18 July 2014, Geneva, Switzerland. The UN CC:Learn programme has launched a new and dynamic platform to showcase good learning practices in the area of climate change. The platform aim to inspire climate change education and training activities around the world, and to identify concrete recommendations for effective learning action.
26-29 May 2014, Boca Chica, Dominican Republic. The UN CC:Learn programme in the Dominican Republic has developed a national programme for training teachers on climate change. To strengthen this initiative and reach out to other countries in Central American and Caribbean, the National Council on Climate Change (CNCCMDL) and the Teachers Training Institute of the Ministry of Education (INAFOCAM) hosted a four-day regional workshop, 26-29 May 2014 in Boca Chica. The event was organized by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as part of a series of training workshops held in different regions around the world.
10 June 2014, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The National Council on Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism (CNCCMD) of the Dominican Republic has announced that the country will invest a further 1 million USD from the national budget in climate change training for teachers in 2014-2016. The training programme is based on a UN CC:Learn supported pilot phase during which 400 teachers were trained in 2013. An initial UN CC:Learn grant of 30,000 USD succeeded in leveraging 90,000 USD in national budgetary funds for teacher training. The additional 1 million USD that has been announced for the expanded programme brings the total resources leveraged to 1,090,000 USD - a 36:1 ratio.
13 May 2014, Geneva, Switzerland. More than 3,800 people from more than 150 countries (including 34 Least Developed Countries - LDCs) have registered for the UN CC:Learn Introductory e-Course on Climate Change (http://unccelearn.org/). Most participants are from Asia (30%), followed by Europe and Africa (26% and 22% of registrations respectively).
6 March 2014, Geneva, Switzerland. Executive Director, Ms. Sally Fegan-Wyles, signs an agreement with the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) launching a further implementation phase of the One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn).
21 to 23 January, Ouidah, Benin. Thirty negotiators from Benin were trained on the subject of climate change negotiation during a three day workshop in Ouidah. The event was organized by Ministry of Environment of Benin, in partnership with the Centre d’éducation à distance (CED-Benin) and the Institut de la Francophonie pour le Développement Durable (IFDD), with support from the UN CC:Learn secretariat.
11 February 2014, Bandung, Indonesia. The Indonesia National Council on Climate Change in collaboration with the Institute of Technology of Bandung organized a workshop on climate change knowledge management on February 11, 2014. The event was part of the implementation of the National Climate Change Learning Strategy of Indonesia. 160 participants took part in the workshop.
14 February 2014, Geneva, Switzerland. The UN CC:Learn Secretariat has released a Guidance Note which provides methodological and organizational suggestions for developing a national climate change learning strategy. The Guidance Note responds to the UNFCCC Doha Work Programme which mandates States to prepare a national strategy on Article 6 of the Convention (dealing with climate change education, training and public awareness-raising).
El Salvador, January 2014: The eight Presidents of the Central America Integration System (SICA) have officially decided to scale-up the UN CC:Learn programme in the region. The Dominican Republic, which has assumed the SICA presidency for the first half of 2014, presented the results of their national UN CC:Learn project to SICA members who agreed on January 29th 2014 to work towards the implementation of similar activities in their countries.
21-22 January 2014, West Kalimantan, Indonesia. The National Council on Climate Change (DNPI) and the Ministry of Forestry (MoF) of Indonesia organized a training workshop for decision-makers in Pontianak, West Kalimantan on 21-22 January 2014 to support the implementation of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD +). 25 participants from national and local government, parliament, business, universities, NGOs and international partners took part. The event was supported by UN CC:Learn and facilitated by the Natural Resource Development Centre (NRDC).
22 November 2013. On the last day of the Warsaw Climate Conference (COP 19) more than 80 delegates, including inter alia three Ministers, two Ambassadors, Members of Parliament, a UN Resident Coordinator, university professors and four teachers, came together to discuss the results of three years of work in five countries (Benin, Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Malawi and Uganda). The event, which was entitled “Building Skills to Address Climate Change – Lessons from the UN Climate Change Learn Partnership”, was hosted by the National Council for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism (CNCCMDL) of the Dominican Republic and the Sur Futuro Foundation.
16 November 2013. The COP 19 side event "Combatting Climate Change through Education and Training” (organized by the United Nations Alliance on Climate Change Education, Training and Public Awareness) featured nine panellists from a range of youth initiatives, the education sector and UN agencies. Each presented a different project, programme or principle, reflecting the breadth of initiatives the UN Alliance umbrella draws together and brings into dialogue and collaboration.
1 November 2013, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The National Council for Climate Change and the Clean Development Mechanism (CNCCMD) and the National Institute of Education and Training of Teachers (INAFOCAM) invested on 1 November more than 400 teachers who completed the Programme of Education on Climate Change for Sustainable Development, designed by UNESCO, in the Jaragua Hotel.
24-27 September 2013. A four-day training was conducted in Bohicon, Benin for staff of the Ministry of Environment in charge of Climate Change Management, Reforestation, and Protection of Natural and Forest Resources and related organisations to strengthen capacities to access different climate change funding sources. Altogether 30 staff were trained. The training was organized under the leadership of the Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the local Centre d’Education à Distance (CED) and the Frankfurt School UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance, with support from UN CC:Learn.