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Climate Change

Essentials of Climate Change

English
The Kyoto Protocol requires countries to reduce or remove their GHG emissions on a project level and earn certified emission reduction credits. This e-Learning course provides a comprehensive overview of the complex terms and conditions to successfully implement the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and the Joint Implementation (JI).
English
Programmatic CDM is a tool to fund and structure sectoral programs to reduce GHG emissions.  This course is offered to explain the CDM’s programmatic (versus project-based) approach and objectives by reviewing existing guidance and reports on the PoA and by examining the challenges and opportunities of the program.
May 05, 2014 - May 25, 2014
English
This course covers essential aspects of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policies and how they can contribute to Green Growth Strategies. 
October 27, 2014 - November 17, 2014
This course takes stock of the tested knowledge and practices in climate finance from different development partners and delivers a unique and timely learning product to build participant capacities in planning, accessing, delivering, and monitoring climate finance at the national level.

Low Carbon, Resilient Development

April 29, 2014 - May 16, 2014
English
This course has four modules - (i) Overview for Policymakers; (ii) Power; (iii) Household; (iv) Transport - which introduce you to climate change mitigation, explore the concepts surrounding low carbon development planning on an economy-wide basis and take a detailed look at what this means in the power and transport sectors and for household electricity use.
December 01, 2014 - December 12, 2014
The aim of this course is to: gather experiences from the first years of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF); and make them available, in a widely accessible format, to respond to the needs of governments and other actors regarding how to prepare and finance climate change strategies, policies and plans.
March 03, 2014 - March 21, 2014
English
In this course, you will learn the basics for developing economically viable climate-resilient plans. The course starts with a review of the scientific consensus on changes in climate patterns and projections to the future, and explains the rationale for countries to develop climate-resilient plans that will help them to move away from a business-as-usual development path.
June 02, 2014 - June 20, 2014
English
Transitioning to a lower emissions development path is becoming increasingly important as climate change poses major challenges to development.This course is designed to help policymakers to apply the various policy instruments available to reduce GHG emissions while also achieving economic development goals. In this course, you will learn how to plan, design and implement voluntary and information-based, regulatory and market-based instruments that will help your country to transition towards a low emissions development path.
April 14, 2014 - May 02, 2014
Emissions Trading Systems (ETS) are a key economic instrument for ratcheting down greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and spurring innovation and investment in low-carbon energy technologies. ETS, also called cap-and-trade schemes, are conceptually simple but practically complex. This course will guide you through the theory, practice, and available global experience important to the design, implementation, and governance of a well-functioning Emissions Trading System.

Cities and Climate Change

English
This course equips different stakeholders with technical and program management skills, tools and knowledge on the “how” of identifying, developing and implementing Energy Efficiency programs in public buildings.
November 11, 2013 - November 30, 2013
English
This course was developed jointly by Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) and WBI’s Climate Change Practice. It is based on international experiences with public sector energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) collected by ESMAP during 2008-2009.
English
The e-Course “Tapping Carbon Market for Energy Efficiency Projects in Public Buildings” provides a brief overview of carbon finance concepts and methodologies for energy efficiency programs/projects in buildings, as well as discusses the challenges of implementing the CDM projects in buildings and the role of DNAs in promoting carbon finance for public buildings.
April 21, 2014 - May 09, 2014
English
The e-Learning course on Cities and Climate Change Leadership will serve as an introductory course providing an overview of basic concepts, policies, institutions and financial instruments. Its overall objective is to encourage city leaders and decision makers to undertake climate actions suitable to local needs.
May 05, 2014 - May 23, 2014
Spanish
Este curso de aprendizaje en línea discute cómo las ciudades y las regiones urbanas pueden liderar acciones contra el cambio climático e integrar la mitigación y la adaptación en sus planes de desarrollo. El objetivo general es de motivar a los líderes y tomadores de decisiones en ciudades y zonas urbanas a llevar a cabo acciones contra el cambio climático que sean adecuadas para el contexto y las necesidades locales.

Climate-Smart Agriculture - Towards Landscape Approach

January 12, 2015 - January 30, 2015
English
Climate change will impact agriculture and food production and security. This E-Learning course provides participants with practical knowledge on the impacts of climate change on agriculture and the importance of reducing GHG emissions through policies and practices in agricultural activities, specifically through better land and water management.
February 24, 2014 - March 07, 2014
English
Monitoring is important in implementing Afforestation and Reforestation projects under the Clean Development Mechanism, known as the CDM. This e-Learning course presents the methods for carbon monitoring in these projects.
English
Policymakers and professionals dealing with policies of water management, agriculture and trade, and corporate executives concerned with sustainable water resource development and corporate responsibility.
March 24, 2014 - April 11, 2014
In the agriculture sector, until recently, much attention has been given to the adaptation of climate change, little to its climate change mitigation or carbon sequestration potentials.