About the Professional Updating Initiative on Climate Change Policy
Regional work and representation has been a critical component of IUCN's global results on climate change, both in terms of practice and policy. So far IUCN's climate policy work has had a strong international focus. From a strategic perspective and based on advice from regional colleagues, IUCN policy work should now aim to have a stronger national and regional focus, building on existing national policy experience and to ensure well coordinated IUCN policy messaging.
For this reason, IUCN has started a professional updating initiative on climate change policy among key staff worldwide. The idea is to support staff in answering questions from other colleagues, members and governments and in the process, form a learning community that can help one another to ensure a greater degree of coherence and institutional effectiveness in advocating IUCN's positions with national and regional policy makers.
There are four self paced e-learning modules. The topics covered will be: Science, UNFCCC, IUCN’s Position and National Policy.
The e-learning modules are estimated to take 2-4 hours of concentrated self study, depending on prior knowledge. Participants can take the modules at their own pace. Participants need a username and password to take the eLearning modules and to access the resources associated with the project.
In 2011, the e-learning modules were complemented by a full training course which included interactive teleconferences before and after participants take the module, a forum for exchanging views, and assignments with technical feedback. .The course may be ran in full again in 2012 for IUCN staff, Commissions and Members.
For more information:
Climate Change Coordinator
IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature
28 rue Mauverney, CH-1196 Gland (Switzerland)
tel. +41 22 999 0000; fax +41 22 364 96 22; www.iucn.org