Side Event - Making Co-benefits Work for Communities
2 Jun 2011
This side event highlights that carbon projects can generate important co-benefits that go beyond emission reductions and that benefit communities directly or indirectly (e.g. village electrification, recovery of native species, increased employment, and preservation of biodiversity). It is however often difficult to quantify or even monetize these co-benefits. In this event, project developers, experts and the public and private sector buyers explore ways and options to make co-benefits count when developing a carbon project.
The workshop aims to share good practices and lessons learned from NAI parties experiences in conducting Technology Needs Assessments (TNAs), to identify specific needs and practical actions that could assist Parties in implementing the results of TNAs, and to discuss possible roles of TNAs in the context of the implementation of the Technology Mechanism established at the sixteenth session of the COP. In addition, the workshop provides an opportunity for countries' experts to exchange views with representatives from the private sector on possible ways to enhance access to funding for the implementation of the results of TNAs.
The Day focuses on the role of information and communications technologies for the environment. The event includes workshops, interactive discussions, publication releases and networking sessions on issues such as energy efficiency, climate monitoring and adaptation, e-waste and the green economy transition.
South Asia Media Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change
18 May 2011 - 20 May 2011
The workshop targets journalists who regularly cover environmental issues from eight South Asian countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka).The training provides updated scientific information on environmental issues, particularly with regard to climate change effects and adaptation practices in the areas of water and agriculture.
Regional Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge Platform for Asia, Asia and the Pacific Adaptation Network, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Asia Pacific Mountain Network
Afforestation/Reforestation (A/R) Workshop: Identifications of Constraints for the Application of Approved A/R CDM Methodologies
12 May 2011
The workshop targets key afforestation/reforestation stakeholders. It aims to help them get a better understanding of the methodological constraints for the application of approved afforestation and reforestation (A/R) Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) methodologies.
Regional Conference on Renewable Energy Development in the countries of Central Asia and CIS
12 May 2011 - 13 May 2011
This conference aims to share with the international community the results, the experiences and lessons learnt from the UNDP/GEF Project "Kazakhstan - Wind Power Market Development Initiative". Participants have an opportunity to share views and experience in development of renewable energy in Central Asia, as well as to develop recommendations on policies and cooperation in the field of renewables.
Ministry of Industry and New Technologies, Ministry of Environment of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan Electricity Association
Side Event - Activating Africa’s Adaptive Capacity – Climate Change Challenges and Lessons from the Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP)
11 May 2011
The side event showcases capacity-development results in Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) countries related to improved climate data and information management, advancing development through an integrated gender perspective, and the links of AAP’s climate change adaptation work to disaster risk reduction.
Government of Japan, Japan Official Development Assistance
Workshop on Climate Change Impacts in Agriculture
2 May 2011 - 20 May 2011
The workshop adresses climate change scenarios and modeling, climate change impact assessments, weather and climate forecasts for agriculture and the models that determine crop production based on climate change. It aims to build the capacity of experts to better support the farming community through the dissemination of weather changing patterns and climate information for better planning their planting season and for protecting them from weather-related losses.
South Pacific Regional Environmental Programme, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Nadi Meteorology Service
Workshop on Estimating Opportunity Costs and Implementation Costs of REDD+ for the National Planning Process
25 Apr 2011 - 29 Apr 2011
The workshop aims to provide participants with an understanding and hands-on tools to analyze the opportunity costs and implementation costs of REDD+. These costs are important elements for the development of national REDD+ strategies. The workshop targets REDD specialists appointed by the national REDD focal points.
UN-REDD, Asian Development Bank, Center for People and Forests
Webinar on Investing in Low-Carbon and Climate Resilient Development
19 Apr 2011
The webinar aims to introduce and explain the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) to the development community and engage with them in an open dialogue about it. Presentations are given by representatives of key institutions responsible for the management and operations of the CIF to provide participants with a clear and detailed introduction to the CIF’s mission, objectives and activities.
Inter-American Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, African Development Bank
Pacific National Stakeholders Meeting on Climate Financing
14 Apr 2011 - 15 Apr 2011
Koror , Palau
The meeting aims to better equip Pacific Island countries with the required knowledge of innovative country-level solutions, adaptation approaches in the Pacific, best practices, as well as international gaps that prevent better access to, and optimum utilization of, climate finance, including multi-donor climate funds.
Second Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change in Transboundary Basins: Challenges, Progress and Lessons Learnt
12 Apr 2011 - 13 Apr 2011
The workshop aims to exchange practical experience and share lessons-learned on the technical and strategic aspects of adapting to climate change; identify best practices, success factors and lessons learnt; share experience between the pilot projects on adaptation to climate change in transboundary basins under the Water Convention as well as other similar initiatives.
Government of the Netherlands, Government of Germany, Global Water Partnership
ENG, FRE, RUS
Online Course on Science and Policy of Climate Change
8 Apr 2011 - 8 Jun 2011
The course is built around four modules: the science of climate change; impacts of climate change; coping with climate change; and action and political economy. It follows an interdisciplinary approach and is enriched by audio, video, and interactive web-based content. The course is open to participants from the Asia-Pacific region only.
Energy and Resources Institute, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Finance Sector Online Course
4 Apr 2011 - 25 Apr 2011
The course educates executives and middle management professionals from financial institutions on the effects of climate change and supports them in integrating related risks and opportunities in strategic plans. The course also provides an introduction to carbon finance, including emissions trading schemes and the Kyoto Protocol's flexible mechanisms.
The workshop is convened todeepen understanding among parties on how to operationalize the Technology Mechanism to support the implementation of the UNFCCC Cancun Agreements. During the workshop, participants present their ideas and exchange views on how to operationalize the Mechanisms by 2012.
Learning Forum on Green Jobs: Local Strategies and Actions
4 Apr 2011 - 21 Apr 2011
This learning forum provides participants with a range of development tools and best practices with which to enhance their skills in the design and implementation of innovative green jobs strategies and action at the local level.
Workshop on Climate and Health in Africa: Ten Years On
4 Apr 2011 - 6 Apr 2011
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The workshop aims to address the challenges and opportunities around climate and health in Africa and to review progress achieved since a first workshop held in Bamako, Mali, over ten years ago. It also provides an opportunity to plan next steps and to outline targeted new initiatives required for the next 10 years.
UNECA, Ethiopian Climate and Health Working Group, African Climate Policy Centre, UK Meteorological Office, Exeter University, International Research Institute for Climate and Society
Hydropower for Sustainable Development 2011
31 Mar 2011 - 1 Apr 2011
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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.