13 July 2012. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management offer a Sustainable Energy Finance Summer Academy, 15-20 July 2012, Frankfurt a.M., Germany. The course aims to provide decision makers and project developers with a comprehensive framework on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RE/EE) financing projects to meet the necessary understanding and actions for successful investments in clean energy technologies.
4 July 2012. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) launched the UNFCCC/CDM International Photo, Video and Podcast Contest 2012. The contest aims to select compelling and original entries showcasing the benefits of the Kyoto Protocol’s CDM using different media.
25 June 2012. The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) delivered a three-day Training of Trainers Workshop for climate change professionals, from 6-8 June 2012, at the International Telecommunication Union offices in New York New York, USA. The programme aimed to develop the skills of professionals and experts, to enhance their capacities to effectively communicate and deliver training in the often complex and challenging field of climate change.
22 June 2012. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), organized a workshop to examine the impacts of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture in the Pacific region, from 5-8 June 2012, in Noumea, New Caledonia. The event gathered senior fisheries officers and national focal points for climate change in Pacific Island countries and territories, not-for-profit organisations and funding bodies.
18 June 2012. The World Bank and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), along with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Institut d'Aménagement et d'Urbanisme de la Région d'Île-de-France, organized a workshop on Compact City: A Model for Sustainable Urban Development and Green Growth, in Paris, France, on 14 June 2012. During the workshop, participants discussed their joint visions and approaches to promoting sustainable urban development through better spatial planning and coordination of actions of different levels of authorities and stakeholders.
11 June 2012. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat announced the launch of CDM African Radio Contest 2012.Under the theme "Changing Lives", broadcasters and freelancers from Africa are invited to grab their microphone and recording device and create a compelling radio story that answers the following question: "How can my community/city/country benefit from the CDM?”.
8 June 2012. The World Bank Institute's Climate Change Practice (WBICC) organizes a webinar on Achieving Low Carbon Growth: From Innovation to Market Expansion, on 12 June 2012, 10:00 AM EST. In this webinar, Dr. Daniel M. Kammen, Professor of Energy Policy at the University of California, Berkeley and former World Bank Chief Technical Specialist for Sustainable Energy, explores a range of policy instruments used to support the deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies across the world.
7 June 2012. The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) offers a live webcast titled “What Does a Changing Climate Mean for How We Support Smallholder Agriculture?”, on 8 June 2012, 15:00-16:15 CET. The event aims to faciliate discussion on best agriculture practices in the context of climate change.
6 June 2012. The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in partnership with Management Resources for Good Governance (MaRGG) and the Ministry of Environment of Sri Lanka, held a Workshop on Climate Change and Decentralization, from 8-9 May 2012, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Over 60 decision-makers and practitioners from national and local government agencies, international and national development agencies, community organizations and academia, shared knowledge and experiences towards identifying strategies for better decentralization of climate change action.
6 June 2012. The United Nations Collaborative Initiative on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD), a partnership between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), supported the first South-South Knowledge Exchange on Participatory Governance Assessment (PGA) to discuss governance assessments for REDD+ in Bogor, Indonesia, from 17-18 April 2012.