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.
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.
Workshop on Technology Transfer in Energy and Efficient Lighting to Combat Climate Change
28 Sep 2011
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.
Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO)
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.
Organización Latinoamericana de Energía, International Emissions Trading Association, Inter-American Development Bank, Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina, Government of Costa Rica
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.
Kyrgyz State Committee on Water Management and Melioration
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.
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
Sustainable Development Seminar
26 Sep 2011 - 28 Sep 2011
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
CBD, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Government of Norway, Government of the United Kingdom
UNEP FI Webinar: REDDy-Set-Grow Part II Report Launch
13 Sep 2011
This webinar is organized to mark the launch of the report REDDy-Set-Grow: Part II - Recommendations for International Climate Change Negotiators, published by theUnited 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.
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.
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.
Workshop on Enhancing the Regional Distribution of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Projects in Asia and the Pacific
6 Sep 2011 - 7 Sep 2011
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.
Asian Development Bank, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
CGE Regional Training on GHG Inventories for Latin America and the Caribbean
5 Sep 2011 - 9 Sep 2011
This training is being organized by the Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention (CGE) in collaboration with the National Communications Support Programme (NCSP), to provide hands-on training for regional stakeholders in the preparation of the greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories section of national communications.
The Green Standards Week aims to raise awareness of the importance and opportunities of using information and communication technology (ICT) standards to build a green economy. The event also provides Ministers and senior representatives from the ICT industry the opportunity to exchange views on how ICTs can help in the implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in the run-up to the 17th Conference of the Parties at the end of the year. The Week includes: a Workshop on Methodologies for Environmental Impact Assessment of ICT; a Workshop on Moving to a Green Economy through ICT Standards; and a Workshop on Submarine Cables for Ocean/Climate Monitoring and Disaster Warning: Science, Engineering, Business and Law.
UNESCO, WMO, Ministry of Economic Development of Italy, European Commission, Telecom Italia
Summer School on Climate Impacts Modelling for Developing Countries: Water, Agriculture and Health
5 Sep 2011 - 16 Sep 2011
This summer school aims to aid scientists in developing countries achieve a working knowledge of climate change impacts modeling. It provides lectures and laboratory classes on: the use and uncertainty of the main observational datasets available from remote sensing to drive impacts models; the use and uncertainty of short-range to seasonal forecast products and climate model data from major numerical weather prediction and climate centres including the IPCC assessment climate integrations; impacts modelling in the three target sectors of agriculture, water and health including classes using open; and source models in each sector.
IAEA, WMO, European Commission, International Coucil for Science, Quantifying Weather and Climate Impacts on Health in Developing Countries - University of Liverpool
Workshop to Familiarize Parties with the Process and the Requirements for the Accreditation of National Implementing Entities for Direct Access under the Adaptation Fund for the African Region
5 Sep 2011 - 6 Sep 2011
This workshop is being organized to inform parties of the process and requirements for accrediting national implementing entities, which are national legal entities nominated by parties that are recognized by the Adaptation Fund Board as meeting the fiduciary standards established by the Board.
This course introduces learners to climate change mitigation, explores the concepts surrounding low carbon development planning on an economy-wide basis, and takes a detailed look at what this means in the power and transport sectors and for household electricity use. It also discusses the development of reference and low carbon scenarios out to 2030 and beyond, the stakeholders that need to be involved and the data that is required to develop credible projections. The course has five modules: (i) Introduction to Low Carbon Development Planning; (ii) Overview for Policymakers; (iii) Power; (iv) Household; (v) Transport.
E-learning Course on Public Procurement of Energy Efficiency Services
1 Sep 2011 - 29 Sep 2011
The e-course consists of seven modules on public procurement of energy efficiency services presenting key concepts and providing opportunities to apply and discuss them. All modules use multimedia presentations and offer selected readings. Quizzes, research exercises and case studies help to broaden participants’ understanding of the topics in a pro-active way. By the end of the course, participants will be able to: identify opportunities for Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) in the public sector of their country, define the overall procurement process for ESPCs in a public agency, document case studies on specific country experiences using the ESPC approach, identify how to address the key procurement issues related to the ESPC approach and develop a "roadmap" for employing the ESPC approach and selecting energy service providers to implement energy efficiency projects.
Online Course on IWRM as a Tool for Adaptation to Climate Change
1 Sep 2011 - 31 Dec 2011
This online course is offered in full distance learning mode. It introduces the concept of Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM), discusses the climate system, the hydrological cycle, and the social impact of climate change and presents several adaptation options in relation to water resources.