14 November 2012. The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a Workshop on Climate Change for Asian mayors and senior urban officials on 29 October 2012, in Bangkok, Thailand. The one-day workshop brought together decision-makers, regional development partners and city government representatives from 10 cities across Asia.
12 November 2012. The World Bank Institute (WBI) is offering a new session of the E-learning Course on Safe and Resilient Cities, from 19 November to 19 December 2012. Deadline for application is 15 November 2012. This e-learning course focuses on disaster risk management (DRM) at the city level. Participants will learn, in particular, about planning and decision making under uncertainty and how to make their cities more resilient to climate change impacts and natural disasters.
31 October 2012. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) published an Atlas of Health and Climate. The Atlas is the product of collaboration between the meteorological and public health communities and provides sound scientific information on the connections between weather and climate and major health challenges.
19 October 2012. The International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ILO) is organizing an “Interagency Learning Forum on Green Jobs: Local Strategies and Actions", from 3-14 December 2012, in Turin, Italy. United Nations Partners that support the event include the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), the UN’s Human Settlement Programme (UN-HABITAT) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Deadline for application is 31 October 2012.
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.