15 November 2013. The World Bank Institute (WBI), working closely with the BioCarbon Fund (BioCF), housed within the Carbon Finance Unit of the World Bank, developed an e-learning course titled Sustainable Agricultural Land Management Projects: Soil Carbon Monitoring to be run from 18 November to 6 December 2013. The e-course presents how soil carbon is monitored and accounted in an agricultural land management project, how the SALM methodology is applied in Kenya, and how it benefits thousands of smallholder farmers.
4 November 2013. The Training Center (ITC) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) organizes an e-learning course titled Green Jobs for Sustainable Development: Concepts and Practices from 18 to 20 November 2013. This course provides an introduction to key concepts and definitions of green jobs as well as to the ILO approach working towards sustainable development, through a review of tools and on-going practices.
26 October 2013. The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) organized the East and Southern Africa Regional Knowledge Management and Capacity Building Forum from 16-18 October 2013, in Nairobi, Kenya. More than 30 development practitioners from across the East and Southern Africa region gathered to look at the linkages between climate change, land tenure and gender empowerment.
18 October 2013. In order to support educators to discuss climate change in and outside the classroom, UNESCO has developed a new four day training course. The first training for 29 educators from Southern and Eastern Africa took place from 8-11 October 2013 in Grahamstown, South Africa. A second training for educators from Western and Central Africa will take place in Cape Verde from 20 to 23 November 2013.
11 October, 2013. In order to foster understanding of Programmes of Activities and facilitate their design, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank Institute (WBI) introduce the Webinar on Setting Up Programmes of Activities. This webinar is the first in a series of online events jointly organised by UNDP and WBI. The event takes place on October 17, at 10:00 AM eastern time.
9 October 2013. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management organize a Sustainable Energy Finance Summer Academy from 20-25 October 2013 in Mombasa, Kenya. The Summer Academy programme offers a comprehensive framework on renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) financing projects. It supplies international decision makers, project developers and investors with technical and financial know-how through practical and theoretical coursework that includes core courses on policy and sources of financing, technical courses in project finance and project design, as well as real-life, on-the-ground case studies.
September 27, 2013. In order to support government action in the field of climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the Summary for policymakers of the report produced by the Working Group 1 (WG1) on climate science to contribute to the IPCC 5th Assessment report. The 36 pages summary precedes the official release of the full, 2000 pages long report which will take place in January.
1 October 2013. The World Bank Institute, in collaboration with the Partnership for Market Readiness, offers a new e-learning course on Emissions Trading Systems: Using Markets to Promote Low Emissions Development to be delivered from 08 October 2013 to 05 November 2013. The course provides an overview of the theory and practice of Emissions Trading Systems. The overall objective is to inform policy planners and climate change practitioners on the rationale behind emissions trading, how emissions trading schemes work, their key design elements, and the key roles and decisions affecting emissions-trading governance.
27 September 2013. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in collaboration with the Technische Universitat Dresden, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the German Federal Environmental Agency (UBA) organize the 60th Short Course on Climate Change Adaptation - The Soil-Water Nexus to be held from 9 October to 8 November 2013, at the Technische Universitat Dresden, in Dresden, Germany.
20 September 2013. The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), in partnership with the International Training Centres for Local Actors (CIFAL) Scotland and Strathclyde University, have developped an online learning programme titled Renewable Energies for Developping Countries: Environmental Necessity - Economic Opportunity. The programme will take course will run from 30 September to 18 November 2013.
13 September 2013. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) in collaboration with the Global Agenda of Action and LEAP, Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performances is organizing an Online Learning Event on Tackling Climate Change through Livestock: Global Assessment and Multi-stakeholder Initiative from 22 to 24 October 2013. The event consists of two online webinars and facilitated discussions between the sessions.
06 September 2013. The International Training Center (ITC) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) organizes a Learning Forum on Green Jobs: Local Strategies and Actions. This forum will take place from 4 to 15 November 2013, in Turin, Italy. It provides learning, knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities to appraise green jobs strategies and actions implemented in different regions and their potential for sustainable local development and decent work creation.
30 August 2013. The United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP) has developed an intensive Postgraduate Programme on Building Resilience to Climate Change. The programme has been developed under the framework of the University Network for Climate and Ecosystems Change Adaptation Research (UN-CECAR), a joint initiative of more than 20 leading universities across Asia for which UNU-ISP acts as the Secretariat. The programme will run from 15 October to 8 November 2013 in Tokyo, Japan.
23 August 2013. The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat in partnership with the International Emission Trading Association (IETA) and Responding to Climate Change (RTCC) has launched the 2013 UNFCCC/CDM Photo and Video Contest. The two categories of the contest – photo and personal video – are meant to inspire participants to communicate a complex message in a way that might surprise, entertain and provoke thought.
16 August 2013. The World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC), the Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) have jointly developed a distance learning programme on Science and Policy of Climate Change using blended learning technologies. It follows an interdisciplinary approach and is enriched by audio, video, and interactive web-based content. It uses the latest information and communication technology (ICT) tools and techniques and also employs a unique format of learning through video conferencing.