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Climate Change

Essentials of Climate Change

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).
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.
November 03, 2015 - November 23, 2015
This course covers essential aspects of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policies and how they can contribute to Green Growth Strategies. 
August 18, 2015 - September 09, 2015
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.
November 02, 2015 - November 13, 2015
Do you know that Agriculture, Forestry and Land Use Change (AFOLU) as a whole is the second largest emitter of greenhouse gas (GHG)? Are you also aware that AFOLU, uniquely, also contribute to carbon sequestration as co-benefits through productive and sustainable landscape management? GHG accounting in the AFOLU sectors is an important indicator and integral to the design and planning of landscape interventions. The EX-Ante Carbon-balance Tool (EX-ACT), developed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), is a useful tool for estimating GHG emissions and carbon sequestration in AFOLU projects.

Low Carbon, Resilient Development

April 29, 2014 - May 16, 2014
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.
September 15, 2015 - October 08, 2015
This course compiles knowledge and lessons learned during the design and implementation of investment plans funded through the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and the Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries (SREP). The objective of this course is to teach policymakers, planners and climate change practitioners how to design and finance strategic plans and programs for low emissions development that go beyond a project-by-project approach.
September 08, 2015 - October 04, 2015
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.
September 02, 2015 - September 23, 2015
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.
November 24, 2015 - December 16, 2015
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

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
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.
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
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
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.

Towards Landscape Approach

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.
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.
Policymakers and professionals dealing with policies of water management, agriculture and trade, and corporate executives concerned with sustainable water resource development and corporate responsibility.
February 29, 2016 - March 18, 2016
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.