October 17, 2014, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In order to accelerate the growth of new green businesses in the region and help reduce the significant threats posed by climate change, infoDev/World Bank’s Climate Technology Program (CTP), in partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) developped Vietnam’s first-ever Clean Tech Bootcamp. Twenty four innovative clean-tech startups graduated from this program which helps small- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) develop and bring to market innovative clean-energy and energy-efficiency solutions and adaptation technologies in the areas of transportation, agribusiness, and water management.
10 October 2014. There are several ongoing processes on climate change mitigation in agriculture within the UNFCCC process. In order to raise awareness about NAMAs in agriculture and land use sectors and guide participants to take the first steps in national processes, the FAO, through its MICCA programme, is organizing an online learning event entitled “Getting ready for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions in Agriculture”.
28 September 2014. The World Bank e-Institue present an e-course where participants will learn about planning and decision making under uncertainty and how to make their cities more resilient to climate change impacts and natural disasters. The course provides cutting edge tools on vulnerability assessment, institutional assessment and gap analysis, and on how to access finance for risk management.
12 September 2014. In order to discuss and share knowledge on the subject of biogas production in agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean, UNIDO and FAO, along with several partners organized a workshop attended by specialists from 16 Latin American and Caribbean countries (LAC). The workshop took place on 13 and 14 of August in Foz do Iguaçu, Parana State, Brazil.
10 September 2014. Completing a greenhouse gas inventory can be a complex task, even with the use of software designed for this purpose. It is for this reason that the UNFCCC Secretariat organized, between October 2013 and March 2014, three regional hands-on training workshops on the use of the non-Annex I greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory web-based software (NAIIS).
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.