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

Upcoming Learning Events

  • Bonn Climate Change Conference

    17 Jun 2019 to 27 Jun 2019 | Bonn, Germany

    More information about the event will be available soon here 

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    Organization(s): United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

    Language(s): English

  • Course on Applying Design Thinking in Implementing the 2030 Agenda: An Innovative Approach to Innovation

    25 Jun 2019 to 28 Jun 2019 | Online

    This engaging four-day course enables participants to employ integrative and cross-disciplinary thinking in order to develop innovative, human-centred solutions in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

    Upon successful completion of this course, participants will:

    - Demonstrate a sound understanding of the notion of sustainable development, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, its vision and principles; and the holistic approach of the 5Ps – People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnerships;

    - Demonstrate a sound understanding of the key principles and stages of the design thinking process, the concept of innovation and types of innovation;

    - Be able to apply design thinking to analyse development initiatives within a given local context, and be able to apply integrative and cross-disciplinary thinking in support of human-centered and sustainable solutions

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    Organization(s): UNSSC

  • Webinar on Building resilience to natural hazards and climate-related disasters in the Caribbean

    26 Jun 2019 | Online

    More countries remain highly exposed to natural disasters whose frequency and severity is worsened by the effect of climate change and the limited application of measures for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the region. 

    According to the results of Post-Disaster Needs Assessments (PDNAs) conducted in Dominica and Antigua and Barbuda, the overall amount of damage and losses that occurred in the agriculture sector and sub-sectors (crops, livestock, fisheries and forestry) in these two countries - after the last hurricane season - are: 211 USD million and 0.5 USD million respectively. These figures show how severely natural disasters can affect the economy and food security and nutrition of countries and people largely relying on the agriculture sector and sub-sectors.

    That said, the webinar aims to:

    - Enhance awareness on Agriculture Disaster Risk Reduction through Preparedness, Early warning and Early Action and Emergency Response in the LAC region;

    - Discuss approaches on disaster risk management in agriculture, with specific focus on the LAC region;

    - Exchange experiences in implementing preparedness, early action, and emergency response initiatives.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Language(s): English

  • Course on Building Partnerships for Sustainable Development

    2 Jul 2019 to 5 Jul 2019 | Bonn, Germany

    This course is designed to strengthen knowledge and understanding regarding the imperatives for building partnerships and to offer key elements of partnering. The course also serves as a platform for cross-fertilization and knowledge and experience sharing among partnership practitioners.

    Upon successful completion of this course, participants will:

    - understand why multi-stakeholder partnerships are crucial for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement;

    - have reflected upon challenges and opportunities regarding partnership development;

    - be familiarized with policies, guidance and tools that facilitate partnerships between the UN and other stakeholders;

    - be cognizant of the drive and different roles of different development actors;

    - gain knowledge and skills to build substantive and sustainable partnerships.

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    Organization(s): UNSSC

  • 2019 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

    9 Jul 2019 to 18 Jul 2019 | New York City, US

    The theme will be "Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality". The set of goals to be reviewed in depth is the following:

    - Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

    - Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

    - Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries

    - Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

    - Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

    - Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

    UNITAR and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs will be organizing the 2019 SDGs Learning, Training & Practice workshops which aim to advance:

    - Knowledge and skills acquisition

    - Networking

    - Sharing experiences and peer to peer collaboration

    - Learning about practical actions and best practices

    - Capacity building

    - Practical policy integration and coherence

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    Organization(s): ECOSOC

  • Course on Skills for Green jobs: Enhancing the Employability of Workers for the Transition to Low-carbon Economies

    19 Aug 2019 to 23 Aug 2019 | TBD

    This course equips participants with an in-depth understanding of how the greening of economies will impact skills development. It focuses on industries that can contribute to environmentally sustainable economic transformation, the green jobs potential of different sectors, and the associated skills needs as economies go green. 

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    Partner(s): ILO

    Language(s): English

  • Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 2019

    19 Aug 2019 to 23 Sep 2019 | Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

    This conference aims to promote action on climate change in the Latin American and the Caribbean. It supports the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement of the countries of the region as well as catalyzes efforts to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC, Word Bank, UNDP, UN Environment Programme, UNEP-DTU Partnership, IDB, Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) and International Emissions Trading Association (IETA).

    Language(s): English, Spanish

  • Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum

    21 Aug 2019 to 23 Aug 2019 | Montevideo, Uruguay

    The Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF) is a unique, free of charge regional conference and exhibition platform established in 2006 to promote knowledge and information sharing while facilitating business opportunities among main climate finance and emission market stakeholders. 

    The event will showcase opportunities in line with the Paris Agreement such as:

    - Implementing Nationally Determined Contributions

    - Leveraging public and private finance for climate action

    - Carbon pricing mechanisms and carbon markets

    - Sustainable development and transformational change

    - Public‐private partnerships

    - Innovative business models to fight climate change 

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC, Nairobi Framework Partnership, UNDP, UN environment, World Bank, IDB, IETA, Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina - CAF, LEDS LAC, UNEP DTU Partnership

    Partner(s): MVOTMA and Miniterio de Turismo Uruguay

    Language(s): English and Spanish

  • Asia-Pacific Climate Week

    2 Sep 2019 to 6 Sep 2019 | Shenzhen, China

    This event is designed to advance regional climate action. It aims to support the implementation of Asia-Pacific countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement on climate change and action to deliver on the SDGs. APCW is envisioned as a stepping stone to the UN 2019 Climate Summit.

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    Organization(s): United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

    Language(s): English

  • UN 2019 Climate Summit

    23 Sep 2019 | New York, USA

    This event focuses on the theme ‘A Race We Can Win. A Race We Must Win,’ and aims at challenging stakeholders, raging from states, regions, cities, to companies, investors and citizens, to step up action in key areas, such as energy transition, climate finance and carbon pricing, industry transition, nature-based solutions, cities and local action, and resilience. 

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    Organization(s): United Nations

    Language(s): English

  • Academy on the Green Economy

    7 Oct 2019 to 18 Oct 2019 | Turin, Italy

    This learning event aims to build capacities for the promotion of inclusive green economies that create income and jobs, reduce poverty and inequality, and protect the environment. The learning sessions equip policy-makers, technical staff and practitioners with the knowledge and skills needed to reframe policies and practices around sustainability. They also stimulate sharing of experiences on reforms, incentives, business models, and partnerships that catalyse green economy actions at country and institutional level.

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    Organization(s): ILO, UN environment, UNDP, UNITAR, UNIDO

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

    Language(s): English, French, Spanish

  • International Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power

    7 Oct 2019 to 11 Oct 2019 | Vienna, Austria

    The conference provides a platform to discuss objectively the scientific and technical aspects of the role of nuclear power in combating climate change. Topics covered in the conference include: challenges and opportunities for existing nuclear power plants with respect to their continuous contribution to the avoidance of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; factors necessary to support high rates of deployment, including for advanced nuclear power technologies, consistent with achieving the climate change goals, including those established in the Paris Agreement; and the prospects for synergies between nuclear power and other low carbon energy sources.

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    Organization(s): IAEA

    Language(s): English

  • The 5th Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture 2019

    8 Oct 2019 to 10 Oct 2019 | Bali, Indonesia

    The overarching theme of the 5th conference, ‘Transforming food systems under a changing climate’, takes cognizance of the need for transformation and aims to build the knowledge base needed to support the transformation required.

    The conference will aim to achieve the following objectives:

    - To mobilize the knowledge needed for food systems transformation under climate change.

    - To catalyze the partnerships needed for transformation, bringing together all key stakeholders, from scientists, policy makers, investors and farmers.

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  • Course on Opportunities for Green Jobs in the Waste Sector

    11 Nov 2019 to 15 Nov 2019 | Turin, Italy

    This course addresses the potential for decent work promotion and green business development across the waste value chain, focusing on waste collection, sorting and recycling. Lessons are drawn from international literature, analysis of case studies and interviews with practitioners. 

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    Organization(s): ILO

    Language(s): English

  • Course on Green Building and Construction: Pathway Towards Inclusive Growth and the Creation of Decent and Green Jobs

    2 Dec 2019 to 6 Dec 2019 | Turin, Italy

    This course contributes to a better understanding of how greening of the building and construction industry can lead to sustainable inclusive growth and the creation of green and decent jobs. It sheds light on the employment-related dimensions of the transition towards green building and construction. Topics addressed include skills requirements, working conditions, sustainable enterprise development.

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    Organization(s): ILO

    Language(s): English

  • The Tenth session of the World Urban Forum

    8 Feb 2020 to 13 Feb 2020 | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 

    This event provides the opportunity for participants involved in all aspects of urbanization to share practices and knowledge on how cities are built, planned and managed. Sessions on sustainable cities will be held during the Forum.

    Current discussions have outlined the importance to address the following issues for further consideration:

    - Innovative financing mechanisms for sustainable cities

    - Innovative urban solutions in housing, mobility, planning, and governance

    - Technology and data as enablers for sustainable cities

    - Building human and social capital to build a sustainable urban future, with a special focus on youth and women

    - Empowering cities as open investment platforms to harness an enabling business and regulatory environments

    - The impact of migration on cities

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    Organization(s): UN-Habitat

    Language(s): English