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Climate Change

Climate Change

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This course covers essential aspects of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policies and how they can contribute to Green Growth Strategies.
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As the world seeks to enhance global greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation efforts, countries are exploring innovative and cost-effective ways to scale-up emissions reductions and foster private sector investment. A range of policy instruments such as voluntary, regulatory and market-based approaches can help achieve these goals. This course will assist you to plan, design and implement these policy instruments to help spur your country into a low emissions development path.
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As the world seeks to enhance global greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation efforts, countries are exploring innovative approaches to scale-up emissions reductions and foster private sector investment in mitigation technologies. Economic instruments, such as emissions trading schemes and carbon taxes, can help to achieve domestic emission reduction goals and targets in a cost-effective way.

Essentials of Climate Change

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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).
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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.
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This course addresses the basics of Climate Change including: The greenhouse effect, and how it impacts the earth’s climate Current and projected impacts of client change on ecological, biological and socioeconomic systems International negotiations and agreements addressing the climate change problem International negotiations and agreements addressing the climate change problem Mitigation and adaptation approaches Financing climate change related development actions Tools and Resources

Low Carbon, Resilient Development

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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.
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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.
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As the world seeks to enhance global greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation efforts, countries are exploring innovative and cost-effective ways to scale-up emissions reductions and foster private sector investment. A range of policy instruments such as voluntary, regulatory and market-based approaches can help achieve these goals. This course will assist you to plan, design and implement these policy instruments to help spur your country into a low emissions development path.
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As the world seeks to enhance global greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation efforts, countries are exploring innovative approaches to scale-up emissions reductions and foster private sector investment in mitigation technologies. Economic instruments, such as emissions trading schemes and carbon taxes, can help to achieve domestic emission reduction goals and targets in a cost-effective way.
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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.

Cities and Climate Change

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 The e-Learning Course on How to Use the Tool for Rapid Assessment of City Energy (TRACE) describes a process for offering cities a quick and easy way to assess their energy efficiency and identify sectors with the most improvement potential.
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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.
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This short course aims to help improve your understanding of how some irrigation water management challenges can be addressed by involving private sector participation, as an alternative to government managed irrigation. This is a relatively new concept and application in most countries. The development goal is to foster sustainable irrigation services to farmers, a challenge that is made more prominent under changing climate.
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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.
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Este curso de e-learning discute cómo las ciudades y las regiones urbanas pueden llevar a cabo acciones de mitigación del clima y la adaptación en los planes de desarrollo. Su objetivo general es fomentar líderes de la ciudad y tomadores de decisiones para llevar a cabo acciones climáticas adecuadas a las necesidades locales.
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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.

Climate-Smart Agriculture - Towards Landscape Approach

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.
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Policymakers and professionals dealing with policies of water management, agriculture and trade, and corporate executives concerned with sustainable water resource development and corporate responsibility.
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An innovative carbon accounting methodology - Sustainable Agriculture Land Management (SALM) - was approved by the Voluntary Carbon Standards (VCS) and validated in Kenya. SALM allows access of smallholder farmers in developing countries to carbon markets.