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

Upcoming Learning Events

  • UNDP Greening Consumption and Production Massive Open Online Course

    31 May 2017 to 12 Jul 2017 | Online

    This course aims to discuss how to develop national policies and practical approaches that keep the global impacts of natural resources use within safe ecological limits. An overview of key issues related to sustainable consumption and production (SCP) and sustainable commodity supply chains will be provided. Participants will be introduced to mechanisms to facilitate SCP at the international and country levels.

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAP), The Nature Conservancy

    Language(s): English, French, Spanish

  • 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

  • The Ocean Conference

    5 Jun 2017 to 9 Jun 2017 | New York, USA

    This event aims to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development and to celebrate the World Oceans Day. The Conference aims to be the game changer that will reverse the decline in the health of our ocean for people, planet and prosperity. 

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    Organization(s): UNDESA

    Partner(s): Governments of Fiji, Governments of Sweden

    Language(s): English

  • IDB AmazonFACE: Impacts of climate change in the Amazon forest

    7 Jun 2017 to 8 Jun 2017 | Washington DC, USA

    This event will present the initial results of the first CO2 enrichment experiments conducted in the Amazon Forest and how its rising levels affect the resilience of the forest, the biodiversity and the ecosystem services it provides.

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    Organization(s): IDB

    Partner(s): Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC)

    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

    Language(s): English

  • 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): English

  • 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

  • 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

  • Radboud Summer School on Climate Change Mitigation: Options and Policies

    14 Aug 2017 to 18 Aug 2017 | Netherlands

    The course starts with an introduction on technology transfer for climate change mitigation: what are potential technology options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, what are their climate footprints, what are cost items to consider, how to handle public acceptance, and what R&D activities exist (and are needed) to accelerate development, deployment and diffusion of technology options? As part of the course, an interactive workshop will be organised to introduce students into technology transfer practice, with a specific focus on developing countries. 

    Apply by June 1st.

    Contact email: wytze@jin.ngo

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC, UNEP, UNIDO

    Partner(s): Radboud University, CARISMA, Climate Technology Centre and Network

    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

  • 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

  • Symposium on Universities and Climate Change: The Role of Climate Change Research and Projects in Fostering Climate Action

    12 Dec 2017 to 13 Dec 2017 | London, United Kingdom

    The symposium aims to provide researchers at universities performing research on issues pertaining climate change with an opportunity to display and present their projects; to foster the exchange of information and good practices in the execution of research projects; to discuss methodological approaches and projects which offer a better understanding of climate change across society and economic sectors and; to network the participants and provide a platform so they can explore possibilities for further cooperation.

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

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    Organization(s): UNEP, WHO

    Partner(s): Queen Mary University of London, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, International Climate Change Information Programme

    Language(s): English