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INTRODUCTION TO A GREEN ECONOMY

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Background The concept of a green economy is receiving increasing international attention, as countries explore new patterns of development that take into account economic, social and environmental sustainability considerations. The recent UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), June 2012, reaffirmed the role of a green economy in achieving sustainable development. The ability of national actors to act on the green economy is key for effective policy making and achieving tangible results. To address this challenge, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is working closely with UNEP, ILO and UNIDO in a new Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), with a focus on national capacity development. In order to provide interested stakeholders from government, business, civil society and academia with an introduction to the green economy concept UNITAR, together with PAGE partners, is delivering an interactive e-learning course from 27 May to 19 July 2013. Event Objectives Participants will learn about different concepts and facets of the green economy, as well as global, national and sector-specific challenges and opportunities to advance low-carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive development. Additionally, participants will begin to develop basic skills for applying the green economy concept in a real world economic, policy and/or personal context. Learning Objectives After completing the course, participants will be able to: •Define the concept of a green economy and explain its value •Identify enabling conditions for greening national economies •Identify principal challenges and opportunities for greening key economic sectors •Describe national planning processes in support of a green transformation •Recognize international and regional initiatives and support services to foster green development •Apply the green economy concept to a real world economic, policy and/or personal context Content and Structure The course is composed of 5 modules: •Module 1: Introduction to a Green Economy: Rationale, Concepts and Principles •Module 2: Enabling Conditions for Advancing a Green Economy •Module 3: Greening the Economy: Sectors and Strategies •Module 4: Developing a Balanced and Inclusive Green Economy •Module 5: International Developments and Support to Advance a Green Economy Methodology The course pedagogy is adapted to professionals in full-time work. Participants are provided with the opportunity to learn through various experiences: absorb (read); do (activity); interact (socialize); and reflect (relate to one’s own reality). The total number of learning hours is 40 over an 8 week period. During weeks 1-5 the reading of an e-book is complemented by a range of learning activities and experiences that include interactive exercises, discussion forums, and an applied case study. Weeks 6-8 are reserved for wrap-up and completing course assignments. Targeted Audience The course targets groups and individuals that are interested in obtaining a general understanding about the green economy concept and latest developments. They include: •Civil servants in national Ministries, provincial departments and local authorities •Diplomats from Permanent Missions and Ministries of Foreign Affairs •Environmental managers in private sector and civil society organizations •Faculty, researchers and students •Interested citizens Additional Information Certificate of Completion A Certificate of Completion will be issued by UNITAR to all participants who complete the course-related assignments and assessments successfully.
27 May 201319 Jul 2013

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ConferenceINTRODUCTION TO A GREEN ECONOMY
Locatione-learning - UNITAR, PAGE (Partnership for Action on Green Economy)
Citye-learning
Period27/05/201319/07/2013

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