Adaptation
Building resilience
to climate change
 
Mitigation
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Reducing Emissions
from Deforestation
and forest Degradation
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New finance models
for the green economy
 
 
 

UN Alliance on Climate Change Education, Training and Public Awareness


Speakers address the UN Alliance event on climate change at COP18

3 December 2012: The Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) launched the UN Alliance on Climate Change Education, Training and Public Awareness along with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). 

At this side event the UNFCCC Secretariat together with senior representatives of the other founding members launches the United Nations Alliance on Climate Change Education, Training and Public Awareness. High-level representatives from Parties and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) highlighted examples of successful cooperation with founding members on climate change education and public awareness activities. The Alliance’s objectives are presented and its founding members, including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the UNFCCC Secretariat, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) showcase how they will provide support to and benefit of this new interagency cooperation. Participants are invited to share their views on the Alliance’s draft framework for action and contribute to its further development. 

Speakers showcased examples of cooperation in the Dominican Republic, the Gambia, Switzerland and the EU, illustrating the importance of education, training and public awareness on climate change-related issues. The side event also presented the Alliance’s draft framework for action. The Alliance is intended to contribute to the implementation of the Doha work programme on Article 6 of the UNFCCC through enhanced interagency collaboration.