UN Climate Change News, 19 April -The professional training programme on the transparency of climate action and support will open for applications on 7 June 2021. The training is organized jointly by UN Climate Change and the Greenhouse Gas Inventory & Research Center of Korea (GIR).
The programme’s objective is to provide professional training on greenhouse gas inventories to national experts from developing countries.
Government officials, consultants and researchers from developing countries working in the fields of greenhouse gas emissions, emission reductions or more generally in the response to climate change are encouraged to apply by 30th June, 2021 at the latest.
Selected applicants will be notified by 26th July, the online training program will begin by the first week of August and run for 10 weeks.
While virtual courses cannot fully replace in-person training, the continuing restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic prompted UN Climate Change and GIR to offer the 2021 training programme as an online course. This decision was made to continue offering the programme every year without interruption.
The successful training programme is the first of its kind under the UNFCCC-CASTT initiative on climate action support and transparency training, and is now in its fifth year of operation.
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 enhanced transparency framework under the Paris Agreement. Its goal is to strengthen the technical capacity of individuals and to improve the overall competency in greenhouse gas reporting and in contributing to climate action.
Background to the training
Since 2017, 112 trainees from 70 developing countries have successfully completed the training programme. This programme is an intensive training course designed to build the knowledge base of the trainees in a manner that enables them to make substantive contribution to the preparation of their national GHG inventories upon the completion of the programme.