3 September 2014. Showing the consequences of climate change can be a powerful way to foster changing in behaviors. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) invited well-known television weather presenters worldwide to prepare a daily weather report for 2050 illustrating potential local impact of global climate change.
30 August 2014. The 5th Annual International Disaster Risk Conference (IDRC) that took place in Davos, Switzerland, between 24th and 28th August 2014, was a great opportunity for the United Nation Development Programme (UNEP) to introduce to specialists from over 80 countries its newest contribution to the effort to tackle the natural disaster risk challenge, the first MOOC on disaster risk management.
27 August 2014. Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of 21st century diplomacy and international governance. In order to develop participants' understanding of the climate change policy framework, UNITAR presents an e-learing course on climate change diplomacy. It will take place from 22 September to 16 November 2014.
20 August 2014. There is a need for in-country capacity-building on the subject of REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation). The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation (UN-REDD) and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies released a guide to strengthen the integration of REDD+ into university curriculum.
15 August 2014, Jinja and Entebbe, Uganda. Parties to the Kyoto Protocol are required to report to the UNFCCC regularly on the amount and sources of emissions of GHGs in the country. However, producing GHG inventories require highly technical skills which are not readily available in all countries. UNDP, through the Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) project is supporting the Government of Uganda to create a sustainable GHG Inventory Management System.
8 August 2014. There are several economic tools which can be used to facilitate climate-resilient development. In order to familiarize policymakers from developing countries with these tools, the World Bank e-Institute will present an online course on the economics of climate resilient development from 8 September to 30 september 2014. Registration is open until 1 September 2014.
30 July 2014. In order to raise awareness and share research results on children and climate change, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) released a book on children and climate change. The book aims to inject fresh urgency into the international debate on how to mitigate climate change and how to adapt to its effects.
20 July 2014. Young people often feel that there is a large disconnect between their visions, their projects, their voices and the international political talks on climate change and health. In order to contribute to these talks, the international federation of medical students association (IFMSA) will facilitate a discussion with youth and the international climate community. The event will take place on 24 July at 4:00 pm CEST.
11 July, 2014. E-learning is an effective way to reach out to people around the world and convey messages and skills at a low cost. It is however not always easy to find material which is not offered in English. It is for this reason that the Inter-American Development Bank, along with the World Bank, presents three e-learning modules in Spanish which help teach people in Latin America.
4 July 2014. In order to empower community members and leaders from the Khulna and Bagerhat districts of southern Bangladesh, CIFAL Scotland – the training center for Northern Europe affiliated to the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), in partnership with the Bangladesh Association for Sustainable Development (BASD) and Gaia Education, organized a two-day workshop titled "Climate Change: How it Impacts Us All". The workshop took place on 26-27 June 2014, in Mongla, Bangladesh.
27 June 2014. In order to better use and understand the various mitigation mechanisms implemented through the UNFCCC, such as the Clean Development Mechanism, it is useful to share success stories and updates. It is for this reason that the UNFCCC Secretariat, along with UNEP, the UNEP Risoe Center, IETA, the World Bank Group and the African Development Bank group organise this year’s Africa Carbon Forum. The event, co-organised by the Government of Namibia and supported by UNCTAD, will take place between July 2 and July 4, in Windhoek, Namibia.
20 June 2014. UNU-IAS organizes an intensive Postgraduate Programme on Building Resilience to Climate Change, to be delivered from 14 October to 7 November 2014, in Tokyo, Japan. The programme is developed under the framework of UN-CECAR, a collaborative initiative of more than 20 leading universities across Asia, committed to develop post graduate educational and research programmes on climate and ecosystems change, adaptation and sustainability science. UNU-ISP acts as the UN-CECAR Secretariat.
12 June 2014. The Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) launched a new Capacity-Building Portal on 10 June 2014, during a UNFCCC side event at the Bonn Climate Change Conference. The portal aims to to provide access to information on capacity-building programmes and projects taking place in developing countries.
04 June 2014. The Climate Change Capacity Development (C3D+) Partnership, coordinated by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), announced the upgrade and re-launch of its website, available at www.c3d-unitar.org. The site showcases the results of 10 years of analytical work carried out in developing countries to support nationally appropriate adaptation and mitigation solutions.
30 May 2014. The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) announced the running of the 2014 edition of the Online Course on Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Finance Sector from 9 to 29 June 2014. Registration is now open.