Learning Events

Format: 2014-11-27
Format: 2014-11-27
  1. Course on Promoting Green Jobs Policies: Employment Potential and Skill Needs in a Greener Economy

    29 Apr 2013 - 31 May 2013
    Turin, Italy

    This blended course offers a conceptual framework and operational tools for the promotion of green jobs policies by focusing on how to seize employment opportunities and address skills challenges in the transition to a greener economy.

    Contact Email: 
    greenjobs@itcilo.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    ILO
    Language: 
    ENG
  2. E-learning Course on Safe and Resilient Cities

    22 Apr 2013 - 22 May 2013
    Online

    This e-learning course focuses on disaster risk management (DRM) at the city level. Participants learn, in particular, about planning and decision making under uncertainty and how to make their cities more resilient to climate change impacts and natural disasters. The course provides cutting edge tools on vulnerability assessment, institutional assessment and gap analysis, and on how to access finance for risk management.

    This course is divided into 4 modules:

    - Module 1: Introduction

    - Module 2: Technical Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment

    - Module 3: Accessing Finance for Urban DRM and Resilience

    - Module 4: Building and Implementing the Local Resilience Action Plan (LRAP)

    Contact Email: 
    wbicc@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  3. Training Workshop on the Total Costs of REDD+ Activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    22 Apr 2013 - 26 Apr 2013
    Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

    This national training workshop assesses the total costs of REDD+ activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The objective of the workshop is to train participants from the Regional Post-graduate Training School of Integrated Management of Tropical Forests and Lands, the Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Tourism (MECNT), the Ministry of Planning, University of Kinshasa and civil society in the use of a software tool to analyze the total costs of REDD+ activities in DRC. The last day is dedicated to demonstrate the results to a broader public.

    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    UNDP, Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, Regional Post-graduate Training School of Integrated Management of Tropical Forests and Lands , National Coordination REDD
    Language: 
    FRE
  4. Workshop on Climate Change, Disasters and Crises in the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector in Southern and Eastern Africa

    22 Apr 2013 - 24 Apr 2013
    Maputo, Mozambique

    This workshop aims to establish the current baseline with regard to the integration of climate change adaptation and disaster risk management in fisheries and aquaculture activities and policies in Southern and Eastern Africa, and, vice versa, of the integration of fisheries and aquaculture in climate change adaptation and disaster risk management strategies and plans, with the overall goal of coordinating activities and identifying gaps and priority actions. Among its key objectives, the workshops aims to strengthen the understanding of climate change and disaster impacts on fisheries and aquaculture in Southern and Eastern Africa and present best-practice examples and lessons learned.

    Contact Email: 
    florence.poulain@fao.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO
    Partner(s):
    Planning and Coordinating Agency of the New Partnership for Africa's Development, African Union, Indian Ocean Commission, European Union
    Language: 
    ENG
  5. Expanded Constituency Workshop for South America

    17 Apr 2013 - 19 Apr 2013
    Santiago, Chile

    This workshop brings together Global Environment Facility (GEF) focal points, focal points from the main conventions (biodiversity, desertification, climate change and persistent organic pollutants), representatives from civil society and representatives from the GEF Secretariat and the GEF Agencies, to discuss priority issues, lessons learned and experiences from the development and implementation of GEF projects and their integration within national policy frameworks. Countries eligible to participate in this workshop include Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.

    Contact Email: 
    secretariat@thegef.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    GEF
    Language: 
    ENG
  6. Regional Workshop on Promoting International Collaboration to Facilitate Preparation, Submission and Implementation of NAMAs

    16 Apr 2013 - 19 Apr 2013
    Maseru, Lesotho

    This regional workshop aims to: 1) provide technical support to build the capacity of African countries in the preparation, submission and implementation of nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs); 2) facilitate the exchange of best practices and lessons learned in the preparation and implementation of NAMAs by providing a platform to showcase NAMAs and innovative financing options; 3) provide a platform for networking by bringing experts from Africa and international organizations and donors together; and 4) forge a robust and systematic partnership with international partners.

    Contact Email: 
    secretariat@unfccc.int
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNFCCC
    Language: 
    ENG
  7. Webinar on Climate-Smart Agriculture – Developing Agriculture Carbon Projects

    14 Apr 2013
    Online

    This webinar highlights that Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) offers triple-win, i.e. improving food security, building climate resilience, and mitigating GHG impact through carbon sequestration. In particular, it focuses on the third pillar of the triple-win – mitigating climate change impact through developing agriculture carbon projects. The speaker talks about how to develop innovative agriculture carbon projects that benefit smallholder farmers in developing countries.

    Contact Email: 
    wbicc@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  8. Webinar on Innovative Approaches to Promoting Urban Green Growth

    10 Apr 2013
    Online

    During this webinar, Dr. Alfonso Vergara, founder and president, Fundación Metrópoli, speaks about innovative approaches to promoting urban green growth with concrete examples from an on-going project between Singapore and Penang. The webinars takes places at 10 am EST.

    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  9. E-learning Course on the Clean Development Mechanism and Joint Implementation: Navigating the Kyoto Project-Based Mechanisms

    1 Apr 2013 - 26 Apr 2013
    Online

    This course provides a comprehensive overview of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI). It is delivered in 10 modules, which take about 20 hours to complete. The training uses interactive presentations, case studies and discussion forums. It enables participants to: 1) understand all aspects of the Kyoto Protocol’s project-based mechanisms; 2) understand the governance of these mechanisms; 3) start a CDM or JI project; and 4) understand the CDM and JI project cycles and corresponding rules and procedures.

    Contact Email: 
    wbicc@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Partner(s):
    Greenhouse Gas Management Institute
    Language: 
    ENG
  10. Webinar on Financing Energy Efficiency: Lessons from International Experience

    28 Mar 2013
    Online

    This webinar reviews the international experience with financing mechanisms such as energy efficiency funds, consumer financing, dedicated credit lines, risk-sharing programs, performance contracting and equity funds. It presents a summary of the major lessons learned and recommends how a country can adapt the international experience to its local conditions. The webinar is hosted by Dilip Limaye –senior Energy Efficiency Specialist and consultant to the World Bank Institute and the World Bank with the expertise in energy efficiency policies, regulations, financing and implementation strategies – and is part of the WBI Climate Change Talks. 

    Contact Email: 
    wbicc@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  11. Expanded Constituency Workshop - Cambodia

    26 Mar 2013 - 28 Mar 2013
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    The workshop brings together GEF focal points, focal points from the main Conventions (Biodiversity, Desertification, Climate Change and POPs), representatives from civil society and representatives from the GEF Secretariat and the GEF Agencies. It aims to further strengthen participants’ knowledge of GEF-5 strategies, programs, policies, and procedures.  The 3-day workshop is intensive and interactive and is enhanced by the diversity of perspectives brought by its participants. It is also an opportunity to discuss priority issues and share lessons and experiences from the development and implementation of GEF projects and their integration within national policy frameworks. Target countries include: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. 

    Contact Email: 
    secretariat@thegef.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    GEF
    Language: 
    ENG
  12. Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum

    25 Mar 2013 - 27 Mar 2013
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    This forum is a regional conference and exhibition platform established in 2006 to promote knowledge and information sharing while facilitating business opportunity environments among carbon market stakeholders. It promotes a discussion and exchange of experiences and provides participants the latest developments of emissions trading schemes, low emission development and the future of the carbon markets. The forum also facilitates debates around the international and national mitigation policies to promote greenhouse gases (GHG) emission reductions. Finally it seeks new impulses for increasing the volume of low carbon investments in Latin American and the Caribbean.

    Contact Email: 
    latincarbon@risoe.dk
    UN Organization(s): 
    IDB, UNDP, UNEP, UNFCCC, WB
    Partner(s):
    Governo do Rio de Janeiro, Latin American Energy Organization, International Emissions Trading Association, CAF
    Language: 
    ENG, SPN
  13. Technical Workshop on Ecosystem-based Approaches for Adaptation to Climate Change

    21 Mar 2013 - 23 Mar 2013
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    This workshop considers the role of ecosystems, including forests, in adaptation; vulnerability and impacts in ecosystems; and the implementation of and benefits from ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation. Through discussions taking place in plenary and parallel breakout sessions and among members of an expert panel, Parties and expert organizations enhance their understanding of ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation, identify areas of further work and share best practices and lessons learned, including in the context of the Rio Conventions. Cross-cutting themes, including the importance of indigenous and traditional knowledge and the need for considering gender sensitivity in ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation, are also discussed at the workshop.

    Contact Email: 
    secretariat@unfccc.int
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNFCCC
    Language: 
    ENG
  14. Workshop to Validate Malawi's National Climate Change Learning Strategy

    19 Mar 2013
    Lilongwe, Malawi

    This workshop aims to validate Malawi’s National Strategy to Strengthen Human Resources and Skills to Advance Green, Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development. The Strategy has been developed through a multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral process at the country level as part of a UN CC:Learn Project on Strengthening Human Resources and Skills to Address Climate Change in 2011-2013

    Contact Email: 
    uncclearn@unitar.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Partner(s):
    UN CC:Learn Partner Agencies, Government of Malawi
    Language: 
    ENG
  15. Training Workshop on Adaptation for Francophone LDCs

    18 Mar 2013 - 22 Mar 2013
    Lomé, Togo

    The Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) training workshop on adaptation for Francophone least developed countries (LDCs) targets Francophone LDCs, comprising 17 parties to the UNFCCC. 

    Contact Email: 
    secretariat@unfccc.int
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNFCCC
    Language: 
    FRE
  16. National Workshop on Strengthening Capacities in NAMA Design

    14 Mar 2013 - 15 Mar 2013
    Lima, Peru

    This workshop aims at identifying the key steps to be taken for the development and implementation of specific Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMAs) in three sectors in Peru: bioenergy, transport and construction materials. It comprises a two-day NAMA training which uses a stepwise and systematic approach that guides participants from an initial background analysis to the final implementation phase, taking the different design options and financing needs into consideration. Workshop participants discussed specific mitigation concepts and corresponding implementation barriers more in detail for the three prioritized sectors.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNDP
    Partner(s):
    Peru's Environment Ministry, German International Cooperation, German Federal Environment Ministry, Ecofys' Mitigation Momentum Project, International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV
    Language: 
    SPN
  17. Training on Assessing Costs and Benefits of Adaptation: Methods and Data

    11 Mar 2013 - 14 Mar 2013
    Bangkok, Thailand

    This training familiarizes participants with the methods and data used to analyze the economic benefits of adaptation initiatives in the agriculture and water sector. It aims to identify and address capacity development gaps related to accessing climate finance and formulating National Adaptation Plans (NAPs). It brings together multidisciplinary technical teams from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR), Indonesia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam.

    UN Organization(s): 
    UNDP
    Partner(s):
    US Agency for International Development, Yale University
    Language: 
    ENG
  18. Teacher Training on Climate Change in the Dominican Republic

    10 Mar 2013 - 15 Mar 2013
    Boca Chica, Dominican Republic

    This pilot workshop on Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development (CCESD) is organized within the framework of the national UN CC:Learn project and the priority action on Strengthening Capacities to Integrate Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development (CCESD) in Secondary School Education. The six-day training on climate change brings together education planners, curriculum development specialists, teacher trainers and teachers from the Education Ministry, Teacher Training Institutions, Universities and NGOs.

    Contact Email: 
    uncclearn@unitar.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Partner(s):
    UN CC:Learn Partner Agencies, Government of the Dominican Republic
    Language: 
    SPN
  19. REDD+ Regional Lessons Learned Workshop on Social and Environmental Safeguards

    5 Mar 2013 - 6 Mar 2013
    Bangkok, Thailand

    This workshop aims to share  knowledge and experiences in developing safeguards systems in Asia. The safeguard policies in REDD+ for indigenous peoples and local communities is the backbone of REDD+ implementation across the continent. The workshop raises awareness about the relationships between different REDD+ safeguard systems and supports national approaches to developing safeguards systems that respond to country-specific circumstances.

    Contact Email: 
    UN-REDD@UN-REDD.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    FAO, UNDP, UNEP
    Partner(s):
    UN-REDD
    Language: 
    ENG
  20. E-learning Course on Carbon Monitoring in CDM Afforestation/Reforestation Projects

    4 Mar 2013 - 15 Mar 2013
    Online

    This e-learning course presents the methods for carbon monitoring in afforestation and reforestation projects under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and includes three modules:

    - Module 1: Preparing for Project Monitoring (reviews key concepts, such as carbon pools, project stratification and boundary, sampling design and species data)

    - Module 2: Monitoring Forest Carbon Stocks (how to measure various forest carbon pools)

    - Module 3: Monitoring Project Emissions and Leakage (explores sources of project emissions and leakage) 

    The course is made up of two parts: (1) three self-paced multimedia learning modules, each of which is around 1 hour; and (2) online facilitated discussion forums. Participants are expected to devote a total of 8 hours to complete this course.

    Contact Email: 
    wbicc@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  21. E-learning Course on Low Carbon Development: Planning & Modelling

    4 Mar 2013 - 29 Mar 2013
    Online

    This course introduces participants 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 comprises the following modules: (i) Introduction to Low Carbon Development Planning; (ii) Overview for Policymakers; (iii) Power; (iv) Household; (v) Transport. The course also provides step-by-step instructions on how to use the EFFECT (Energy Forecasting Framework and Emissions Consensus Tool) model.

    Contact Email: 
    wbicc@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  22. Course on Renewable Energy

    25 Feb 2013 - 23 Mar 2013
    Tokyo, Japan

    This intensive four-week course covers a range of issues on the science, technology, economics and policies of renewable energy. It includes topics such as small hydropower, solar, geothermal, bio-, wind, marine, fuel cell and hydrogen energy, as well as energy demand and supply, economics, security, and policy. Students also receive practical training with clean-energy software (RETScreen and HOMER). Applicants for this course should be currently enrolled in a master’s or PhD programme; seek to deepen their knowledge on, and gain practical training in, renewable energy; and desire a future career in renewable energy.

    Contact Email: 
    teh@unu.edu
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNU
    Partner(s):
    University Network for Climate and Ecosystems Change Adaptation Research, University of Tokyo
    Language: 
    ENG
  23. E-learning Course on Climate Change Diplomacy: Negotiating Effectively Under UNFCCC

    25 Feb 2013 - 21 Apr 2013
    Online

    This online course develops participants’ understanding of the climate change policy framework, by building an appreciation of the science, causes and impacts of climate change, the history of the policy making process and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) framework. It also considers the pertinent challenges currently facing diplomats and international decision makers in making progress with what is currently on the negotiating table. The course takes a close look at the negotiations to-date and considers the hot topics for negotiators towards the establishment of a new global agreement on climate change by 2015.  The course takes a close look at gender in the negotiations and also the specific interests of parties who are most vulnerable to impacts of climate change.

    Contact Email: 
    ccdiplomacy@unitar.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    UNITAR
    Language: 
    ENG
  24. Webinar on Incubating Innovation for Rural Off-Grid Electrification: Presenting the Telecom-Energy Initiative

    20 Feb 2013
    Online

    This webinar presents the Telecom Energy Initiative of the World Bank that explores innovative business models capable of achieving rural electrification through the synergies between mobile telephony infrastructure and energy needs of rural communities. Project leaders Monali Ranade, Mohua Mukherjee and Reinhard Reichel introduce the goals, initial findings and potential impacts of this initiative as well as explain why a wide stakeholders' coalition is required to address this crucial issue. The webinar is part of the WBI Climate Change Talks.

    Contact Email: 
    wbicc@worldbank.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    WB
    Language: 
    ENG
  25. Expanded Constituency Workshop for Central America, Mexico and Venezuela

    19 Feb 2013 - 21 Feb 2013
    Tegucigalpa, Honduras

    This workshop brings together GEF focal points, focal points from the main Conventions (Biodiversity, Desertification, Climate Change and POPs), representatives from civil society and representatives from the GEF Secretariat and the GEF Agencies. It aims to further strengthen participants’ knowledge of GEF-5 strategies, programs, policies, and procedures.  The 3-day workshop is intensive and interactive and is enhanced by the diversity of perspectives brought by its participants. It is also an opportunity to discuss priority issues and share lessons and experiences from the development and implementation of GEF projects and their integration within national policy frameworks. Target countries include: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Venezuela.

    Contact Email: 
    secretariat@thegef.org
    UN Organization(s): 
    GEF
    Language: 
    ENG