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3rd Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention

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Climate Change Education, Training and International Cooperation on these matters
2 and 3 June 2015, World Conference Center, Bonn, Germany

The 3rd Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention was organized in two sessions, each focusing on one thematic area: education and training. International cooperation was discussed both days as a cross-cutting theme. The sessions included presentations on good practices and lessons learned followed by working group discussions. The dialogue further sought to inspire and energise participants through inspirational speeches and presentations.

The sessions of the 3rd Dialogue took place as below:

Session I: Climate Change Education and International Cooperation on this matter, 2 June 2015 from 15:00 to 18:30

Session II: Climate Change Training and International Cooperation on this matter, 3 June 2015 from 15:00 to 18:30

Webcast:

Session I: Climate Change Education and International Cooperation on this matter

Session II: Climate Change Training and International Cooperation on this matter

Participation: The Dialogue was open for participation by Parties, representatives of relevant bodies established under the Convention and relevant experts, practitioners and stakeholders. The Doha work programme specifies that key stakeholders include intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, in particular women, indigenous peoples and youth-focused organizations, the private sector and the media.

Outcomes: The summary report on the 3rd Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention is available pdf-icon here.

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Key Information

pdf-icon Lima Ministerial Declaration on Education and Awareness Raising

pdf-icon Doha Work Programme on Article 6 of the Convention

1st Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention

5th Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention

pdf-icon Agenda of the 3rd Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention (212 kB)

pdf-icon Speakers of the 3rd Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention (462 kB)


Agenda of the 3rd Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention

 Session I: Climate Change Education and International Cooperation on this matter
Tuesday, 2 June 2015, 15:00 - 18:00
Room: Addis Abeda 1-2
 

 Opening of the 3rd Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention

15:00 - 15:20             

H.E. Mr. Amena Yauvoli, Chair of the SBI and Chair of the Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention 

Welcoming and opening remarks               


Ms. Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC, Executive Secretary     Welcoming and opening remarks
  Group Picture  

Ms. Katarzyna Snyder, Facilitator of the 3rd Dialogue, Head of the International Negotiations Team Climate Change Policy unit, Ministry of the Environment, Poland Outline and objectives of session I by the Facilitator of the 3rd Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention

Mr. Kartikeya V Sarabhai, special guest of the Facilitator, Director of the Centre for Environment Education, India  

 Inspirational speech on climate change education 

15:20 - 15:40 Mr. George Marshall, founder, Climate Outreach and Information Network (COIN)    "Identity and Inspiration: how we can promote challenging truths to unwilling audiences" 

 Introductory presentation

15:40 - 15:55 Mr. Alexander Leicht, Chief of Section, Section of Education for Sustainable Development, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) pdf-icon "Advancing Climate Change Education through the Global Action Programme on Education on Sustainable Development" (349 kB)  

 Presentation of good practices and lessons learned on climate change education

15:55 - 16:30  Ms. Leslie Tourneville, Community and Skills Management Director, CliMates   pdf-icon "Student solutions to climate change" (1581 kB)  
  Ms. Ashley Allen, Foreign Affairs Officer, Global Change, United States of America  pdf-icon "Fostering science, research and learning in 114 countries through the GLOBE programme" (445 kB)  
  Mr. Omar Ramirez Tejada, National Focal Point for Article 6 of the Convention, Executive Vice President, Climate Change Council, Dominican Republic   pdf-icon "Regional programme in Central America and the Dominican Republic to support the implementation of climate change education" (924 kB)  
  Ms. Albana Markja, Head of Section, Ministry of Education and Sports, Albania pdf-icon "Cleen Programme in Albania" (530 kB)   
  Questions and answers session  

 Working groups

16:30 - 17:20 

Working group discussions on key topics related to climate change education

Policies, strategies and long-term approaches for climate change education for sustainable development moderator Mr. Alexander Leicht, UNESCO, member of the United Nations Alliance on Education, Training and Public Awareness

 Fostering societal transformation and behavior change through non-formal and informal education, moderator George Marshall, founder, Climate Outreach and Information Network (COIN)

• Developing educational materials and using the information and communication technologies for promoting climate change education, moderator Ms. Cristina Colόn, UNICEF, member of the UN Alliance on Education, Training and Public Awareness

• Strengthening the implementation, monitoring and reporting of climate change education, moderator Ms. Adriana Valenzuela, Communication and Outreach Programme UNFCCC, secretariat of the UN Alliance on Education, Training and Public Awareness

• Scaling-up climate change education through international cooperation, moderator Mr. Angus Mackay, Manager Climate Change Programme UNITAR, member of the UN Alliance on Education, Training and Public Awareness

 

Conclusions of the working groups 

17:20 - 17:50

Presentation of the working groups conclusions

Moderated dialogue between participants


Closure of Session I of the 3rd Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention

17:50 - 18:00  Ms. Katarzyna Snyder, Facilitator of the 3rd Dialogue, Head of the International Negotiations Team Climate Change Policy unit, Ministry of the Environment, Poland Closing remarks

Session II: Climate Change Training and International Cooperation on this matter
Wednesday, 3 June,  15:00 - 18:00
 
Room: Addis Abeda 1-2 

Opening of Session II of the 3rd Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention  

15:00 - 15:10  Ms. Katarzyna Snyder, Facilitator of the 3rd Dialogue, Head of the International Negotiations Team Climate Change Policy unit, Ministry of the Environment, Poland Outline and objectives of session II by the Facilitator of the 3rd Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention

Introductory presentation  

15:10 - 15:25  Mr. Moustapha Kamal Gueye, Green Jobs Specialist, International Labour Organization (ILO)  pdf-icon "Bridging gaps in human skills and capacity in key adaptation and mitigation sectors" (976 kB)  

Presentation of good practices and lessons learned on climate change training 

15:25 - 16:00  Mr. Chebet Maikut, Ag. Commissioner, Ministry of Water and Environment, Uganda pdf-icon “Integrating climate change learning into the curricula” (877 kB)
  Mr. Stefan Hummelsheim, Head of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Germany   pdf-icon "Technical and vocational education and training - the GIZ approach" (371 kB)
  Ms. Mariana Alcalay, Project Officer, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), office of Brazil pdf-icon "The case study of Brazil: teacher's training in climate change and sustainable development" (970 kB)
  Mr. Ziaul Haque, Deputy Director, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Bangladesh pdf-icon "Skills development and training in the utilization of solar power" (372 kB)  
  Mr. Bjørn Bedsted, Global Coordinator, World Wide Views  pdf-icon "The World Wide Views citizen consultation. It is not only about training - it is also about democracy" (1082 kB)  
  Ms. Maria Vuorelma, National Focal Point for Article 6 of the Convention, Senior Officer, Ministry of the Environment, Finland   pdf-icon "Experiences of international cooperation in climate change training - best practices from Finland" (1384 kB)
  Questions and answers     

Working groups  

16:00 - 16:50 

Working group discussions on key topics related to climate change training

• Training and skills development for green jobs and low emission development, moderator Dr. Moustapha Kamal Gueye, Green Jobs Specialist, International Labour Organization (ILO)

 Fostering climate resilient development through skills development and training on adaptation, moderator Ms. Cristina Colόn, UNICEF, member of the UN Alliance on Education, Training and Public Awareness

• Training and empowering strategic groups for mobilizing climate action, moderator Adriana Valenzuela, Communication and Outreach Programme UNFCCC, secretariat of the UN Alliance on Education, Training and Public Awareness

• Training of trainers and professional learning, moderator Ms. Mariana Alcalay, Project Officer, UNESCO, office of Brazil

• Scaling-up climate change training through international cooperation, moderator Mr. Angus Mackay, Manager Climate Change Programme UNITAR, member of the UN Alliance on Education, Training and Public Awareness

 

 Conclusions of the working groups 

16:50 - 17:35 

Presentation of the working groups conclusions

Moderated dialogue between participants


 Closure of Session II of the 3rd Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention

17:35 - 18:00 

Ms. Katarzyna Snyder, Facilitator of the 3rd Dialogue, Head of the International Negotiations Team Climate Change Policy unit, Ministry of the Environment, Poland 

Closing remarks

  Mr. Nick Nuttall, Coordinator Communications and Outreach Programme, UNFCCC Secretariat  
 

H.E. Mr. Amena Yauvoli, Chair of the SBI and Chair of 3rd Dialogue on Article 6 of the Convention