UN CC:Learn Global Members Discuss New Opportunities for Promoting Climate Change Learning
On 4 April 2019, UN CC:Learn global members and key partners met in Bern, Switzerland for the 9th UN CC:Learn Steering Group Meeting. Representatives from FAO, IMO, UNDP, UNECA, UN Climate Change, UNITAR, UNSSC, WFP, the World Bank, WMO, as well as MIET-Africa, the NDC Partnership and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) participated in the event.
The day started with welcoming remarks from Ms. Tatjana von Steiger Weber, Deputy Assistant Director General at SDC and Mr. Angus Mackay, Head, UN CC:Learn Secretariat.
The meeting then focused on the results achieved so far under the 2017-2020 implementation phase of UN CC:Learn, both at the global and the national level. These include, among others, the upgrade of the UN CC:Learn e-learning platform, the launch of a suite of new e-learning products – such as the open online course on gender & environment and the introduction to green economy course, the delivery of two additional editions of the Climate Classroom initiative, as well as engagement with new partner countries, both bilaterally and through regional programmes.
Looking forward, the event offered a space for partners to share ideas and suggestions for the development of existing and new initiatives for the promotion of climate literacy, in collaboration with multiple and diverse stakeholders.
About UN CC:Learn
UN CC:Learn is a partnership of more than 30 multilateral organizations supporting countries to design and implement systematic, recurrent and results-oriented climate change learning. At the global level, the partnership supports knowledge-sharing, promotes the development of common climate change learning materials, and coordinates learning interventions through a collaboration of UN agencies and other partners. At the national level, UN CC:Learn supports countries in developing and implementing national climate change learning strategies. Through its engagement at the national and global levels, UN CC:Learn contributes to the implementation of Article 6 of the UNFCCC on training, education and public awareness-raising, and the 2012-2020 Doha Work Programme. Funding for UN CC:Learn is provided by the Swiss Government and UN partners. The Secretariat for UN CC:Learn is hosted by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).