Learning Events

Format: 2014-10-01
Format: 2014-10-01
  1. Workshop on Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Settings: From Theory to Practice

    18 Oct 2011 - 20 Oct 2011
    Tegucigalpa, Honduras

    This workshops aims to strengthen the capacities of public officers and local actors to reduce disaster risks and climatic dangers in urban settlements in Latin America. In particular the workshop had three major objectives: 1) to share knowledge, technical tools and the region’s developed experiences by organizations that are linked within the topics issues; 2) to document the recommendations about how to move from “the lessons to the actions” on the risk management and climate change adaptation processes in urban contexts; 3) to contribute with elements bringing “from theory to practice” to join both topics issues risk management and climate change adaptation in urban contexts.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNDP
    Partner(s):
    European Commission, Government of Switzerland, Adaptation Fund, Secretaría de Recursos Naturales y Ambiente de Honduras, Comisión Permanente de Contingencias, Tegucigalpa Mayor's Office
    Language: 
    ENG, SPN
  2. Nigeria Alternative Energy Expo

    17 Oct 2011 - 19 Oct 2011
    Abuja, Nigeria

    This event brings together renewable energy power professionals, government and civil society representatives, as well as over 200 exhibiting companies from all over the world. It aims to: create a platform for all stakeholders to network and transfer knowledge and skills; raise awareness and educate the public about climate change in Nigeria and the world; showcase both local and international initiatives and technologies that are at the forefront of renewable energy and climate change resilience; mobilize Nigerians across all sectors to act on climate change in all aspects of their lives; and create a platform for business, government and NGOs to showcase alternative energy solutions and climate change initiatives and technologies.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP, UNFCCC
    Partner(s):
    UN Global Compact, Nigerian’s Energy Commission, Renewable energy programme of the Ministry of Environment, Presidential Action Committee on Power , Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership
    Language: 
    ENG
  3. Workshop on New Materials for Renewable Energy

    17 Oct 2011 - 21 Oct 2011
    Trieste, Italy

    This workshop aims to put participants in contact with the state of the art research on emergent materials and fundamental processes relevant in the context of renewable energy production, storage, conversion, and usage. Rational materials design holds the promise to drastically increase the performance of both renewable energy conversion and energy storage. In this sense, new materials are a key element for a possible transition towards a more sustainable energy economy. Topics covered include: photovoltaics, artificial photosynthesis, fuel cells, electrocatalysis, batteries. The workshop consists of invited lectures as well as contributed oral presentations.

    Contact Email: 
    smr2262@ictp.it
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNESCO
    Partner(s):
    IAEA, Government of Italy
    Language: 
    ENG
  4. 54th Short Course on Climate Change Adaptation

    13 Oct 2011 - 10 Nov 2011
    Dresden, Germany

    The short course aims to support participants in acquiring knowledge and skills to be able to contribute to the development of integrated sound strategies towards the adaptation to climate change in their respective countries. It is designed mainly for managers and decision-makers with pertinent professional experience in land-use management and land-use policy development.

    Contact Email: 
    unep@mailbox.tu-dresden.de
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP, UNESCO
    Partner(s):
    Technische Universitat Dreseden, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Germany
    Language: 
    ENG
  5. Webinar on Learning to Adapt

    12 Oct 2011
    online

    This webinar is centered on the presentation by Paula Silvia Villanueva, an independent consultant and Technical M&E advisor of the Strengthening Climate Resilience consortium at IDS, of her working paper “Learning to ADAPT: monitoring and evaluation approaches in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction – challenges, gaps and ways forward."

    UN Organization(s): 
    GEF
    Partner(s):
    SEA Change, Climate-Eval
    Language: 
    ENG
  6. Carbon Benefits Project Workshop

    11 Oct 2011
    Washington DC, USA

    This workshop showcases a set of methodologies and tools to measure, monitor and model carbon stock changes and greenhouse gas emissions in a standardized way.

    Contact Email: 
    Robin.Burgess@unep.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    GEF
    Partner(s):
    UNEP
    Language: 
    ENG
  7. Writeshop for Pacific-region Researchers

    10 Oct 2011 - 14 Oct 2011
    Suva, Fiji

    The writeshop targets young scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and others from the South Pacific who are working in the field of climate change and disaster risk reduction. Through the writeshop, participants produce a peer-review quality publishable article and they gain enhanced awareness of the process of writing papers for academic journals.  These skills will allow their work to be incorporated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and other high-level scientific bodies and consequently inform policy making on key issues of risk and climate. The writeshop involves one-on-one work with facilitators to provide supplemental training on academic writing and argumentation, in order to help new authors reach a standard of writing suitable for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNISDR
    Partner(s):
    UNITAR, Stockholm Environment Institute, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, University of the South Pacific
    Language: 
    ENG
  8. Workshop on IWRM as a Tool for Adaptation to Climate Change

    4 Oct 2011 - 6 Oct 2011
    Geneva, Switzerland

    This training workshop is organized by the UN-Water Thematic Priority Area on Water and Climate Change and the Cap-Net network and gathers professionals of UN-Water members and partners. The workshop is specifically targeted for professionals that are not experts on water or adaptation to climate change issues, and that need to increase their knowledge on the subject.

    Contact Email: 
    ssandstrom@wmo.int
    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO, UNDP, UNECE, UNESCO, UNFCCC, UNHABITAT, WHO, WMO
    Partner(s):
    CBD, IAEA, UNCCD, UNDESA, UNECA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNU, UNSGAB , UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Developmen, UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication , World Wildlife Fund, World Water Assessment Programme, Co operative Programme on Water and Climate, Global Water Partnership, International Association of Hydrological Sciences, International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage, Stockholm International Water Institute, Swedish Water House, Cap-Net network
    Language: 
    ENG
  9. WMO Regional Association VI Conference on Social and Economic Benefits of Weather, Climate and Water Services

    3 Oct 2011 - 4 Oct 2011
    Lucerne, Switzerland

    This meeting aims to promote and stimulate socio-economic assessments and studies among the Regional Association (RA) Members. It provides a forum for discussing the outcomes of recent studies carried out by different Members and reviewing related methodologies. It is expected that the Conference will provide material for the development of regional guidelines on the subject with an outline of good practices, in order to build the capacity of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) in the region for conducting socio-economic analyses and studies.

    Contact Email: 
    NBerghi@wmo.int
    UN Organization(s): 
    WMO
    Partner(s):
    MeteoSwiss, Government of Switzerland
    Language: 
    ENG
  10. Learning Program on Climate Change and Sustainable Land-Water Management

    2 Oct 2011 - 6 Oct 2011
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    This learning program has been designed to enhance the participants’ knowledge on key concepts and impacts of climate change. They exchange lessons learnt and good practices from both within and outside the region. The program focuses on management of climate risks and sector specific climate change adaptation measures related to land and water management. Knowledge exchange, south-south learning and development of skills are achieved through interactive lectures, analysis of international and regional case studies, simulations and role plays.

    Contact Email: 
    awa@awacademy.ae
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    Arab Water Academy
    Language: 
    ENG
  11. Climate Energy and Food Security Course

    30 Sep 2011 - 27 Jan 2012
    Tokyo, Japan

    This course aims to provide participants with practical insights and up-to-date knowledge on the interconnected themes of climate, energy and food security, and to familiarise them with the extent of the challenges facing the Asia Pacific region as well as the global community and some of the possible solutions. It encourages students to critically discuss the science, politics and economics underpinning climate change, energy and food security, and to discuss aspects of mitigation and adaptation to climate change impacts. The range of topics covered includes climate science, climate justice, food justice, hunger, peak oil, biodiversity and climate change, sea level rise, biofuels, renewable energy, global climate change policies, and low carbon society.

    Contact Email: 
    cefs@unu.edu
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNU
    Language: 
    ENG
  12. Workshop on Technology Transfer in Energy and Efficient Lighting to Combat Climate Change

    28 Sep 2011
    Beirut, Lebanon

    This workshop aims to assess opportunities for transition to efficient lighting in the Middle East and North African region. In addition to detailed Country Lighting Assessments, UNEP presents a report on state of efficient lighting in the region by listing projects, activities and identifying obstacles and challenges facing the lighting sector. The workshop further examines the economic and environmental benefits from shifting to efficient lighting.  The seminar involves the participation of representatives from Ministries of Energy and Environment from the region. Delegates from national utilities, international organizations, banks, the private sector and civil society are also invited to participate. Speakers include governmental representatives from Lebanon, Egypt and Morocco. The event is held during the Beirut Energy Forum which runs from 28-30 September in Lebanon.  

    Contact Email: 
    majeid.haddad@unep.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP
    Partner(s):
    Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO)
    Language: 
    ENG
  13. Sixth Latin American Carbon Forum

    27 Sep 2011 - 29 Sep 2011
    San José, Costa Rica

    The VI Latin American Carbon Forum is a regional event established to promote knowledge and information sharing while facilitating business opportunity environments among main carbon market stakeholders. It promotes discussion and exchange of experiences among interested stakeholders and provides participants the latest developments of mission trading schemes and the future of the CDM. Additionally, it focuses on analysing the international and national climate change mitigation policies and facilitates a comprehensive debate about the negotiation of greenhouse gases (GHG) emission reductions. Finally it seeks new impulses for increasing the volume of low carbon investments in Latin American.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP, UNFCCC, WB
    Partner(s):
    Organización Latinoamericana de Energía, International Emissions Trading Association, Inter-American Development Bank, Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina, Government of Costa Rica
    Language: 
    ENG, SPN
  14. Kyrgyz Workshop on Water Management and Adaptation

    26 Sep 2011 - 27 Sep 2011
    Lake Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan

    This workshop aims to share experiences and lessons learned in making transboundary cooperation instrumental to tackle adaptation to climate change in basins participating as pilot projects in implementing the Guidance on Water and Adaptation to Climate Change, developed under the auspices of the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes and adopted in 2009.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNECE
    Partner(s):
    Kyrgyz State Committee on Water Management and Melioration
    Language: 
    ENG
  15. Second Global AgriKnowledge Share Fair

    26 Sep 2011 - 29 Sep 2011
    Rome (Lazio), Italy

    This meeting addresses key topics such as food security, price volatility, climate change, knowledge sharing and green innovations. It provides a forum to learn and share knowledge, experience and innovations on emerging trends and related rural development issues. Over 160 presenters from all over the world share their creative and innovative experiences and knowledge. Participants have an opportunity to learn, share, connect and influence future directions.

    Contact Email: 
    J.Thomas@ifad.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO, IFAD, WFP
    Partner(s):
    Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
    Language: 
    ENG
  16. Sustainable Development Seminar

    26 Sep 2011 - 28 Sep 2011
    Yaounde, Cameroon

    This three-day seminar discusses issues related to climate change and sustainable development. In particular, the first day is dedicated to the climate change topic (situation in Africa, greenhouse gas inventories, emission-reduction actions to implement, presentation of UPU-postal carbon fund to be implemented in 2012). It gathers representatives of postal operators of 31 African countries (Anglophone and Francophone). The agenda of the seminar is available in English and French.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UPU
    Language: 
    ENG, FRE
  17. Experts Meeting on Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development and Adaptation in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

    21 Sep 2011 - 23 Sep 2011
    Nassau, Commonwealth of the Bahamas

    This three-day international expert meeting focuses on the challenges that climate change poses to education systems in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). SIDS are among the most vulnerable countries with regard to climate change and are already confronted with its effects, including rising sea levels and changes in climate extremes such as droughts, floods, and tropical cyclones/hurricanes. The meeting will develop a road map guiding and promoting education as an important means to enhance adaptation to climate change, in the context of sustainable development. The road map and its recommendations will serve as a contribution to the upcoming 17th Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC in December 2011 and the Rio+20 Conference in June 2012 as well as the End-of-Decade Conference of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development in 2014.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNESCO
    Language: 
    ENG, SPN
  18. UNFCCC Workshop on Promoting Risk Management Approaches on the Specific Needs and Concerns of Developing Country Parties Arising from the Impact of the Implementation of Response Measures

    21 Sep 2011
    Bonn, Germany

    This workshop aims to: deepen the understanding among parties of risk management approaches on the specific needs and concerns of developing country parties arising from the impact of the implementation of response measures; and discuss ways to promote risk management approaches, building upon the practical experience of international, regional and national organizations and the private sector, including by disseminating information on best practices and lessons learned.

    Contact Email: 
    secretariat@unfccc.int
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNFCCC
    Language: 
    ENG
  19. CBD Africa Regional Consultation and Capacity Building Workshop on REDD+, Including on Relevant Biodiversity Safeguards

    19 Sep 2011 - 23 Sep 2011
    Cape Town, South Africa

    The purpose of this workshop is to consult effectively with parties on the development of advice on relevant safeguards for biodiversity, so that REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, as well as conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks) actions are consistent with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) objectives, and avoid negative impacts on, and enhance benefits for biodiversity.

    Contact Email: 
    secretariat@cbd.int
    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO, UNDP, UNEP
    Partner(s):
    CBD, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Government of Norway, Government of the United Kingdom
    Language: 
    ENG
  20. UNEP FI Webinar: REDDy-Set-Grow Part II Report Launch

    13 Sep 2011
    Online

    This webinar is organized to mark the launch of the report REDDy-Set-Grow: Part II - Recommendations for International Climate Change Negotiators, published by the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI). It is designed as an open and critical debate to explore the key issues surrounding the financing of any future REDD+ agreement from the perspectives of the different stakeholders involved – developed and developing country governments, civil society and the private sector.

    Contact Email: 
    sunyoung.suh@unep.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNEP
    Language: 
    ENG
  21. E-learning Course on Climate Change Diplomacy

    12 Sep 2011 - 15 Nov 2011
    Online

    This online course aims to provide the necessary training for participation in multilateral negotiations, public sector work, and diplomatic engagement in relation to climate change through an enhanced understanding of its science, international policy framework, and the key negotiation issues pertinent to reaching a post-2012 agreement. The course targets mid to senior-level government officers in ministries preparing for and/or taking part in conferences in relation to climate change as well as staff of intergovernmental/nongovernmental organizations. It also targets entry-level and mid-career diplomats working in a multilateral setting.  Private sector specialists and students whose work or studies are related to this subject are also encouraged to apply.

    Contact Email: 
    mdp-elearning@unitar.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Language: 
    ENG
  22. Joint Implementation Technical Workshop

    12 Sep 2011
    Bonn, Germany

    The Joint Implementation (JI) Technical Workshop is held in Bonn, Germany, ahead of the 26th meeting of the JI Supervisory Committee.

    Contact Email: 
    secretariat@unfccc.int
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNFCCC
    Language: 
    ENG
  23. Technical Workshop on Modalities and Procedures for CCS in Geological Formations as CDM Project Activities

    7 Sep 2011 - 8 Sep 2011
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    This workshop is conducted by the UNFCCC Secretariat with technical and legal experts to address specific issues in relation to the modalities and procedures for including carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) in geological formations as Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects.

    Contact Email: 
    secretariat@unfccc.int
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNFCCC
    Language: 
    ENG
  24. CDM Assessment Training

    6 Sep 2011 - 7 Sep 2011
    Bonn, Germany

    This training workshop is held for members of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) assessment teams working in the CDM operational entity accreditation process. 

    Contact Email: 
    secretariat@unfccc.int
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNFCCC
    Language: 
    ENG
  25. Workshop on Enhancing the Regional Distribution of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Projects in Asia and the Pacific

    6 Sep 2011 - 7 Sep 2011
    Kathmandu, Nepal

    The workshop - in line with Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol decision 2/CMP.4 on regional and sub-regional distribution and capacity building - aims to increase the number of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in countries currently hosting fewer than 10 registered CDM projects. A pre-workshop session on 6 September 2011 offers one-on-one consultations between potential project developers and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) team of experts to discuss CDM opportunities, financing needs and options. The focus is on countries from Central West Asia and the Pacific which could not be covered in the last year’s workshop as well as those from South, East and South East Asia with compelling CDM potential projects.

    Website: 
    http://www.adb.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNFCCC
    Partner(s):
    Asian Development Bank, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
    Language: 
    ENG