CC:Learn News

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.
1 July 2014, Geneva, Switzerland. The UN CC:Learn Secretariat has launched two Resource Guides for those interested in gaining a more advanced understanding of the science of climate change. These documents are a Resource Guide for Advanced Learning on the Fundamentals of Climate Change Science and a Resource Guide for Advanced Learning on Predicting and Projecting Climate Change. This material complements the UN CC:Learn e-course on the Basics of Climate Change.
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).