7 August 2012. In the presence of more than 150 national and international invited guests, H.E. Mr. Rafael Alburquerque, Vice President of the Dominican Republic launched the National Strategy to Strengthen Human Resources and Skills to Advance Green, Low Emissions and Climate Resilient Development at the National Palace on Tuesday, 7 August 2012, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
22 June 2012. On the final day of the Rio+20 Summit, an interactive dialogue entitled “What Happens on Monday” took place to take stock of the outcomes of Rio and discuss opportunities for taking implementation forward. The event convened by Stakeholder Forum brought together more than 200 governmental and non-governmental stakeholders with goal to advance information sharing and networking. The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)/ UN CC:Learn contributed to the dialogue with an intervention on training and skills development for a green and climate resilient transition.
21 June 2012. The UN Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC) organized a workshop on the implementation of Article 6 of the United Nations Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC) in Least Developed Countries (LDC), from the 19 to 21 June 2012, in Bonn, Germany. During the workshop UNITAR/UN: CC Learn presented on the initial lessons learned from supporting five pilot projects in the Dominican Republic, Benin, Indonesia, Malawi and Uganda, to develop a National Strategy to Strengthen Human Resources and Skills to Address Climate Change.
21 June 2012. The Rio+20 side-event “UN Multi-stakeholder Strategies for Scaling-up and Mainstreaming Learning for Sustainable Development”, 21 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro called for new concerted efforts to implement, in partnership between various sectors, transformational strategies for a sustainable future. The event was organized by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the UN University (UNU), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and UNITAR.
16 June 2012. The Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Global Sustainability, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and UN CC:Learn Partners organized a side event entitled “Learning and Skills Strategies to Advance a Green and Climate Resilient Transition”, on 16 June 2012, in the margins of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or “Rio+20”), 20-22 June 2012. The event brought together more than 70 representatives from Governments, civil society and international organizations and was sponsored through the UN CC:Learn project funded by the Government of Switzerland.
6 June 2012. The workshop “Pre-validation of Benin’s National Strategy to Strengthen Human Resources, Learning and Skills Development to Address Climate Change” took place on 6 June 2012 in Cotonou, Benin. The workshop was organized by the Ministry of Environment, Housing and Urbanism (MEHU) of Benin in the framework of the national UN CC:Learn Project and brought together around 25 participants from different government sectors including, education, agriculture, energy, health and development planning, as well as non-governmental organizations, universities, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Benin, and international development partners (UNDP and UNITAR/UN CC:Learn).
6 June 2012. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) invited UNITAR/UN CC:Learn to participate in the Inter-Agency Committee (IAC) for the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD, 2005-2014). By joining the group, UNITAR/UN CC:Learn will create linkages between the specialized work undertaken by the members and UN CC:Learn activities, which include support of five country pilot projects and compilation of a One UN Package of learning resources.
1 June 2012. The World Bank in collaboration with the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and Koelnmesse organized the ninth edition of Carbon Expo, from 30 May – 1 June 2012, in Cologne, Germany. The three-day-event was attended by more than 2,000 participants from 95 countries, with over 200 exhibitors from more than 60 countries. UN CC:Learn was featured at a Carbon and Climate Finance Knowledge Corner.
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.