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TRAINGINGS 2015

This is a listing of EETU (UNEP) related workshops, seminars and training programmes on environmental education as per the UNEP's thematic areas. For specific details of the events, please follow the links provided.


Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate
Begin date: 12 January, 2015
End date: May 2015
Summary: The first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate will enhances knowledge and skills for tackling complex issues such as resilience and transformation and how sustainable development, ecosystem management, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation are linked and can be operationalized. It would benefit disaster managers and practitioners, climate change adaptation professionals, development planners and project implementers, and policymakers.
Registration: On-going
Begin date: January
Focal point email: The Coordinator
EcoDRR_MOOC flyer: download
Website: Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate

Dresden University International Postgraduate Course on Environmental Management for Developing and Emerging Countries (EM 38)
Dates: 13 January - 16 July, 2015
Location: Technische Universität Dresden
Application deadline: 16 May, 2014
Event focal point email: Dr. Anna Görner
Website: International Postgraduate Course on Environmental Management for Developing and Emerging Countries (EM 38)

Formulating Project Proposals for Climate Change Mitigation and Clean Energy
Dates: 16 March - 17 April, 2015 (1 month)
Location: University of Twente, The Netherlands
Organisers: Department of Governance and Tech-nology for Sustainability (CSTM), UNEP DTU Partnership and Eco Ltd.
Summary: An international course for the public and private sectors on clean energy access, environment and climate change projects.
After completion of the course participants will have gained knowledge and experience related to:

  • Current international policy concerning climate change and NAMAs
  • Funding options for NAMAs and clean energy access
  • Assessing sustainable development impacts
  • Identifying and assessing options for the implementation of clean energy NAMAs on the ground
  • Calculating possible GHG savings of a NAMA (baseline and monitoring)
Target Group: People whose function is related to energy, environment and climate change. Participants with various backgrounds will be admitted, such as: entrepreneurs, consultants, project developers, government officers in departments of energy or environment, policy advisors, staff or utility companies and staff of NGOs. It is expected that participants will have a basic knowledge about the causes and effects of climate change.
Fellowships: If you are admitted to our course you can apply for an NFP fellowship. For more information on this fellowship please visit the Nuffic website. The NFP fellowship application deadline for this short course is October 15, 2014.
Contact details: Mrs. Barbera van Dalm
CSTM, University of Twente
PO Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0)53 489 4377
E-mail: Mrs. Barbera van Dalm
Website: Formulating Project Proposals for Climate Change Mitigation and Clean Energy

Introduction to a Green Economy - Concepts and Applications, 7th Edition
Sumamry: The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is pleased to annonce the new edition of the e-learning course "Introduction to a Green Economy: Concepts and Applications". The course aims to provide comprehensive assistance to countries seeking to develop and implement inclusive green economy strategies.
The course aims to provide interested stakeholders from government, business, civil society and academia with an introduction to the green economy concept. Participants in the course will learn about different 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 acquire basic skills for applying the green economy concept in an economic, policy-making and personal context.
Organisers: The course is delivered within the framework of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), a joint initiative by UNEP, ILO, UNIDO, UNDP and UNITAR.
Dates: 20 April – 12 June 2015.
Location: Web-based
Registration deadline: 31 March 2015
Target audience: 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; and Interested citizens.
A number of full and partial fellowships will be awarded to civil servants and NGO representatives from developing countries. For details on the fellowship process please contact: Focal Point.
Website: Introduction to a Green Economy - Concepts and Applications, 7th Edition

Making Information Talk and Technologies Work for Water Security
Theme: Bridging ICTs and the Environment
Summary: This CEU Summer University workshop aims at bridging the gap between environmental / public policy professionals and cutting-edge technologies and their practical applications by bringing ICT developers and experts (e.g. UNOOSA and Esri) into the classroom and arranging their direct communication with decision-making groups.
The primary focus of this workshop is ICT application in water management and water security. It will cover a number of technologies including remote sensing, geospatial technologies and decision-support systems, among others.
Dates: 6-10 July 2015.
Organiser: Central European University
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Application Deadline: 14 February 2015
EcoDRR_MOOC flyer: download
Email: ISEPEI CEU.
Website: Making Information Talk and Technologies Work for Water Security

Introduction to a Green Economy - Concepts and Applications, 7th Edition
Summary: Youth Encounter on Sustainability (YES) courses are intensive two-week trainings for graduate students to advance sustainability in all countries and professional fields. The cources explore environmental, economic, social, and technological complexities; provide a deeper understanding of diverse perspectives in addressing these challenges; and combine the scientific state-of-the-art with professional practice and know-how.
Theme: Low-Emission Strategies in Practices
Organisers: myclimate in collaboration with Avina Stiftung, Stiftung Mercator Schwiez, UNEP, ACTIS and Sponoff ETHZurich among others.
Dates: 5 - 18 July, 2015.
Location: Turrialba, Costa Rica
Registration deadline: 15 May 2015
Website: YES Costa Rica

65th UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB International Short Course on Ecosystem Management
Dates: 2 - 25 September 2015
Location: Technische Universität Dresden
Event focal point email: Dr. Anna Görner
Website: 65th UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB International Short Course on Ecosystem Management

6th Central Asian Leadership Programme on Environment for Sustainable Development (CALPESD)
Dates: 14 - 22 September, 2015
Location: Almaty city, Kazakhstan
Application deadline: tbc
Target group: 5 Central Asian countries and Afghanistan
Event focal point email: Tatyana Shakirova
Website: tbc

66th UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB International Short Course on Soil and Land Resources
Theme: Soil and Land Resources
Dates:7 - 30 October 2015
Location: Technische Universität Dresden
Event focal point email: Dr. Anna Görner
Website: Short Course on Soil and Land Resources

12th University of Eastern Finland - UNEP Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements
Theme: Climate Change
Summary: A broad range of subjects will be addressed relating to climate change and multilateral environmental agreements. In addition, general issues relating to international environmental law-making and diplomacy will be dealt with.The Course is intended for experienced government officials engaged in international environmental negotiations; other stakeholders such as representatives of non-governmental organizations and the private sector; Researchers and academics in the field of international environmental law are also eligible.
Dates: 2 - 12 November 2015.
Organiser: The University of Eastern Finland (UEF), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Fudan University Law School and UNEP-Tongji University Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development
Location: Nordic Centre and Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Application Deadline: 14 August 2015
EcoDRR_MOOC flyer: download
Email: University of Eastern Finland MEAs and/or UNEP DELC

67th UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB International Short Course on Resource Efficiency
Theme: Cleaner Production and Waste Management
Dates:11 November - 9 December, 2015
Location: Technische Universität Dresden
Event focal point email: Dr. Anna Görner
Website: Resource Efficiency - Cleaner Production and Waste Management

 

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