The Frankfurt School - UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance
The 2019 Frankfurt Climate and Sustainable Energy Finance (CSEF) Summer Academy offers participants the chance to take a lead role in the climate finance story; including core coursework on the links between public and private sector finance, the impact of recent international climate negotiations, and policies and sources of financing to scale up and unlock climate finance.
On 27 May - 28 June 2019, the United Nations System Staff College is offering an online course on "Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development." This engaging online course is designed to equip participants with a sound understanding of why policy coherence is important for achieving sustainable development, what coherent policy-making entails, and what are the specific tools, mechanisms and approaches that can be employed to foster policy coherence.
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
From 29 April –21 June 2019, UNITAR and UN Environment are offering the e-course, Introduction to Sustainable Consumption and Production in Africa. The course is designed to assist policymakers in Africa in developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating policies supporting a transition towards Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP).
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
This report aims to contribute to a better understanding of the barriers and successes of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) mainstreaming and governance aspects by sharing insights and lessons learned from five partner countries: Philippines, Viet Nam, South Africa, Mexico and Peru. It provides an overview of key EbA concepts, principles, and approaches, and spotlights seven strategic entry points for mainstreaming EbA alongside related case studies.
The agricultural sector is highly vulnerable to environmental risk, be it from climate change or the breakdown of ecosystems. This new sector-specific guide provides a framework for the inclusion of natural capital considerations into credit risk assessment for agricultural lending. It aligns natural capital risks and opportunities into business decision-making, enabling financial flows to be directed to the best-managed, most sustainable projects.
NAP Global Network, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
The strategic and well-informed inclusion of the private sector in climate change adaptation planning and activities must be a key part of all countries’ efforts to adapt to the impacts of climate change; they will be key partners in the design, financing and implementation of adaptation priorities. This study aims to offer guidance to governments and their partners on how to engage the private sector in the National Adaptation Plan process.
From 15 April - 31 May 2019, eleven partner organisations are offering a free seven-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Biodiversity Finance. It will provide you with the tools to assess the policy, institutional, and economic context for biodiversity finance; conduct a financial needs assessment to achieve a country’s biodiversity goals; and develop a biodiversity finance plan that identifies the most suitable finance solutions.