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

Upcoming Learning Events

  • International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

    15 Oct 2018 | Geneva, Switzerland

    This conference, which celebrates the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, aims to raise awareness of the need to substantially reduce the economic losses caused by disasters. The debate spotlights ongoing efforts to integrate disaster and climate risks into development, trade and financial systems.

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    Organization(s): UNCTAD, UNISDR

    Language(s): English

  • Workshop: Economic Basis of Gender Mainstreaming in Climate Change Adaptation Investments

    15 Oct 2018 to 16 Oct 2018 | Manila, Philippines

    This workshop analyses the links between Gender Mainstreaming and Climate Change Adaptation Investments, in anticipation of the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) Forum which takes place from the 17th to the 19th, October in Manila, Philippines. 

    Contact email: vpacardo.consultant@adb.org

    Organization(s): UN-Habitat

    Partner(s): Nordic Development Fund, Asian Development Bank

    Language(s): English

  • Workshop: Monitoring and evaluation of adaptation investments in developing countries

    15 Oct 2018 to 16 Oct 2018 | Manila, Philippines

    This workshop seeks to evaluate adaptation investments's policies in developing countries, in anticipation of the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) Forum which takes place from the 17th to the 19th, October in Manila, Philippines. 

    Contact email: vpacardo.consultant@adb.org

    Organization(s): UN-Habitat

    Partner(s): Nordic Development Fund, Asian Development Bank

    Language(s): English

  • Third Global Conference on Health and Climate Change

    16 Oct 2018 to 17 Oct 2018 | Grenada, Carribean

    The conference brings together Government representatives from over 40 of the most vulnerable countries and territories in the world, with WHO, other UN partners and technical experts to advance global action on climate change and health. 

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    Organization(s): WHO

    Language(s): English

  • Understanding Risk Finance Pacific Forum

    16 Oct 2018 to 19 Oct 2018 | Port Vila, Vanuatu

    This four days forum focuses on the role of science and technology, risk communication and nature-based solutions to strenghten disaster risk management in Pacific Island Countries (PICs) and in Small Island States. Apart from the sessions, an Innovation Hall will give a view of cutting-edge services and products related to disaster risk finance and insurance. 

    Contact email: DRFPacific@worldbank.org

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    Organization(s): WB

    Partner(s): Government of Vanuatu

    Language(s): English

  • 6th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation (APAN) Forum

    17 Oct 2018 to 19 Oct 2018 | Manila, Philippines

    This conference focuses on learning from action towards climate resilience development. Resilience provides a unifying theme this year: experts and practitioners will share the latest development around policies, practices and financing for building climate change resilience.

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    Organization(s): UNEP, APAN

    Partner(s): Asian Development Bank, Climate Change Commission Philippines, Government Republic of Palau

    Language(s): English

  • Workshop : Risks and Challenges for Mountain Regions

    17 Oct 2018 to 19 Oct 2018 | Bolzano, Italy

    The aim of this workshop is to discuss contemporary and future challenges in mountain areas worldwide (especially the vulnerabilities and multiple disaster risk scenarios linked to effects of climate change) and to bridge between the international academic community and the United Nations system by translating science into action. 

    Contact email: kandel@vie.unu.edu

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    Organization(s): UNU-EHS

    Partner(s): Eurac research, Global mountain safeguard research

    Language(s): English

  • Workshop: Fostering Global Citizenship for Sustainable Heritage Conservation in the Asia-Pacific Region

    17 Oct 2018 to 20 Oct 2018 | Jeju, South Korea

    Heritage sites have been partly damaged by climate change. This 4-day workshop aims to equip local government officials from the Asia-Pacific region with knowledge and skills on global citizenship and discuss how heritage conservation can be integrated with sustainable development. 

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    Organization(s): UNITAR, UNESCO

    Partner(s): APCEIU, CIFAL Jeju

    Language(s): English

  • WHO Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health

    30 Oct 2018 to 1 Nov 2018 | Geneva, Switzerland

    This three days conference intends to bring attention to one of the world’s most significant climate change causes of premature mortality, causing some 7 million deaths annually : Air Pollution. Each day tackles a different perspective. The first day is dedicated to science and evidence (Air quality, health effects, etc), while the second deals with Solutions and interventions. It ends with an High level action day. 

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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

  • 2018 European Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction

    21 Nov 2018 to 23 Nov 2018

    This meeting aims to address key issues that can accelerate the implementation of the Sendai Framework in coherence with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. Representatives of the European countries, stakeholder groups and partners specially will specially focus on local level resilience. 

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    Organization(s): UNISDR

    Partner(s): EFDRR, European Commission, Council of Europe, Europa Major Hasards Agreement, Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri, Departamento della Protezione Civile

  • International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers: Unlocking the potential of agricultural innovation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

    21 Nov 2018 to 23 Nov 2018 | Roma, Italia

    This meeting aims to provide inspiration for innovation actors and decision-makers, especially in the developing countries, to drive socio-economic growth in order to ensure food and nutrition security, alleviate poverty, improve resilience to changing environments and thereby achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Language(s): English

  • Fifth East Asian Seas (EAS) Youth Forum

    27 Nov 2018 to 30 Nov 2018 | Kalakhang Maynila, Philippines

    This Youth Forum serves as a platform for young leaders to strenghten their knowledge and to engage in climate action, more especially in coastal and ocean sustainable management at the local level. The YF delegates 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

  • The East Asian Seas Congress

    27 Nov 2018 to 30 Nov 2018 | Quezon City, Philippines

    The conference is designed to strengthen knowledge and understanding regarding diverse climate change issues ranging from coastal area management (sustainable fiseries, marine pollution, ocean plastics) and water security to 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): English

  • Sixth Green Growth Knowledge Platform Annual Conference 2018

    27 Nov 2018 to 29 Nov 2018 | Paris, France

    This four sessions conference addresses the political economy of green and low-carbon policy reforms and explore solutions for households and workers so as to help them contribute to a greener future. Different topics are specially at stake, suck as Jobs & skills transition management, Green growth and competitiveness and Social impacts of the green transition on households

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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). Climate-smart technology will be discussed as it sustainably increases productivity, enhances resilience and reduces greenhouse gases. It also includes expert discussions between the hosts of existing technological databases/platforms and matchmaking mechanisms. 

    Contact email: dietrich.vanderweken@vito.be

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    Organization(s): ITU, CTCN, FAO, UNEP, UNESCO, UNCRD, UNHABITAT, UNWOMEN

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

    Language(s): English

  • G20 Leaders Summit

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

    The Group of Twenty (G20) Summit is a leading conference of the world's major economies that seeks to develop global policies to address today’s most pressing challenges, such as climate change. The 2018 meeting of the G20 Leaders focuses on the theme of "Building Consensus for Just and Sustainable Development". Please note that meetings are held throughout 2018 until November 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

  • Fourth meeting of the Executive Board of the Special Programme, UNEP

    3 Dec 2018 to 7 Dec 2018 | Panama city, Panama

    The meeting should strengthen the implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, the Minamata convention and the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) at the national level. 

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Language(s): English

  • 24th COP

    3 Dec 2018 to 14 Dec 2018 | Katowice, Poland

    The 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) aims at adopting 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) The meeting 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

  • 15th Session: Group of Experts on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Transport Networks and Nodes

    6 Dec 2018 to 7 Dec 2018 | Geneva, Switzerland

    This conference focuses on climate change adaptation in transport networks and nodes. More information to come. 

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    Organization(s): UNECE

    Language(s): English

  • UN Environment Assembly

    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.

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Language(s): English

  • Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions

    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). 

     

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC

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

  • Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reducation

    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. 

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    Organization(s): UNHCR

    Language(s): English