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

Upcoming Learning Events

  • 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

  • CTCN/GHGMI Webinar: Growing Internationally-Recognized Greenhouse Gas Professionals in Your Country

    9 Aug 2017 | Online

    This webinar aims at training terrestrial carbon accounting professionals to help countries develop their own national core of GHG experts, for both inventories and mitigation.  Topics will include reporting requirements of the Paris Agreement, overview of existing capacities, how to grow a national GHG team, and on-line and in-person ideas for moving forward.

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    Organization(s): UNEP, UNFCCC, UNIDO

    Partner(s): CTCN, Greenhouse Gas Management Institute

    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

  • FAO Webinar on the Role of Climate Information Services in Adaptation Planning for Agriculture

    17 Aug 2017 | Online

    will provide insights into the role of Climate Information Services (CIS) in planning for adaptation in agricultural sectors. Country case studies and extended exploration of best practices will create a strong learning environment for country-to-country exchange on institutional arrangements, and gaps in Climate Information Services for the implementation and formulation of National Adaptation Plans.

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    Organization(s): FAO, UNDP

    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

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

    11 Sep 2017 to 5 Nov 2017 | Online

    This course will 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, and will also consider the pertinent challenges currently facing international decision makers in making progress with what is currently on the negotiating table and how to prepare for COP23.

    Contact email: mdp-elearning@unitar.org

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    Organization(s): UNITAR

    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

  • 13th Conference of Youth

    2 Nov 2017 to 4 Nov 2017 | Bonn, Germany

    This event is the official youth-constituency to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It is an annual international gathering of  young people passionate about environmental and climate change thematics, and takes places right before the annual UN Climate Change Conference, also known as Conference of Parties. A COY is envisioned to have a following objectives: 1) providing capacity building and policy training to prepare youths who will be involved in the upcoming climate negotiations, 2) facilitating the sharing of knowledge and experience in the broader context of climate change between the participants, and 3) building and enhancing youth networks and movements.

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC

    Language(s): Inglés, Francés, Español, German

  • 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

  • Opportunities for Green Jobs in the Waste Sector

    13 Nov 2017 to 17 Nov 2017 | Turin, Italy

    This course focuses on the potential for decent work promotion and green business development across the waste hierarchy, with a focus on waste collection, sorting and recycling. Lessons will be learned from a review of the international literature, analysis of case studies and interviews with those involved. There will be special emphasis on identifying and developing solutions to bridge gaps in the recognition and integration of the contributions made by workers in the informal economy. Applications by October 16th.

    Contact email: greenjobs@itcilo.org

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    Organization(s): ILO

    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