Applications Invited For Program - Training on Greenhouse Gas Inventories
Event Duration: 21 Jul. 2019 - 15 Aug. 2019
Apply By: 10 May 2019
About the organization:
The UNFCCC secretariat (UN Climate Change) was established in 1992 when countries adopted the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).With the subsequent adoption of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 and the Paris Agreement in 2015, Parties to these three agreements have progressively reaffirmed the secretariat’s role as the United Nations entity tasked with supporting the global response to the threat of climate change. Since 1995, the secretariat is located in Bonn, Germany.
About the Event:
A professional training programme on the transparency of climate action and support, organized jointly by UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Greenhouse Gas Inventory & Research Center of Korea is now officially open for applications.
The programme seeks to provide professional training on greenhouse gas inventories to national experts from developing countries. The training is the first of its kind under the UNFCCC-CASTT initiative on climate action support and transparency training. Overall, the comprehensive programme looks to facilitate effective and universal participation of countries in the measurement, reporting and verification arrangements under the UNFCCC and the transparency framework under the Paris Agreement. Its goal is to enhance the technical capacity of individuals and to improve the overall competency in reporting and in contributing to climate action.
The training will begin on 22 July and run for four weeks in the Republic of Korea. Participants will be provided a return ticket from and to their home countries, as well as room and board for the duration of the training.
Government officials, consultants and researchers in the fields of greenhouse gas emissions, emission reductions or more generally in the response to climate change are encouraged to apply by 10 May, 2019.
Background to the training
Last year, 30 students were selected from a pool of 210 applicants from 72 countries. This programme was a four-week intensive training course, and structured to address the current gaps, which would allow the trainees to undertake national GHG inventories upon their return. Trainees themselves came willing to participate and engage with the group, and expressed an eagerness to bring the knowledge learned back to their teams at home.
Application Deadline: 10th May 2019
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