13 August 2013. The UN CC:Learn Initiative is currently featured in an online article published by UNEARTH News. The article, titled UN initiative aims to help nations sculpt climate change education frameworks, presents a comprehensive account of UN CC:Learn. It first relates how the project came to be, underlining the importance of education in the international climate change response. It then describes a few key accomplishments of the project in the five pilot countries, taking the time to highlight the importance of an integrated UN approach to the issue of education and climate change.
7-8 August 2013. The National Council for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism (CNCCMDL) of the Dominican Republic organized a capacity-building workshop on climate finance from 7-8 August 2013, in Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic. The event, which gathered 38 participants, is part of the second phase of the national UN CC:Learn pilot project.
26 July 2013. The Malawi Institute of Education (MIE) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Management produced a poster centred on the message Climate change is real. Act now!. This poster aims to raise children’s awareness and is developed as part of the national UN CC:Learn pilot project, with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The poster was first designed during a workshop in which several experts from different ministries completed a first draft which was then completed through field testing with over 400 learners and teachers.
28 June 2013. At a high-level event with over 60 participants Uganda’s Minister of Water and Environment, H.E. Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu launched the National Strategy to Strengthen Human Resources and Skills to Advance Green Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development 2013-2022 on 28 June 2013, Kampala, Uganda. In his remarks the Minister highlighted that the National Strategy was a decisive step for Uganda to strengthen its national learning system to make sure people, especially the young generation, had the right knowledge and skills to build a climate smart future.
11 June 2013. UN CC:Learn participated in the development of the publication Youth in Action on Climate Change: Inspiration from around the World, a collaborative effort of the United Nations Joint Framework Initiative on Children, Youth and Climate Change aiming at highlighting concrete activities young people are leading around the world.
9 June 2013. UNITAR and representatives of UN CC:Learn Pilot countries attended the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Expo event on 9 June 2013, which launched the NAP process in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and participate in 1st Dialogue on Article 6.
24 May 2013. Within the UN CC:Learn Framework, the National Council for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism of the Dominican Republic, in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy, the Dominican College of Journalists and the National Union of Press Workers, organized a climate change workshop for journalists for strengthening human resources capacities to advance towards a green, low-emission and climate-resilient development.
9 April 2013. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) organized an Expert Consultation on Guidelines on Climate Change Education (CCE). The event took place at the UNESCO Headquarters. This two-day meeting brought together policy makers from education ministries, delegates from United Nations agencies, academics, research institutes, education and climate change experts from different world regions.
13 March 2013. In the presence of more than 100 national and international guests, H.E. Ms. Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, Vice President of the Dominican Republic launched the National Training Programme for Teachers on Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development. The Training Programme is being implemented in the framework on the National Strategy to Strengthen Human Resources and Skills to Advance Green, Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development with support from the UN CC:Learn project.
19 March 2013. Key sectors and stakeholders in Malawi defined strategic priority areas and related action to strengthen climate change learning in the country at a workshop on 19 March 2013 in Lilongwe. The workshop to review and validate the National Climate Change Learning Strategy brought together around 30 participants from different Government sectors, education and training institutions, civil society, and development partners. It was co-organized by the Ministry of Economic Planning and Development (MoEPD) and the newly created Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Management (MoECCM) in the framework of the national UN CC:Learn Project.
11 March 2013. The National Council for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism (CNCCMDL) of the Government of the Dominican Republic has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Teacher Training Institute (INAFOCAM) to develop a Training Programme on Climate Change for Teachers. This initiative is part of the UN CC:Learn Partnership. The high-level event was also attended by teachers, and a representative of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).
14 February 2013. The National Council on Climate Change (DNPI) of the Government of Indonesia held a workshop on 14 February 2013 with over 62 participants representing 15 government ministries and agencies, 7 UN agencies (UNESCO, FAO, ILO, WHO, UNORCID, UNEP, UNITAR), the UN Resident Coordinator (RC) Office, 3 universities (University of Indonesia, University of Sriwijaya, Bandung Institute of Technology), NGOs and the private sector, to review progress on development of a National Learning Strategy to address climate change. Participants reached a common understanding of the objectives of the Strategy and its priorities.
18-19 December 2012. The workshop to validate the National Strategy to Strengthen Human Resources and Skills to Advance Green Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development took place on 18-19 December 2012 in Cotonou, Benin. It was organized by the Ministry of Environment, Housing and Urbanism (MEHU) in the framework of the national UN CC:Learn Project and brought together over 50 participants from different Government sectors (environment, economy, education, development, finance, forestry, fishery, agriculture, energy, water, coastal protection), education and training institutions, civil society, and development partners.
14 December 2012. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) organized the Annual Meeting of the Inter-Agency Committee for the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (IAC/DESD) on 13-14 December 2012 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France. The meeting provided an opportunity to consult with IAC members on the development of strategies on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) activities after 2014; exchange experiences on disaster risk reduction education; and discuss other issues relevant to the current and future work of the IAC.
3 December 2012. More than 250 delegates participated in the launch of the United Nations Alliance on Climate Change Education, Training and Public Awareness at a side-event on 3 December 2012 organized in the margins of the 18th Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The event took place just after Parties agreed on Saturday night on the new Doha Work Programme on Article 6 of the Convention which deals with education, training and public awareness. Founding members of the Alliance include: the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the UNFCCC Secretariat, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), with the UNFCCC Secretariat providing the Secretariat for the Alliance.