CLIMATE FINANCE CERTIFICATE

Course date

01 – 08 November 2021

Venue

 

Online:  

Target audience

Decision Makers, Technical Experts, Government Employees, Development Practitioners, Private Sector, NGOs & Researchers.

Course summary

Financing the transition to a climate-resilient and low-carbon development remains a major challenge for most developing countries. The purpose of this course is to provide participants with the tools, methods and approaches to access climate finance and invest in climate mitigation and adaptation actions. It will analyse the global climate finance landscape and present options and challenges for financing the nationally determined contributions (NDC) of developing countries and economies in transition.

Course Director

The course will be delivered by Professor Kalame Fobissie, who is an Adjunct Professor at the School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa and the CEO of FOKABS Inc. Professor Fobissie’s experience covers more than 40 countries in the areas of climate finance, climate policy, NAP, NAPA, REDD+, NDC, AFOLU, CDM, NAMA and the UNFCCC negotiations where he represented 10 countries during the drafting of the Paris Climate Accord.

Experts from the University of Ottawa and Global Affairs Canada will also provide inputs to the course.

Course coordinator

Course fee

1 300 Canadian Dollars (CAD)

Language

English & French

Registration

Deadline to apply – 15 October 2021

Course content

1st Week
Module 1: Climate change concepts
  • Climate change Science,
  • Climate change vulnerability and adaptation
  • Climate change mitigation
Module 2: Climate change policies and plans
  • UNFCCC and Paris climate agreement
  • Nationally Determined Contributions NDCs
  • National Adaptation plans
  • National climate strategies, policies and plans
Module 3: Global climate finance landscape
  • Climate finance mechanisms
  • UNFCCC
  • Multilateral
  • Bilateral
2nd week
Module 4: Climate change and green investment projects
  • Climate finance instruments
  • Financing cleantech
  • Adaptation projects
  • Mitigation projects
Module 5: Private sector and green investment
  • Challenges
  • Opportunities
  • Initiatives
Module 6: Climate mitigation project development
  • Prefeasibility study
  • Concept note
  • Feasibility study
  • Full project proposal
3rd week
Module 7: Climate adaptation project development
  • Prefeasibility study
  • Concept note
  • Feasibility study
  • Full project proposal
Module 8: Mainstreaming gender into climate finance
Module 9: Safeguards and IP considerations
  • Safeguards consideration in climate finance
  • IP considerations in climate finance
  • Summary and key takeaways