16 August 2013. The World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC), the Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) have jointly developed a distance learning programme on Science and Policy of Climate Change using blended learning technologies. It follows an interdisciplinary approach and is enriched by audio, video, and interactive web-based content. It uses the latest information and communication technology (ICT) tools and techniques and also employs a unique format of learning through video conferencing.
6 August 2013. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has published the Climate-Smart Agriculture Sourcebook. The purpose of the sourcebook is to further elaborate the concept of Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) and demonstrate its potential, as well as limitations. It aims to help decision makers at a number of levels, including political administrators and natural resource managers, to understand the different options that are available for planning, policies and investments and the practices that are suitable for making different agricultural sectors, landscapes and food systems more climate-smart.
31 July 2013. The United Nation Environmental Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) organises an online course on Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Finance Sector from 14 October to 3 November 2013. The registration is now open. The course goal is to educate and enable key senior and mid-level executives to further understand the business complexities presented by climate change.
26 July 2013. The United Nations University (UNU) has published a Toolkit on Traditional Knowledge and Climate Science. This document provides access to links and reference to a wealth of resources aimed at assisting indigenous peoples, local communities, policy makers and other stakeholders in accessing research on climate change adaptation and mitigation.
4 July 2013. The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Institute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE) offers a new session of its Online Course on IWRM as a Tool for Adaptation to Climate Change. The course, provided in partnership with the Universidad del Valle (Colombia), the Bogor Agricultural University (Indonesia) and The International Centre for Water Hazard (ICHARM, Japan), will be delivered from 2 September 2013 to 6 January 2014 (18 weeks).
7 June 2013. The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the World Bank (WB), the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), and the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) are organising the Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF) 2013. This event will take place from 28-30 August 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and gather more than 800 participants.
27 May 2013. The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), as the Secretariat of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP), has launched The Global Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) Clearinghouse, a new hub for cooperation and knowledge-sharing on ideas and practices for advancing towards a carbon-efficient and sustainable development.
15 May 2013. The UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat, the World Bank, the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) are organizing the Africa Carbon Forum (ACF) 2013. This event will take place from 3-5 July 2013 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, and will bring together 800 participants.
10 May 2013. The World Bank Institute (WBI) is organising an online course on the Challenges and Opportunities for CDM Programs, running from May 13 to May 24 2013, to help strengthen the capacity-building of developing countries for enabling their effective participation in the global carbon market.
6 May 2013. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Regional Service Centre for Eastern and Southern Africa, and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat are organising a Training Programme of Activities and Standardized Baselines under the Clean Development Mechanism to be held in Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire, from 30 June to 2 July 2013.
25 April 2013. The UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is working closely with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in a new Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), with a focus on national capacity development. In order to provide interested stakeholders with an introduction to the green economy concept UNITAR, together with PAGE partners, is delivering an interactive e-learning course from 27 May to 19 July 2013. The course is now open for registration.
17 April 2013. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has published a resource manual titled Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Education Sector to assist governments and education practitioners in scaling up and mainstreaming climate change education. The manual identifies key entry points to integrate climate change and disaster risk reduction into the education sector at the policy, planning and advocacy levels, makes the case for a process based on country-specific evidence and social-economic analysis, and calls on multiple stakeholders to participate, collaborate and communicate for quality education.
18 March 2013. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) together with the Ministry for Economic Development of Italy is organizing the 8th Symposium on ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change, hosted by Telecom Italia. The Symposium will be held on 6-7 May 2013 at Telecom Italia’s innovation laboratories in Turin, Italy. This is the eighth symposium on climate change following events held between 2008 and 2012 in Kyoto, London, Quito, Seoul, Cairo, Accra and Montreal.
12 March 2013. The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in collaboration with the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy and with support from the Government of Germany launched the Mangrove Ambassador Programme to raise climate change awareness among school children living in the popular coastal tourism destination of Pangandaran, West Java province, Indonesia.
25 February 2013. The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched an online learning course entitled UNESCO Course for Secondary Teachers on Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development (CCESD). Through a series of six-day programmes, this innovative training kit aims to bring climate change education outside the science classroom into all subject areas liable to be affected by climate change.