This two-day conference gathers policy makers, regional planners, civil society representatives, industry leaders and the financial sector to discuss policy challenges and solutions for the development of sustainable hydropower in Africa. It has a special focus on regional cooperation for water and energy, Africa renewable energy potential, sustainability and good practices, and finance and investments.
African Union Commission, Ethiopian Ministry of Water and Energy
Seminar on on the State of Forests and Forest Management in the UNECE Region in the Context of Current and Future Needs and Challenges
21 Mar 2011
The seminar aims to discuss and assess how successful sustainable forest management is in the UNECE region. This analysis provides a contribution to the International Year of Forests and takes place on World Forest Day.
ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity, National Parks Board of Singapore
Climate Change Legal Negotiations: Implications for Forest Governance, Equity and Livelihoods
9 Mar 2011
During this event a panel discusses mechanisms for access and benefit sharing related to the Convention on Biological Diversity, and the implementation of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, including lessons for climate change legal negotiations from access and benefit sharing agreements.
Climate Change Adaptation in the Caribbean: Science, Ethics and Policies
8 Mar 2011 - 9 Mar 2011
Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis
The meeting brings together regional experts, ministerial and governmental officials, representatives from the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States and the Caribbean Community with a view to examining how climate science and ethics can be brought to bear on policy construction at both the local and international levels.
Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Friedrich Ebert Foundation
Workshop on Developing Capacity Resilience to Water-related Disasters in Pakistan through Space Applications and Flood Risk Management
1 Mar 2011 - 4 Mar 2011
The workshop aims to develop the capacity to build better resilience to water-related disasters, as well as for more effective adaptation to climate change through the applications of space technology and flood risk management in Pakistan.
UNESCO, National Disaster Management Authority of Pakistan, Pakistan Meteorological Department, National Space Agency of Pakistan
Environment Media Training
28 Feb 2011 - 4 Mar 2011
Port Villa, Vanuatu
The training is designed to help Vanuatu media strengthen their skills in environment reporting. Climate change and biodiversity are at the centre of the session which aims to compile an e-newsletter of environment news from the participants.
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
Postgraduate Courses on Building Resilience to Climate Change
28 Feb 2011 - 25 Mar 2011
The courses cover a range of issues on sustainability and adaptation to climate and ecosystems change. Topics include climate and atmospheric science, impacts assessment, climate and society, ecosystems resilience, risk and uncertainty, and integrated solutions for mitigation and adaptation. Students also receive practical training in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and in down-scaling rainfall forecasts.
Seminar on Green Growth Policy Tools for Low Carbon Development in Thailand
23 Feb 2011 - 24 Feb 2011
The seminar aims to introduce key decision- and policy-makers of the Royal Thai Government to available policy tools to foster green growth and low carbon development, while addressing poverty alleviation. It also helps establish a platform for further collaboration and development of green growth strategies to address the current and future needs of the country.
Workshop on Development of Agricultural Systems and Climate Smart Agriculture in Developing Countries
23 Feb 2011 - 25 Feb 2011
The workshop discusses challenges and opportunities for more efficient agriculture in the long term. It explores synergies between adaptation, mitigation and biodiversity to respond to competing pressures on land and water from agriculture, forests and other ecosystems, growing population and urban expansion, as well as energy needs.
International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems, Challenge Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, Aarhus University, University of Copenhagen
E-learning Course on Climate Change Diplomacy
21 Feb 2011 - 15 Apr 2011
The course aims to provide the training necessary 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.
Workshop on the FAO Climate Impact Assessment Toolbox
27 Jan 2011
This meeting features presentations of the prototype and components of the FAO climate impact assessment toolbox, including discussions with national partners on the future implementation of the toolbox.
Training Workshop on the National System for the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory
25 Jan 2011 - 28 Jan 2011
The workshop informs experts from developing countries on technical requirements and institutional actions needed to establish national systems for the GHG inventory. A national system includes all institutional, legal and procedural arrangements made within a Party for estimating anthropogenic emissions. The event takes place at the FAO headquarters.
Coalition for Rainforest Nations, US Environmental Protection Agency, German Technical Cooperation, J.H. von Thünen Institute
COP16 Side Event: Understanding Climate Change: Success Stories in Raising Climate Awareness and Education
3 Dec 2010
A showcase of inspiring case studies and success stories to demonstrate how awareness raising and education play an important role in mobilizing climate action and stimulate a discussion on how public awareness raising and education on climate can become even more effective.
COP16 Side Event: Capacity Development as a Driver of Low-emission, Climate-resilient Development
1 Dec 2010
The side event presents the UN's approach, experience and readiness to support capacity-building to address climate change. Speakers share practical examples and lessons learnt from areas such as adaptation, mitigation, REDD and finance.
COP16 Side Event: Displacement and Migration: Examples of Initiatives and Activities to Support Resilience and Adaptation
30 Nov 2010
This event focuses on national and sub-national level policy and programme implementation, including assistance in the development of policies on displacement and climate change; advocacy on displacement; and dissemination of tools that specifically target vulnerable communities such as refugees, internally displaced persons and migrants.
COP16 Side Event: Full Scale Implementation of CC:iNET
30 Nov 2010
Launch of the full-scale implementation of the UNFCCC information network clearing house on Article 6 of the Convention - CC:iNET. The secretariat presents the full-scale implementation of CC:iNET, highlighting improvements and enhancements that have been implemented to make it fully functional, multilingual and more user-friendly.
Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) Peer Evaluation and Planning Meeting
22 Nov 2010
As part of the Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP), representatives of 20 African countries building resilience to climate change meet in Dakar to share lessons on climate adaptation, build capacity, agree on priorities for the AAP workplan for 2011, and accelerate progress to make their countries more resilient to climate change.
Regional Workshop on Climate Change: Corporate Environmental Responsibility and Market Mechanisms
3 Nov 2010
Sao Paulo, Brazil
The workshop will bring together experts from financial markets, corporate environmental responsibility and carbon markets to discuss experiences and opportunities for the private sector in these areas.
Course on Green Jobs: Linking Climate Change and the World of Work
2 Nov 2010 - 4 Nov 2010
The International Training Center of the ILO is offering a course aiming at empowering participants to contribute to the formulation and implementation of national policies for a transition to a greener, more sustainable economy. Particular attention is paid to the ongoing climate change negotiations and to Green Jobs perspectives in relation to the current economic crisis.
Regional Workshop for SIDS on the Implementation of Article 6 of the Convention
2 Nov 2010 - 4 Nov 2010
This workshop for small island developing States is part of a series of thematic regional and subregional workshops on the implementation of Article 6 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, organized by the UNFCCC Secretariat to share lessons learned and best practices regarding education, training and public awareness. The discussions at the workshop contribute also to assessing the level of implementation of the New Delhi work programme.
Getting it Right: Reporting Climate Change for Sustainable Development in Africa Workshop
8 Oct 2010 - 10 Oct 2010
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The workshop is aimed at African journalists to enhance their understanding of climate change issues and improve their reporting skills. The three day training covers presentations on the main themes of the climate change policy regime (adaptation, mitigation, finance and technology) as well as insights from media practitioners.
Climate Change Training Workshop for Arab Countries
27 Sep 2010 - 29 Sep 2010
The workshop aims to enhance participants’ understanding of the main measures needed to achieve adaptation, such as mainstreaming climate change science, promoting dialogue at the local and global levels, and integrating adaptation into the development objectives. It focuses on five major themes: climate change science; the UNFCCC negotiation process and legal aspects; climate change adaptation; mainstreaming climate change adaptation into development plans and policies in Arab countries; and climate change mitigation.
Workshop on Metrics and Methodologies of Estimation of Extreme Climate Events
27 Sep 2010 - 29 Sep 2010
The aims of the meeting are 1) to examine existing methods for understanding extreme weather and climate events; 2) to identify areas for improvement in the production of reliable data; and 3) to start to develop forecasting strategies.
2nd Global Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy: Strengthening Institutions to Address Climate Change and Advance a Green Economy
17 Sep 2010 - 19 Sep 2010
New Haven, USA
The conference takes stock of and examines the role of institutional structures and decision-making procedures in fostering (or impeding) low carbon and climate resilient development. Anticipated outcomes of the conference include a research agenda and enhanced knowledge sharing to better understand the openness, transparency, accountability and effectiveness of institutions engaged in action to address climate change and foster a Green Economy.