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

Upcoming Learning Events

  • Oxford Summer School in Ecological Economics

    19 Aug 2018 to 25 Aug 2018 | Oxford, England

    The School will address key elements of the new economy transformation with a particular focus on smart and sustainable cities, exploring the cutting edge methods and policy applications in ecological economics. With a clear sustainable development focus, it will draw on the expertise of a range of disciplines: economics, ecology, physics, environmental sciences, sociology, psychology, complex systems theory, etc.

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    Organization(s): UNEP, UNDP

    Partner(s): Oxford University Center for Environment

    Language(s): English

  • People and Forest Forum

    19 Aug 2018 to 20 Aug 2018 | Bangkok, Thaïland

    The forum"Forests are Us: Why Forests Matter" delivers a series of climate-related events focused on forest actors knowledge and experience.

    Day 1 focuses on Action for the Forests, and Day 2 consists in a laboratory untitled People and Forests “Meet and Create”. 

    It includes examples of how community forestry enables sustainable forest management and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), co-creation of innovative ways to ensure the sustainable use of our resources and networking with  new and existing communities linked to forest sustainability. 

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    Organization(s): FAO, SDC, RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests

    Partner(s): European Union

    Language(s): English

  • Workshop on South-South Cooperation for Climate and Sustainable Development Progress, Latin American and Caribbean Climate Week

    20 Aug 2018 | Montevideo, Uruguay

    This workshop aims to enhance the understanding and to promote awareness of the potential of SSC and triangular cooperation in the Latin American and the Caribbean region. It focuses on skills and capacities to enable developing countries to achieve their sustainable development goals though South-South cooperation (SSC), as a complement to North-South cooperation, in the framework of the Paris Agreement under the UNFCCC.

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    Organization(s): UNOSSC, UNFCCC

    Language(s): English

  • Latin American & Caribbean Climate Week 2018

    20 Aug 2018 to 23 Aug 2018 | Montevideo, Uruguay

    This four-day forum delivers a series of climate-related events focused on Nationally Determined Contributions' implementation – Challenges and opportunities, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and Global Climate Action.

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

    Partner(s): Ministry of Housing, Territorial Planning and Environment of Uruguay, LEDS LAC, Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE)

    Language(s): English

  • World Water Week

    26 Aug 2018 to 31 Aug 2018 | Stockholm, Sweden

    This week will focus on water, ecosystems and development, including nature-based solutions and green technology for better climate resilience infrastructures. 

     

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    Organization(s): UNECE

    Partner(s): Stockholm International Water Institute

    Language(s): English

  • UN Summer Academy

    27 Aug 2018 to 31 Aug 2018 | Bonn, Germany

    This 5-day course fosters rich interaction on issues relevant to the work of the UN and its partners to concretely implement the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement. It will feature panel discussions, solution oriented workshops, excursions as well as a story fair.

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    Organization(s): UNSSC

    Language(s): English

  • Certified Expert in Climate and Renewable Energy Finance

    1 Sep 2018 to 28 Feb 2019 | Online

    This course focuses on two perspectives of 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 and EE 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: J.Fleer@fs.de

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Partner(s): Frankfurt School - UNEP Collaborating Centre

    Language(s): English

  • Bangkok Climate Change Conference

    4 Sep 2018 to 9 Sep 2018 | Bangkok, Thaïland

    This conference presents a summary of the work done on issues related to the Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP) so as to facilitate the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) that will take place in Poland from 3rd to 14th December, 2018.

    It includes negociating sessions of he Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA).

     

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC

    Language(s): English

  • Intergovernmental Conference on Marine Biodiversity of Areas beyond National Juridiction

    4 Sep 2018 to 17 Sep 2018 | New York, United States

    The first session of the Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) on a legally binding international instrument of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity in areas beyond National Jurisdictions (BBNJ) follows an organizational meeting (April 2018) and will begin work on elements of a draft text of an international legally binding instrument on conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of BBNJs under UNCLOS, which was prepared by the preparatory committee.

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Language(s): English

  • Third PAGE Ministerial Conference

    6 Sep 2018 to 7 Sep 2018 | Cape Town, South Africa

    The conference will take place at the International Convention Centre in Cape Town, from 6 to 7 September 2018 and will focus on Green Finance, Green Economy, Economic and social inclusion, and Circular Economy.  The first of its kind in Africa, the conference will bring together approximately 500 participants, including world leaders, ministers, private sector innovators, development partners, civil society, media and the general public. 

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    Organization(s): The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), UNITAR, UNEP, ILO, UNIDO, UNDP

    Language(s): English

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

    10 Sep 2018 to 3 Nov 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 diplomats and international decision makers in making progress with what is currently on the negotiating table. The course will take a close look at the negotiations to-date, gender in the negotiations and specific interests of parties who are most vulnerable to impacts of climate change.

    Contact email: mdp-elearning@unitar.org

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    Organization(s): UNITAR

    Language(s): English

  • Climate Change Diplomacy: Negotiating Effectively Under the UNFCCC

    10 Sep 2018 to 4 Nov 2018 | Worldwide

    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. It will also consider the pertinent challenges currently facing diplomats and international decision makers in making progress with what is currently on the negotiating table. 

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    Organization(s): UNITAR

    Language(s): English

  • Global Climate Action Summit

    12 Sep 2018 to 14 Sep 2018 | San Francisco

    The Global Climate Action Summit will bring leaders and people together from around the world to “Take Ambition to the Next Level.” It will be a moment to present major efforts and new announcements by non-State actors including cities and subnational governments to take ambitious climate action. 

     

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC

    Partner(s): UN Foundation, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, CERES, Bloomberg, WWF, CDP, The Climate Group, We Mean Business

    Language(s): English

  • Fourteenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee

    17 Sep 2018 to 21 Sep 2018 | Roma, Italia

    The fourteenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC-14) will consider possible registrations of hazardous chemicals in the various annexes to the Stockholm Convention. The Committee will consider, among others, a draft risk profile on PFHxS, its salts and PFHxS-related compounds; and strengthening its recommendation to the Conference of the Parties on listing PFOA, its salts and PFOA-related compounds.

    The conference will be held at the FAO headquarters. 

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Language(s): English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese

  • New course : Building Partnerships for Sustainable Development

    18 Sep 2018 to 21 Sep 2018 | Bonn, Germany

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

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    Organization(s): UNSCC

    Language(s): English

  • Youth Leadership Summit, Our Ocean Conference

    29 Oct 2018 to 30 Oct 2018 | Bali, Indonesia

    As an integral part of the Our Ocean Conference, the Government of the Republic of Indonesia will co-host Our Ocean, Our Legacy Youth Leadership Summit. High-level ocean leaders will interact with student participants, facilitate breakout sessions, and provide youth with insights for their ocean projects and commitments. Additionally, youth leaders will have the opportunity to join the main conference on the 2nd day of the event.

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    Organization(s): State Ministry of Environment-Indonesia

    Language(s): English

  • Our Ocean Conference

    29 Oct 2018 to 30 Oct 2018 | Bali, Indonesia

    Our Ocean Conference is focused on generating commitments and taking actions to maintain the sustainability of our oceans. Since 2014, Our Ocean Conference has successfully generated commitments totaling around 18 billion dollars (USD) and 12.4 million square kilometers of marine protected areas. Our Ocean Conference 2018 will inspire new commitments made for the continuation of a more concerted and integrated actions for protecting the oceans.

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    Organization(s): State Ministry of Environment-Indonesia

    Language(s): English

  • WHO Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health

    30 Oct 2018 to 1 Nov 2018 | Geneva, Switzerland

    This conference intends to bring attention to one of the world’s most significant causes of premature mortality, causing some 7 million deaths annually: Air Pollution. Affordable strategies exist to reduce key pollution emissions from the transport, energy, agriculture, waste, and housing sectors. Health conscious strategies can reduce climate change and support Sustainable Development Goals for Health, Energy and Cities.

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    Organization(s): UNEP, WMO, UNFCCC, UNECE

    Partner(s): Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC)

    Language(s): English

  • The East Asian Seas Congress

    27 Nov 2018 to 30 Nov 2018 | Iloilo Convention Center, Philippines

    Carrying the theme, “25 Years of Partnerships for Healthy Oceans, People and Economies: Moving as One with the Global Ocean Agenda”, the EAS Congress 2018 is designed to strengthen knowledge and understanding regarding diverse issues ranging from coastal area management and pollution reduction to sustainable cities, tourism and GHG emissions. 

    The event includes an Ocean Talk, a Parnership night, a Youth forum and a Ministerial Forum. 

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    Organization(s): UNDP, UNEP

    Partner(s): GEF, IUCN, CMC

    Language(s): Anglais

  • Fifth East Asian Seas (EAS) Youth Forum

    27 Nov 2018 to 30 Nov 2018 | PEMSEA Resource Facility, Philippines

    The Fifth Asian Seas Congress Youth Forum (YF5) serves as a platform for young leaders to engage in coastal and ocean sustainability. It aims to launch an EAS Youth Programme that enables the youth of the region to contribute to integrated coastal management (ICM) implementation at the local level. The YF5 delegates will also benefit from interactions with global leaders in ocean and coastal management, peer-to-peer learning discussions, teambuilding and creative sessions. 

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    Organization(s): UNDP, UNEP

    Partner(s): GEF, IUCN, CMC

    Language(s): English

  • Sixth Green Growth Knowledge Platform Annual Conference 2018

    27 Nov 2018 to 29 Nov 2018 | Paris, France

    The conference will address the political economy of green and low-carbon policy reforms, identify their distributional impacts, and explore inclusive solutions for households, workers, sectors and regions that may otherwise be hit hard by the transition and help them contribute to a greener future. Sessions will be developed around competitiveness, employment and distributional impacts of green policies.

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    Organization(s): Green Growth Knowledge Platform, World Bank, UNEP

    Partner(s): OECD

    Language(s): English

  • World Conference on Sustainable Technology and Innovation (G-STIC)

    28 Nov 2018 to 30 Nov 2018 | Brussels, Belgium

    G-STIC is a series of conferences that aim to accelerate the development, dissemination and deployment of technological innovations that enable the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It will focus on building knowledge bases and global expert networks to support the technological transitions that are needed for the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.

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    Organization(s): UN habitat, UN Women

    Partner(s): Global e-Sustainability Initiative, Third World Network, IRENA, CTCN, African Centre for Technology Studies, Asian Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

    Language(s): Anglais

  • Global Science Technology and Innovation Conferences 2018

    28 Nov 2018 to 30 Nov 2018 | Brussels, Belgium

    This conference aims to accelerate the development, dissemination and deployment of technological innovations that enable the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Climate-smart technology will be discussed as it sustainably increases productivity, enhances resilience (adaptation), reduces/removes greenhouse gases (mitigation) where possible, and enhances achievement of sustainable development goals.

    Contact email: dietrich.vanderweken@vito.be

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    Organization(s): International Telecommunication Union, UNWOMEN, CTCN, IRENA, FAO, UNEP, UNESCO, UNHABITAT, UNCRD

    Language(s): English

  • G20 Leaders Summit

    30 Nov 2018 to 1 Dec 2018 | Buenos Aires, Argentina

    The 2018 meeting of the G20 Leaders Summit will focus on the theme of "Building Consensus for Just and Sustainable Development". Meetings will be held throughout 2018 to prepare the Leaders' Summit. 

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    Organization(s): ILO, IMF, UN, WB, WHO, WTO

    Partner(s): African Union, Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina - CAF, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Caribbean Community, Inter-American Development Bank, OECD, New Partnership for African Development

    Language(s): English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, German, Arabic, Russian, ...

  • 24th COP

    3 Dec 2018 to 14 Dec 2018 | Katowice, Poland

    One of the most important tasks of the 24th Session of the of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) will be to work out and adopt a package of decisions ensuring the full implementation of the Paris Agreement, in accordance with the decisions adopted in Paris (COP21) and in Marrakesh (CMA1.1) COP24 will also include the so-called Facilitative Dialogue intended to support the implementation of national commitments.

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC

    Language(s): English, Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic, Chinese

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