Upcoming Learning Events
25 Feb 2019 to 21 Apr 2019 | 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. The course will take a close look at gender in the negotiations and also the specific interests of parties who are most vulnerable to impacts of climate change
Webinar: Characterizing and assessing drought risk and drought impacts at the global and regional level
26 Feb 2019 | Online
The first introductory webinar & lecture provide a general overview of the objectives of the Globe Drought. It will discuss the relevance of understanding and assessing drought risk and its sectoral impacts in order to create more resilience societies.
The leading questions are: What is a drought, how can it be characterized, why does it matter globally (past events & impacts, future outlook), what is drought risk, what are key components, why do we need to understand and assess drought risk?
Registrations are now open! To register, please access here. You will be asked to create an account on the Globe Drought Learning Management System.
This webinar is free of charge and no background is needed in order to register.
Organization(s): United Nations University
11 Mar 2019 to 15 Mar 2019 | Nairobi, Kenya
This assembly, which is part of the transformative change to support Agenda 2030, is the highest-level decision-making body on the environment, under the overarching theme of "Innovative solutions for environmental challenges and sustainable consumption and production”. The session is preceded by a meeting of the Open-ended Committee of Permanent Representatives, scheduled from 4 to 8 March 2019.
25 Mar 2019 to 14 Apr 2019 | Online
This online course developed by UNEP-Finance Initiative targets executive and middle management staff of banks and financial regulators (Central Banks, Superintendences of banks, etc.), from both developed and developing regions. Government and civil society representatives wishing to learn more about the financial risks and opportunities from climate change, and about the required forward-looking assessment methods, are also welcome.
The course is provided in English and takes up to three weeks.
For more information access here.
Organization(s): UNEP Finance Initiative
29 Apr 2019 to 10 May 2019 | Geneva, Switzerland
This meeting include separate and joint sessions covering matters of relevance of the three following conventions : the Basel Convention (which aims at reducing the movements of hazardous waste between nations), the Rotterdam Convention (which aims at reducing the movements of Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides) and the Stockholm Convention (which aim at eliminating the production and use of persistent organic pollutants).
Language(s): English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese
13 May 2019 to 17 May 2019 | Geneva, Switzerland
The event represents the last global gathering for all stakeholders before the deadline of the achievement of disaster risk reduction strategies through the Sendai Framework (which ends by 2020). It focuses on how managing disaster risk development linked to climate change pays dividends in multiple sectors (social, economical, environmental) and at all levels. Online registration will open in October, 2018.