The UNITAR Climate Change Programme

Background

UNITAR’s Climate Change Programme develops methodologies, executes training, supports learning strategies, and facilitates knowledge-sharing with the goal to strengthen capacities in developing countries to implement the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change(UNFCCC) and to advance a green, low emission and climate resilient transition.

The current cornerstones of the Programme  comprise: applied research and knowledge sharing through a global network of Centers of Excellence (http://www.c3d-unitar.org);  servicing a One UN approach to climate change learning and skills development  which supports country-driven strategies to strengthen human resources, learning and skills (http://www.uncclearn.org); and development and execution of tailor-made courses that address priority learning needs in partner countries.

In Focus


4 September 2014, Geneva, Switzerland - The UN CC:Learn Secretariat, provided by UNITAR, has launched two new advanced leaning Resource Guides focusing respectively on climate change & health and on climate change education. These Guides provide access to the best and most relevant resources, mostly drawn from within the UN System, on the two topics.

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1 September 2014, Geneva, Switzerland - UNITAR, through the Capacity Development for Climate Change (C3D+) project, strengthens capacities of Non-Annex I countries and institutions to address climate change through nationally appropriate measures and planning strategies. Cristina Rekakavas, C3D+ coordinator, writes about how C3D+ partner ENDA-Energie is supporting communities in Senegal to understand and manage the impacts of climate change.

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25 July 2014, Geneva, Switzerland - UNITAR, through the Capacity Development for Climate Change (C3D+) project, strengthens capacities of Non-Annex I countries and institutions to address climate change through nationally appropriate measures and planning strategies. Cristina Rekakavas, C3D+ coordinator, writes about how C3D+ partner ENDA-Energie is helping countries to use traditional knowledge to address climate change.

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18 July 2014, Geneva, Switzerland - The UN CC:Learn programme has launched a new and dynamic platform to showcase good learning practices in the area of climate change. The platform aim to inspire climate change education and training activities around the world, and to identify concrete recommendations for effective learning action. Read More

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01 July, 2014, Geneva, Switzerland – The UN CC:Learn Secretariat, provided by UNITAR, has launched two Resource Guides for those interested in gaining a more advanced understanding of the science of climate change. The two guides, which were developed with technical advice from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), provide a tour of the best and most relevant resources on climate change science, mostly drawn from within the UN System.

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