bénin

    Language(s): Français

  • WB and WRI e-Course: Designing MRV Systems for Entity-Level Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    1 May 2017 to 26 May 2017 | Online

    This course is aims to enhance participants knowledge of the concept and significance of Measuring (and monitoring), Reporting and Verification (MRV), including what constitutes a GHG reporting program, and the range of objectives that reporting programs can serve. It also provides the legal framework needed to anchor the mandatory reporting program and determine the capacities necessary to establish and implement reporting programs.

    Contact email: cdinakaran@worldbank.org

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    Organization(s): World Bank

    Partner(s): World Resources Institute

    Language(s): English

  • WB e-Course on Designing MRV Systems for Entity-Level Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    1 May 2017 to 26 May 2017 | Online

    This e-course aims to support policymakers and practitioners in developing economy-wide or sector-specific greenhouse gas reporting programs that address national and sub-national priorities and objectives. 

    Contact email: cdinakaran@worldbank.org

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    Organization(s): WB

    Partner(s): World Resource Institute

    Language(s): English

  • FAO and Partners Webinar on Index-Based Insurance for Risk Management in Climate-Smart Agriculture

    4 May 2017 | Online

    This webinar allows participants and presenters will exchange knowledge on index-based insurance as a tool for climate risk management and transfer in agriculture sectors, and what is needed to increase the uptake of index-based insurance especially among the most vulnerable food producers. The webinar is free of charge and can be especially relevant for developing countries vulnerable to climate change; those involved in climate-risk management; and people working on formulation of climate change and agriculture policies and climate finance who want to better understand the role of index-based insurance.  

    Contact email: ag-and-climate@dgroups.org

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Language(s): English

  • World Bank MOOC on "From Climate Science to Action"

    8 May 2017 to 8 Jun 2017 | Online

    This MOOC provides the opportunity to learn about regional climate change impacts and sector-specific strategies to increase resilience and move towards a low-carbon future. Participants will have the opportunity to explore these issues in depth.

    Contact email: moocsupport@worldbank.org

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    Organization(s): WB

    Language(s): English

  • UNU-EHS Intensive Summer Course 2017

    8 May 2017 to 19 May 2017 | Bonn, Germany

    This event aims to increase awareness regarding the complexity and importance of vulnerability and resilience in the field of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. The course also explores topics ranging from the role of human mobility to early warning systems and effective disaster coordination. 

    The deadline for application is 31 March 2017. 

    Contact email: blockcourse@ehs.unu.edu

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    Organization(s): UNU-EHS

    Language(s): English

  • UNFCCC Special Event on Innovation and Climate Change

    12 May 2017 | Bonn, Germany

    This event will go over the role of technological innovation in addressing climate change, National efforts to stimulate climate tech innovation, and sectoral tech innovation enhancing climate action. The plenary discussion will address how can innovation in countries be nurtured; how can international cooperation accelerate climate tech innovation efforts; and how can the UNFCCC process and its constituted bodies accelerate climate change tech innovation efforts in countries, enhancing the implementation of NDCs and mid-century strategies.

    Contact email: tec@unfccc.int

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC

    Language(s): English

  • ILO Course on "Promoting a just transition to low-carbon and climate-resilient development"

    15 May 2017 to 9 Jun 2017 | Online/Turin, Italy

    This event aims to strengthen institutional and individual capacities that can support a just transition to environmentally sustainable economies and societies. The deadline for applications is 28 April 2017.

    Contact email: greenjobs@itcilo.org

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    Organization(s): ILO

    Language(s): English

  • Youth Climate Dialogues between Ferney-Voltaire, France and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

    17 May 2017 | Online

    This Youth Climate Dialogues involves students from France and in Burkina Faso. The schools in Burkina Faso is: Lycee Bogodogo and Ecole Le Petit Monde in Ouaga and in France is: the Lycee International de Ferney-Voltaire.  The dialogue will be held in French. 

    Contact email: Delphine.CLEMENT@unitar.org

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    Organization(s): UNICEF, UNITAR, UN CC:Learn

    Language(s): Français

  • WB event on Innovate4Climate - Finance & Markets Week

    22 May 2017 to 26 May 2017 | Barcelona, Spain

    This event consists of a global dialogue between high level government representatives, finance and business leaders focused on Unlocking the Trillions in private sector investment needed to scale up national climate plans and to accelerate the global transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient future. Topics will range from greening the finance sector; de-risking investments; driving low-carbon pathways through transformative policies and carbon pricing; and supporting the implementation of NDCs.

    Contact email: melliott@worldbank.org

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    Organization(s): WB

    Partner(s): International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), Fira Barcelona

    Language(s): English

  • UNEP IESD International Student Conference on Environment and Sustainability 2017

    2 Jun 2017 to 7 Jun 2017 | Shanghai, China

    This event aims to integrate environment and sustainability into higher education with the Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability(GUPES) as a strategic platform. The theme of 2017 is “Connecting people to nature.” Participants will be divided into four groups to discuss the topics on Education for Sustainable Development and UN, Ecological city, Ecosystem and wildlife and Green Lifestyle. 

    The deadline for application is 15 April 2017.

    Contact email: isces@tongji.edu.cn

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    Organization(s): UNEP, UNESCO, FAO, UNAIDS, UNEP-IESD

    Partner(s): Tongji University, Xinhua News Agency, Beijing Environment Foundation for Young Talents (BEFYT), BAYER, State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse (SKLPCR), Covestro Polymers (China) Co., Ltd., Agricultural Bank of China

    Language(s): English, Chinese

  • Symposium on Climate Change Impacts in the Urban Environment: Mitigation and Adaptation Options

    26 Jun 2017 to 27 Jun 2017 | Mexico City, Mexico

    This symposium aims to discuss the influences of the damages and the threats posed by climate change to the urban environment in Mexico and other parts of the world. It intends to foster the exchange of ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of climate change adaptation projects, as well to discuss solutions and methodological approaches.

    Contact email: svenja.scheday@haw-hamburg.de

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    Organization(s): UNEP, WHO, WMO, International Climate Change Information Programme

    Partner(s): Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Ecatepec

    Language(s): English

  • National Development Banks & Green Banks - Key Institutions for Mobilizing Finance towards the Implementation of NDCs & the Accomplishment of SDGs

    26 Jun 2017 to 27 Jun 2017 | Mexico

    This event will focus on the role of domestic institutions, such as National Development Banks (NDBs) and  Green Banks in enabling the shift to sustainable, low-carbon investments. NDBs are developing innovative green financial instruments to scale up private investments needed to transition economies to low carbon and improve their resilience to climate impacts. The “Green Bank” model is a free-standing, dedicated green fund or an embedded specialist “green team” of investment professionals with a segregated pool of green capital. 

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    Organization(s): IDB

    Partner(s): Green Bank Network, Asociación Latinoamericana de Instituciones Financieras para el Desarrollo (ALIDE), Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Públicos de México, OECD

  • UNFCCC Organizes Greenhouse Gas Inventory Training

    26 Jun 2017 to 20 Jul 2017 | Seoul, Republic of Korea

    This training programme seeks to provide professional training on greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories to national experts from developing countries, as they are a key source of information necessary to understand countries stand in terms of GHG emissions. Government officials, consultants and researchers in GHG or in climate change response-related fields are encouraged to apply by 6 May. Selected applicants will be notified by 17 May.

    Contact email: girghgtraining@gmail.com

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC

    Partner(s): Greenhouse Gas Inventory & Research Center of Korea (GIR)

    Language(s): Anglais

  • 9th Africa Carbon Forum

    28 Jun 2017 to 30 Jun 2017 | Cotonou, Benin

    This forum will focus on how engagement between State and non-State actors can be further strengthened in the key sectors for Africa (energy, agriculture and human settlements), including the role of future carbon markets to achieve enhanced climate action, towards the goals of sustainable development. The event will cover practical examples of policies, initiatives and actions in Africa; barriers and enabling measures for engaging climate action in key sectors; financial instruments and regulatory frameworks and; advancing the implementation of climate action.

    Contact email: vsilva@unfccc.int

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC, UNEP DTU, UNDP, WB

    Partner(s): International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), LEDS Global Partnership, African Development Bank

    Language(s): English

  • Symposium on Climate Change Impacts and Adaption Strategies in Coastal Communities

    5 Jul 2017 to 7 Jul 2017 | Apia, Samoa

    This symposium aims to to discuss the influences of, the damages and the threats posed by climate change to estuaries and coastal communities. It intends to foster the exchange of ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of climate change adaptation projects, as well to discuss solutions and methodological approaches.

    Contact email: svenja.scheday@haw-hamburg.de

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    Organization(s): UNEP, WHO, WMO, International Climate Change Information Programme

    Partner(s): Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, ADRA Samoa

    Language(s): English

  • Symposium on Climate Change and Transport: Making Mobility More Sustainable

    7 Aug 2017 to 8 Aug 2017 | Las Vegas, United States

    This symposium aim to  to provide participants from the transport sector with an opportunity to display and present their work in the field of climate change and transport. It intends to foster the exchange of ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of climate change adaptation projects, as well to discuss solutions and methodological approaches.

    Contact email: svenja.scheday@haw-hamburg.de

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    Organization(s): UNEP, WHO, WMO, International Climate Change Information Programme

    Partner(s): Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas

    Language(s): English

  • North American Symposium on Climate Change and Coastal Zone Management

    10 Aug 2017 to 11 Aug 2017 | Montreal, Canada

    This symposium intends to discuss the influences of the damages and the threats posed by climate change to estuaries and coastal communities; to showcase projects which demonstrate how coastal communities can successfully meet the challenges climate change poses to them; to introduce funding schemes and mechanisms which can finance climate change adaptation in coastal areas and; to network the participants, disseminate examples of best practice and foster collaboration.

    Contact email: svenja.scheday@haw-hamburg.de

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    Organization(s): UNEP, WMO, International Climate Change Information Programme

    Partner(s): Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Université fu Québec, Université de Moncton

    Language(s): English

  • UNDP Training Programme on Economics of Climate Change Adaptation

    21 Aug 2017 to 1 Sep 2017 | Bangkok, Thailand

    This event targets policy and technical staff from ministries and national agencies who are involved in national adaptation planning process, development of project proposals on climate change adaptation and mainstreaming climate change adaptation issues into national strategies and plans.

    The training is comprised of three main components: 1) Introduction to key economic principles and review of impacts of climate change in Asia and the Pacific, 2) Assessment of economic impacts of climate change, cost-benefit analysis of investment projects and climate-proofing options and, 3) Proposal development.

    The deadline for application is May 31st 2017. 

    Contact email: ecca@rrcap.ait.asia

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): USAID, Asian Development Bank, Global Water Partnership, Yale University

    Language(s): English

  • UNITAR e-Course on Renewable Energies for Sustainable Development

    6 Sep 2017 to 11 Oct 2017 | Online

    This course aims to provide a comprehensive overview of renewable energy as a means to enable sustainable development at a global scale. It will present the case on how renewable energies represent at the same time an environmental necessity and an economic opportunity.

    Contact email: elearning@gaiaeducation.org

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    Organization(s): UNITAR

    Partner(s): Gaia Education, University of Strathclyde

    Language(s): English

  • 2nd World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation - WSCCA 2017

    6 Sep 2017 to 8 Sep 2017 | Coimbra, Portugal

    This symposium intends to provide participants with an opportunity to display and present their works in the field of climate change adaptation. It aims to foster the exchange of ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of climate change adaptation projects, as well to discuss solutions and methodological approaches.

    Contact email: simamik@yahoo.com

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    Organization(s): UNECE, UNESCO, UNEP, WHO, WMO, International Climate Change Information Programme, IUCN

    Partner(s): Urban Climate Change Research Network, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, International Council for Local Environment Initiatives, Baltic Univerity Programme, University of Coimbra

    Language(s): English

  • Symposium on Climate Change and Droughts Resilience in Africa

    16 Oct 2017 to 18 Oct 2017 | Nairobi, Kenya

    This symposium aims to provide research institutions, universities, NGOs, government agencies and enterprises from across Africa with an opportunity to  display and present their works on climate change adaptation, with a focus on droughts. It intends to foster the exchange of ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of climate change adaptation projects, as well to discuss solutions and methodological approaches.

    Contact email: svenja.scheday@haw-hamburg.de

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    Organization(s): UNEP, WHO, International Climate Change Information Programme

    Partner(s): Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Strathmore University

    Language(s): English

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