Press Release

UNDP Collaborates with GCF and Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources to Launch Groundbreaking Climate Education Initiative in Azerbaijan

15 April 2024

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, is ready to give a start to the initiatives aimed at enhancing climate change adaptation knowledge and skills in management level.

UNDP’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP) project recently held a meeting with the management academic staff of the Academy of Public Administration (APA) under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan to finalize crucial details for the courses on climate change adaptation as part of the master's program on Sustainable Development and the modules for specialized executive-level courses tailored for decision-makers.

The learning programs aim to empower participants to develop and implement robust leadership to execute adaptation measures on the management level that will safeguard communities and ecosystems against the impacts of a changing climate.

In a first for Azerbaijan, the topic of climate change has been integrated into the master’s program, and enrollment for these courses will begin in September of this year.

These initiatives play a critical role in addressing the climate crisis. Climate education helps people understand and address the impacts of the climate crisis, empowering them with the knowledge, skills and values needed to build a more resilient and sustainable future. 

Jeyhun Alakbarov

Jeyhun Alakbarov

Communications Associate

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