3 December 2011. The COP17/CMP7 Side Event on “Developing and Sustaining Human Resource Capacities to Advance Green, Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development” took place on 3 December 2011, in Durban, South Africa. The event was hosted by the Government of Uganda in collaboration with UN CC:Learn. It brought together more than 80 COP delegates, including representatives from Article 6 Focal Points, stakeholder groups, and international development partners.
2 December 2011. The One UN Side Event on “Results-Based Capacity Development to Address Climate Change: Lessons Learned from UN Supported Projects” took place in Durban, South Africa on 2 December 2011 in the margins of the COP17/CMP7 of the UNFCCC. The event was co-organized by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and attracted more than 80 participants.
22 November 2011. The Dominican Republic has commenced a UN CC:Learn supported project on Strengthening Human Resources and Skills to Address Climate Change. On 22 November 2011, the Dominican Republic’s National Council for Climate Change and the Clean Development Mechanism (CNCCMDL) organized a planning meeting with Government officials, members of the civil society and the private sector, as well as UN organizations with the objective to support the preparations for the project.
15-17 November 2011. During the week of 14 November 2011, a representative of the UN CC:Learn Secretariat, Ms. Amrei Horstbrink, paid a visit to Malawi to discuss the UN CC:Learn project with Government, UN partners and other interested parties. The mission coincided with and provided an opportunity to present and discuss the UN CC:Learn project at a Training Workshop on Climate Change Diplomacy, 15-17 November 2011 in Lilongwe, Malawi supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).
10 November 2011. Benin kicked off the UN CC:Learn pilot project entitled “Strengthening Human Resources and Skills to Address Climate Change” on 10 November 2011, through a National Planning Workshop in Cotonou. Close to 40 representatives from various government sectors, national education and training institutions, civil society and the UN system participated in the workshop.
14 October 2011. With the generous support of the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC), Indonesia and Malawi will join Benin, Uganda and the Dominican Republic as the fourth and fifth pilot country to start a UN CC:Learn project in 2011. The five countries were selected by the UN CC:Learn Steering Group in July 2011 from among 23 countries who had submitted an application to participate in the UN CC:Learn Pilot Implementation Phase, 2011-2013.
7-8 July 2011. The 2nd Meeting of UN CC:Learn Steering Group took place on 7-8 July 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland. During the meeting, representatives from more than 15 UN agencies reviewed progress made and agreed on action to advance the three Programme Areas of UN CC:Learn, the One UN Training Service Platform on Climate Change. The three areas include: (1) Knowledge Management and Networking, (2) Development of a One UN Package of Climate Change Learning Materials and (3) Pilot Projects to Strengthen Human Resources, Learning and Skills Development to Address Climate Change.
25-29 July 2011. Integrating and mainstreaming climate change adaptation, environmental sustainability and risk reduction can have profound effects in poverty reduction and improved livelihoods. To advance this approach, share lessons and good practices, the UN Development Group (UNDG) Task TeamonEnvironmental Sustainability, Climate Change and Rio+20, in collaboration with several partners, organized a regional workshop for the Asia-Pacific region from 25-29 July 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand.
11-15 July 2011. UN Country Teams have a critical role to play in mainstreaming environmental sustainability, climate change and disaster risk reduction in country programming to support national development processes. To address linkages between these three areas and mainstream them in UN Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAF), the UN Development Group (UNDG) Task Team on Environmental Sustainability, Climate Change and Rio+20, in collaboration with several partners, organized a regional workshop for the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region, 11-15 July 2011 in Panamá.
7-8 July 2011. The CC:Learn Steering Group met from 7-8 July 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland to select three CC:Learn pilot countries, advance the development of joint training materials, and discuss next steps in preparation of the COP 17/CMP 7 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
20-24 June 2011. Climate change, environmental degradation, and disasters have direct impacts on the livelihoods of people. To address linkages between these three areas and mainstream them in country programming, the UN Development Group (UNDG) Task TeamonEnvironmental Sustainability, Climate Change and Rio+20, in collaboration with several partners, organized a regional workshop for the African and Arab regions from 20-24 June 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya.
13 May 2011. The UN CC:Learn Library of UN Materials Relevant for Climate Change Learning contains now more than 1000 entries. Topics covered range from adaptation, mitigation, carbon finance, and risk reduction to REDD+, health and water management.
8 May 2011. More than 25 countries have to date expressed an interest in participating as a pilot country in the UN CC:Learn Pilot Projects to Strengthen Human Resources, Learning and Skills Development to Address Climate Change. The projects are scheduled to commence during the third quarter of 2011.
2 December 2010. What are good and illustrative case studies of effective capacity development supported by UN agencies that deliver results on climate change in Member States? This question was at the heart of the discussions at the One-UN COP-16 side event on Capacity Building as a Driver of Low-Emission, Climate-Resilient Development, 1 December 2010, Cancun, Mexico.
26 November 2011. With support provided by the Swiss Development Cooperation CC:Learn will support three Pilot Projects on Strengthening Human Resources, Learning and Skills Development to Address Climate Change in 2011-2012. Countries interested in becoming a pilot project are invited to notify the CC:Learn Secretariat by 31 January 2011.