Education on climate policy and practice

An online event where knowledge and experience will be exchanged between policy experts and community members

A Education for Climate Policy and Practice Forum will be held on 5 May, bringing together policy experts and community members to share knowledge and experience. The online event, which will link policy and practice, is organized by the Education for Climate Coalition, a participatory educational community that supports the changes needed for a climate-neutral society.

Registration lasts until May 4, and you can apply HERE.

The Forum will contain:

  • A high-level panel with Mariye Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, to discuss the link between education and action in the field of sustainability. The goal of the event is to find a way to impart to students the necessary skills for a green transition.
  • Dialogues on joint design between community members and policy experts on community challenges at different stages of their development, which are:
      • – Sustainability competences in action;
      • – Transforming places of learning;
      • – Making saving water a lifelong habit;
      • – Learning actions for sustainable tree planting;
      • – How to concretely equip learners with the necessary skills for the green transition?;

Policy and Practice Forum: Challenge Implementation Outlook.

You can read more about each dialogue HERE.

The Forum will bring together policy experts with community members who have repeatedly expressed a desire to meet with policy experts to better understand the policy background, its shortcomings and opportunities to better design concrete green education projects and further emphasize their importance. On the other hand, policy experts need better insight into the processes of implementation and experimentation within the education community.

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International Energy Poverty Action Week

From 21 to 25 February 2022, free virtual event on energy poverty called “Energy Poverty Action Week” will take place.

International Energy Poverty Week will bring together academics, policymakers, and practitioners in the field of energy poverty for a series of five seminars, discussion and workshops centered on finding actionable solutions to this global issue.

The program is as follows:

Day 1 will feature a seminar on the right to energy and a fair transition with a focus on people.

  • The ENGAGER Cost network has developed two tools to help combat energy poverty.
  • The Energy Right Toolkit offers recommendations for the implementation of such a right in practice, including practical aspects, contextual considerations, addressing discriminatory practices and ensuring energy accessibility.
  • A toolkit for a fair transition with a focus on people emphasizes the need for intersectional policies designed with the involvement of people who are energy poor. The need to build citizens’ trust and create better, fairer jobs in the energy sector will also be emphasized.

Day 2 will feature a seminar on Latin America: the right to energy, policy frameworks and differences in knowledge.

Day 3 will feature a seminar on Europe: Taking action to combat energy poverty and measuring its impact.

  • The first part of the seminar will explore some innovative approaches, from identifying and engaging with energy-poor households to funding and implementing technical solutions or establishing better policies and legal frameworks.
  • In the second, the academic community will present an insight into the measurement of energy poverty itself and an evaluation of the effectiveness of the measures applied.

Day 4 will feature a seminar on renewable energy, energy access and energy poverty in Asia.

  • Webinar and forum for questions and answers.

Day 5 will feature a seminar on Africa: increasing access to clean energy for sustainable development.

  • How to provide large numbers of people with access to quality energy? In Africa, almost 600 million people do not have access to electricity, and probably more. Various technologies and programs seek to increase the share of access to electricity from renewable sources. The seminar will present how access to clean energy, decentralized production from renewable energy sources and innovation address the intertwined challenges of human development and sustainable growth.

A more detailed overview of the program can be found at the following link:

https://www.energypovertyaction.org/programme/

You can register HERE.

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Webinar about sustainable transition in the Mediterranean

On 11 November 2021, 15:00 – 16:00 CET, a webinar on strategic recommendations for the sustainable use of resources in the built environment of the Mediterranean will be held. The webinar will be an opportunity for discussion about the Mediterranean perspective on the EU’s current sustainable development policy, with a special focus on the recovery plan (Next Generation EU) and the European Green Deal. The webinar is organized by the Euro-Mediterranean Center for Climate Change (CMCC).

The webinar will be broadcasted via Zoom.

Link for registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_17-CksLwSvau-iSpmVEFEg

If you want to find out how coastal cities in the Mediterranean are adapting to climate change, visit the Adriadapt platform: https://adriadapt.eu/hr/. The Climate Change Resilience Information Platform for Adriatic local communities offers an overview of different adaptation options, case studies, guidance documents, legal frameworks and other useful materials on climate change adaptation.

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Webinar: A sustainable development pathway for climate action within the UN 2030 Agenda

On Tuesday, 5 October 2021, the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), Resources for the future (RFF) and Navigate had organized a webinar “A sustainable development pathway for climate action within the UN 2030 Agenda” from 3.00 to 4.00 pm CET.

An integrated modelling framework covering 56 indicators or proxies across all 17 SDGs, show that ambitious climate policies, as well as economic development, education, technological progress and less resource-intensive lifesty are insufficient to reach the targets. Solution is an additional sustainable development package, including international climate finance, progressive redistribution of carbon pricing revenues, sufficient and healthy nutrition and improved access to modern energy, that will enable a more comprehensive sustainable development pathway.

For further information you can visit: https://www.cmcc.it/lectures_conferences/a-sustainable-development-pathway-for-climate-action-within-the-un-2030-agenda

The webinar will be broadcasted via Zoom.

You can register here: https://bit.ly/3lOyVjd