GREEN ECONOMY

Introduction to a Green Economy:
Concepts and Applications

E-Learning Course, 4th Edition
21 October – 13 December 2013

(Enviada por Paulo Braga)
Dear Climate-L Readers,

Last slots are available for the e-learning course “Introduction to a Green Economy: Concepts and Applications”, 21 October – 13 December 2013. The course is delivered by UNITAR in partnership with UNEP, ILO and UNIDO and provides interested stakeholders from government, business, civil society and academia with an introduction to the green economy concept. Participants will learn about different concepts and facets of the green economy, including its contribution to addressing climate change. Special attention is given to global, national and sector-specific challenges and opportunities to advance low-carbon, climate resilient and socially inclusive development. Additionally, participants will begin to acquire basic skills for applying the green economy concept in an economic, policy-making and personal context.

The ability of national actors to act on the green economy is key for effective policy making and achieving tangible results. To address this challenge UNITAR is working closely with UNEP, ILO and UNIDO in a new Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE <http://www.unep.org/greeneconomy/PAGE/tabid/105854/language/en-US/Default.aspx> ), focusing on national capacity development.

Comprehensive information and registration details are available here

 <https://www.unitar.org/event/introduction-green-economy-concepts-and-applications-4th-edition.
Registration is open until 13 October 2013.

Please feel free to disseminate information about this course through your networks, and don’t hesitate to contact us (envgov@unitar.org

 <mailto:envgov@unitar.org) should you need any further information.

Yours,

The UNITAR Environmental Governance Programme Team
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BACKGROUND

The concept of a green economy is receiving increasing international attention, as countries explore new patterns of development that take into account economic, social and environmental sustainability considerations. The ability of national actors to act on the green economy is key for effective policy making and achieving tangible results. To address this challenge, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is working closely with UNEP, ILO and UNIDO in a new Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), with a focus on national capacity development.

In order to provide interested stakeholders from government, business, civil society and academia with an introduction to the green economy concept UNITAR, together with PAGE partners, is delivering an interactive e-learning course from 21 October to 13 December 2013.

TARGET GROUPS

The course targets groups and individuals that are interested in obtaining a general understanding about the green economy concept and latest developments. They include:

•    Civil servants in national Ministries, provincial departments and local authorities
•    Diplomats from Permanent Missions and Ministries of Foreign Affairs
•    Environmental managers in private sector and civil society organizations
•    Faculty, researchers and students
•    Interested citizens

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Participants will learn about different concepts and facets of the green economy, as well as global, national and sector-specific challenges and opportunities to advance low-carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive development. Additionally, participants will begin to develop basic skills for applying the green economy concept in a real world economic, policy and/or personal context.

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the concept of a green economy and explain its value

  • Identify enabling conditions for greening national economies

  • Identify principal challenges and opportunities for greening key economic sectors

  • Describe national planning processes in support of a green transformation

  • Recognize international and regional initiatives and support services to foster green development

  • Apply the green economy concept to a real world economic, policy and/or personal context

METHODOLOGY

The course pedagogy is adapted to professionals in full-time work. Participants are provided with the opportunity to learn through various experiences: absorb (read); do (activity); interact (socialize); and reflect (relate to one’s own reality). The total number of learning hours is 40 over an 8 week period. During weeks 1-5 the reading of an e-book is complemented by a range of learning activities and experiences that include interactive exercises, discussion forums, and an applied case study. Weeks 6-8 are reserved for wrap-up and completing course assignments.
 

COURSE FEE AND REGISTRATION

The course participation fee is 600 USD. A number of full/partial fellowships are available for participants from developing countries working in the public sector, academia or non-profit organizations. Priority for fellowships will be given to applicants from Least Developed Countries (LDCs). For details please contact the UNITAR Environmental Governance Programme at envgov@unitar.org

<mailto:envgov@unitar.org>

Register at:
https://www.unitar.org/event/introduction-green-economy-concepts-and-applications-4th-edition
Registration deadline: 13 October 2013.

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