UNITAR/UNEP e-Learning Course: Introduction to a Green Economy - Concepts and Applications, 2nd Edition

Type:

Course

Date:

08 oct. - 30 nov. 2012

Durée de l'évènement:

8 semaines

Emplacement:

web-based

Programme:

Environment, Climate Change, Environmental Governance and Law, Public Finance and Trade

Tarif:

USD 600

 

A small number of full/partial fellowships are available for participants from developing countries working in the public sector, academia or non-profit organizations. Priority for fellowships will be given to applicants from Least Developed Countries (LDCs). For details please contact the UNITAR Environmental Governance Programme at envgov@unitar.org

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Deadline for registration: 6 Octobre 2012

Contexte

The concept of a green economy is receiving increasing international attention, as countries explore new patterns of development that take into account economic, social and environmental sustainability considerations. The recent UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), June 2012, reaffirmed the role of a green economy in achieving sustainable development. 
 
In order to provide interested stakeholders from government, business, civil society and academia with an introduction to the green economy concept the United Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are offering an interactive e-learning course.

But(s) de l'évènement

Participants will learn about different concepts and facets of the green economy, as well as global, national and sector-specific challenges and opportunities to advance low-carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive development. Additionally, participants will begin to develop basic skills for applying the green economy concept in a real world economic, policy and/or personal context.

Objectifs d'apprentissage

 After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the concept of a green economy and explain its value
  • Identify enabling conditions for greening national economies
  • Identify principal challenges and opportunities for greening key economic sectors
  • Describe national planning processes in support of a green transformation
  • Recognize international and regional initiatives and support services to foster green development
  • Apply the green economy concept to a real world economic, policy and/or personal context

Contenu et structure

The course is composed of 5 modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction to a Green Economy: Rationale, Concepts and Principles 
  • Module 2: Enabling Conditions for Advancing a Green Economy 
  • Module 3: Greening the Economy: Sectors and Strategies
  • Module 4: Developing a Balanced and Inclusive Green Economy
  • Module 5: International Developments and Support to Advance a Green Economy

Méthodologie

The course pedagogy is adapted to professionals in full-time work. Participants are provided with the opportunity to learn through various experiences: absorb (read); do (activity); interact (socialize); and reflect (relate to one’s own reality). The total number of learning hours is 40 over an 8 week period. During weeks 1-5 the reading of an e-book is complemented by a range of learning activities and experiences that include interactive exercises, discussion forums, and an applied case study. Weeks 6-8 are reserved for wrap-up and completing course assignments.

Public visé

The course targets groups and individuals that are interested in obtaining a general understanding about the green economy concept and latest developments. They include:

  • Civil servants in national Ministries, provincial departments and local authorities
  • Diplomats from Permanent Missions and Ministries of Foreign Affairs
  • Environmental managers in private sector and civil society organizations
  • Faculty, researchers and students
  • Interested citizens

Informations complémentaires

Certificate of Completion

A Certificate of Completion will be issued by UNITAR to all participants who complete the course-related assignments and assessments successfully. 

Technical Requirements
 
Access to internet is an essential condition for participation. UNITAR recommends the following as a minimum in hardware and software to take our e-Learning courses. Please consult your Network Administrator or Systems person to ensure that you have the following:
  • Platform: Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, ME, XP or superior; MacOS 9 or MacOS X; Linux
  • Hardware: 64 MB of RAM, 1 GB of free disk space
  • Software:
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader
    • Adobe Flash Player
    • Microsoft Office (Windows or Mac) or Open Office
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 7 or higher or Firefox 3.6 or higher 
  • Modem: 56 K
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