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Regional Workshop on the Implementation of UNFCCC Article 6 for Asia and the Pacific


Bali Hyatt Hotel Sanur
Bali, Indonesia
14–16 October 2009

The Regional Workshop on the Implementation of UNFCCC Article 6 for Asia and the Pacific, organized in response to a request by the Conference of Parties at its thirteenth session (Bali, December 2007) (decision 9/CP.13), will contribute to the intermediate review of progress in 2010, to evaluate its effectiveness and identify emerging gaps and opportunities.  

The discussions at the workshop were expected to contribute to assessing the level of implementation of the New Delhi work programme in the region, identifying needs and persistent gaps, with a view to making recommendations on how to enhance the level of implementation and to contribute to the interim review process.

Purpose and objectives

  • Share experiences, lessons learned and best practices in developing and implementing education and outreach activities, including practical examples of such activities;
  • To develop options and strategies for strengthening and expanding these activities;
  • To promote greater regional and international cooperation on implementing the New Delhi Work Programme.

Expected outcomes

  • Experiences of Parties;
  • Experiences of relevant IGOs and NGOs;
  • Opportunities for enhanced regional cooperation;
  • Promotion of and training on CC:iNet to facilitate sharing of information.

Proceedings

There were over 50 participants representing 31 Asia Pacific countries, intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) such as UNESCO and UNITAR and national and regional experts from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) including the Youth Constituency to the UNFCCC process.

The first day and half of the Workshop was dedicated to sharing information and experiences, while the end of day 2 and throughout day 3 participants engaged in interactive learning sessions to define good practices to implement Article 6 of the UNFCCC in the Asia Pacific region. The participants were able to determine good practices to raise awareness and promote training opportunities about climate change such as integrating climate change to the national educational curriculum, including education and training in the national development plans, recognizing experiential learning as a concrete tool to engage diverse communities, targeting children and youth as key audiences, and identifying champions in society to help disseminate the message such as other ministries, parliamentarians, business, press and media, NGOs and community groups. It was noted that these good practices must be holistic, measurable and country-driven. It was emphasized that regional and international efforts to galvanize efforts to implement Article 6 need to focus on specific goals and have concrete added value to involved Parties.

Documents and information

Materials and information for participants

Presentations

 Session I - Setting the Scene - General introduction
pdf-icon Article 6 of the Convention & the New Delhi work programme and objectives of the workshop (558 kB)  Ms. Laurence Pollier, UNFCCC
 Session II - Good practices at the international level to enhance children and young people understanding and participation in climate change issues
pdf-icon Growing Together in a Changing Climate - The UN and youth at COP 15 (506 kB)  Ms. Laurence Pollier, UNFCCC
pdf-icon UNEP-TUNZA children and youth conference (569 kB)  Mr. Luis Davila, UNFCCC
pdf-icon The Global Youth Movement: what is it and how it translates to combined local action of youth all over the world (1130 kB)  Mr. Wilson Ang, YUNGO primary focal point
 Session III - Networking and exchange of information
CC:iNet: the Information Network - A presentation Mr. David Paterson, UNFCCC
pdf-icon UN CC:learn - The One UN climate change training platform (1271 kB) Mr. Achim Halpaap, Associate Director, Training Department, UNITAR 
 Panel A: Public awareness
 pdf-icon A glimpse of public awareness activities (1549 kB)  Ms. Dorothy Manulu, Indonesia
 pdf-icon The experience of Lebanon on Climate Change (2361 kB)  Mr. Antoine Ghorayeb, Lebanon
 pdf-icon Enhancing Public Awareness of Climate Change in China (1900 kB)  Mr. He Yong, China
 pdf-icon Philippine Climate Change Awareness Raising Initiatives (3231 kB)  Ms. Carmelita Passe, Philippines
 Interlude - Presentation of results of survey questionnaires
 pdf-icon National & regional priorities (657 kB)  Ms. Laurence Pollier , UNFCCC
 pdf-icon Way forward for CC:Inet (59 kB)  Ms. Priscilla Sakupwanya, UNFCCC
 Panel B : Public participation & access to information on climate change issues
pdf-icon The 3P strategy in Singapore (7545 kB)  Mr. Wilson Ang, Singapore
pdf-icon The Aarhus Convention as a tool for enhancing the role of the public in tackling climate change (94 kB)  Ms. Alla Metelitsa on behalf of Mr. Jeremy Wates, UNECE
pdf-icon Strengthening capacities for public participation in climate change governance (427 kB)   Mr. Achim Halpaap, Associate Director, Training Department, UNITAR 
 Panel C: Education and training
pdf-icon Outcomes of the UNESCO Seminar on Climate Change Education (27-29 July) (774 kB)  Ms. Fathimath Ghina, UNESCO
 pdf-icon Climate for Classrooms (1070 kB)  Ms. Nita Murjani, British Council Indonesia
 pdf-icon Climate change education for and in small island developing States (SIDS) (2393 kB)  Ms. Jeanette Larue, Seychelles
 pdf-icon Malaysia's Initiative on Combating Climate Change: Education, Training and Public Awareness Perspective (6048 kB)  Ms. Nor Azah Masrom, Malaysia
 pdf-icon Skills development strategies for climate change (341 kB)  Mr. Achim Halpaap, Associate Director, Training Department, UNITAR 
 Panel D: International and regional cooperation
pdf-icon Thematic Working Group on Climate Change, Ozone Depletion and Ecosystem Changes (356 kB) Ms. Sulistyowati, Assistant Deputy for Climate Change Impact Control, Ministry of Environment, Indonesia
 pdf-icon Japan's Approach to Effective Implementation of Art.6 (1039 kB)  Ms. Shiho Segawa, Japan
 pdf-icon International Climate Champions project (400 kB)  Mr. Christopher Palmer, British Council UK
 Reports from the Working Groups
 Report  on Public awareness, participation & access to information  Working Group A
 Report on Education and training  Working Group B
 Report on International and regional cooperation  Working Group C