31 August 2012. The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) runs a new session of its Online Course Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Finance Sector, from 15 October to 5 November 2012, to respond to a strong demand amongst financial institutions to learn about climate change and how it affects their industry. This e-course provides knowledge on climate change and carbon finance.
27 August 2012. The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN‐REDD) National Programme Management Unit in Indonesia organized a Workshop on Multiple Benefits of REDD+ on 25 and 26 July 2012, in Palu, the capital of Central Sulawesi, which is a pilot province of the UN-REDD Programme in Indonesia. The event gathered more than 50 participants from the provincial REDD+ sub-working group, the provincial forestry council and various universities and NGOs.
17 August 2012. The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) organizes a Leadership Seminar on Climate Change Finance to be held on 11 and 12 October 2012, in Geneva, Switzerland. The seminar targets senior and middle level officials and executives from the public and private sector, entrepreneurs, media executives, and non-profit organization leaders, and will expose participants to key issues related to climate finance.
10 August 2012. The World Bank Institute (WBI) offers an E-Learning Course on Low Carbon Development: Planning and Modelling, to be delivered from 17 September to 12 October 2012. The deadline for application is 8 September 2012. This facilitated course aims to introduce participants to climate change mitigation, explore the concepts surrounding low carbon development planning on an economy-wide basis and take a detailed look at what this means in the power and transport sectors and for household electricity use.
8 August 2012. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Risoe Centre, organized a Workshop on Enhancing the Regional Distribution of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Projects in Asia and the Pacific. The event was hosted by the Government of the Philippines and took place on 18-20 July 2012, in Manila, the Philippines.
7 August 2012. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat organized a Technical Workshop on Water, Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation, from 18-20 July 2012, in Mexico City, Mexico. The event aimed to support the development of adaptation strategies to cope with the threat of climate change on water resources.
27 July 2012. The World Bank, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Wuhan Urban Construction Finance Office organized the Wuhan Low Carbon Logistics Workshop, on 19 July 2012, in Wuhan, China. Participants came from different cities across China, including Chongqing, Guangzhou, Suzhou, Ningbo, Fuyang and Xiaogan, and shared local good practices in developing low-carbon logistics parks.
26 July 2012. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) program of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) organized a Workshop on NAMAs: National Mitigation Planning and Implementation in Agriculture, from 16-17 July 2012, in Rome, Italy. Workshop participants shared experience on tools and resources for NAMA decision making, identified research and capacity development needs for agriculture planning, and discussed ways forward for effective NAMA planning.
23 July 2012. The United Nations Environment Programme and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in collaboration with the Technnische Universität Dresden, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the German Federal Environmental Agency (UBA) organize the 56th Short Course on Water Management and Climate Change Adaptation, to be held from 4 September – 28 September 2012, at the Technnische Universität Dresden, in Dresden, Germany.
17 July 2012. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat organized a Workshop on Long-term Finance, from 9-11 July 2012, in Bonn, Germany. A total of 140 government officials, public and private finance sector representatives and members of civil society and academia took part in the debates. The main issues discussed in detail included: the scale of finance-related needs of developing countries, potential sources of climate finance in the longer-term, innovations and options for mobilizing climate finance from multiple sources and lessons learnt from fast-start-finance.