Forests, Deserts, Land
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...
International Conference on Policies for Water and Food Security in the Dry Areas
This conference's sponsors include the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, the International Food Policy Research Institute, the International Water Management Institute, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, and the Agriculture Research Center, Egypt. Sound policies for food security and agricultural water management are critical for national economies – and particularly for dryland areas, where water resources are already scarce, and declining rapidly. The development of such policies requires an assessment of the current state of knowledge; the lessons learned from research and development programs in different countries; and a better understanding of the inter-relationships between water policies, food security, employment and the environment. This meeting will be organized around the following themes: incentives for sustainable and efficient water allocation and management; interactions between water management, food production and employment opportunities; and policies for enhancing food security. Various countries will present lessons learned on these three themes. The conference will examine the effectiveness of current and alternative water and food policy options, and identify strategies to enhance land and water productivity, food security, employment generation on and livelihoods. Paper abstracts should be submitted by 20 April 2013.
dates: 24-26 June 2013 location: Cairo, Egypt e-mail: CWFDA@cgiar.org www: http://www.icarda.org/water-and-food-security-conference
Near East Land and Water Days
Recognizing that land and water are crucial for sustainable agriculture and food security, the Near East Land and Water Days will seek to highlight achievements and impacts of FAO, IFAD, WFP and GIZ land and water programmes and projects implemented by Member Countries in the region, and to draw conclusions and recommendations for follow-up actions to improve the impact and effectiveness of land and water projects , initiatives and programmes in the region.
dates: 24-28 June 2013 location: Cairo, Egypt contact: Yasser Elwan phone: +202-22563791 fax: +202-22563790 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://neareast.fao.org/Pages/Events.aspx?id=988&lang=EN&I=0...
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
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-...
Protected Area Management Course
This course is taught in Spanish and is designed for participants from Spanish and Portuguese speaking nations in Latin America, Africa and Europe that are directly involved in planning and management of protected areas, buffer zones and conservation corridors. The course is coordinated by CSU in collaboration with the Office of International Programs of the United States Forest Service and with cooperation of other US federal agencies, including the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Reclamation, as well as non-governmental organizations and state and municipal governments. The course will take place from 3 July-3 August 2013, with applications due on 31 January 2013.
date: 3 July 2013 location: Fort Collins, United States of America e-mail: email@example.com www: http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/cpamt-protected-areas-course
Caux Dialogue on Land and Security
Over three days, the Caux Dialogue will gather senior figures from public, private, and non-profit sectors, as well as young professionals and grass-roots actors in a series of adapted formats. The meeting aims to deepen understanding of the links between land degradation and security; share lessons learned on sustainable land restoration; examine the potential for investment in land restoration and peace-building; present training resources; and build trust needed for land-peace policies, effective collaboration and partnerships. The meeting is supported, in part, by the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).
dates: 7-11 July 2013 venue: Caux Forum location: Switzerland additional: Caux e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.unccd.int/Lists/SiteDocumentLibrary/EventsAndCamp...
Informal Interactive Hearing: International Migration and Development
The UN General Assembly (UNGA) will hold an informal, interactive hearing of NGOs and private sector representatives in preparation for the October 2013 High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development.
date: 15 July 2013 location: New York, United States of America www: http://www.un.org/esa/population/meetings/HLD2013/hld2013.ht...
Living Soil Forum
The "Summer of Soil" will include a "Living Soil Forum" from 22-26 July 2013, hosted by a collection of global partners, including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). The Living Soil Forum will be a five day event to engage key players, from producers to consumers in the agriculture system, with the goal of promoting cross-sectoral collaboration to secure and restore healthy soils globally.
dates: 22-26 July 2013 location: Sweden additional: Järna www: http://www.summerofsoil.se/
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/
Sixth International Ecosystem Services Partnership Conference
The sixth meeting of the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) will focus on case studies and the practical application of the ecosystem services concept to planning, management and decision-making. The ESP is organizing the conference, in cooperation with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry. Other partners include the UN Environment Programme's World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Global Mechanism (GM), and the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB), among others. Professional Training Sessions on Practical Tools for Ecosystem Services Assessment will take place after the event.
dates: 26-30 August 2013 venue: Pan Pacific Nirwana location: Bali, Indonesia contact: Beria Leimona e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.espconference.org/ESP_Conference
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com www: http://www.latincarbon.com
First Scientific Conference of ILACCT: The Value of Drylands
The Latin American and Caribbean Initiative on Science and Technology (ILACCT), which was established in July 2008 during a meeting held in the city of Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, will hold the First Scientific Conference in August 2013 with the objective of discussing how to implement recommendations made during the International Conference: Climate, Sustainability and Development in Semi-arid Regions (ICID) Fortaleza (2010) and ICID Mendoza (2011). Participants will focus on the following themes: status of desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD); valuation of socio-economic and cultural impacts of DLDD; and sustainable land management (SLM). The Conference motto is 'The value of drylands'.
dates: 28-30 August 2013 location: Brazil additional: Sobral contact: Organizing Committee e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.ilacct.org/
28th Session of the FAO Latin American and Caribbean Forestry Commission (LACFC)
This biennial meeting offers a policy and technical forum for countries in the Latin American and Caribbean region to discuss and address forest issues. Government officials from forestry and other sectors are encouraged to attend, as are representatives of NGOs, private industry and other organizations dealing with forest-related issues in the region.
dates: 9-13 September 2013 location: Georgetown, Guyana contact: Brenda Hivy Ortiz-Chour e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.fao.org/forestry/31106/en/
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/
UNCCD COP 11
At the opening of the eleventh meeting of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 11), Deputy Minister for Environment and Tourism of Namibia, Pohamba Shifeta, announced that the Republic of Namibia has offered to host the eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). The meeting is expected to take place from 16-27 September 2013.
dates: 16-27 September 2013 location: Windhoek, Namibia contact: UNCCD Secretariat phone: +49 228 815 2800 fax: +49 228 815 2898/99 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.unccd.int/
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
Fourth Mountain Partnership Global Meeting
The global meeting will be key to endorsing the new four-year strategy and governance of the Mountain Partnership and to initiate work on its implementation. It will also provide a unique opportunity for members from across the world to meet, network, present interesting initiatives and promote collaborative action in sustainable mountain development. The Mountain Partnership is a UN voluntary alliance of partners dedicated to improving the lives of mountain people and protecting mountain environments around the world. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the (FAO) acts as the central hub of the Secretariat of the Partnership.
dates: 17-20 September 2013 location: Turkey www: http://www.mountainpartnership.org/news/news-detail/en/c/173...
Ninth Meeting of the AEWA Standing Committee
The Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) is an intergovernmental treaty dedicated to the conservation of migratory waterbirds and their habitats across Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, Greenland and the Canadian Archipelago. The ninth meeting of the Standing Committee for AEWA will take place from 18-20 September in Trondheim, Norway, and will be hosted by the Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management. AEWA was developed under the framework of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), which is administered by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).
dates: 18-19 September 2013 location: Trondheim, Norway contact: AEWA Secretariat phone: +49-228-815-2413 fax: +49-228-815-2450 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.unep-aewa.org/meetings/en/stc_meetings/stc9docs/s...
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: SFemail@example.com www: http://www.cgiar.org/consortium-news/science-forum-2013-the-...
European Forest Institute 20 Years Science and Policy Forum
The EFI 20 Years Science and Policy Forum will both celebrate 20 years of initiatives under the European Forest Institute (EFI) and consider the future of Europe's forests, including the risks and opportunities they face. The forum will also include a high-level segment on the theme, 'Our forests in the 21st century – ready for risks and opportunities?'.
dates: 23-27 September 2013 venue: Palais des Congres location: Nancy, France contact: Ulla Vänttinen e-mail: AC20years@efi.int www: http://www.efi.int/portal/efi20years/ac2013/
First International Conference on Global Food Security
The First International Conference on Global Food Security aims to explore the economic, social, biophysical, technological and institutional drivers of current and future global food security. The topics list includes, inter alia: enabling trade and market policies for local and global food security; sustainable intensification of food production systems; novel ways of feeding 9 billion; land sparing, land sharing and trade-offs; agricultural production as feedstock for renewables; lost harvest and wasted food; nutritional security; and labelling, certifying and striving for quality and sustainability of food production.
dates: 29 September - 2 October 2013 location: Noordwijk, Netherlands www: http://www.globalfoodsecurityconference.com/index.html
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: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.aseanbiodiversity.org/index.php?option=com_conten...
Eighth Meeting of the CBD Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions
The Working Group on Article 8(j) (traditional knowledge) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is expected to continue consideration of tasks 7 (equitable benefit-sharing), 10 (development of standards and guidelines for the reporting and prevention of unlawful appropriation of traditional knowledge), 12 (exchange and dissemination of information) and 15 (repatriation of traditional knowledge) of the work programme on Article 8(j); and consider a draft plan of action on customary sustainable use, as well as the matter of terminology related to "indigenous peoples and local communities." An in-depth dialogue will be held on "connecting traditional knowledge systems and science, such as under the IPBES, including gender dimensions".
dates: 7-11 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=WG8J-08
CIFOR Annual Meeting
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) will hold its annual meeting to consider its annual report, among other agenda items. CIFOR is a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).
dates: 7-11 October 2013 location: Bogor, Indonesia contact: CIFOR Secretariat phone: 62-251-8622-622 fax: 62-251-8622-100 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.cifor.org/crp6/events/upcoming-events/event-view....
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
27th Session of the FAO North American Forest Commission
This biennial meeting offers a policy and technical forum for countries in the North American region to discuss and address forest issues. Government officials from forestry and other sectors are encouraged to attend, as are representatives of NGOs, private industry and other organizations dealing with forest-related issues in the region.
dates: 15-19 October 2013 location: Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America contact: Peter Csoka e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.fao.org/forestry/31117/en/
World Food Day: Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition
“Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition” will be the focus of World Food Day in 2013. The official World Food Day theme – announced at the start of every year by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) – gives focus to World Food Day observances and helps increase understanding of problems and solutions in the drive to end hunger.
date: 16 October 2013 location: worldwide www: http://www.fao.org/getinvolved/worldfoodday/en/
Second Global Soil Week 2013
This event, which will convene under the theme 'Losing Ground?' is organized by the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, Germany. It will consider what “losing ground” implies for food, water and energy security. It will bring together practitioners, policy makers, scientists and representatives from civil society organizations to share knowledge and experience on soil and land related issues and to make plans to advance the global agenda for sustainable development. The deadline for submitting Global Soil Week Dialogue Session Proposals is 12 June 2013, 18:00 hrs (CET). The event will emphasize three foci: Understand soils in the nexus; Manage the nexus; and Create sustainable pathways to societal change. In addition, there will be four thematic threads: Material Cycles; Sustainable Land Management and Soil Engineering; International Soil Policy and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); and Responsible Land Governance.
dates: 27-31 October 2013 location: Berlin, Germany contact: IASS Potsdam e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.iass-potsdam.de/research-clusters/global-contract...
Ad Hoc Technical EGM on Socio-Economic Considerations of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
The Expert Group Meeting (EGM) organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will examine: existing institutional frameworks, legislation and policies with provisions on socioeconomic considerations; capacity-building activities related to biosafety and socioeconomic considerations; existing expertise and experience; and other policy initiatives concerning social and economic impact assessments.
dates: 28 October - 1 November 2013 [tentative] location: Bolivia, Plurinational State of contact: CBD Secretariat phone: +1 514 288 2220 fax: +1 514 288 6588 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.cbd.int/meetings/
25th Session of the FAO Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission
This meeting offers a policy and technical forum for countries in the Asia-Pacific region to discuss and address forest issues. This by-invitation meeting targets government officials from forestry and other sectors, as well as representatives of NGOs, private industry and other organizations dealing with forest-related issues in the region.
dates: 4-8 November 2013 location: New Zealand contact: Patrick Durst e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.fao.org/forestry/33587/en/
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
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: email@example.com www: http://www.itto.int
International Workshop on Soil Spectroscopy: Present and Future of Soil Monitoring
This workshop, to convene at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) headquarters in Rome, Italy, will address: soil spectroscopy, including new techniques, calibration-validation and analysis of large-scale spectral libraries; soil spectroscopy to monitor the state of soil resources now and in the future; and harmonization of the protocol for the collection of laboratory spectra. The workshop will bring together soil spectroscopy experts to promote knowledge and the use of this discipline in environmental science, and it will generate a white paper to be published as an FAO-Global Soil Partnership (GSP) report that will serve as reference for the soil spectroscopy community.
dates: 4-6 December 2013 venue: FAO Headquarters location: Rome, Italy www: http://www.fao.org/globalsoilpartnership/events/detail/en/c/...
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
The second meeting of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is exepected to take place in late 2013.
dates: 9-13 December 2013 location: TBA contact: UNEP Secretariat e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.ipbes.net
Metsä2013 - Joint Session of the FAO European Forestry Commission and UNECE Timber Committee
Metsä2013 will be a joint-meeting of the UN Economic Commission for Europe's (UNECE) 71st Timber Committee and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN's (FAO) 37th European Forestry Commission. The meeting will take place during the second European Forest Week, highlighting the societal importance of forests and the achievements of the forest community. Metsä2013 will include various side events for organizations working on forest and forest products related issues.
dates: 9-13 December 2013 location: Rovaniemi, Finland contact: Paola Deda e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.unece.org/forests/metsa2013.html
The third meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit-sharing (ABS) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is expected to address, among others, issues related to compliance, a global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism, the ABS clearing-house, and monitoring and reporting, and will exchange views on the state of implementation of the Protocol, and on sectoral and cross-sectoral model contractual clauses, codes of conduct and guidelines.
dates: 3-7 February 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/
World Congress on Agroforestry
Organized under the theme "Trees for Life – Accelerating the Impacts of Agroforestry," this Congress is intended to raise awareness and share knowledge and information on agroforestry and associated research. The Congress is also intended to increase support for agroforestry on all fronts, including through collaboration with the private sector. The event will be organized by the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF), in collaboration with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), the Indian Society of Agroforestry and Global Initiatives.
dates: 10-14 February 2014 location: Delhi, India contact: Global Initiatives
phone: 65 6411 6610
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.wca2014.org/index.html
20th World Congress of Soil Science
The Korean Society of Soil Science and Fertilizer will host the 20th World Congress of Soil Science (WCSS). The meeting will take advantage of the fact that the field of soil science is expanding because of the growing interest in food security and safety as well as environmental quality. In addition, many state-of-the-art emerging technologies being developed in other fields are available to adapt to soil science, creating an explosion of information and knowledge in the many fields of soil science. The 20th WCSS will provide an opportunity to examine the changes in soil science and to envision new perspectives for basic and applied soil research. The local Organizing Committee is planning to set up the various programs to encourage the participation of soil scientists from across the world.
dates: 8-14 June 2014 location: Jeju, Republic of Korea www: http://www.20wcss.org/
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/
CBD WGRI 5
At its fifth meeting, the Working Group on Review of Implementation (WGRI) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is expected to address, among other issues, implementation of the Strategy for Resource Mobilization, the efficiency of structures and processes under the Convention and its protocols, and biodiversity and development.
dates: 23-27 June 2014 [tentative] location: Montreal, Canada [tentative] contact: CBD Secretariat phone: +1 514 288 2220 fax: +1 514 288 6588 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.cbd.int/meetings/
22nd Session of the FAO Committee on Forestry
The Council of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has approved the dates of the next Committee on Forestry (COFO), set for 23–27 June 2014. The biennial session will be held at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, and will bring together heads of forest services and other senior government officials to identify emerging policy and technical issues, to seek solutions and to advise FAO and others on appropriate action. Participants will also include representatives from other international organizations and non-governmental groups. Participation in COFO is open to all FAO member countries.
dates: 23-27 June 2014 venue: FAO Headquarters location: Rome, Italy contact: Peter Csoka e-mail: peter.csoka @fao.org www: http://www.fao.org/forestry/57758/en/
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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://bch.cbd.int/protocol/e-doc/?notification=2036
IUCN World Parks Congress 2014
The sixth International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Parks Congress will serve as a vital link to achieving IUCN's overall vision of a “just world that values and conserves nature” and deliver the IUCN Programme 2013-2106.
dates: 12-19 November 2014 location: Sydney, Australia contact: Trevor Sandwith e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/gpap_home/?11730/I...
Fourteenth World Forestry Congress
The 14th World Forestry Congress, convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), is intended to raise awareness and provide a forum for discussions on forestry-related technical, scientific and policy issues.
date: 1 September 2015 [tentative] location: Durban, South Africa contact: South Africa Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries www: http://www.affcomnet.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=a...
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
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
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