The Executive Diploma on Climate Change Diplomacy and Sustainability is a collaboration between Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) and The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). UNITAR was established in 1963 as an autonomous body within the United Nations with the purpose of enhancing the effectiveness of the work of the United Nations and its Member States. Both HBMSU and UNITAR have created this program to educate the participants on climate change that stands as one of the foremost challenges in the 21st-century diplomacy and international governance, and coupled with the diverse array of stakeholders involved, there is an ever-growing need for diplomats and policy makers, to build strengthened knowledge, skills, and capacities to bridge across competing needs and interests. To understand the main difference between climate change and sustainability is that climate change is creating issues on earth and sustainability is creating solutions to issues on Earth. Therefore the focus of this Executive Diploma aims to deepen participant’s understanding of the particularities of climate diplomacy as well as their knowledge of UNFCCC climate negotiations.
Content and Structure
The modules listed below serve as a valuable starting point for participants to gain the necessary knowledge on climate change diplomacy, enabling them to progress to more advanced levels of training.
Module 1: The Three Pillars of Sustainable Development (HBMSU)
This program in
Sustainable Environmental Practices will provide participants with a
comprehensive understanding of sustainability principles and their application
in various environmental fields. The program will cover the three pillars of
sustainable development – environmental, social, and economic – and explore how
they interact and influence each other.
Participants will also learn about the interconnectedness of social,
economic, and environmental aspects of sustainability. It introduces
participants to the concept that addressing climate change requires a balanced
approach that considers social equity, economic growth, and environmental
protection. By emphasizing the importance of finding common ground among these
pillars, participants can grasp the significance of diplomacy in achieving
Module 2: Climate Change Diplomacy (UNITAR)
In this crucial era of global environmental challenges, effective diplomacy plays a pivotal role in addressing climate change. Throughout this module, participants will delve into the intricate world of climate change diplomacy, exploring its key concepts, strategies, and best practices. Participants will examine the importance of multilateral cooperation, negotiation techniques, and the art of bridging diverse perspectives to foster consensus. Moreover, participants will delve into the dynamics of international climate negotiations, understanding the roles of various stakeholders, such as governments, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. By the end of this training, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to navigate the complex landscape of climate change diplomacy, enabling them to contribute to a sustainable future for our planet.
Module 3: Mastering Climate Negotiations and Conferences (UNITAR)
This module will consist of training, briefing sessions, and simulation exercises. Participants will be presented with the strategies, techniques and skills of negotiation, as well as range of simulations to put theory to practice. Additionally, they will focus on enhancing their understanding of the intricate dynamics and challenges of global climate negotiations. Through interactive sessions and practical exercises, they will delve into key topics such as mitigation strategies, adaptation measures, finance mechanisms, and technology transfer. The module will emphasize the importance of effective communication, coalition building, and consensus-building techniques.
Module 4: SDGs and Climate Change Interlinkages (HBMSU)
This Program in
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Climate Change Interlinkages is
designed to provide professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the
intersection between SDGs and Climate Change. Participants will explore the
impact of growing consumption, climate change, and unsustainable agricultural
practices on the SDGs. Participants will examine how climate change impacts
various dimensions of sustainable development, such as poverty eradication,
health, education, gender equality, and sustainable cities. By understanding
these interlinkages, participants can appreciate the importance of integrating
climate action into broader development agendas and strategies for achieving
the SDGs. The program emphasizes the importance of integrating climate action
into sustainable development efforts and equips individuals with the knowledge
and skills to contribute to a sustainable future.
The Executive Diploma offers everyone a comprehensive and practical approach to gaining knowledge and skills related to sustainability, climate change, climate negotiations. It provides clear and concise resources that enable participants to deepen their understanding and actively engage in these critical topics. Participants will be required to be fluent in English.
HBMSU Training Programs Refund policy
Participants who wish to cancel their registration in this program are eligible to get a refund of the paid fees as per the following deadlines:
- If the request for refund is received 1 week prior to the start of the course: Refund amount will be 100%
- If the request for refund is received less than 1 week to 48 hours prior to the start of the course: Refund amount will be 50%
- If the request for refund is received within 48 hours prior to the start of the course: Refund amount will be 0%
*Please note that the refund process takes up to 60 working days, starting from the date of the application's receipt.
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