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UN CC:Learn Participates in ACE Workshop: Summary Video Now Available

02 August 2016 | Bonn, Germany

The Action for Climate Education (ACE) workshop has been organized by the UNFCCC Secretariat, with support from Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM) on 27 May 2016, in Bonn (Germany) to support the implementation of the Doha Work Program on Article 6 of the Convention. ACE deals with six action areas on climate change: education; training; public awareness; public participation; access to information and international cooperation.

Two UN CC:Learn Ambassadors for Climate Change Learning from the Dominican Republic, Mr. Omar Ramírez Tejada and Mr. Daniel Abreu Mejia, participated in the workshop, contributing to the sharing of experiences and exchanging of ideas, good practices and lessons learned. 

Mr. Omar Ramírez Tejada, ACE national focal point, National Council for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism, Dominican Republic, presented on the development and implementation of the National Climate Change Learning Strategy in the Dominican Republic as well as regional collaboration in Central America. He highlighted the Youth Climate Dialogue that took place in February among countries in the region, including Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama and Dominican Republic. Mr. Daniel Abreu, National Council for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism of the Dominican Republic also contributed to the presentation and actively engaged in the discussions.  

The National Climate Change Learning Strategy and Action Plan and the Climate Change Readers, developed in Uganda with UN CC:Learn support were also presented by Mr. Joseph Epitu, ACE national focal point, Ministry of Water and Environment, Uganda. Ms. Cristina Rekakavas, UN CC:Learn Secretariat represented the UN CC:Learn Secretariat at the workshop and the facilitated working group discussions.

Please watch the summary video from here.

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The presentation prepared by Mr. Tejada is available here.

The presentation prepared by Mr. Epitu is available here

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).