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13 January 2022
13 January 2022, Geneva, Switzerland – The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is pleased to welcome the Sustainable Cycles (SCYCLE) Programme to the UNITAR family.
16 December 2021
16 December 2021, Geneva, Switzerland - UN CC:Learn's participation at COP26 highlighted the importance of education and learning in scaling up climate action. As in previous editions, the programme held a series of activities, notably the Climate Classroom, and collaborated with a wide range of partners. Read on to find out more!
6 December 2021
Greenhouse gas emissions directly contribute to global warming and climate change. The technology and fuel used for electricity generation are often responsible for high greenhouse gas emissions. Recently, UNITAR conducted a survey among energy experts in the humanitarian system to estimate the number of diesel and petrol generators that are used to produce electricity in humanitarian operations, with a view to establishing the opportunities to transition to solar solutions.
25 November 2021
"159 companies are responsible for 80% of global corporate greenhouse gas emissions. Most of them don’t have all the answers on how to finance and achieve the targets they have set". This article brings some light into the black box of how the transition can be tackled in practice and is written by Eliya Devay, graduate of the UNITAR-Franklin University Switzerland Joint Master’s programme in Responsible Leadership & Climate Action. Eliya is specialized in Sustainable Finance and currently works at the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) as a Consultant.
17 November 2021
17 November 2021, Geneva, Switzerland - UNITAR, WMO, UNFCCC and TEDx Geneva partnered up to organize a TEDx event that put youth and climate change in the spotlight. Read on to find out how a diverse line-up of youth activists, scientists, entrepreneurs and artists spread good ideas on how to scale up climate action.
16 November 2021
16 November 2021, New York, USA – The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) New York Office partnered with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Human Development Report Office (HDRO) to organize a workshop on the lessons learned from the Human Development Report 2020. The workshop was attended by approximately 130 participants who gained a better understanding of human development and how to mitigate the impact of human activities on the environment.
16 November 2021
November 2021, Geneva, Switzerland - UNITAR’s Green Economy and Trade and Green Fiscal Policy e-courses have won the Gold Award in the Best Advance in Custom Content category of the distinguished Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards for 2021. The Award underscores UNITAR’s role as one of the main players globally providing state-of-the-art e-learning solutions and resources for free on green economy and climate change-related topics.
20 October 2021
“It was a huge task, but I decided to challenge myself and go through it, and I’m glad I did.”
18 October 2021
Maurici’s Lighthouse School is shedding light on climate change issues in a rural community in Brazil and leading to collection action.
15 September 2021
With the hackathon, Enas became more inspired to continue promoting healthier lifestyles and cities’ renaturalization with her students. She has replicated some of the methodologies from the hackathon in her classes.