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


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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26-29 May 2014, Boca Chica, Dominican Republic - The UN CC:Learn programme in the Dominican Republic has developed a national programme for training teachers on climate change, with support by UNITAR and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). To strengthen this initiative and reach out to other countries in Central America and the Caribbean, the National Council on Climate Change (CNCCMDL) and the Teachers Training Institute of the Ministry of Education (INAFOCAM) hosted a four-day regional workshop, 26-29 May 2014 in Boca Chica.
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10 June 2014, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - The National Council on Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism of the Dominican Republic has announced that the country will invest a further 1 million USD from the national budget in climate change training for teachers in 2014-2016. The funds were leveraged through the national UN CC:Learn programme with support by UNITAR and UNESCO.
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