Applications Invited for Indicators for an Inclusive Green Economy-Advanced course
UN CC:Learn
Closing Date : October 30 2021, Saturday


Indicators for an inclusive green economy: Advanced course

About the Organization:

The One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn) is a joint initiative of more than 30 multilateral organizations helping countries to achieve climate change action both through general climate literacy and applied skills development. UN CC:Learn provides strategic advice and quality learning resources to help people, governments and businesses to understand, adapt, and build resilience to climate change. UN CC:Learn is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

About the Course:

The application of indicator methodologies often requires policymakers to make adjustments to their specific national contexts. Countries need to develop tailored and flexible national indicator frameworks that respond to their development priorities and statistical capacities whilst supporting their efforts in monitoring progress towards green economy.

This advanced e-learning experience builds on the concepts and processes described in the Introductory course and focuses particularly on the application of the Green Economy Progress (GEP) Measurement Framework developed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) under the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE). This framework provides a methodology for comparing performance in the transition to a green economy over time.

What will you learn?

The course explores the conceptual underpinning of the GEP Measurement Framework and how it contributes to the “beyond GDP” measurement agenda. Firstly, it explains how progress (or regress) on a single indicator can be measured and how these indicators can be combined into the GEP Index with its weighting system. Secondly, it describes how to measure progress on a Dashboard of Sustainability and how to combine this information with the GEP Index to create a system for ranking countries that is informative to policymakers.

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Illustrate the concepts, methodology and application of the GEP Measurement Framework

  • Select indicators for a customized country application and interpret relevant results

  • Explain how countries’ progress can be compared in a global application of the GEP Measurement Framework

The course at a glance:

The course is self-paced and structured into four lessons:

  • Concepts in measuring green economy progress

  • The Green Economy Progress Measurement Framework methodology

  • Selecting indicators for country-level applications

  • Global application of the GEP Measurement Framework

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