The Climate Classroom gave the opportunity to COP23 attendees to get up to speed on key climate change topics.  The sessions were delivered in English and French by the expert trainers from organizations committed to sustainable development.

The Climate Classroom provided an opportunity to COP23 attendees to get up to speed on key climate change topics. This 45-minute learning experience aimed at introducing and providing highlights in key climate change areas, for people to be better prepared when joining other discussions and events going on at the annual UN conference on climate change in Bonn, Germany.

Mr. Moustapha Kamal Gueye, Coordinator of the Green Jobs Programme at ILO.Dr. Yulia Yamineva, Senior Researcher at the Centre for Climate, Energy and Environmental Law of the Law School, University of Eastern Finland.

On this occasion, the sessions were delivered in English and French by expert trainers from organizations committed to sustainable development, including FAO, IFMSA, ILO, WHO, WMO, UNESCO, and UNDP. Nine classes were delivered throughout COP23 on the following topics: Paris AgreementClimate FinanceClimate Change and JobsClimate Services for Decision-MakingCircular EconomyAdaptationClimate Change and Health, and Climate Empowerment.

The Climate Classroom @ COP23 has been delivered in an open space, visible to a broad public, using a completely mobile “pop-up” set-up, including chairs, a flipchart and banners. During each session, the lecturer and the 20 participants were equipped with professional head-sets through which were able to follow the lecture and engage in the discussion.

Mr. Filipe Domingos Freires Lúcio, Director of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) Office in the WMO Secretariat.

Ms. Julia Wolf, Climate Change  Natural Resource Officer at FAO, and Ms. Rohini Kohli, Lead Technical Specialist, National Adaptation Plans, in the Resilience and Sustainable Development team at UNDP.

Over 180 people interested in learning more about climate change joined throughout the 2-weeks of COP. Decision-makers, government officials, practitioners, academics, and students from around the world were all part of the public. At COP23, the Climate Classroom proved its continuous success with a full audience at each of the sessions. The pop-up setup and headsets used to discuss different climate change topics are still a learning experience that people find innovative and appealing.

Dr. Magaran Bagayoko, ‎Regional Adviser and Programme area Coordinator, WHO and Ms. Sanne de Wit International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA)Mr. Charles Hopkins, UNESCO Chair at York University.

The Climate Classroom @ COP23 is an initiative of the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) and the One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn), in collaboration with UN Partners.

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