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

Upcoming Learning Events

  • High-level Event on Action for Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Agenda

    23 Mar 2017 | New York, United States

    During this event, the President of the 71st UN General Assembly, Ambassador Peter Thomson, in collaboration with the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Ms. Patricia Espinosa, will convene Member States, the UN System, and stakeholders at United Nations Headquarters in a High-level Event for Action on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Agenda. It will advance in invigorating political momentum on climate change and increasing common understanding among key actors.

    Civil society and social entrepreneur speakers are to be identified through the UN-NGLS process.

    For deadlines and applications, click here.

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    Organization(s): UN General Assembly, UNFCCC

    Language(s): English

  • UN CC:Learn Organizes Climate Classroom at Geneva Global Goals Innovation Day

    24 Mar 2017 | Geneva, Switzerland

    After their success at COP22 in Marrakesh, the Climate Classrooms are coming to Geneva to showcase a climate learning innovation and offer a chance to the diverse social innovation community in Geneva to learn about a climate change topic and think together about solutions to SDG13.  The classrooms will pop up at Solutions Fair, part of the 2017 edition of the Geneva Global Goals Innovation Day (G3ID), a one-day event promoting innovation for the radical acceleration of the Global Goals. 

    Find out more about Climate Classroom @COP22 here.

    Contact email: info@uncclearn.org

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    Organization(s): UN CC:Learn, UNITAR

    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

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

    27 Mar 2017 to 21 May 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

  • FAO Webinar on "Enabling Advisory Services for Climate-Smart Agriculture"

    29 Mar 2017 | Online

    This webinar aims to share knowledge, experience and challenges that the Rural Advisory Services (RAS) face due to global changes, particularly in climate change. The webiar also provides a guidance to key stakeholders including policy-makers for planning and budgeting for RAS, and facilitate their inclusion into national climate plans, such as National Adaptation Plans and Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs).

    Contact email: ras-cc@dgroups.org

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    Organization(s): FAO

    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

  • The NAP-GSP Regional Training Workshop for the Middle East and North Africa

    3 Apr 2017 to 5 Apr 2017 | Amman, Jordan

    This event aims to strengthen the participants’ knowledge and skills on the development and implementation of National Adaptation Plans. Representatives from Middle East and North Africa countries will be sharing their experiences in adaptation planning and advancing their efforts to reduce vulnerability to current and future climate change impacts. 

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    Organization(s): UNDP, UNEP, GEF, UNFCCC, FAO, IFAD, UNHABITAT, UNISDR, UNITAR, WHO, WMO

    Partner(s): GIZ, Global Water Partnership

    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

  • UN Global Pulse Calls for "Data For Climate Action Challenge"

    10 Apr 2017 | Online

    This event aims to generate original research papers and tools that demonstrate how data-driven innovation can inform on-the-ground solutions and transform efforts to fight climate change. Researchers who are selected to participate in Data for Climate Action will have four months to conduct their research. A diverse panel of experts in climate change and data science will evaluate final submissions based on their methodology, relevance, and potential impact. Winners will be announced in November of 2017. 

    The deadline of application is 10 April 2017.

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    Organization(s): UN Global Pulse

    Partner(s): Western Digital Corporation, Skoll Global Threats Fund

    Language(s): English

  • 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

  • IDB MOOC on Rise-up, Climate Change Education

    27 Apr 2017 | Online

    In this course you will learn how to teach climate change to elementary and middle school students in a constructive and fun way by promoting mitigation and adaptation actions in your school. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 and tailor your learning experience for one or more of the following regions:

     

    Contact email: moocsupport@worldbank.org

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    Organization(s): WB

    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

  • 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 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