10 November 2013 - For the last two months UNITAR’s Multilateral Diplomacy Programme, in cooperation with the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and the UK Consultancy Ricardo-AEA, organized an e-Learning course entitled Climate Change Diplomacy: Negotiating Effectively under the UNFCCC.

Over 100 participants took part in this unique course which aimed to provide a broad, yet concise training for participants from a variety of backgrounds and professions. The course enabled participants to develop their understanding and appreciation of the collective action problem of climate change and the risks it poses, as well as the multilateral negotiation process and the framework of international climate change law and compliance mechanisms. The course was designed to equip participants with the knowledge and capabilities represent the interests of their respective parties and to make important decisions when considering climate change commitments, strategy or policy developments.

Due to the great success of this e-Learning course and the substantial environmental challenges throughout the world, two revised and updated editions of the course are already planned for 2014. The first is going to be held from 24 February to 20 April 2014, and the second from 22 September to 16 November 2013. The aim of these courses would be to extract the lessons learned from COP 19 and prepare participants for COP 20. Please find below the registration links for the new edition of these courses:

Climate Change Diplomacy: Negotiating Effectively Under UNFCCC - First edition

Climate Change Diplomacy: Negotiating Effectively Under UNFCCC - Second edition