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


6 March 2014, Geneva, Switzerland – Executive Director, Ms. Sally Fegan-Wyles, signs an agreement with the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) launching a further implementation phase of the One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn). Over the next 3 years the partnership will continue to work at global and national levels, promoting systematic and results based approaches to climate change learning.

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17 – 19 February 2014, Dushanbe, Tajikistan – UNITAR, ZOI Environmental Network and the Government of Tajikistan, with support from the Government of Switzerland, organized a two day Training Workshop on the Outcomes of the UNFCCC COP 19 on 17-18 February 2014, in Dushanbe. 

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14 February 2014, Geneva, Switzerland. The UN CC:Learn Secretariat has released a Guidance Note which provides methodological and organizational suggestions for developing a national climate change learning strategy. The Guidance Note responds to the UNFCCC Doha Work Programme which mandates States to prepare a national strategy on Article 6 of the Convention (dealing with climate change education, training and public awareness-raising).

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21 February 2014, Geneva, Switzerland - The UN CC:Learn partnership has just released a new self-paced e-learning course on climate change. The course is free-of-charge and covers 6 modules including climate science, policy, adaptation, mitigation, finance and planning.
 

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1 November 2013, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - The National Council for Climate Change and the Clean Development Mechanism (CNCCMD) and the National Institute of Education and Training of Teachers (INAFOCAM) invested on 1 November more than 400 teachers who completed the Programme of Education on Climate Change for Sustainable Development, designed by UNESCO, in the Jaragua Hotel.
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