For the fourth consecutive year, the Climate Classroom provided an opportunity to COP participants to get up to speed on key climate change topics through 45-minute learning sessions.
The classes provide highlights in key climate change areas for busy delegates to be better prepared when joining discussions and events at COP25 of the UNFCCC, held in Madrid, Spain in December 2019, and beyond.
On this occasion, classes popped-up in various locations across COP25 to reach out to a varied audience. The space was visible to a broad public, using a completely mobile set-up, including noise cancelling headsets that make exchanges possible in a busy conference environment.
The classes were delivered by experts from multiple organizations committed to sustainable development. This year’s programme included a focus on:
- Framework for Transformational Change presented by Mr. Joe Dickman, Senior Evaluation and Learning Specialist at the Climate Investment Funds (CIF)
- Adapting to Climate Change: The Case of Drought presented by Mr. Frederik Pischke, Senior Specialist of the Global Water Partnership (GWP)
- Climate Services for Energy Transition presented by Ms. Ilaria Vigo, Environmental Economist, Earth Sciences Department of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center.
- Teaching Climate Change presented by Ms. Asha Alexander, Principal, GEMS -The Kindergarten Starters, Dubai.
Over 50 decision-makers, government officials, practitioners, academics, and students from around the world were part of the public.
The Climate Classroom @ COP25 is an initiative of the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) and the One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn), in collaboration with UN Partners.
About UN CC:Learn
UN CC:Learn is a partnership of more than 30 multilateral organizations supporting countries to design and implement systematic, recurrent and results-oriented climate change learning. At the global level, the partnership supports knowledge-sharing, promotes the development of common climate change learning materials, and coordinates learning interventions through a collaboration of UN agencies and other partners. At the national level, UN CC:Learn supports countries in developing and implementing national climate change learning strategies. Through its engagement at the national and global levels, UN CC:Learn contributes to the implementation of Article 6 of the UNFCCC on training, education and public awareness-raising, and the 2012-2020 Doha Work Programme. Funding for UN CC:Learn is provided by the Swiss Government and UN partners. The Secretariat for UN CC:Learn is hosted by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).
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