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

Upcoming Learning Events

  • UNFCCC NDC Spotlight: 10 Minutes with Argentina

    21 Sep 2017 | Online

    This dialogue will be joined by Ms. Soledad Aguilar, Director National Climate Change of the Argentinian Ministry of Environment,  to highlight the efforts being taken to implement their country’s NDC and their advances during 2017 towards their NDC implementation, including priority areas, next steps, and obstacles to implementation.

    Contact email: NDCs@unfccc.int

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC

    Language(s): English

  • Caribbean Coastal Resilience Forum

    26 Sep 2017 to 27 Sep 2017 | Nassau, Bahamas

    This high-level regional forum for policy makers, innovators and practice leaders intends to set future directions for scaling up climate-resilient coastal management in the Caribbean Region. Throughout the event, innovative solutions for climate-resilient coastal management for islands and coastal cities will be showcased. An Action Plan for a regional platform for climate-resilient coastal management will be launched. It will provide a space for collaboration and potential new partnerships between public and private sectors and the academic community.

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    Organization(s): IDB

    Language(s): English

  • UNFCCC and UNSSC SD Talks Special Series on Climate Action: COP23 in Bonn, Setting the Rules of the Climate Game

    27 Sep 2017 | Online

    This webinar will explain the milestones and key challenges that lie ahead of COP23. On the panel of the live video discussion will be Ambassador Nazhat Shameen Khan, Chief Negotiator for the COP23 Presidency; Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry for the Environment; and Halldór Thorgeirsson, UNFCCC Senior Director of Intergovernmental Affairs. The panellists will present the latest developments ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference and will answer questions from the participants.

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC, UNSSC

    Language(s): English

  • FAO/UNDP Webinar on Integrating Climate Change Risks into Planning and Budgeting

    27 Sep 2017 | Online

    This webinar will provide an overview of how climate change adaptation can be integrated into national planning and budgeting, with particular reference to the agriculture sectors (crops and livestock, forestry, fisheries and aquacultures). Presenters will share country experiences in climate change planning and budgeting and introduce tools and approaches available for climate change budgeting and tracking. 

    Contact email: Claudia.Garcia@fao.org

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    Organization(s): FAO, UNDP

    Language(s): English

  • UNFCCC Webinar on Approaches and Insights from National Adaptation Monitoring and Evaluation Systems

    29 Sep 2017 | Online

    This webinar will highlight: 1) When evaluations are used, 2) Challenges with the monitoring and evaluation of adaptation actions, and 3) Overview of major monitoring and evaluation components.

    Contact email: bdhungana@unfccc.int

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC

    Language(s): English

  • UNITAR E-Course on Sustainable Consumption and Production in Latin America and the Caribbean Region: Approaches and Practical Tools

    2 Oct 2017 to 24 Nov 2017 | Online

    In this course, participants will learn about the global and regional Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) agendas, the international and national commitments towards SCP, and receive practical examples of different concepts, approaches, tools and indicators for SCP. The course will also present national and regional challenges and opportunities to implement policies for SCP in the context of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. Additionally, participants will begin to develop basic skills for applying the SCP concept to the real world economic, policy and professional context.

    Contact email: scp@unitar.org

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    Organization(s): UNITAR

    Language(s): Inglés, Español

  • Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements

    9 Oct 2017 to 19 Oct 2017 | Chambery, France

    This course aims to equip present and future negotiators of multilateral environmental agreements with the information and experiences of others in the area of international environmental law-making in order to improve the impact and implementation of these key treaties. It also serves as a forum for fostering cooperation between developed and developing country negotiators; and for taking stock of recent developments and diplomatic practices in this field.
    Application deadline: 28 August.

    Contact email: mea-course@uef.fi

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Partner(s): University of Eastern Finland

    Language(s): English

  • Symposium on Climate Change and Droughts Resilience in Africa

    16 Oct 2017 to 18 Oct 2017 | Nairobi, Kenya

    This symposium aims to provide research institutions, universities, NGOs, government agencies and enterprises from across Africa with an opportunity to  display and present their works on climate change adaptation, with a focus on droughts. It intends to foster the exchange of ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of climate change adaptation projects, as well to discuss solutions and methodological approaches.

    Contact email: svenja.scheday@haw-hamburg.de

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    Organization(s): UNEP, WHO, International Climate Change Information Programme

    Partner(s): Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Strathmore University

    Language(s): English

  • Global Science Technology and Innovation Conferences 2017

    23 Oct 2017 to 25 Oct 2017 | 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.

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

    Language(s): English

  • UN International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Risk Reduction

    23 Oct 2017 to 25 Oct 2017 | Beijing, China

    The 7th United Nations International Conference on "Space-based Technologies for Disaster Risk Reduction – Building Resilience through Integrated Applications Risk” will offer a forum for disaster management communities and experts to strengthen their capabilities in using to identify, assess, monitor and respond to disaster risks and integrate space technology into long-term disaster risk management efforts. The Conference will also include topics on the development of telecommunication constellations for disaster risk reduction and climate change monitoring and mitigation/adaptation.

    Contact email: gao.yuan@unoosa.org

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    Organization(s): UN Office for Outer Space Affair, WB

    Partner(s): China National Space Administration, Asia Pacific Space Cooperation Organisation, Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education for Asia and the Pacific

    Language(s): English

  • UNITAR Workshop on Climate Change Diplomacy and Climate Negotiations

    30 Oct 2017 to 31 Oct 2017 | Geneva, Switzerland

    This workshop will focus on climate change, as one of the greatest challenges of 21st century diplomacy and international governance. Given the many different stakeholders and communities who have roles to play, it is a contemporary challenge with regard to its demand on interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and languages, and the personal capacities needed to combine these so as to make diplomatic sense and success. It will include analysis of the results of COP 21 and COP 22 as well as preparations for COP 23.  

    Contact email: diplomacy@unitar.org

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    Organization(s): UNITAR

    Language(s): English

  • 13th Conference of Youth

    2 Nov 2017 to 4 Nov 2017 | Bonn, Germany

    This event is the official youth-constituency to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It is an annual international gathering of  young people passionate about environmental and climate change thematics, and takes places right before the annual UN Climate Change Conference, also known as Conference of Parties. A COY is envisioned to have a following objectives: 1) providing capacity building and policy training to prepare youths who will be involved in the upcoming climate negotiations, 2) facilitating the sharing of knowledge and experience in the broader context of climate change between the participants, and 3) building and enhancing youth networks and movements.

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC

    Language(s): English, French, Spanish, German

  • UNSSC Course on Monitoring and Evaluation for Sustainable Development

    7 Nov 2017 to 10 Nov 2017 | Turin, Italy

    This course aims to present the global indicator framework, which will guide the monitoring and evaluation of its goals and targets. Data collection, as well as effective approaches to monitoring and evaluation, including participatory approaches to monitoring and accountability, will be critical to ensuring that the most vulnerable groups are accounted for in policy development and programming.

    The course also includes a module on monitoring systems to measure the climate impact of development interventions and guidance on how to monitor and report on climate financing and related activities.

    Contact email: sustainable-development@unssc.org

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    Organization(s): UNSSC

    Language(s): English

  • IDB Event on Resilience as a Business: How the Private Sector Can Turn Climate Risk into Business and Investment

    10 Nov 2017 | Bonn, Germany

    This event will bring together corporate stakeholders and private investors to explore how to further develop the business ecosystem and support investable resilience solutions, as the private sector has a pivotal role in mainstreaming adaptation and driving the resilience agenda. The panel will look at i) how private sector companies can attract financing and investments for their innovative solutions to climate threats; ii) how corporations effectively analyze and address risk within their supply chains, and iii) how financial institutions and investors can fill the financing gap and identify new investment instruments. 

    Contact email: proadapt@fomin.org

    Organization(s): IDB

    Partner(s): Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co. Ltd.

    Language(s): English

  • Sustainable Innovation Forum 2017

    13 Nov 2017 to 14 Nov 2017 | Bonn, Germany

    This forum facilitates partnerships between businesses, governments, the UN and NGOs to accelerate climate change solutions and bring scale to low carbon innovation.  The event, held during the annual Conference of Parties, will gather 600+ national and local policy makers, UN agencies, business leaders, investors and international NGOs to meet, share knowledge and lead by example towards the full achievement of the Paris Agreement's climate goals.

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Partner(s): Climate Action

    Language(s): English

  • Opportunities for Green Jobs in the Waste Sector

    13 Nov 2017 to 17 Nov 2017 | Turin, Italy

    This course focuses on the potential for decent work promotion and green business development across the waste hierarchy, with a focus on waste collection, sorting and recycling. Lessons will be learned from a review of the international literature, analysis of case studies and interviews with those involved. There will be special emphasis on identifying and developing solutions to bridge gaps in the recognition and integration of the contributions made by workers in the informal economy. Applications by October 16th.

    Contact email: greenjobs@itcilo.org

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    Organization(s): ILO

    Language(s): English

  • Fifth Green Growth Knowledge Platform Annual Conference 2017

    27 Nov 2017 to 29 Nov 2017 | Washington DC, USA

    This conference will be hosted by the World Bank on the topic of sustainable infrastructure. This two day conference aims to take stock of recent advances and research challenges in green growth infrastructure and will feature some of the best researchers in the field, both from the academic world and from more policy-oriented backgrounds, in order to exchange key ideas and insights.

    The scientific committee calls for contributions on any aspect of the infrastructure agenda, particularly for developing countries, with a focus on sustainability, being broadly defined to cover the economic, social, and environmental dimensions. A preliminary version of the paper must be sent, in PDF format, to sustainableinfra@worldbank.org by 15 June 2017. Further details on the Call for Papers can be found here.

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

    Partner(s): OECD, Global Green Growth Institute

    Language(s): English

  • UN Environment Assembly

    4 Dec 2017 to 6 Dec 2017 | Nairobi, Kenya

    This Assembly is the highest-level decision-making body on the environment, under the overarching theme of pollution. This year’s Assembly will be sustainable and climate-neutral, and it will feature side events that confront pollution in its various forms. The Assembly aims to deliver a number of tangible commitments to end the pollution of our air, land, waterways, and oceans, and to safely manage our chemicals and waste.

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Language(s): English

  • Symposium on Universities and Climate Change: The Role of Climate Change Research and Projects in Fostering Climate Action

    12 Dec 2017 to 13 Dec 2017 | London, United Kingdom

    The symposium aims to provide researchers at universities performing research on issues pertaining climate change with an opportunity to display and present their projects; to foster the exchange of information and good practices in the execution of research projects; to discuss methodological approaches and projects which offer a better understanding of climate change across society and economic sectors and; to network the participants and provide a platform so they can explore possibilities for further cooperation.

    Contact email: svenja.scheday@haw-hamburg.de

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    Organization(s): UNEP, WHO

    Partner(s): Queen Mary University of London, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, International Climate Change Information Programme

    Language(s): English