Climate and Atmosphere
102nd Session of the International Labour Conference
The International Labour Organization (ILO) organizes the International Labour Conference (ILC) annually. Among other agenda items, general discussion at the 102nd session will take place on "Sustainable development, decent work and green jobs". This topic was last addressed at the ILC in 1990, with the presentation of a report on “Environment and the World of Work”. Discussion in 2013 is expected to focus on opportunities for net employment creation, upgrading of existing jobs and social inclusion, and the challenges of job losses from economic restructuring, adaptation to climate change and regressive income effects.
dates: 5-20 June 2013 venue: ILO Headquarters location: Geneva, Switzerland contact: Official Relations Brach phone: + 41 22 799 77 32 fax: + 41 22 799 89 44 e-mail: RELOFF@ilo.org www: http://www.ilo.org/ilc/ILCSessions/102/WCMS_204345/lang--en/...
GEF 44th Council Meeting
The Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Council meets twice per year to approve new projects with global environmental benefits in the GEF's focal areas, and provide guidance to the GEF Secretariat and Agencies. Among other matters, the 44th session of the Council is expected to discuss the GEF's role vis-à-vis the global mercury agreement. A consulation with CSOs will take place on 17 June.
dates: 17-20 June 2013 location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America contact: GEF Secretariat phone: +1-202-473-0508 fax: +1-202-522-3240 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.thegef.org/gef/events/gef-44th-council-meeting
14th Session of the Informal Consultative Process (ICP 14)
The 14th meeting of the UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (ICP) is to carry out an in-depth review of the oceans-related outcomes of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), and how those outcomes would impact and benefit international coordination and cooperation. The consideration of issues relating to sea-level rises and their impact on security and survival, particularly on low-lying coastal areas and island nations, against the background of sustainable development was also suggested by many delegations at ICP 13. They also proposed another theme for consideration, on aspects of marine scientific research related to sustainable development.
dates: 17-20 June 2013 venue: UN Headquarters location: New York, United States of America contact: UN DOALOS phone: +1-212-963-5915 fax: +1-212-963-5847 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.un.org/Depts/los/consultative_process/consultativ...
Global Symposium on REDD+ in a Green Economy
The symposium, convened by the UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD), will examine lessons learned from pilot activities linking REDD+ to sustainable development and the green economy. The objective of the symposium is to build a stronger business case for REDD+.
dates: 19-21 June 2013 location: Jakarta, Indonesia contact: John Prydz e-mail: John.Prydz@unep.org www: http://www.un-redd.org/REDD_in_Green_Economy_Global_Symposiu...
33rd Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol
This meeting will consider issues related to the implementation of the Montreal Protocol in preparation for the 25th Meeting of the Parties (MOP25) scheduled to convene in November 2013.
dates: 24-28 June 2013 location: Bangkok, Thailand contact: Ozone Secretariat phone: +254-20-762-3851 fax: +254-20-762-0335 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://conf.montreal-protocol.org/meeting/oewg/oewg-33/prese...
Food, Forests, and Landscapes
This event is being convened by the International Food Policy Research Institute
(IFPRI) and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), and will explore how the landscape approach can address food security challenges while protecting biodiversity and combatting climate change. IFPRI and CIFOR are members of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). The session will be webcast live.
date: 24 June 2013 venue: International Food Policy Research Institute
, 2033 K Street, NW location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America www: http://www.ifpri.org/event/food-forests-and-landscapes
Fourth Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change in Transboundary Basins: Adaptation Serving Multiple Purposes
This workshop is organized under the leadership of the Governments of the Netherlands and Switzerland, with the support of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Secretariat. It is organized in partnership with the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) International Waters Learning Exchange and Resource Network (IW:LEARN). The workshop is taking place back to back with the sixth meeting of the Task Force on Water and Climate on 27 June 2013. Convened during the International Year of Water Cooperation, the workshop will highlight examples of successful cooperation among stakeholders, sectors and countries in adaptation to climate change. The workshop will bring together professionals from all over the world working on adaptation to climate variability and change especially -but not only- in transboundary basins.
dates: 25-26 June 2013 location: Geneva, Switzerland contact: UNECE Secretariat fax: + 41 22 917 0621 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.unece.org/env/water/tranboundary_adaptation_works...
Latin American Forum on Climate Change Adaptation
The Latin American Forum on Climate Change Adaptation is organized by the Center for Sustainability Studies (GVces) of the Business Administration School of Getúlio Vargas Foundation in Brazil. Organized in cooperation with the UNFCCC Secretariat, the meeting will take place in São Paulo, Brazil, on 26 June 2013 and will focus on the engagement of the private sector in adapting to climate change.
date: 26 June 2013 location: Sao Paulo, Brazil contact: Mariana Nicolletti, Center for Sustainability Studies (GVces), Getúlio Vargas Foundation e-mail: email@example.com www: http://gvces.com.br/index.php?r=site/CapaSecao&id=24
Sixth Meeting of the Technology Executive Committee (TEC6)
The Sixth Meeting of the Technology Executive Committee (TEC6) will take place from 26-28 June 2013, in Bonn, Germany. A thematic dialogue on research, development and demonstration will be also held. The TEC, together with the Climate Technology Centre and Network, is mandated to facilitate the effective implementation of the Technology Mechanism, under the guidance of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC.
dates: 26-28 June 2013 location: Bonn, Germany contact: UNFCCC Secretariat phone: +49 228 815 1000 fax: +49 228 815 1999 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://unfccc.int/ttclear/pages/tec_home.html
Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Participants Committee Fifteenth Meeting (PC15)
This workshop will consider progress reports on country programmes and capacity building initiatives as well as reports from other REDD+ initiatives. The workshop will also examine options for a future emissions reduction payment agreement (ERPA) and will consider the 2014 budget.
dates: 30 June - 1 July 2013 venue: Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort, Jalan Raya Senggigi Km. 8, Senggig location: Indonesia additional: Lombok www: https://www.forestcarbonpartnership.org/pc15-june-30-july-1-...
International Conference on Plant Genetic Resources, Food Security and Climate Change, and Third High-level Roundtable on the ITPGR
The Third High-level Roundtable on the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) is organized under the patronship of the Government of Indonesia in the context of the International Conference on Plant Genetic Resources, Food Security and Climate Change. The High-level Roundtable will focus on the policy contribution of the Treaty to cope with global challenges related to biodiversity, climate change and food security.
dates: 1-4 July 2013 location: Bandung, Indonesia contact: Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development phone: (62 - 21) 7806202 fax: (62 - 21) 7800644 e-mail: HLRT3-Treaty@fao.org; email@example.com www: http://www.planttreaty.org/sites/default/files/files/Provisi...
Fifth Africa Carbon Forum
The Africa Carbon Forum is a trade fair and knowledge sharing platform for carbon investments in Africa, and will consider ways to promote access to low-carbon development in Africa. Participants will discuss the latest development in the carbon market and how the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and other mitigation mechanisms can be successful in Africa. The Forum aims to connect project developers and buyers of carbon credits through facilitation sessions. The Forum is co-organized by the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), the World Bank and the African Development Bank (AfDB). The event is also supported by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Government of Côte d'Ivoire.
dates: 3-5 July 2013 venue: The Golf Hotel location: Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire contact: Emilie Wieben e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://africacarbonforum.com/2013/english/
Pacific Climate Change Roundtable 2013
The Pacific Climate Change Roundtable (PCCR) was established to coordinate climate change dialogue and networking in the region. PCCR also facilitates linking global and regional stakeholders with the national and community levels. It is expected to host over 100 participants from across the region and internationally and to focus on building resilience to climate change through collaboration. PCCR is coordinated by SPREP in partnership with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the University of the South Pacific (USP) with funding provided by Switzerland, the European Union Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA /SPC- PSIS) project, AusAID, the British Government and Germany's International Cooperation agency (Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ). The Pacific Climate Change Roundtable will be held alongside the Pacific Meteorological Council (1-5 July) and before the Joint Meeting of the Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management and the Pacific Climate Change Round Table (8-11 July 2013).
dates: 3-5 July 2013 location: Fiji additional: Nadi contact: Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) phone: +685 21929 fax: +685 20231 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.sprep.org/climate-change/sprep-gears-up-for-2013-...
Joint Meeting of the Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management and Pacific Climate Change Roundtable
This Roundtable is co-organized by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). It is organized around the theme 'Strengthening Resilience: An Integrated Regional Strategy for Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change for the Pacific'. This joint meeting will bring together actors in disaster risk management and climate change to discuss key issues, challenges and opportunities that can be taken into consideration in the formulation of an integrated regional strategy for disaster risk management and climate change, which is to be adopted by 2015, and which is to succeed the current separate frameworks: Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Management Framework for Action 2005–2015 and Pacific Islands Framework for Action on Climate Change 2006–2015.
dates: 8-11 July 2013 venue: Sofitel Resort & Spa, Denarau location: Fiji additional: Nadi www: http://www.pacificdisasterclimatemeeting2013.net/
Joint Assembly of IAHS, IAPSO and IASPEI
This scientific conference will include symposia on, inter alia: ocean mixing; regional seas; ocean observations and climate change; climate and land surface changes in hydrology; cold and mountain region hydrological systems under climate change; characterizing water quantity and quality; understanding freshwater quality problems in a changing world; interactions between sediment and aquatic ecology; adaptive water resources management; and hydrology education and capacity building in developing countries. It is co-organized by: the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS); the International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans (IAPSO); and the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior (IASPEI). These international associations are constituent associations of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG).
dates: 22-26 July 2013 venue: Göteborg Convention Centre, Mässansgata 20, SE-402 26 location: Gothenburg, Sweden contact: Congress Secretariat phone: +46 31 708 60 00 fax: +46 31 708 60 25 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.iahs-iapso-iaspei2013.com/index.asp
74th Meeting of the CDM Executive Board
The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board (EB) will convene its 74th (EB74) meeting to consider matters relating to the operation of the CDM.
dates: 22-26 July 2013 location: Bonn, Germany contact: UNFCCC Secretariat phone: +49-228-815-1000 fax: +49-228-815-1999 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://cdm.unfccc.int/calendar/index.html
First Africa Food Security Conference
This conference will be held around the theme 'Harnessing Ecosystem Based Approaches for Food Security and Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa'. It is convened by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and other UN agencies, governments, research institution, NGOs, scholars, donors, and local governments. The event will consist of a combination of plenary and panel group discussions, which will provide a platform for participants to interact and learn about the latest ideas and practices in harnessing ecosystems services for food security and climate change adaptation.
dates: 20-21 August 2013 location: Nairobi, Kenya contact: Richard Munang e-mail: Richard.Munang@unep.org www: http://www.foodsec.aaknet.org/
30th Meeting of the Joint Implementation Accreditation Panel
The Joint Implementation (JI) Accreditation Panel will meet to consider matters relating to the accreditation of independent entities.
dates: 22-23 August 2013 location: Bonn, Germany contact: UNFCCC Secretariat phone: +49-228-815-1000 fax: +49-228-815-1999 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://ji.unfccc.int/index.html
IV Mesoamerican Congress of Protected Areas
Launched by the Central American Commission on Environment and Development (CCAD) in 2003, the triennial Mesoamerican Congress of Protected Areas brings together experts from Mexico and the eight Central American Integration System (SICA) countries (Belize, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama) and interested regional and international actors to dialogue, share experiences and propose initiatives involving protected areas, including marine protected areas, and their role in sustainable development. The IV Congress, organized by Costa Rica's National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) with CCAD support, is expected to discuss, inter alia: governance; research within protected areas and access to biodiversity; protected areas and climate change; protected areas as social and economic instruments; and regional cooperation.
dates: 27-30 August 2013 venue: Centro de Conferencias Ramada Plaza Herradura location: San Jose, Costa Rica contact: Ricardo Meneses-Orellana, SINAC phone: +506-2291-1215 fax: +506-2231-8491 e-mail: email@example.com
Latin American Carbon Forum 2013
The Seventh Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACF) will discuss prospects for carbon projects in Latin America. The Forum is co-organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Latin American Development Bank (CAF), the World Bank, the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Risø Centre and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
dates: 28-30 August 2013 venue: Centro de Convencões Sul America location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil contact: Miriam Hinostroza, UNEP Risø Centre phone: +45-4677-5180 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.latincarbon.com
International Conference on Flood Resilience (ICFR)
Organized by the University of Exeter, UK, this conference convenes on the theme “Experiences in Asia and Europe”. Sessions will address issues including: urban development and flood risk – coupling of climate change with economic growth and urban growth scenarios; weather radar technology in flood forecasting and analysis – real-time urban flood information systems and flash floods; data collection and model calibration – advances in urban flood modeling; flood hazard mapping – strategies to enhance community preparedness and communication of uncertainties in flood risk management; flood impacts on human health and assessment of tangible and intangible losses in integrated risk analysis; resilient cities – evaluation of resilience measures and adaptive flood risk management plans; flood risk perception – minimizing social impacts of urban floods; and shared lessons from Asia and Europe – problems of coastal cities and mega-cities.
dates: 5-7 September 2013 venue: University of Exeter, North Park Rd, Exeter, EX4 4QF location: Exeter, United Kingdom contact: ICFR 2013 Conference Secretariat phone: (+44) 1392 724075 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://icfr2013.ex.ac.uk/
35th IAHR World Congress
This Congress is co-hosted by the Ministry of Water Resources of P. R. China (MWR) and the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR). Themes to be addressed include: water engineering and civilization; hydro-environment; fluvial hydraulics and river management; maritime hydraulics and coastal engineering; water resources and hydroinformatics; and climate change and hazard mitigation. Issues addressed in sub-themes, include: irrigation, navigation and urbanization; industrial hydraulics and renewable energy; urban water environment engineering; water storage; natural hazards and extreme events; and floods and flood management.
dates: 8-13 September 2013 venue: InterContinental Century City Chengdu, 88 Century City Boulevard location: Chengdu, China contact: Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research phone: +86-10-6878-1672 fax: +86-10-6841-2316 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.iahr2013.org/index.htm
13th Regional Sustainable Buildings Conference (SB13)
SB13's aim is to promote greater sustainability through cost effective solutions in design, construction and operation of buildings, including a focus on energy efficiency. The theme of the conference is "Realizing tropical sustainability in a holistic approach." The event will consist of plenary sessions and paper and poster presentations. The conference is organized by Singapore's Building and Construction Authority Center for Sustainable Buildings (BCA CSB) at the same time as the International Green Building Conference (IGBC), as part of the annual Green Building Week in Singapore. The conference is part of the Sustainable Buildings (SB) conference series, which is co-organized by the International Council for Building (CIB), the International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE), the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC), and the UN Environment Programme's Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (UNEP-SBCI), and is linked to the global SB conference in Barcelona in October 2014.
dates: 9-10 September 2013 venue: BCA Academy location: Singapore, Singapore phone: +65-6248-9999 fax: +65-6258-0558 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.csb.sg/staging/events/upcoming/
First CIGR Inter-Regional Conference on Land and Water Challenges
The International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (CIGR) and the CIHEAM Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari are organizing the first CIGR Inter-Regional Conference on Land and Water Challenges, which will take place under the theme “Water, environment and agriculture: challenges for sustainable development”. The conference will present and discuss sustainable use of natural resources at different scales with the aim of promoting better development of agriculture. Preliminary themes include: conservation agriculture; water use performance and water productivity; irrigation technologies; climate change adaptation and mitigation; drought risk management; decision support systems and modeling tools; information and communication technologies (ICT); and policies and governance.
dates: 10-14 September 2013 location: Bari, Italy contact: Conference Secretariat e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.landandwater2013.iamb.it/
68th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 68)
The 68th Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 68) will convene at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, 17 September 2013. The General Debate will open on Tuesday, 24 September 2013.
dates: 17-30 September 2013 venue: UN Headquarters location: New York, United States of America www: http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/INF/67/1
12th Session of WG I and IPCC 36
The 12th session of WG I for endorsement of AR5 will be held in September 2013. Subsequently, the 36th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 36) will convene to consider the WGI contribution to AR5.
dates: 23-26 September 2013 location: Stockholm, Sweden contact: IPCC Secretariat phone: +41-22-730-8208 fax: +41-22-730-8025 e-mail: IPCC-Sec@wmo.int www: http://www.ipcc.ch/
75th Meeting of the CDM Executive Board
The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board (EB) will convene its 75th (EB75) meeting to consider matters relating to the operation of the CDM.
dates: 23-27 September 2013 location: Bonn, Germany contact: UNFCCC Secretariat phone: +49-228-815-1000 fax: +49-228-815-1999 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://cdm.unfccc.int/calendar/index.html
CGIAR Science Forum: Nutrition and Health Outcomes: Targets for Agricultural Research
In September 2013, the biennial Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Science Forum will bring together scientists, practitioners, experts and leading thinkers to examine emerging challenges and recent scientific advances in the areas of nutrition, health and agriculture. The Forum seeks to identify key research areas where there is potential to deliver impacts and, critically, it aims to facilitate the formation of new partnerships to address them. The event will reach out to scientists and scientific communities who may not be part of CGIAR, but who have potentially important contributions to make to the CGIAR research portfolio, and therefore to the global agriculture research agenda for a food secure future.
dates: 23-25 September 2013 location: Bonn, Germany e-mail: SFfirstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.cgiar.org/consortium-news/science-forum-2013-the-...
International Symposium on Sustainable Cities: Empowering Local Governments through Capacity Building
The UN Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD) will host this international symposium to strengthen dissemination and sharing of good practices and lessons learned on fostering sustainable cities, in recognition of the role of cities in protecting the environment, improving disaster risk reduction (DRR) and resilience and reducing poverty. The symposium aims to identify strategies to strengthen local government institutional and technical capacity to address poverty reduction and slum upgrading, urban development, urban economic growth, urban transport and water and sanitation. The symposium also aims to identify areas for further capacity building and knowledge sharing and to identify innovative financing models to support urban infrastructure. The event will bring together representatives of governments, including and local government and planning officials, UN agencies, multilateral and regional development banks, the private sector and civil society in plenary sessions, working group sessions and panel discussions. The symposium is planned to overlap with the ‘Incheon Sister and Friendly Cities Conference,' which will be held in Incheon on 28 September 2013, and include mayors from cities around the world. The two events will have a joint closing session that will discuss advancing and implementing the sustainable urbanization agenda.
dates: 26-28 September 2013 venue: Convention Center, SongdoDong location: Incheon, Republic of Korea www: http://www.unosd.org/index.php?page=view&type=13&nr=17&menu=...
Fourth ASEAN Heritage Parks Conference
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) will organize the Fourth ASEAN Heritage Parks (AHP) Conference in the Philippines, with support from the GIZ Biodiversity and Climate Change Project, and the Government of the Philippines' Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Department of Tourism. The conference is for park managers in Southeast Asia to discuss how to achieve international biodiversity targets and identify opportunities for international cooperation. Thematic sessions will be organized on: effective management of protected areas; biodiversity and climate change; integrating biodiversity values; ecotourism, business and biodiversity; and indigenous and local communities in protected areas. AHP conferences take place every three years. The ACB serves as the secretariat of the AHP Programme, which aims to ensure that park managers, policy makers, conservationists, scientists and other stakeholders benefit from available best practices and lessons on the management of AHPs and other protected areas. The ASEAN Declaration on Heritage Parks was agreed and signed by the environment ministers of the 10 ASEAN Member States in December 2003 in Yangon, Myanmar. There are more than 32 ASEAN Heritage Parks in the region.
dates: 1-4 October 2013 location: Cagayan De Oro, Philippines contact: ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity phone: +63-49-536-3989 fax: +63-49-536-2865 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.aseanbiodiversity.org/index.php?option=com_conten...
33rd Meeting of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee
The Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee will convene its 33rd meeting (JISC 33) to consider matters relating to the operation of Joint Implementation.
dates: 3-4 October 2013 location: Bonn, Germany contact: UNFCCC Secretariat phone: +49-228-815-1000 fax: +49-228-815-1999 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://unfccc.int/meetings/unfccc_calendar/items/2655.php
CBD SBSTTA 17
At its seventeenth meeting, the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is expected to address, among others, issues related to marine and coastal biodiversity, biodiversity and climate change, and collaboration with IPBES.
dates: 14-18 October 2013 location: Montreal, Canada contact: CBD Secretariat phone: +1 514 288 2220 fax: +1 514 288 6588 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.cbd.int/doc/?meeting=SBSTTA-17
The 37th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 37) will consider for approval two methodology reports: the "2013 Supplement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories: Wetlands”; and the good practice guidance on estimating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals from land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) under the Kyoto Protocol.
dates: 14-18 October 2013 location: Georgia [tentative] contact: IPCC Secretariat phone: +41-22-730-8208 fax: +41-22-730-8025 e-mail: IPCC-Sec@wmo.int www: http://www.ipcc.ch/scripts/_calendar_template.php?wg=8
Third International Marine Protected Area Congress
The third International Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) Congress aims to define actions to promote cooperation through different initiatives, and to inspire a new way of thinking to face global challenges, such as climate change, poverty reduction, and resource sharing.
dates: 21-25 October 2013 location: Marseille (Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur), France contact: IUCN www: http://cmsdata.iucn.org/downloads/impac3_pageflyer_dl1.pdf
25th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol
MOP 25 is scheduled to consider a number of issues, including nominations for critical- and essential-use exemptions. On 3 May 2013, the Ozone Secretariat announced the change in venue from Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine to Bangkok, Thailand. The dates are unchanged.
dates: 21-25 October 2013 location: Bangkok, Thailand contact: Ozone Secretariat phone: +254-20-762-3851 fax: +254-20-762-4691 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://ozone.unep.org/new_site/en/historical_meetings.php
76th Meeting of the CDM Executive Board
The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board (EB) will convene its 76th (EB76) meeting to consider matters relating to the operation of the CDM. EB76 will be held in conjunction with the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the UNFCCC.
dates: 4-8 November 2013 location: Warsaw, Poland contact: UNFCCC Secretariat phone: +49-228-815-1000 fax: +49-228-815-1999 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://cdm.unfccc.int/calendar/index.html
19th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC
UNFCCC COP 19 and CMP 9 and the subsidiary bodies will convene in Warsaw, Poland.
dates: 11-22 November 2013 location: Warsaw, Poland contact: UNFCCC Secretariat phone: 49-228-815-1000 fax: 49-228-815-1999 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.unfccc.int
Caring for Climate Business Forum: Innovation. Ambition. Collaboration
The inaugural Caring for Climate Business Forum – Innovation, Ambition, Collaboration – will meet from 19-20 November 2013, in Warsaw, Poland, on the sidelines of the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). For the first time, the Global Compact, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UNFCCC Secretariat are organizing this invitation-only event, which will showcase the contributions that business and investors can make towards climate action, while providing a high-level platform for exchange and collaboration with policymakers. More specifically, the Forum aims to: bring greater scale to business innovation on climate change; further encourage business and governments to raise ambition on climate policies; and encourage collaboration among business, the UN, governments and other stakeholders. New activities, resources, commitments and public-private partnerships are expected to be announced during the Forum. In addition to plenary sessions and thematic action workshops, a high-level meeting on 20 November will convene to: discuss a compendium of climate practices, innovations, collaborations and commitments to action across key climate change themes; and put forward recommendations for government actions that would help bring greater scale and quality to corporate climate leadership globally. It is expected the Forum will become an annual event.
dates: 19-20 November 2013 location: Warsaw, Poland contact: Jayoung Park e-mail: email@example.com www: http://caringforclimate.org/forum/about/2013-business-forum/
The 49th Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) and the Associated Sessions of the four Committees (Finance and Administration, Economic Information and Market Intelligence, Forest Industry, and Reforestation and Forest Management) are scheduled to take place in Libreville, Gabon.
dates: 25-30 November 2013 location: Libreville, Gabon contact: ITTO Secretariat phone: +81-45-223-1110 fax: +81-45-223-1111 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.itto.int
International Conference on Climate Change, Water and Disaster in Mountainous Areas
This conference is organized by the Society of Hydrologists and Meteorologists, SOHAM-Nepal. It will focus on climate change, water and disaster in mountainous areas, and address the following topics: climate change and implications on society, hydrological regimes and water in mountainous countries; hydrometeorological response to mountainous ecosystems; water and renewable energy; disaster risk reduction (DRR); traditional and modern knowledge for water resources management; transboundary issues on water resources; and adaptation strategies.
dates: 27-29 November 2013 location: Kathmandu, Nepal contact: SOHAM Nepal e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.soham.org.np/news/international-sem-2013.pdf
European Forest Week
The week will be celebrated under the theme "Forests, their products and services," and will focus on the contribution of forests to the green economy. The main celebrations will be centred on Metsä 2013, the joint meeting of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Timber Committee and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) European Forestry Commission. Additional events will be held throughout Europe.
dates: 9-13 December 2013 location: Rovaniemi, Finland contact: Eve Charles phone: 41 (0)22 917 3922 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.unece.org/index.php?id=31600
5th Biennial C40 Mayors Summit
The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) is hosting this three-day summit to convene mayors from the world's largest cities with hundreds of urban and climate change leaders for a series of roundtable discussions and working sessions focused on greenhouse gas (GHG) measurements and climate adaptation. New York City Mayor and C40 Chair Michael Bloomberg and Johannesburg Mayor Mpho Parks Tau are leading the event. Started in 2005, C40 is a network of cities around the world looking to take concrete actions local actions for climate change adaptation and mitigation.
dates: 4-6 February 2014 location: Johannesburg, South Africa www: http://www.c40.org/c40events/johannesburg-to-host-2014-mayor...
7th Global FRIEND-Water Conference
The Flow Regime from International Experimental and Network Data (FRIEND)-Water Conference 2014 will focus on the theme “Hydrology in a Changing World: Environmental and Human Dimensions.” FRIEND-Water aims to facilitate understanding about how climate, human and river basin factors influence the spatial and temporal distribution of water. The 2014 conference will share knowledge on changes in hydrological processes and their impacts, including ecological flows, erosion and sedimentation, and will discuss how to develop adaptable water management and water policies to account for these impacts. The conference will focus on six topics: hydrological databases; trends in hydrological regimes and extremes; changes in ecological flows and coastal ecohydrology; erosion and sediment transport processes and trends; regional observational-hydrological modeling frameworks; and water resources and prospective scenarios. The conference is co-organized by, inter alia: the International Hydrological Programme of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO-IHP); the German IHP Hydrological Committee; the UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific; and the UNESCO Office Hanoi.
dates: 24-28 February 2014 location: Hanoi, Viet Nam contact: UNESCO Secretariat e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/SC/pdf/FRI...
UNFCCC 38th Sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies
The 38th sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies to the UNFCCC are expected to take place in June 2014.
dates: 4-15 June 2014 location: Bonn, Germany contact: UNFCCC Secretariat phone: +49-228 815-1000 fax: +49-228-815-1999 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.unfccc.int
CBD SBSTTA 18
At its eighteenth meeting, the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is expected to address, among others, issues related to marine and coastal biodiversity, biodiversity and climate change, and the relationship with IPBES.
dates: 16-20 June 2014 [tentative] location: Montreal, Canada [tentative] contact: CBD Secretariat phone: +1 514 288 2220 fax: +1 514 288 6588 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.cbd.int/meetings/
69th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 69)
The 69th Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 69) will convene at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, 16 September 2014. The General Debate will open on Tuesday, 23 September 2014.
dates: 16-29 September 2014 venue: UN Headquarters location: New York, United States of America www: http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/INF/67/1
Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety COP-MOP 7
The seventh meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Conference of the Parties serving as Meeting of the Parties (MOP) to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety is scheduled for 29 September-3 October 2014. Among other issues, the meeting is expected to address: handling, transport, packaging and identification (HTPI) of living modified organisms (LMOs); risk assessment and risk management; and socio-economic considerations.
dates: 29 September - 3 October 2014 location: Republic of Korea additional: PyeongChang contact: CBD Secretariat phone: +1 514 288 2220 fax: +1 514 288 6588 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://bch.cbd.int/protocol/e-doc/?notification=2036
CBD COP 12
The twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will engage in a mid-term review of the implementation of the Strategic Plan and the Aichi targets. The theme of the meeting will be 'Biodiversity for Sustainable Development.' The Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP MOP 7) will take place immediately before COP 12.
dates: 6-17 October 2014 location: Republic of Korea additional: PyeongChang contact: CBD Secretariat phone: +1 514 288 2220 fax: +1 514 288 6588 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://bch.cbd.int/protocol/e-doc/?notification=2036
UNFCCC COP 20
The 20th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC is expected to take place in December 2014 at a venue to be determined.
dates: 3-14 December 2014 location: TBA contact: UNFCCC Secretariat phone: +49-228 815-1000 fax: +49-228-815-1999 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.unfccc.int
World Conference on Disaster Reduction 2015 [tentative]
The World Conference on Disaster Reduction will be hosted by the Government of Japan and organized by the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), and is expected to agree a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction (DRR).
date: 1 January 2015 [tentative] location: Japan contact: UNISDR phone: +41-2291-78907 fax: +41-2291-78964 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.unisdr.org/we/coordinate/hfa
40th Sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies
The 40th sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies to the UNFCCC are expected to take place in June 2015.
dates: 3-14 June 2015 location: Bonn, Germany contact: UNFCCC Secretariat phone: +49-228 815-1000 fax: +49-228-815-1999 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.unfccc.int
70th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 70)
The 70th Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 70) will convene at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, 15 September 2015. The General Debate will open on Tuesday, 22 September 2016.
dates: 15-28 September 2015 venue: UN Headquarters location: New York, United States of America www: http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/INF/67/1
Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund
The 2015 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund will take place in Lima, Peru, in October 2015. The Annual Meetings bring together ministers of finance and central bank governors from the institutions' 188 member countries, and provide a forum for civil society, the private sector, academics and others to engage in discussions on economic issues.
date: 1 October 2015 location: Lima, Peru contact: David Theis, World Bank phone: +1 202-458-8626 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/2012/09/14/world-bank-group...
UNFCCC COP 21
The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC is expected to take place in December 2015 at a venue to be determined.
dates: 2-13 December 2015 location: TBA contact: UNFCCC Secretariat phone: +49-228 815-1000 fax: +49-228-815-1999 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.unfccc.int
42nd Sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies
The 42nd sessions of the subsidiary bodies to the UNFCCC are expected to take place in May 2016.
dates: 18-29 May 2016 location: Bonn, Germany contact: UNFCCC Secretariat e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.unfccc.int
71st Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 71)
The 71st Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 71) will convene at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, 13 September 2016. The General Debate will open on Tuesday, 20 September 2016.
dates: 13-26 September 2016 venue: UN Headquarters location: New York, United States of America www: http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/INF/67/1
UNFCCC COP 22
The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UNFCCC is expected to take place in November-December 2016, at a venue to be determined.
dates: 30 November - 11 December 2016 location: TBA contact: UNFCCC Secretariat phone: +49-228 815-1000 fax: +49-228-815-1999 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.unfccc.int
72nd Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72)
The 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72) will convene at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, 12 September 2017. The General Debate will open on Tuesday, 19 September 2017.
dates: 12-25 September 2017 venue: UN Headquarters location: New York, United States of America www: http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/INF/67/1