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

Upcoming Learning Events

  • World Symposium on Climate Change Communication

    22 Feb 2017 to 24 Feb 2017 | Manchester, UK

    This event focuses on communicating climate change across society, hence providing a platform for reflections on climate change communication research and practice. The event also offers a concrete contribution towards a better understanding and in catalysing further action to better communicate climate change.

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    Organization(s): UNEP, WHO, WMO

    Partner(s): Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, University of Manchester, International Climate Change Information Programme, Manchester Metropolitan University

    Language(s): English

  • Webinar: Can We Achieve Economic Development & Climate Goals Together? Applying Win-Win Strategies

    22 Feb 2017 | Online

    This webinar focuses on the issue of how to limit global warming and maintain economic development. Three key projects will be exposed, focusing on how to implement practical solutions to issues of governance & instruments for integration of climate & sustainable development finance, flood risk management in coastal zones and transformations in urban areas. 

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    Organization(s): UNEP, WB

    Partner(s): Global Green Growth Institute, OECD

    Language(s): English

  • Discussion on Peace and Environmental Protection in Colombia

    23 Feb 2017 | Washington DC, USA

    This discussion on sustainability and peacebuilding in Colombia will address the following questions: What are the key challenges and potential solutions to implementing sustainable rural reform in Colombia? How can the government’s plans for the post-conflict period provide an opportunity to advance conservation in Colombia and the country’s ability to meet its climate change commitments? How can international donors support environmentally sustainable implementation of the peace process?

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    Organization(s): IDB

    Partner(s): Inter-American Dialogue, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Conservation International

    Language(s): English

  • Youth Leadership Camp for Climate Change 2017: Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park

    24 Feb 2017 to 26 Feb 2017 | Lampung, Indonesia

    This event offers a 3-day youth camp for a total of 150 committed youth to promote an understanding of climate change in agriculture and energy, marine and fisheries and forestry sectors.

    The camp will also provide youth with training materials to improve their communication skills and confidence, covering communication and social media strategy (including movie-making workshop), peer education strategy, and outbond training programme, as well as peer education skills to promote climate change issues among their peers.

    After the camp, the top 3 participants will be selected for participating in the Tribal Climate Camp in the USA on 31 July- 4 August 2017, sponsored by UN CC:Learn.

    Contact email: Cristina.REKAKAVAS@unitar.org

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

    Partner(s): Climate Reality Project, Youth for Climate Change Indonesia

    Language(s): English

  • UNITAR e-Course on Climate Change Diplomacy: Negotiating Effectively Under the UNFCCC

    27 Feb 2017 to 23 Apr 2017 | Online

    This online course aims to develop 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. The course also considers the challenges currently diplomats and international decision makers are facing on the negotiating table. 

    Contact email: mdp-elearning@unitar.org

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    Organization(s): UNITAR

    Language(s): English

  • UNEP-DHI Webinar on Drought Early Warning and Assessment, Experiences from Ghana

    28 Feb 2017 | Online

    This webinar is part of the UNEP-DHI Flood and Drought Management webinar series, which will give an insight into the role that innovative approaches can play in supporting flood and drought management at all scales - from basin to catchment, to water utility and industry levels. Presentations will cover what drought early warning is and how it is used in a drought risk maagement, drought management examples from Ghana as well as a new innovative tool for drought early warning being developed for Ghana.

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    Organization(s): UNEP-DHI

    Partner(s): International Water Association

    Language(s): English

  • UNESCO Week for Peace and Sustainable Development: The Role of Education

    6 Mar 2017 to 10 Mar 2017 | Ottawa, Canada

    This event presents a platform for discussion on two key programmes of the Education Sector, namely Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Global Citizenship Education (GCED), and their practical contribution in achieving Target 4.7 of the Sustainable Development Goal 4 on Education. The Week will focus on the issue of teachers and teacher training, and highlight best practices in the fields of ESD and GCED. Participation is by invitation only.

    Contact email: a.leicht@unesco.org

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    Organization(s): UNESCO

    Partner(s): Canadian Commission for UNESCO

    Language(s): Anglais, Français

  • WB Middle East & North Africa Concentrating Solar Power Knowledge and Innovation Workshop

    6 Mar 2017 to 8 Mar 2017 | Ouarzazate, Morocco

    This workshop aims at providing an invited group of decision makers in government agencies and utilities from countries in the MENA region with an opportunity to share knowledge about the latest developments in Concentrated Solar Power technology, and its potential to contribute to the evolving needs of national energy systems. Through presentations and round-table discussions, attendees will deepen their knowledge of CSP, ask questions to experts in the field, and share their own experiences and expertise. It includes a guided visit to the Ouarzazate Solar Complex (Noor I, II and III), where attendees will be able to see the largest CSP complex in the world.

    Contact email: menacspkip@worldbank.org

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    Organization(s): WB

    Language(s): English, French, Arabic

  • PAGE e-Course on Green Economy and Trade

    13 Mar 2017 to 21 Apr 2017 | Online

    The e-course introduces concepts, policy instruments and enabling conditions to identify, assess and harness benefits of sustainable trade in the context of the 2030 Development Agenda. Participants will acquire basic skills for translating sustainable trade principles into a real-world economic, policy and professional context.

    Register by March 6, 2017.

    Contact email: page@unitar.org

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    Organization(s): UNEP, ILO, UNIDO, UNITAR, The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)

    Language(s): English

  • UNEP-DHI Webinar on Water Safety Plans: How to Link Water Utilities with Basin Planning Processes

    15 Mar 2017 | Online

    This webinar is part of the UNEP-DHI Flood and Drought Management webinar series, which will give an insight into the role that innovative approaches can play in supporting flood and drought management at all scales - from basin to catchment, to water utility and industry levels. Presentations will share what Water Safety Planning (WSP) is, examples of water utilities which have been applying WSP, and how it could be linked with basin level planning and development efforts. 

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    Organization(s): UNEP-DHI

    Partner(s): International Water Association

    Language(s): English

  • PAGE Ministerial Conference 2017: Inclusive and Sustainable Economies Powering the Sustainable Development Goals

    27 Mar 2017 to 28 Mar 2017 | Berlin, Germany

    This event brings together over 300 leaders from governments, civil society, private sector, development partners, media and the public to explore how our economies and financial markets can be “enablers” for the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. The event aims to share experience on transformational processes, on challenges and progress, to compare notes and engage in an open debate about what it takes to further a “just transition” to economies which are more inclusive, stable and sustainable.

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    Organization(s): UNEP, UNDP, ILO, UNIDO, UNITAR

    Partner(s): Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of Germany

    Language(s): English

  • UNSSC Training Course on Leading in Sustainable Development

    3 Apr 2017 to 7 Apr 2017 | Bonn, Germany

    This course addresses the wider external and internal contextual evolutions in a world guided by the three principles of sustainable development, integrating environmental, social and economic dimensions into decision-making and strategic thinking for results. The course also touches upon different dimensions of leadership from individual values and attitudes to organizational incentives and concrete action and explores obstacles and opportunities for effective sustainable development leadership actions and cross-sector partnerships.

    Contact email: sustainable-development@unssc.org

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    Organization(s): UNSSC

    Language(s): English

  • Forum On Environment, Climate Change and Circular Economy

    4 Apr 2017 to 5 Apr 2017 | Manizales, Colombia

    This Forum aims at raising awareness on the potential ICTs possess in responding to environmental issues including climate change, e-waste and energy efficiency. It will promote discussions on feasible measures to integrate ICT-based solutions into existing strategies and international standards to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda and promote climate change adaptation and mitigation, while steadily facilitating transition to a circular economy.

    Contact email: greenstandard@itu.int

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    Organization(s): ITU, UNECLAC, UNEP, Basel Convention, UNECE, UNIDO

    Partner(s): Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL), Telecommunications Regional Technical Commission (COMTELCA), Inter-American Association of Telecommunication Enterprises (ASIET), Municipality of Manizales, University of Manizales

    Language(s): English

  • UNEP-DHI Webinar on Basin Planning: The Climate Change Challenge

    6 Apr 2017 | Online

    This webinar is part of the UNEP-DHI Flood and Drought Management webinar series, which will give an insight into the role that innovative approaches can play in supporting flood and drought management at all scales - from basin to catchment, to water utility and industry levels. Presentations will discuss how basin organizations can take on the challenge of including climate change in basin planning as well as ongoing and past experiences with incorporating climate change considerations in basin planning.

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    Organization(s): UNEP-DHI

    Partner(s): International Water Association

    Language(s): English

  • UNFCCC Calls Applications for 2017 Momentum for Change Awards

    9 Apr 2017 | Online

    This event aims to showcase action and ambition as national governments work toward implementing the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. Selected initiatives, called ‘Lighthouse Activities,’ shine a light on innovative, scalable and replicable examples of what people are doing to address climate change, in the hope of inspiring others to act. The winning activities will be recognized and celebrated during a series of special events in November at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany (COP 23).

    Contact email: nnuttall@unfccc.int

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC

    Language(s): English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • UNSSC Course on Monitoring and Evaluation for Sustainable Development

    7 Nov 2017 to 10 Nov 2017 | Turin, Italy

    This course aims to present the global indicator framework, which will guide the monitoring and evaluation of its goals and targets. Data collection, as well as effective approaches to monitoring and evaluation, including participatory approaches to monitoring and accountability, will be critical to ensuring that the most vulnerable groups are accounted for in policy development and programming.

    The course also includes a module on monitoring systems to measure the climate impact of development interventions and guidance on how to monitor and report on climate financing and related activities.

    Contact email: sustainable-development@unssc.org

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    Organization(s): UNSSC

    Language(s): English

  • Fifth Green Growth Knowledge Platform Annual Conference 2017

    27 Nov 2017 to 29 Nov 2017 | Washington DC, USA

    This conference will be hosted by the World Bank on the topic of sustainable infrastructure. This two day conference aims to take stock of recent advances and research challenges in green growth infrastructure and will feature some of the best researchers in the field, both from the academic world and from more policy-oriented backgrounds, in order to exchange key ideas and insights.

    The scientific committee calls for contributions on any aspect of the infrastructure agenda, particularly for developing countries, with a focus on sustainability, being broadly defined to cover the economic, social, and environmental dimensions. A preliminary version of the paper must be sent, in PDF format, to sustainableinfra@worldbank.org by 15 June 2017. Further details on the Call for Papers can be found here.

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    Organization(s): Green Growth Knowledge Platform, World Bank, UNEP

    Partner(s): OECD, Global Green Growth Institute

    Language(s): English