CC:Learn News

24 May 2012. A press conference was organized on 24 May 2012 by the Dominican Republic in the margins of the Bonn Climate Change Conference, Germany. The event highlighted that Article 6 of the UNFCCC on education, training and public awareness and the development of a successor programme to the New Delhi work programme are of key importance to developing countries. The press conference also provided an opportunity to present progress made in UN CC:Learn pilot countries that include Benin, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Malawi and Uganda.
23 May 2012. How do we plan capacity-building activities so that they deliver results? What good practices exist to strengthen the capacity of developing countries to effectively design, implement and evaluate learning activities? These were among the key issues discussed at the Durban Forum on Capacity Building, 23 May 2012, Bonn, Germany. The Forum in Bonn provided an opportunity to share initial lessons learned from the UN CC:Learn pilot projects. 
2 May 2012. The National Council for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism (CNCCMDL), organized a Policy Briefing to present and review the outcomes of the workshop on “Developing Results-based Action to Strengthen Human Resources, Learning and Skills to Advance Green, Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development”, Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic, 24-25 April 2012. The Briefing provided an opportunity to discuss the actions identified during the workshop and agree on a road map for preparing and launching the National Strategy to Strengthen Human Resources and Skills to Advance Green, Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development during the first half of 2012. 
25 April 2012. The National Council for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism of the Dominican Republic (CNCCMDL) organized a workshop on “Developing Results-based Action to Strengthen Human Resources, Learning and Skills to Advance Green, Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development” from 24-25 April 2012. The workshop was organized within the framework of the National UN CC:Learn Project and brought together more than 50 participants from Government, academia, the private sector, the media, NGOs, youth organizations, and UN and other development partners. 
12 April 2012.  The Secretariat of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)  invited UNITAR/UN CC:Learn to participate in the  “United Nations Joint Framework Initiative for Children, Youth and Climate Change”. By joining the group, UNITAR/UN CC:Learn will create linkages between the specialized work undertaken by the group members and UN CC:Learn activities, which include support of five country pilot projects and compilation of a One UN Package of learning resources.
2 April 2012. The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) invited UNITAR/UN CC:Learn to participate in a working group on ‘Greening TVET and Skills Development’ established by the Inter-agency Group on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (IAG-TVET) in December 2011. By joining the group, UNITAR/UN CC:Learn will create linkages between the specialized work undertaken by the group members and UN CC:Learn activities, which include support of five country pilot projects and compilation of a One UN Package of learning resources.
17 and 18 March 2012. The Second Global Transition 2012 Dialogue on the New Economy was held at Pace University, New York from 17-18 March 2012. The event was co-organized by Stakeholder Forum, nef (the new economics foundation), the New Economics Institute and the Green Economy Coalition, working in collaboration with several international partners, including UN CC:Learn. The aim of the event was to bring together a variety of government and non-government stakeholders to develop ideas and generate thinking on how to transition to a new and green economy.
7-8 March 2012. Malawi, through the National UN CC:Learn Project on “Strengthening Human Resources and Skills to Address Climate Change”, conducted a two-day National Planning Workshop from 7 to 8 March 2012, in Salima. The event was organized by the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning and brought together 40 participants from various government sectors, education and training institutions, civil society, and international development partners.
29 February 2012.  Uganda initiated a national UN CC:Learn Project entitled “Strengthening Human Resources and Skills to Address Climate Change” on 29 February 2012 in Kampala. The National Planning Workshop was organized by the Ministry of Water and Environment, Climate Change Unit and brought together more than 60 participants from various government sectors, education and training institutions, Members of Parliament, private sector, civil society, UN organizations (UNDP, UN-HABITAT, UNITAR, WFP) and other development partners (DANIDA, GIZ).
7 February 2012. A National Workshop for the UN CC:Learn Project to Strengthen Human Resources and Skills to Address Climate Change in the Dominican Republic took place on 7 February 2012 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and was organized by the National Climate Change Council (CNCCMDL) with support by UN CC:Learn. The event brought together more than 90 participants from government, academia, the private sector, NGOs, youth organizations, the UN Country Team and other international development partners.
4 December 2011.  The one-day workshop entitled “Strengthening Human Resources and Skills to Address Climate Change: A UN CC:Learn/UNFCCC COP 17 Workshop to Support Implementation of Article 6 of the UNFCCC” took place on 4 December 2011, Durban, South Africa. The workshop was jointly organized by the UNFCCC Secretariat and UN CC:Learn which is hosted by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). It brought together some 50 participants from UN CC:Learn countries, academia, the private sector and international development partners.
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).