ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL) The world’s climate is rapidly changing due to global warming, and will continue to do so for decades and centuries ahead. Changing climate has an impact on all regions around the world, but poor people in developing countries are most severely affected. Consequently, climate change has taken a lead position on the international development agenda. This course aims to equip participants with a better understanding of the interlinkages between climate change and development, and enable them to integrate climate change considerations into the planning and implementation of development projects.
Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability, University of Twente (CSTM) The aim of the course is to develop participants’ skills in preparing proposals for low carbon climate resilient development in areas such as clean energy access, energy efficiency and adaptation to climate change so that they can mobilise climate finance, particularly from the Green Climate Fund (GCF), and catalyse the deployment of climate change solutions in developing countries
TARGET GROUP Participants from backgrounds related to energy, environment and climate change will be admitted, such as: staff from National Designated Authorities (NDAs), staff from Accredited Entities or those seeking accreditation, entrepreneurs, consultants, project developers, government officials, policy advisors, and staff of utility companies and (I)NGOs.
COURSE OBJECTIVES After completion of the course, participants will have gained knowledge and experience related to: - Current international policy concerning climate change and clean energy - Funding options for low carbon climate resilient development (e.g. clean energy access, adaptation options, technologies for and promoting of energy efficiency) - Identifying project opportunities for low carbon climate resilient development - Assessing sustainable development impacts - Developing implementation strategies - Writing bankable and fundable proposals
The course is divided into two parts. Part 1 is an online course of eight modules spread over 16 weeks. All modules of Part 1 must be successfully completed before the start of Part 2 – the two week residential course.
UiB Global, University of Bergen How would you frame your research to make an impact on policies for a sustainable future? June 17-27, 2019 at the University of Bergen Deadline for applications: 24 February, 2019
We, as researchers, have an important role to play in the interface between science and policymaking. There is an urgent need to connect research to the 2030 Agenda. Next summer, we select 100 PhD candidates to discuss and explore science advice with some of the best international practitioners. BSRS 2019 offers a series of parallel multidisciplinary working groups with top international lecturers, and cutting-edge keynotes to help you make your research play a role for a sustainable future. The research school is tied together with common sessions on research tools, presentation skills, keynotes by high-profile researchers, plenary discussions, and an excursion into the Norwegian waterscape.
Courses: - Agenda 2030: Poverty, Climate Change and Sustainability - Migration Processes and Practices: Theories, methods and ethical conduct - Cultural Policy: Arts Heritage & Sustainability - The unfinished agenda of maternal and child health: Getting research into policy - Water management and sustainable development - Ocean, Climate, Society: Instabilities and mobilities on the climate change frontline
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) Bringing together key strengths in water politics, climate change, agricultural water management and water allocation, this course will provide participants with an exceptional chance to acquire an understanding of this key global issue. The Water Security Research Centre (UEA) currently offers two professional training courses: Water Security for Policy Makers and Practitioners and Water Stewardship. The course introduces and explores different interpretations of water security in an international and developing economy context. Participants will acquire a wide variety of tools and analytical frameworks from a variety of disciplines and an extended understanding of this key national and global issue. They will leave the course with an ability to critically assess and address current water security issues and policies and to gain an appreciation of the relations between water security and development, health, climate, food, and national security. Participants will also substantially develop their networks and resource bases.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) Climate change has profound implications for developing countries. The purpose of this short course is to equip non-specialists with a broad understanding of what climate change may mean for low-income populations. It will examine the scope and prospects for adapting to change and contributing to emissions reduction and NDC implementation in the context of development issues and poverty reduction. The course is designed to equip participants with a deeper awareness of the ideas, opportunities and trade-offs represented by adaptation and mitigation; an awareness that is increasingly needed if effective action on climate change is to be achieved. It does not set out to provide a practical ‘toolkit’ guide for policy and practice but participants leave the course having been exposed to state-of-the-art knowledge to help develop their skills in this field.