16 October 2012. Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of 21st century diplomacy and international governance. In order to strengthen the skills of government officers and diplomats working in this field, the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is delivering an e-learning course on Negotiating Climate Change Adaptation and Loss and Damage: From Cancun and Beyond, from 15 October to 16 November 2012.
1 October 2012. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) launched an E-forum on Long-term Finance from 3 September to 6 October 2012, in parallel with the Bangkok negotiation sessions. This e-forum seeks to engage with stakeholders and provides a platform for the exchange of views and sharing of technical and analytic information on a variety of topics.
28 September 2012. The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) published a report on Disaster Risk Reduction in School Curricula: Case Studies from Thirty Countries. Affirming that education can be instrumental in building the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to prepare for and cope with disasters, as well as in helping learners and the community to return to a normal life, the report provides systematic knowledge on what is already being done in this area and a better understanding on whether the measures taken are successful.
26 September 2012. The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and AIT-UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) have partnered with the Government of the United Kingdom to offer an On-line e-Learning Facility for Green Growth Capacity Development. This facility takes an integrative, multidisciplinary approach and is designed to educate participants about the most innovative, cost-effective approaches to Green Growth.
26 September 2012. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) organized around 120 Roving Seminars on Weather and Climate in 15 Western African countries from July to September 2012. The objective of these seminars is to make farmers become more self-reliant in dealing with weather and climate issues that affect their farms and to increase the interaction between the farmers and the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services.
20 September 2012. The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD), the Ateneo School of Government and the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) co-hosted a Workshop on REDD+ Finance on Friday 7 September, in Bangkok, Thailand. The event took place immediately after the REDD+ Partnership meeting, providing a good opportunity to bring together the key target audience of REDD+ negotiators and the members of the private sector.
18 September 2012. The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Risø Centre (URC) and the UN Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat organized a Workshop on Technology Needs Assessments (TNAs), from 10-12 September 2012, in Bangkok, Thailand. Approximately 70 participants representing governments, international organizations and civil society participated in the three-day event.
17 September 2012. The World Bank Institute’s Carbon Finance Assist Program and the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute offer an e-learning course entitled The Clean Development Mechanism and Joint Implementation: Navigating the Kyoto Project-based Mechanisms, from 1-28 October 2012. Deadline for application is 24 September 2012.
10 September 2012. In order to help Haitians move towards a greener, more sustainable economy, the International Labour Organization (ILO) Green Jobs Programme provides dedicated trainings in the country. Decades of environmental degradation have left Haiti on the brink, posing a serious threat to lives and livelihoods.
10 September 2012. The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will deliver a second edition of the e-learning course “Introduction to a Green Economy: Concepts and Applications”, from 8 October to 30 November 2012. Deadline for registration is 30 September 2012. This partnership e-course has been designed for a wide audience of civil servants, diplomats, environmental managers, academics and interested citizens.