15 May 2013. The UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat, the World Bank, the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) are organizing the Africa Carbon Forum (ACF) 2013. This event will take place from 3-5 July 2013 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, and will bring together 800 participants.
10 May 2013. The World Bank Institute (WBI) is organising an online course on the Challenges and Opportunities for CDM Programs, running from May 13 to May 24 2013, to help strengthen the capacity-building of developing countries for enabling their effective participation in the global carbon market.
6 May 2013. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Regional Service Centre for Eastern and Southern Africa, and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat are organising a Training Programme of Activities and Standardized Baselines under the Clean Development Mechanism to be held in Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire, from 30 June to 2 July 2013.
25 April 2013. The UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is working closely with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in a new Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), with a focus on national capacity development. In order to provide interested stakeholders with an introduction to the green economy concept UNITAR, together with PAGE partners, is delivering an interactive e-learning course from 27 May to 19 July 2013. The course is now open for registration.
17 April 2013. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has published a resource manual titled Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Education Sector to assist governments and education practitioners in scaling up and mainstreaming climate change education. The manual identifies key entry points to integrate climate change and disaster risk reduction into the education sector at the policy, planning and advocacy levels, makes the case for a process based on country-specific evidence and social-economic analysis, and calls on multiple stakeholders to participate, collaborate and communicate for quality education.
18 March 2013. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) together with the Ministry for Economic Development of Italy is organizing the 8th Symposium on ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change, hosted by Telecom Italia. The Symposium will be held on 6-7 May 2013 at Telecom Italia’s innovation laboratories in Turin, Italy. This is the eighth symposium on climate change following events held between 2008 and 2012 in Kyoto, London, Quito, Seoul, Cairo, Accra and Montreal.
12 March 2013. The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in collaboration with the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy and with support from the Government of Germany launched the Mangrove Ambassador Programme to raise climate change awareness among school children living in the popular coastal tourism destination of Pangandaran, West Java province, Indonesia.
25 February 2013. The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched an online learning course entitled UNESCO Course for Secondary Teachers on Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development (CCESD). Through a series of six-day programmes, this innovative training kit aims to bring climate change education outside the science classroom into all subject areas liable to be affected by climate change.
31 January 2013. The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) just launched a new e-learning course on Smallholder Agriculture, Environment and Climate Change. The course, which is open to the public, was developed with the support of the Agence Francaise de Développement.
23 January 2013. The World Bank Institute (WBI) offers an e-learning course titled Economics of Climate-Resilient Development from 04 February to 05 March 2013. The course reviews the scientific consensus on changes in climate patterns and projections to the future, explains the rationale for countries to develop climate-resilient plans and introduces a How-to Framework for Climate-Resilient Development Plans.