International Climate Protection Fellowships in Germany
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation hosts its annual call for
young climate experts keen on applying for one-year International
Change Protection Fellowships in Germany. The Foundation invites candidates to work on a
research-based project on climate-related topics of their own choice, within a German-based host
institution of their choosing. Applicants should have been actively working in any of the following
areas: scientific, engineering-based, legal, economic, health-related or social aspects of climate
change. Prospective candidates from selected non-European transition or developing countries, with related Bachelors and postgraduate degrees are invited to
apply online by 15 March 2015. Up to 20 fellowships are expected
to be offered this year.
Photo credits: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Posted on 11 February 2015
“action/2015” – A global movement to address climate change, inequality and poverty
“action/2015” is a diverse global coalition
comprising over 1,200 organizations across 125 countries. It aims to incite world leaders to take
truly ambitious decisions in 2015 to tackle poverty, climate change and inequality, particularly
against the backdrop of the United Nations Summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda in
September and United Nations Climate Change
Conference in December 2015. Driven by the principle of inclusive people’s participation,
the “action/2015” movement was launched on 15 January 2015 by a diverse group of
environmental, development-based and human rights organizations. Individuals and organizations are
encouraged to participate through in activities taking place worldwide. The movement puts youth
activism at the heart of its work, starting with an initiative that facilitates young campaigners
in sharing their stories.
Posted on 05 February 2015
The 2nd International Children’s Climate Change Conference
The International Climate Change Conference for Children is back.
Hosted this year in Kampala, Uganda on 9 April 2015, it brings together 200 child delegates across 20
schools, representing diverse countries from around the world. The Conference is co-organized by
Uganda’s Little Hands Go Green and My Kid is a Superstar in partnership with the National Environmental Management Authority, the National Forest Authority, and the National Council for Children. The conference focuses on how
children could make their voices better heard on issues relating to climate change, with emphasis on
innovations made in Information and Communications Technology that assist children in forging
sustainable solutions, amid a host of other initiatives.
Posted on 28 January 2015
Moving from Knowledge to Action:
Blogging research and outcome highlights
How does knowledge of social learning and gender transformative research get translated into
practicable climate action and equitable livelihoods on the ground? A new open-source blog book
entitled “Moving from Knowledge to Action: Blogging research and
outcome highlights” published by CGIAR shows you how.
Posted on 21 January 2015
Lima Ministerial Declaration on Education and Awareness-raising
The Lima Ministerial Declaration on Education and Awareness-raising was adopted during the
20th session of the Conference of the Parties in December 2014. The Declaration puts formal,
non-formal and informal education and awareness-raising at the heart of public and state-led climate
action and development planning, while strengthening the role of inclusive community-centered
participation in decision-making.
Marcin Korolec, President of COP 19/CMP 9 and Secretary of State, Ministry of the Environment,
Poland, said that "this declaration is an important step towards bringing education back into
the spotlight where it belongs”.
Posted on 15 January 2015
“Pathways to climate change adaptation” – a free online course with the University
The University of Geneva and the
United Nations Environment Programme, in collaboration with the
United Nations Development
Programme’s National Adaptation Planning Global Support Programme, is hosting a free
five-week course on climate change adaptation that is geared specifically towards tackling
challenges faced by small island developing States. The course is taught in English, and runs between
26 January and 28 February 2015. No prior knowledge or specific skills are required to participate.
Posted on 13 January 2015
New policy guide on existing mandates and entry points for gender
equality under the UNFCCC
Available in English and Spanish, and soon in French, this
technical guide was developed by the Global Gender and
Climate Alliance to support decision-makers, negotiators and advocates in mapping current
decisions that contain specific references to gender-related issues across all main areas of
negotiations under the UNFCCC. This mapping further serves to support users in more effectively
monitoring the implementation of gender-sensitive climate change policies and actions at all levels.
Posted on 20 October 2014
Youth @ COP 19
Hot of the press! – check out the report by the International Youth Climate Movement on youth engagement at COP 19/CMP
9. Dive into youth highlights of last year's COP and explore how YOUNGO is gearing up for the UN
Secretary-General's Climate Summit on 23 September, the 10th Conference of Youth in November, and
COP 20/CMP 10 in December. Learn about YOUNGO’s working groups and how you can get involved.
This report as well as joint activities by YOUNGO and the UNFCCC secretariat highlighted therein have
been made possible through the generous support by the European Union.
Posted on 17 September 2014
Take part in COY 10 – ‘Turning Voices into Action’
The 10th annual Conference of Youth aims at turning voices into action by providing a space for young
people from around the world to share their experiences on addressing climate change and coordinate
their efforts towards UNFCCC COP 20 and COP 21. All training sessions and workshops will be led by
young people for young people. Registration is open until 2 November 2014.
For more information, please click
Posted on 5 September 2014
Launch of the YouthClimateAction online platform – register your action now!
The international youth climate movement is back and stronger than ever! YouthClimateAction has just
launched an open online platform for showcasing youth-led initiatives around the world to inspire
decision-makers to commit to ambitious action at the UN Secretary-General's Climate Summit and
beyond. Make sure your youth climate action is registered here
Posted on 28 August 2014
Green Cooling Initiative launches world map on GHG emissions from the cooling sector
Green Cooling Initiative’s new interactive world map shows direct and indirect emissions
from the cooling sector, which are predicted to account for 13.1% of GHG emissions in 2030. The aim
of the Initiative is to reduce emissions by promoting natural refrigerants, maximizing energy
efficiency, and fostering sustainable consumption.
Posted on 21 August 2014
New UN CC:Learn resource guides on 'Fundamentals of Climate Change Science' and
'Predicting and Projecting Climate Change'
The One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership - UN CC:Learn
just published two new excellent resource guides on the 'Fundamentals
of climate change science' and 'Predicting
and projecting climate change'.
The guides are part of a series developed through UN CC:Learn to provide access to existing
state-of-the-art materials relevant for climate change learning on particular topics. All guides are
written from the perspective of a learner and aim to complement the UN CC:Learn Introductory e-Course on Climate Change
Posted on 7 August 2014