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


1-2 October 2014, Geneva. Participants from 16 UN organizations and 8 UN CC:Learn countries took part in the UN CC:Learn 5th Steering Group Meeting in Geneva.

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30 Sept. - 1 Oct. 2014. Participants from the UN CC:Learn pilot and new partner countries shared experiences in the development of national climate change learning strategies.

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Malawi, September 2014. As part of their effort to integrate climate change education in primary school curricula Malawi recently launched a sourcebook for primary school teachers.

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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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Upcoming Events

Enabling Climate Change-Conscious Behaviours through Education and Training

08 Dec - 08 Dec 2014

Lima, Perú

Public – by registration   Face-to-Face   English  open to register/apply

The United Nations delivering as one on climate change education

10 Nov - 10 Nov 2014

Nagoya, Japan

Public – by registration   Face-to-Face   English  open to register/apply