Learning Events

Format: 2014-10-20
Format: 2014-10-20
  1. Workshop on the FAO Climate Impact Assessment Toolbox

    27 Jan 2011
    Rome, Italy
    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.
    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO
    Language: 
    ENG
  2. Training Workshop on the National System for the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory

    25 Jan 2011 - 28 Jan 2011
    Rome, Italy
    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.
    UN Organization(s): 
    UN-REDD
    Partner(s):
    Coalition for Rainforest Nations, US Environmental Protection Agency, German Technical Cooperation, J.H. von Thünen Institute
    Language: 
    ENG
  3. COP16 Side Event: Understanding Climate Change: Success Stories in Raising Climate Awareness and Education

    3 Dec 2010
    Cancun, Mexico

    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.

    Contact Email: 
    j.heiss@unesco.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNESCO
    Language: 
    ENG
  4. COP16 Side Event: Capacity Development as a Driver of Low-emission, Climate-resilient Development

    1 Dec 2010
    Cancun, Mexico

    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.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNDP, UNEP
    Language: 
    ENG
  5. COP16 Side Event: Displacement and Migration: Examples of Initiatives and Activities to Support Resilience and Adaptation

    30 Nov 2010
    Cancun, Mexico

    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.

    Contact Email: 
    schensul@unfpa.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNFPA
    Language: 
    ENG
  6. COP16 Side Event: Full Scale Implementation of CC:iNET

    30 Nov 2010
    Cancun, Mexico

    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.

    Contact Email: 
    dpaterson@unfccc.int
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNFCCC
    Language: 
    ENG
  7. Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) Peer Evaluation and Planning Meeting

    22 Nov 2010
    Dakar, Senegal

    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.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNDP, WFP
    Partner(s):
    Japan
    Language: 
    ENG
  8. 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.

    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    IDB, BM&F BOVESPA
    Language: 
    ENG
  9. Course on Green Jobs: Linking Climate Change and the World of Work

    2 Nov 2010 - 4 Nov 2010
    Turin, Italy

    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.

    UN Organization(s): 
    ILO
    Language: 
    ENG
  10. Regional Workshop for SIDS on the Implementation of Article 6 of the Convention

    2 Nov 2010 - 4 Nov 2010
    Seychelles

    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.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNFCCC
    Language: 
    ENG
  11. 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.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Partner(s):
    AfDB
    Language: 
    ENG
  12. Climate Change Training Workshop for Arab Countries

    27 Sep 2010 - 29 Sep 2010
    Amman, Jordan

    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.

    Contact Email: 
    unitar.ccp@unitar.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNDP, UNITAR
    Language: 
    ENG
  13. Workshop on Metrics and Methodologies of Estimation of Extreme Climate Events

    27 Sep 2010 - 29 Sep 2010
    Paris, France

    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.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNESCO
    Partner(s):
    WRCP
    Language: 
    ENG
  14. 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.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Partner(s):
    UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, UNHABITAT, Yale University, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development , World Resources Institute, Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future
    Language: 
    ENG
  15. Regional Workshop on the Implementation of Article 6 in Africa (UNFCCC)

    13 Sep 2010 - 16 Sep 2010
    Banjul, the Gambia

    The UNFCCC organizes a Regional Workshop for Africa on Article 6 of the Convention to share experiences, lessons learned and best practices in developing and implementing education, training and public awareness activities activities and to promote greater regional and international cooperation on implementing the New Delhi Work Programme.

    Contact Email: 
    PSakupwanya@unfccc.int
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNFCCC
    Partner(s):
    EMG
    Language: 
    ARB, ENG, FRE
  16. UNFCCC Regional Workshop on the Implementation of Article 6 in Africa

    13 Sep 2010 - 16 Sep 2010
    Banjul, the Gambia
    The UNFCCC organizes a Regional Workshop for Africa on Article 6 of the Convention to share experiences, lessons learned and best practices in developing and implementing education, training and public awareness activities activities and to promote greater regional and international cooperation on implementing the New Delhi Work Programme.
    Contact Email: 
    PSakupwanya@unfccc.int
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNFCCC
    Language: 
    ARB, ENG, FRE
  17. Least Developed Countries Training Workshop on Implementing National Adaptation Programmes of Action

    4 Sep 2010 - 8 Sep 2010
    Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe

    This training workshop provides technical support to Lusophone LDCs in designing an implementation strategy for the National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) and for the preparation and submission of project documents to the GEF under the  Least Developed Countries Fund. The training is part of a series of workshops jointly organized by the UNFCCC Least Developed Countries Expert Group and the GEF.

    UN Organization(s): 
    GEF, UNFCCC
    Language: 
    ENG
    Portuguese
  18. Pilot workshop on “Training of Trainers” for Disaster Management

    25 Aug 2010 - 26 Aug 2010
    Rift Valley Province, Kenya

    The UNISDR Regional Office for Africa holds a pilot workshop on “Training of Trainers” in the Rift Valley Province, Kenya, 25-26 August 2010 to test a toolkit for disaster risk reduction. The toolkit teaches disaster risk managers, disaster emergency responders and other practitioners to use Natural Hazard Factsheets developed by UNISDR when training actors at the grassroots level.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNISDR
    Language: 
    ENG
  19. Territorial Approach to Climate Change Workshop

    23 Jun 2010 - 25 Jun 2010
    Tirana, Albania

    The Territorial Approach to Climate Change Workshop in Tirana is a three day workshop designed to build the capacity of sub-national governments to deal with the adaptation to, and mitigation of climate change. The event is part of a series of regional workshops that are being held all over the world within the TACC Initiative, a collaboration of UNDP, UNEP, UNITAR, and UNHABITAT.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNDP, UNEP
    Partner(s):
    UNHABITAT, UNITAR
    Language: 
    ENG
  20. Territorial Approach to Climate Change Workshop

    16 Jun 2010 - 18 Jun 2010
    Kampala, Uganda

    The Territorial Approach to Climate Change Workshop in Kampala is a three day workshop designed to build the capacity of sub-national governments to deal with the adaptation to, and mitigation of climate change. The event is part of a series of regional workshops that are being held all over the world within the TACC Initiative, a collaboration of UNDP, UNEP, UNITAR, and UNHABITAT.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNDP, UNEP
    Partner(s):
    UNHABITAT, UNITAR
  21. e-Learning Course on International Trade and Climate Change

    31 May 2010 - 25 Jun 2010
    Online

    This course, offered by UNITAR in collaboration with the World Trade Institute of the University of Bern, explores key legal and economic issues arising from the climate change debate, including the relationship between the WTO Agreement and multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) that address climate change. The course examines the legality under international trade rules of domestic and international trade measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as well as measures designed to influence the behavior of trading partners.

    Contact Email: 
    wtielearning@unitar.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Partner(s):
    University of Bern
    Language: 
    ENG
  22. Least Developed Countries Training Workshop on Implementing National Adaptation Programmes of Action

    4 May 2010 - 8 May 2010
    Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic

    This training workshop provides technical support to Asian LDCs in designing an implementation strategy for the National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) and for the preparation and submission of project documents to the GEF under the  Least Developed Countries Fund. The training is part of a series of workshops jointly organized by the UNFCCC Least Developed Countries Expert Group and the GEF.

    UN Organization(s): 
    GEF, UNFCCC
    Language: 
    ENG
  23. Regional Workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean on the Implementation of Article 6 of the Convention

    27 Apr 2010 - 30 Apr 2010
    Bavaro, Dominican Republic

    This workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean 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.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNFCCC
    Language: 
    ENG, SPN
  24. Congo Basin Biosphere Bio-Carbon Forum and Training Seminar

    20 Apr 2010 - 24 Apr 2010
    Brazzaville, Congo

    The seminar trains biosphere reserve managers and partners of UNESCO's "Man and the Biosphere Programme" in bio-carbon project design and management. It brings together regional stakeholders to discuss concrete steps toward strengthening the biosphere reserve network in Central Africa, using Congo Basin biosphere reserves as pilot sites to combat deforestation, protect biodiversity, and promote sustainable development.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNESCO
    Partner(s):
    Pro-Natura International
    Language: 
    ENG
  25. Training Workshop on Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems with focus on Institutional Partnerships and Cooperation

    16 Mar 2010 - 17 Mar 2010
    San Jose, Costa Rica

    This workshop brings together senior executives from National Disaster Risk Management agencies, National Meteorological and Hydrological Services, and all agencies supporting early warning systems in the region. The purpose is to enhance early warning system capacities for saving lives by fostering cooperation among all those involved and linking to latest developments in forecasting.

    Contact Email: 
    mgolnaraghi@wmo.int
    UN Organization(s): 
    WMO
    Language: 
    ENG, FRE, SPN