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January 31 2016 at 10:37

Climate Change Diplomacy: Negotiating Effectively Under the UNFCCC

by Cop22 Marrakech

Climate Change Diplomacy: Negotiating Effectively Under the UNFCCC

Type: Course
Date: 29 Feb - 24 Apr 2016
Duration of event: 8 weeks
Location: web-based
Programme area: Peace Security and Diplomacy, Multilateral Diplomacy
Fee: USD 800
Website: http://www.unitar.org/mdp/
Event focal point email: mdp-elearning@unitar.org
Event focal point Contact Number: +41 (0)22 917 87 16

Event Objectives

This online course will develop participants’ understanding of the climate change policy framework, by building an appreciation of the science, causes and impacts of climate change, the history of the policy making process and the UNFCCC framework, and will also consider the pertinent challenges currently facing diplomats and international decision makers in making progress with what is currently on the negotiating table. The course will take a close look at the negotiations to-date. The course will take a close look at gender in the negotiations and also the specific interests of parties who are most vulnerable to impacts of climate change.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

•Describe climate change science and the observed and projected impacts of climate change;

•Track and explain the international climate change policy framework, including the climate change negotiations to date under the UNFCCC;

•Define both climate change mitigation and adaptation;

•Analyze international considerations for climate change decision-making;

•Appraise the key issues in the international climate change negotiations,and how to build and move forward from COP21.

Content and Structure

The course content will include the following one-week modules:

1. Understanding Climate Change and Global Vulnerabilities

2. Introduction to Climate Change Diplomacy

3. Implementation, Compliance and Enforcement of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and Kyoto its Protocol

4. Mitigating Climate Change

5. Adapting to Climate Change

6. International Considerations for Climate Change Decision Making- International Climate Financing and Technology Transfer

7. Capacity Building, Education, Research

8. Progressing Towards Future Climate Agreements

More about this event: https://www.unitar.org/event/climate-change-diplomacy-negotiating-effectively-under-unfccc-6?platform=hootsuite

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The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UNFCCC is expected to take place in from 7-18 November 2016. Morocco has offered to host this COP.

Dates: 7-18 November 2016
Location: Marrakesh, Marrakech, Morocco
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Contact: UNFCCC Secretariat
Phone: +49-228 815-1000
Fax: +49-228-815-1999
E-mail: secretariat@unfccc.int
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Abdelâdim Lhafi (Commissaire) Aziz Mekouar (ambassadeur pour la négociation multilatérale)
Nizar Baraka (président du comité scientifique) Hakima Haité, (envoyée spéciale pour la mobilisation)
Driss El Yazami (responsable du pôle de la société civile) Faouzi Lekjaa (responsable du pôle financier)
Samira Sitaïl (responsable du pôle de la communication) Abdeslam Bikrate (responsable du pôle de la logistique et de la sécurité)
Said Mouline (responsable du pôle partenariat public/privé) Mohammed Benyahia (responsable du pôle événements parallèles ''side events'')