E-learning course aims to give developing countries a louder voice in climate change negotiations

E-learning course aims to give developing countries a louder voice in climate change negotiations

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Date: 11th February 2013
Author: CDKN Global
Type: News
Organisations: UNFCCC, UNITAR

CDKN is supporting an eight-week e-learning course to help poor and vulnerable countries make their voices heard in global climate change talks. It has commissioned experts from leading climate change consultancy Ricardo-AEA to conduct online training sessions in partnership with the Multilateral Diplomacy Programme (MDP) of United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), starting next month.

Climate change negotiators from nations most in need of assistance will participate in the online training sessions. The aim is to help them represent their nations’ positions in the global climate change policy-making process and influence decisions made. Participants will learn about the key issues that underpin ongoing international climate change negotiations and the way talks are conducted under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The e-learning course is the second phase of a three-year training and capacity building programme commissioned by CDKN. The first stage of the programme was a three-day workshop, which took place in Doha, Qatar, a week before the COP18 UN Climate Change Conference in 2012. CDKN will be organising another training workshop in partnership with Ricardo-AEA and UNITAR. This will take place in June 2013 before the next UNFCCC session.

Building the capacity of the poorest and most climate-vulnerable countries to engage in the international climate policy-making process is essential, as these countries are often under-resourced but need to influence a global climate change deal to fulfil their aspirations for development,” said CDKN project manager Nicholas Moss.

Countries interested in finding out more can contact Nick Moss.

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