Investing in People and Learning to Foster a Climate Resilient and Green Transition

Upcoming Learning Events

  • Green Industrial Policies for Transformative Change

    22 Feb 2018 | Geneva, Switzerland

    This panel discussion highlights the transformative role that green industrial policy may play in the transformation to greener and more sustainable economies. The event will convene leading experts, policymakers and academics and will draw on the insights from three publications developed by PAGE and country-level policy experience.

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    Organization(s): UNITAR, UNEP, ILO, UNDP, UNIDO

    Partner(s): The Graduate Institute of Geneva, The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)

    Language(s): English

  • Webinar series on Methodologies for Baselines and Monitoring in the Transport Sector: Fuel Pricing Policies

    22 Feb 2018 | Online

    This webinar is based on the third chapter of the UNFCCC Secretariat’s  Compendium on GHG Baselines and Monitoring: Passenger and Freight Transport. The transport pricing guidance developed under the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency will be presented, as well as the methodology and core indicators for setting GHG baselines and monitoring emission reductions from the introduction of fuel pricing policies.

    Contact email: urda.eichhorst@giz.de

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC

    Partner(s): German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ)

    Language(s): English

  • UNITAR e-Course on Climate Change Diplomacy: Negotiating Effectively under the UNFCCC

    26 Feb 2018 to 22 Apr 2018 | Online

    This online course will develop participants’ understanding of the climate change policy framework, by building an appreciation of the science, causes and impacts of climate change, the history of the policy making process and the UNFCCC framework, and will also consider the pertinent challenges currently facing international decision makers in making progress with what is currently on the negotiating table and how to prepare for COP24.

    Contact email: mdp-elearning@unitar.org

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    Organization(s): UNITAR

    Language(s): English

  • UNEP e-Course: Certified Expert in Climate & Renewable Energy Finance

    1 Mar 2018 to 1 Sep 2018 | Online

    This e-course offers different perspectives on financing climate and Renewable Energy (RE) projects: firstly, why markets alone might fundamentally not be able to trigger investment in a way that environmental issues are appropriately taken into account and which policy instruments are available to correct these so-called “market failures”. Secondly, the project perspective of investors or financiers confronted with the specifics of RE financing including but not limited to dealing with the specific risk profile of capital intense business models in an often policy and regulation driven market.

    Contact email: m.emmerich@fs.de

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Partner(s): Frankfurt School

  • UNEP e-Course: Certified Expert in Climate Adaptation Finance

    1 Mar 2018 to 1 Sep 2018 | Online

    This e-course showcases facets of, and perspectives on, climate adaptation finance – which is not and shall not be limited to grant funding. An overview of how financing typically takes place in different adaptation related projects will form the basis for discussions about why finance is flowing towards adaptation projects in some cases whereas in other situations commercial adaptation investment is inhibited. The different perspectives of businesses, investors and policy makers on adaptation will be given.

    Contact email: m.emmerich@fs.de

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Partner(s): Frankfurt School

    Language(s): English

  • IPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Conference

    5 Mar 2018 to 7 Mar 2018 | Edmonton, Canada

    The conference aims to inspire the next frontier of research focused on the science of cities and climate change. The primary goal of the conference is to assess the state of academic and practice-based knowledge related to cities and climate change, and to establish a global research agenda based on the joint identification of key gaps by the academic, practitioner and urban policy-making communities. 

    Contact email: info@citiesipcc.org

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    Organization(s): IPCC, WMO, UNEP, UN-Habitat, UNSDSN

    Partner(s): C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Cities Alliance, Edmonton, Future Earth, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, UCLG - United Cities and Local Governments

    Language(s): English

  • UNDP Training Programme on Economics of Climate Change Adaptation

    12 Mar 2018 to 23 Mar 2018 | Bangkok, Thailand

    This training aims to equip government officials and other stakeholders in the Asia and the Pacific region with economic tools necessary to identify, prioritize, design and implement climate-resilient projects and policies, formulate national adaptation plans and access climate finance for adaptation action. 

    Apply by 11 December.

    Contact email: ecca@rrcap.ait.asia

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    Organization(s): UNDP

    Partner(s): Asian Institute of Technology

    Language(s): English

  • Green Climate Fund Simplified Approval Process | Webinar Series

    19 Mar 2018 to 1 Aug 2018 | Online

    This webinar series is dedicated to Nationally Designated Authorities (NDAs), Accredited Entities (AEs), and other stakeholders interested in understanding the new Simplified Approval Process (SAP) for resource mobilization of the Green Climate Fund

    SAP is a new approach that simplifies and streamlines the GCF approval of certain small-scale low risk projects of up to USD 10 million in GCF funding, particularly from Direct Access Entities. The simplifications are two-fold:

    1. The documentation to be provided with the Funding Proposal is reduced; and

    2. The review and approval processes are streamlined.

    Three webinar sessions on different thematics will be delivered. Each session will be delivered in 3 different time zones. 

    Registrations will be based on a first-come-first-serve basis.

    The webinar series will be delivered throughout the year, stay tuned for details.

     

    Organization(s): UNITAR

    Partner(s): GCF

    Language(s): English

  • 2nd Global Adaptation Network Forum

    20 Mar 2018 to 21 Mar 2018 | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    This forum will focus on some of the most pressing challenges for climate change adaptation and provide an opportunity for decision makers, policy experts and practitioners to share knowledge and experience on how to address these challenges.

    Contact email: essey.daniel@un.org

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Partner(s): Ministry of the Environment of the Government of Japan, Global Adaptation Network

    Language(s): English

  • World Symposium on Climate Change and Biodiversity

    3 Apr 2018 to 5 Apr 2018 | Manchester, United Kingdom

    This Symposium Apart offers a platform for specialist discussions,  as it addresses the need to document and disseminate the experiences available on climate change and biodiversity today,  by producing the peer-reviewed Handbook of Climate Change and Biodiversity,  with all accepted contributions. This timely publication will be produced, so as to provide a sound and long-term basis to the documentation of current and future experiences, which may be updated  on a regular basis.

    Contact email: jelena@barbir.com.es

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    Organization(s): UNEP, WHO, WMO, UNESCWA

    Partner(s): Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

    Language(s): English

  • Green Fiscal Reform e-Course

    9 Apr 2018 to 1 Jun 2018 | Online

    This e-course  seeks to explain the basic concepts of Green fiscal reform focusing on case studies and existing reform initiatives from around the world. It makes reference to technical guides and manuals suitable for participants working on/interested in the level of technical implementation of fiscal policies.

    Contact email: Giuliano.MONTANARI@unitar.org

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    Organization(s): UNITAR, UNEP, ILO, UNDP, UNIDO

    Partner(s): The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)

    Language(s): English

  • Africa Climate Week 2018

    9 Apr 2018 to 13 Apr 2018 | Nairobi, Kenya

    This event is designed to advance regional climate action in Africa. It aims to support implementation of countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement and climate action to deliver on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The events include workshops, panel discussions, exhibits, and meetings. They also include high-level segments to capture regional concerns and feed them back into the formal negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, through the Talanoa Dialogue.

    Contact email: DAbbass@unfccc.int

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC, UNEP, WB, UNCTAD, UNDP

    Partner(s): Nairobi Framework Partnership, African Development Bank, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)

    Language(s): English

  • Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation: Fostering African Resilience and Capacity to Adapt

    14 May 2018 to 15 May 2018 | Ibadan, Nigeria

    This symposium will focus on “enhancing Africa´s capacity to cope with climate change”, meaning that it will serve the purpose of showcasing experiences from research, field projects and best practice in climate change adaptation in African countries, which may be useful or implemented in other countries in the continent.

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    Organization(s): UNEP, UNESCO, WMO

    Partner(s): Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

    Language(s): English