21-22 October 2014, Putussibau, Indonesia. Indonesia’s National Climate Change Learning Strategy has secured funding to expand its support for REDD+ with a further training event for local decision makers funded by GIZ. The event, which took place in Putussibau on 21-22 October 2014, is a great example of the way in which UN CC:Learn can leverage further activity by attracting co-financing.
1-2 October 2014, Geneva. Participants from 16 UN organizations and 8 UN CC:Learn countries took part in the 5th Steering Group Meeting of UN CC:Learn Partners, 1-2 October 2014, Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting allowed to wrap up the first phase of the UN CC:Learn project and discuss activities for the second phase.
30 September - 1 October 2014, Geneva. Participants from the five UN CC:Learn pilot countries (Benin, Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Malawi, Uganda) met with participants from three new partner countries (Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan) to share experiences in the development and implementation of national climate change learning strategies during a UN CC:Learn workshop.
Malawi, September 2014. As part of their effort to integrate climate change education in Malawi’s primary school curricula, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Malawi recently launched a publication called Climate Change Sourcebook for Primary School Teachers.
Good news! The UN CC:Learn Guidance Note for Developing a National Climate Change Learnign Strategy is now available in French and Spanish. A group of decicated volunteers has supported the translation of the document in order to make it more accessible to people all around the world.
22 September 2014. In order to show Governments and the public how the diverse entities of the UN system work together in the area of climate change, the United Nations developed the booklet entitled "How the United Nations System Supports Ambitious Action on Climate Change - The United Nations System Delivering as One on Climate Change and Sustainable Development".
9 September 2014. In little more than 6 months the UN CC:Learn online Introductory Course on Climate Change has received close to 8000 registrations from all 195 countries that are party to the UNFCCC. The course offers an overview of key issues related to climate change, including the science, negotiations, adaptation, mitigation, finance and planning.
4 September 2014, Geneva, Switzerland. The UN CC:Learn Secretariat has launched a new Resource Guide for Advanced Learning on Understanding the Climate Change and Health Interface and a new Resource Guide for Advanced Learning on Integrating Climate Change in Education at Primary and Secondary Level. The two Guides provide access to the best and most relevant resources, mostly drawn from within the UN System, on the respective topics.
7 August 2014, Kampala, Uganda. Uganda’s Climate Change Unit is investing in the national climate change desk officer network; a cross sectoral group of 40 individuals drawn from all branches of government, also including NGO and private sector representatives, with support from the UN CC:Learn programme.
Indonesia is moving forward with additional training on REDD+, following the a workshop organized through UN CC:Learn. As part of the project, existing Ministry of Forestry training materials were updated and translated. These will now be used for additional training events in the Kapuas Hulu district, West Kalimantan.
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).