UNITAR and UNDP Hold Climate Change Training Workshop for Arab Countries

September 2010: The UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) held a three-day training workshop on climate change for Arab countries, from 27-29 September 2010, in Jordan.

The workshop brought together about 70 representatives from different Arab and other countries, and focused on five major themes: climate change science; the UNFCCC negotiation process and legal aspects; climate change adaptation; mainstreaming climate change adaptation into development plans and policies in Arab countries; and climate change mitigation.

The aim of the workshop was to enhance participants' understanding of the main measures needed to achieve adaptation, such as mainstreaming climate change science, promoting dialogue at the local and global levels, and integrating adaptation into the development objectives of the countries. It also aimed to establish a common knowledge background about the needs related to climate change and the challenges faced by Arab countries. [UNITAR Press Release]