UNITAR Leadership Seminar Educates Professionals on Climate Change Finance

17 August 2012. Climate change is one of the greatest environmental challenges that humanity is facing and requires urgent action from all sections of society, including the finance sector. In order to strengthen the skills of bankers, investors and insurers to advance low-carbon and climate-change-resilient economies, 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. It will expose participants to key issues related to climate finance, focusing in particular on the following topics:

  • Financing climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • International climate change finance instruments
  • UNFCCC convention framework financial mechanisms
  • International climate finance in practice
  • Moving forward from Durban (COP 17): key multilateral negotiation issues

The seminar will be led by a senior international expert with in-depth knowledge of climate change finance issues. Additional international and regional experts will also be involved. Furthermore, participants will be expected to present topics pertaining to their specific experience.

Each session will involve a detailed exposé of the subject matter as well as a round table discussion. Certain sessions may include group work. A pack of training and reading materials will be provided for each module. The last module will consist of recommendations by participants and a wrap-up by the seminar Director. 

The seminar will be conducted in the English language. The fee amounts to USD 1200 and the number of participants is limited to 50 persons.

For further information please contact pft-training@unitar.org or visit: http://unitar.org/event/leadership-seminar-climate-change-finance.