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.
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.