There are many services that ecosystems provide that we never even consider, until we destroy them. Natural ecosystems help alleviate flooding, improve food security and protect our coastlines. Yet we consistently replace these ecosystems with manmade alternatives.
The course aims to help practitioners and policy-makers develop and implement Big Data innovation projects, policies, and partnerships in support of sustainable development objectives. Through a blend of teaching formats, including traditional instructor-led teaching, keynote speakers, and interactive and hands-on technical sessions, participants will learn the foundations of Big Data in the context of sustainable development and explore how to engage with Big Data in their daily work and life.
Designed in coordination with the National University of Singapore acting through its Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and the Hertie School of Governance based in Berlin, this course will focus on building coherent policies for sustainable development in context of the 2030 Agenda.
The Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific at the Asian Institute of Technology, under the Climate Change Asia Initiative, with the support of the UNDP, will host a training programme on the Economics of Climate Change Adaptation, March 12-23 2018, in Bangkok.
The world faces challenging environmental problems. They are challenging because different people typically contribute differently to environmental change, and because its effects will be felt differently by different people in different places. This free online course will help you understand how injustice is a common feature of many environmental problems.
Le cours est offert en vue de renforcer les compétences du personnel des Nations unies et des partenaires clés dans la selection, la création, l'utilisation et l'interprétation de données et de statistiques, en mettant l'accent sur l'élaboration et la mise en œuvre des politiques publiques. Il s'appuie sur les méthodes traditionnelles d'analyse de données ainsi que sur les applications plus récentes liées, par exemple, à la technique mobile, au crowdsourcing et aux grandes données.
The Florence School of Regulation as part of its global initiatives is offering an online course focusing on energy sector issues pertinent to developing countries. This course will enable the learner in gaining a comprehensive vision to design appropriate policy and regulatory framework needed to ensure sustainable energy for all.
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), Environmental Law Institute, the Earth Institute at Columbia University, Duke University
Conflicts over natural resources are among the greatest challenges in 21st century geopolitics, and present serious threats to human security. At least 40 per cent of all internal armed conflicts over the past 65 years have had an important natural resource dimension.