UN CC:Learn Resource Guide for Advanced Learning on REDD+

This Resource Guide for Advanced Learning provides a selection of learning resources on REDD+, mostly drawn from within the UN System. The guide is organized into two parts. Part I provides basic orientation for readers, including a brief introduction to the subject area and an outline of the specific learning topics covered. Part II lists available written learning resources as well as a number of training courses currently being offered, organized by learning topic. An Annex containing a list of non-UN learning resources concludes the Guide. This guide is part of a series of developed through UN CC:Learn to facilitate access to existing state-of-the-art materials relevant for climate change learning on particular topics.

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Organization: UNITAR, UNREDD, WB, Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, UN CC:Learn Partner Organisations

Theme: REDD+

Topic: Finance, Forestry, Adaptation, REDD, Mitigation, COP22 List of UN Publications, Public Participation

Type of material: Other

Publication date: 2014

Language: English

UN CC:Learn Resource Guide for Advanced Learning on Predicting and Projecting Climate Change

This resource guide contains a wealth of learning resources on predicting and projecting climate change available that have been identified as important from a country perspective. It includes first guide which directs a user to specific learning materials and courses, as well as selected reference materials relevant for learning. This guide is a part of the UN CC:Learn Series of Resources Guides for Advanced Learning on Climate Change.

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Organization: UNITAR, WMO

Theme: Science

Topic: Environment, Training, Science, COP22 List of UN Publications, Capacity Development

Type of material: Other

Publication date: 2015

Language: English

UN CC:Learn Resource Guide for Advanced Learning on Fundamentals of Climate Change Science

This resource guide contains a wealth of learning resources on the fundamentals of climate science available that have been identified as important from a country perspective. It includes first guide which directs a user to specific learning materials and courses, as well as selected reference materials relevant for learning. This guide is a part of the UN CC:Learn Series of Resources Guides for Advanced Learning on Climate Change.

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Organization: UNITAR, WMO

Theme: Science

Topic: Environment, Training, Science, COP22 List of UN Publications, Capacity Development

Type of material: Other

Publication date: 2015

Language: English

UN CC:Learn Resource Guide for Advanced Learning on Climate Change and Cities

This guidance document aims at facilitating access to learning by providing a “guided tour” to materials that are already available, focusing mainly on those available from within the UN system. This Guide is part of a series developed through UN CC:Learn to facilitate access to existing state-of the-art materials relevant for climate change learning on particular topics. 

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Organization: UNITAR, UNHABITAT

Theme: Adaptation

Topic: Economic and Development Planning, Urban, Training, Adaptation, COP22 List of UN Publications

Type of material: Guidance Document

Publication date: 2016

Language: English

UN CC:Learn Resource Guide for Advanced Learning on Integrating Climate Change in Education at Primary and Secondary Level

This resource guide contains a wealth of learning resources on integrating climate change in education at the primary and secondary level. It includes first guide which directs a user to specific learning materials and courses, as well as selected reference materials relevant for learning.

It can be considered a guided tour to existing climate change learning resources on integrating climate change in education at the primary and secondary level. It is written from the perspective of a learner seeking to obtain an understanding what learning materials are available for a specific learning topic.

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Organization: UNITAR, UN CC Learn Partner Organisations

Topic: Education, Culture, Children, COP22 List of UN Publications

Type of material: Other

Publication date: 2013

Language: English

UN CC:Learn Resource Guide for Advanced Learning on Understanding the Climate Change and Health Interface

The Resource Guides for Advanced Learning on Climate Change facilitate access to existing climate change learning materials and support the development of complementary learning resources, as appropriate. Resource Guides are compiled for selected topics of climate change for which a wealth of learning resources is available and that have been identified as important topics from a country perspective.

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Organization: UNITAR, UN CC:Learn Partners, WMO, UN CC:Learn Partners

Topic: Health, Environment, Adaptation, Mitigation, COP22 List of UN Publications

Type of material: Other

Publication date: 2013

Language: English

UNFCCC Resource Guide for Preparing the National Communications of Non-Annex I Parties. Module 2 – Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change

This technical document was developed as a prototype guide to assist Parties not included in Annex I of the UN Climate Change Convention to prepare the vulnerability and adaptation (V&A) section of their national communications. Although this module can be read alone, it is also the second in a series of four modules that form a complete resource guide for preparing the national communications of non-Annex I Parties.

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Organization: UNFCCC

Topic: Adaptation, Capacity Development

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2008

Language: English

Resource Guide: Green Economy Learning Institutions

This guidance document aims to identify, analyse, and profile institutions providing green economy learning. The document is useful to students, trainers, and institutions that are looking for a reliable training partner with expertise in a specific thematic area or a region. Each learning institution is featured in an individual profile page, including: a brief description of the learning institution, contact details, and key information related to the green economy learning activities (e.g. type of activity, thematic and regional scope). 

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Organization: UNITAR, UNEP, UNIDO, UNDP, ILO

Theme: Other

Topic: Education, Environment, Green Jobs/Economy

Type of material: Guidance Document

Publication date: 2016

Language: English

The Mend Guide: Comprehensive Guide for Planning Mass Evacuations in Natural Disasters

This Comprehensive Guide for Planning Mass Evacuations in Natural Disasters attempts to bring together emergency planning needs and humanitarian considerations which are complementary in so many ways. 

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Organization: IOM

Topic: Risk Reduction/Management, Migration and Refugees, Human Security, COP22 List of UN Publications

Type of material: Other

Publication date: 2014

Language: English

Resource Guide for Preparing the National Communications from Non-Annex I Parties – Module 1: The Process of National Communications from Non-Annex I Parties

This technical document has been developed as a guide to assist Non-Annex I Parties in the preparation of their national communications. It is the first in a series of modules prepared on the various elements of a national communication (e.g. vulnerability and adaptation, national greenhouse gas inventories, and measures to mitigate climate change).

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Organization: UNFCCC

Topic: Adaptation, Mitigation, Capacity Development

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2009

Language: English

Resource Guide for Preparing the National Communications from Non-Annex I Parties – Module 3: National Greenhouse Gas Inventories

This technical document was developed as a guide to assist Non-Annex I Parties in the preparation of the GHG inventories for their national communications. It aims to provide a brief overview of some of the main methods, tools and data being used by Non- Annex I Parties to prepare their national GHG inventory.

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Organization: UNFCCC

Topic: Mitigation, Capacity Development

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2009

Language: English

Climate Variability and Change: Adaptation to Drought in Bangladesh – A Resource Book and Training Guide

This manual has been prepared as a reference and guide for further training and capacity building of agricultural extension workers and development professionals to deal with climate change impacts and adaptation, using the example of drought-prone areas of Bangladesh. It also presents suggestions for a three-day training course that would be readily adaptable for any areas of Bangladesh affected by climate-related risks. The information presented would enable participants to prepare, demonstrate and implement location-specific adaptation practices and, thus, to improve the adaptive capacity of rural livelihoods to climate change in agriculture and allied sectors.

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Organization: FAO, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, UK Department for International Development, European Union, Government of Bangladesh

Topic: Agriculture and Food, Education, Adaptation, Risk Reduction/Management

Type of material: Guidance Document

Publication date: 2007

Language: English

Climate Change, Children and Youth: Local Connections to Global Issues – Teacher Resource Guide Grades 9-12

This manual has been created to support secondary school educators in their efforts to work with youth to take action on climate change. Through the activities contained, students have the opportunity to discover how climate change is affecting children around the world, especially children in developing countries. The goal of this guide is to inspire both teachers and students to connect local issues to global concerns and inspire local action.

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Organization: UNICEF, Canadian International Development Agency

Topic: Agriculture and Food, Education, Energy, Water, Environment, Adaptation, Mitigation, Risk Reduction/Management, Children

Type of material: Guidance Document

Publication date: 2010

Language: English

Resource Guide for Preparing the National Communications from Non-Annex I Parties – Module 4: Measures to Mitigate Climate Change

This technical document has been developed to assist Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention (non-Annex I Parties) in preparing the mitigation section of their national communications to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It provides the reader with an overview of mitigation in the context of climate change, sustainable development and the framework of the UNFCCC.

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Organization: UNFCCC

Topic: Science, Mitigation, Capacity Development

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2009

Language: English

Resource Efficiency: Economics and Outlook for Asia and the Pacific – Key Messages and Highlights

This analytical report calls for a new “green” industrial revolution through improvements in resource efficiency in the Asia Pacific region. It indicates that the region’s growth has lead to high levels of pollution, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, biodiversity loss, deteriorated ecosystems and resource depletion. It estimates that per capita resource consumption of materials needs to be reduced by 80% to achieve sustainable development. According to the report, if current trends are not reversed, the Asia-Pacific region could be the most important driver of global resource use and related environmental impacts, including resource scarcity and climate change.

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Organization: UNEP, Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organization, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, The Energy and Resources Institute, University of Western Sideny, IPM

Topic: Economic and Development Planning, Industry, Land Use Management, Energy, Water, Green Jobs/Economy, Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Policy Instruments

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2011

Language: English

UN CC:Learn Brochure

This brochure provides a glance to the work being carried out through the UN CC:Learn partnership, involving more than 30 multilateral organizations. The partners accross the UN system and partner countries promote capacities to ensure continuous and strategic approaches to the provision of knowledge and skills.

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Organization: UN CC:Learn, SDC

Topic: Education, Environment

Type of material: Guidance Document

Publication date: 2019

Language: English, French, Spanish

Port Emissions Toolkit Guide No.1: Assessment of port emissions

This guide is intended to serve as a resource guide for ports intending to develop or improve their air pollutant and/or GHG emissions assessments. This guide builds on and updates previous work of International Association of Ports and Harbors and its members, incorporating the latest emissions inventory methods and approaches.

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Organization: IMO, GEF, UNDP, Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships, International Association of Ports and Harbors

Topic: Environment, Trade, Transport, Water, Technology, COP24 List of UN publications

Type of material: Guidance Document

Publication date: 2018

Language: English

Learning Module on Resource Efficiency

This module is arranged to address four main issues around the role of resource efficiency in environmentally sustainable economic development. Firstly, it explores what is resource efficiency, then it discusses why it is important for Asia Pacific economies, how it can be measured and how it can be achieved. Measuring and monitoring resource use and emissions as well as resource efficiency and emissions intensity of economic activities is an important tool to underpin the policy planning process.

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Organization: UNESCAP

Topic: Economic and Development Planning, Industry, Energy, Water, Green Jobs/Economy, Economic Analysis

Type of material: Other

Publication date: 2009

Language: English

Stay Safe and Be Prepared – A Parent's Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction

This manual aims at introducing concepts, exercises and good practices on disaster preparedness and response, particularly for parents. This student’s guide is part of a three-book compendium that also includes a teacher’s guide and a student’s guide

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Organization: UNESCO, BASF Stiftung

Topic: Education, Risk Reduction/Management, Children, Capacity Development

Type of material: Guidance Document

Publication date: 2014

Language: English

Stay Safe and Be Prepared – A Student’s Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction

This manual aims at introducing concepts, exercises and good practices on disaster preparedness and response, particularly for students at age 11-18.  The document uses visuals and cartoons and made it easy for students to understand the topic. This student’s guide is part of a three-book compendium that also includes a teacher’s guide and a parents’ guide

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Organization: UNESCO, BASF Stiftung

Topic: Education, Risk Reduction/Management, Children, Capacity Development

Type of material: Guidance Document

Publication date: 2014

Language: English