Sustainable Development Projects with Environmental Mainstreaming Techniques
PRESENTATION OF THE COURSE
There is a growing attention to environment and climate change both by public opinion and by economic, social and political actors, public and private. Even for international cooperation, environmental issues and problems have become a priority, as well as their concrete solution.
Such attention certainly derives from the sharpening of the negative impacts by human action on all environmental aspects, on ecosystem services, until yesterday taken for granted by the majority. But it also descends from a growth of awareness and culture in such matter, which is no longer reserved to technical experts or activists motivated by poetic ideals on nature conservation. The Report published by IPCC in October 2018 and the release of GEO6 in 2019 both confirm the seriousness of the planetary situation. And the global risks liaised to neglected WASH policies in many countries, especially during the Covid-19 emergency, are under everybody’s eyes.
The global environmental crisis, which has now become evident even in the most skeptical consciences, represents a primary challenge, both geopolitical and economic, no longer merely ecological. It is no coincidence that the new global security horizon is becoming increasingly clear in the environmental dimension and cannot anymore be managed only with military instruments and mentalities. The same high incidence of environmental factors can be found in migratory problems, where more and more scholars but also practitioners of cooperation deal with working on the links between environmental degradation and climate change on the one hand and migratory movements, also linked to conflicts, on the other.
As a matter of fact, there is a two-way causal chain between environmental degradation and poverty, as well as between human well-being and the quality of the environment. To reverse this vicious circle, it is necessary to insert specific attention to environmental profiles and impacts, in a transversal and widespread manner, in all policies and measures to combat poverty and to promote development, not just those with specific environmental focus. For example, including such attention and enhancement of environment also in projects concerning health, education or production sectors and not only in those traditionally environmental, such as the care of protected areas or the protection of endangered species.
This learning path wants to offer a serious way, even moderately demanding but within everyone's reach, to understand how international cooperation can include in all its initiatives, in a transversal and inter-sectoral way, the environmental protection and the opportunities offered by the environment.
In fact, environmental protection is no longer just a scientific issue but also political. Therefore, environmental sustainability is not a goal for specialists and professionals only: it concerns everyone and can be really achieved only if the care for the environment spreads in every place, in each individual, in every daily gesture and choice. The growing transversal engagement in this sense by national Development Cooperation Agencies and even by CSOs demonstrates the new way for an Ecofriendly International Cooperation: the Environmental Mainstreaming Approach (EMA), respecting the transversal nature of environmental themes, promoting the integration of environment in all its sectorial initiatives, as means to achieve the goal of sustainable development. Moreover, the very contents of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are all set with a clear approach of EMA, as we’ll explain in detail throughout the course.
The growing importance of environment and climate change issues imply important job opportunities. The demand for environmental sustainability is growing all over the world and therefore the demand for people capable to integrate environment into planning. But to seize this opportunity everybody needs first to understand whether and to what extent he/she is really willing to redefine our professional skills and experiences. Practitioners need a solid training in Environmental Mainstreaming Techniques. Therefore, we all need a path of discernment, passing from the mere poetry of nature to basic but solid environmental competences, in order to face a subsequent path of specialization.
Training activities run with a 1 weekly event pace and include:
MODULE 1 INTRODUCTION: ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN WELL-BEING (NEW HORIZONS FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT)
MODULE 2 ENVIRONMENT AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
MODULE 3 ENVIRONMENTAL INTEGRATION: THEORY AND PRACTICES IN THE INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT
MODULE 4 APPLYING ENVIRONMENTAL MAINSTREAMING (1): IN THE STRATEGIC AND OPERATIONAL SETTING OF THE INTERVENTIONS
MODULE 5 APPLYING ENVIRONMENTAL MAINSTREAMING (2): IN FINANCIAL PROFILES (BUDGET AND ACCOUNT) OF INTERVENTIONS
MODULE 6 APPLYING ENVIRONMENTAL MAINSTREAMING (3): IN THE IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION OF THE INTERVENTIONS (PCM, MONITORING EVALUATION)
MODULE 7 CONCRETE APPLICATIONS: MOVING FROM THE ANALYSIS TO THE ACTION WITH A PRECISE ROAD MAP
Prof. Massimo Zortea, environmental lawyer, expert in international environmental cooperation. Professor at University of Trento (Italy) where he holds the courses "Methods of Development Cooperation and Participatory Management of Projects" as well as "Project Cycle Management and Environmental Mainstreaming".
At the end of the course, each trainee is awarded with a "Diploma of specialization on Environment and Climate Chang in International Cooperation – Expert in Environmental Mainstreaming Techniques", attesting the successful participation in the course and successfully overcoming the required tests.
Registration fee is € 290,00 for those who enroll by April 19th 2020.
Early birds registration fee (by April 5th 2020) is € 265,00
Students who have previously attended a VIS paid training courses will pay a reduced fee of € 265,00
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