Trade and Investment
Youth and Innovation in Africa E-Discussion
The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) is hosting a moderated online discussion on the theme ‘Youth and Innovation in Africa: Harnessing the possibilities of Africa's youth for the transformation of the continent'. The e-discussion aims to consider how innovation and technology can stem youth unemployment rates and advance Africa's development agenda. Questions will focus on how science and technology innovations can foster economic growth, including through removing barriers, increasing skill acquisition and increasing youth employability. The e-discussion is expected to result in a synthesis paper that will feed into UNECA and the Government of Nigeria's High Level Policy Dialogue on ‘Science, Technologies and Innovation and the African Transformation Agenda,' which will take place from 24-25 March 2014, in Abuja, Nigeria. Interested participants can email the organizers to join the conversation.
dates: 20 February - 12 March 2014 location: virtual e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com www: http://www.uneca.org/media-centre/stories/online-discussion-...
IPBES Third Full MEP and Bureau Meeting
The third full Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP) and Bureau meeting of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) will be held with support from Germany. The objective of this meeting is to implement Decisions IPBES-2/1 to IPBES-2/9, as requested by the IPBES Plenary at its second session.
dates: 10-14 March 2014 location: Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany contact: IPBES e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.ipbes.net/events-feed/439-3rd-full-mep-and-bureau...
11th Conference of the Parties to the Abidjan Convention
The 11th Conference of Contracting Parties to the Abidjan Convention (COP 11) is being convened under the theme ‘Promoting Blue Growth in Africa: Toward Sustainable Management of Marine Resources,' and will provide an opportunity for African coastal countries to lay the foundation for regional oceans governance in Africa. COP 11 will review activity during the period 2012-2013, and the 2014-2015 budget, and discuss how parties can take up “Blue Growth” as a way of sustainably managing marine and coastal resources. A seminar on blue growth with international marine experts will take place on the first day of the conference. This conference will be divided into two segments: the experts segment (17-19 March); and the ministerial segment (20-21 March). Decisions likely to be taken at the conference relate to: headquarter location for the Regional Emergency Coordination Centre for Marine Pollution; adoption of the revised text of the Abidjan Convention; and conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction. COP 11 will be preceded on 16 March by the first meeting of the Abidjan Convention's Ad Hoc Committee on Science and Technology, a body established by COP 9 to provide scientific, technical and technological advice relating to implementation of the Convention. The Conference is being organized in cooperation with the South African Department of Environmental Affairs. The Abidjan Convention covers 22 coastal countries in West, Central and Southern Africa. COPs are held every two years.
dates: 17-21 March 2014 venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre, 1 Lower Long Street location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa contact: Abou Bamba phone: +225 027 18781 fax: +225 22415567 e-mail: Abidjan.Convention@unep.org www: http://cop11.abidjanconvention.org/index.php?option=com_cont...
Third CTCN Advisory Board Meeting
The Third Advisory Board Meeting of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) will bring together observers from various organizations, including intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), UN organizations, and parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Advisory Board, which meets twice a year, is expected to review the CTCN's criteria and work programme as the CTCN becomes fully operational. The CTCN, the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism's operational arm, works to increase access to new and existing technologies for both adaptation and mitigation. It is hosted and managed by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), in collaboration with the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and supported by 11 Centres of Excellence in both developed and developing countries. The CTCN is accountable to, and under the guidance of, the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC through its Advisory Board, which determines the CTCN's modalities and rules of procedure. The Advisory Board's Constitution was agreed at COP 18 in Doha, Qatar, in 2012.
dates: 19-21 March 2014 venue: UN City, Marmorvej 51 location: Copenhagen, Kobenhavn, Denmark contact: CTCN phone: +33 1 44 37 14 50 fax: +33 1 44 37 14 74 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.unep.org/climatechange/ctcn/AdvisoryBoardMeeting/...
2nd World Forests Summit
The Economist's 2nd World Forests Summit will focus on the theme 'Unlocking the True Potential of Forests'. The event will encourage open discussions with all stakeholders on the true economics and future of forests. Speakers include Janez Potocnik, Commissioner for the Environment, European Commission, Tony Simons, Director General, World Agroforestry Centre and, Mario Boccucci, Head of Secretariat, UN-REDD Programme.
date: 20 March 2014 venue: Grand Hôtel location: Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden www: http://www.economistinsights.com/sustainability-resources/ev...
Africa Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Africa Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (AfricaPVSEC) is a new initiative partnering the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) and the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNEC) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference and Exhibition to promote and exchange ideas on photovoltaic solar energy in Africa. AfricaPVSEC will bring together researchers, public authorities, international organizations, donors, NGOs to discuss, among others: increased potential for exploitation and use of solar in Africa; transfer of appropriate technologies to the African context; promotion of investment; development of trade and business linkages between African professionals and their counterparts in the world; establishing business partnership agreements; and technical, financial or commercial extension programs.
dates: 27-29 March 2014 venue: Durban International Convention Centre location: Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa phone: +39-055/500 21 74 ext. 204 or +49-(0)89/720 12 735 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.africapvsec.info
7th Joint Ministerial Conference on Industrialization for Sustainable and Inclusive Development in Africa
The Seventh Joint African Union (AU) Conference of Ministers of Economy and Finance and UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development provides a platform for policy makers to make proposals to advance the work of the Accelerated Industrial Development of Africa (AIDA) initiative. The ECA and the African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the Nigerian government are organizing the conference, which will bring together African Ministers responsible for finance, economy and economic development, as well as governors of Central Banks and key leaders from the private sector. Discussions will focus on key challenges, including increasing productivity and competitiveness.
dates: 27 March - 1 April 2014 location: Abuja, Nigeria contact: Economic Commission for Africa phone: +251 11 551 5826 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.uneca.org/media-centre/stories/nigeria-host-joint...
WIPO IGC 27
At its twenty-seventh meeting, the Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is expected to hold a 10-day text-based negotiating session focusing on traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions. It is expected to be held in April 2014, exact dates to be confirmed.
date: 1 April 2014 [tentative] location: Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland contact: WIPO Secretariat phone: +41 22 338 9111 fax: +41 22 733 5428 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.wipo.int/export/sites/www/tk/en/igc/pdf/igc_manda...
Green Growth Knowledge Platform Regional Practitioners' Workshop [rescheduled]
The Green Growth Knowledge Platform's (GGKP) Workshop on Green Growth in Africa, titled 'Pathways to Green Growth in Africa,' aims to: explore the rationale for green(er) growth in an African context; facilitate policy dialogue and knowledge sharing; and discuss practical implementation issues. The workshop will focus on setting an African green growth vision through thematic sessions and exploring linkages among natural resources management, renewable energy and greening infrastructure. Participants will, inter alia, focus on green growth landscapes in Africa, including a discussion on the specific challenges faced by African countries, such as high dependence on natural resources for growth and rapid infrastructure, and discuss green growth in practice, including discussions on forest-friendly growth in the Congo Basin and parallel sessions designed to facilitate an exchange of ideas and identify areas for collaboration.
dates: 1-3 April 2014 location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo contact: Green Growth Knowledge Platform www: http://www.greengrowthknowledge.org/event/pathways-green-gro...
International Forum on Payments for Environmental Services of Tropical Forests
This forum, convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) in collaboration with the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and the National Forest Financing Fund of Costa Rica, will highlight the benefits from payments for ecosystem services (PES) as well as build capacity for the development and implementation of PES in tropical countries, with a view to supporting sustainable forest management (SFM).
dates: 7-10 April 2014 location: San Jose, Costa Rica contact: Rao Matta e-mail: Rao.Matta@fao.org www: http://www.fao.org/forestry/84884/en/
CBD Second Dialogue Seminar on Scaling up Finance for Biodiversity
Convened jointly by the Governments of Ecuador, India, Japan, Norway, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, Uganda and the European Commission, the second dialogue seminar aims to enhance mutual understanding of the different views and perspectives on financing for biodiversity. It will focus on the implementation of Aichi targets 2, 3 and 20 in the context of Decision XI/4 on resource mobilization and its three sections on target-setting, review of implementation of the strategy for resource mobilization and the roadmap. Particular attention will be given to the different ways of assessing the value of biodiversity and ecosystem services and the mechanisms to integrate these values into decision-making.
dates: 9-12 April 2014 location: Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador 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=DS-FB-02
ECOSOC Global Dialogue on Financing for Development
In accordance with UN General Assembly resolution 68/1, the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will strengthen and further promote dialogue on and implementation of the financing for development (FFD) agenda, including by strengthening the special high-level meeting with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The Council will allocate specific time for deliberation and consideration of the follow-up to the International Conference on Financing for Development. The Global Dialogue on financing for development will convene on 14-15 April 2014.
dates: 14-15 April 2014 venue: UN Headquarters location: New York City, US www: http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=E/2014/1
First High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation
This is a ministerial-level meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation, which will bring together governments, civil society, the private sector and international institutions to discuss ways to maximize the benefits of development aid and strengthen existing programmes through coordination. The Global Partnership was established at the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4) held in Busan, the Republic of Korea, in 2011. The Global Partnership promotes dialogue and exchange of best practices with regard to implementing principles for effective cooperation, such as results-oriented management, inclusive development partnerships, transparency and mutual accountability.
dates: 15-16 April 2014 location: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico contact: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico phone: +52 (5) 3686-5581 fax: +52 (5) 3686-5582 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.sre.gob.mx/en/index.php/archived-press-releases/2...
Global Ocean Action Summit [rescheduled]
The Global Ocean Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth, organized by the Government of the Netherlands and the World Bank, is meant to "seal major deals for worldwide action" addressing the threats to the health and productivity of oceans. The meeting aims to mobilize financial and technical support for attaining established goals under the Global Partnership for Oceans (GPO). It will also host the first official assembly of GPO partners, and will mark the implementation phase of the GPO. In addition, a report indicating priority areas and regions for action will be launched by the GPO Blue Ribbon Panel, an independent group of ocean experts. Attendance is by invitation only. The Summit was originally scheduled to take place in September 2013.
dates: 22-25 April 2014 location: The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands contact: Elisabeth Mealey phone: +1 202 458 4475 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.globaloceansactionsummit.com/
27th Meeting of the CITES AC, 21st Meeting of the CITES PC and Joint AC/PC Session
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Animals Committee (CITES AC) will hold its 27th meeting in Veracruz, Mexico, back-to-back with the 21st meeting of the CITES Plants Committee (CITES PC) and will include a two-day long joint session. The AC will meet from 28 April-1 May 2014; the CITES AC/PC session will be held from 2-3 May 2014; and the CITES PC will meet from 4-8 May 2014.
dates: 28 April - 8 May 2014 location: Veracruz, Mexico contact: Yuan Liu phone: +41-22-917-8139 fax: +41-22-797-3417 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.cites.org/eng/news/calendar.php
Fourth Session of Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing [tentative]
The fourth session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICSDF) is scheduled for 12-16 May 2014.
dates: 12-16 May 2014 venue: UN Headquarters location: New York City, US contact: Nathalie Risse e-mail: email@example.com www: http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?menu=1558
WAVES Fourth Partnership Meeting
The fourth partnership meeting of the Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES) program will bring together WAVES countries and partners to share successes and challenges, with a focus on water and ecosystem accounts. It will feature presentations from UN and private sector partners and panel discussions on how natural capital accounts (NCA) support wider development goals. WAVES is a global partnership that aims to promote sustainable development by ensuring that natural resources are mainstreamed in national economic accounts and development planning. The partnership includes UN agencies, governments, international institutes, NGOs and academics. The core implementing countries are Botswana, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Indonesia, Madagascar, the Philippines and Rwanda.
dates: 14-15 May 2014 location: Washington D.C., US contact: WAVES Secretariat www: http://www.wavespartnership.org/fourth-partnership-meeting
Hidroenergia 2014: International Congress and Trade Fair on Small Hydropower
Organized by the European Small Hydropower Association (ESHA), the Congress will focus on promoting interaction on small hydropower (SHP) amongst delegates, speakers, and decision-makers through match-making, round-table sessions and panel discussions on the following topics: economic opportunities and challenges; financing tools and models; policy developments in Turkey, the European Union (EU) and around the world; trends in engineering, including bioengineering and prefabrication; technological development, including on penstocks, turbines and auxiliary mechanical equipment; SHP and the environment; SHP pumped storage and multipurpose plants; and hydropower resources and assessment methodologies.
dates: 21-23 May 2014 venue: Istanbul Congress Centre (ICC) location: Istanbul, Turkey contact: Congress Secretariat phone: +32 2 722 8230 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://2014.hidroenergia.eu
46th GEF Council Meeting and GEF Assembly
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Assembly will be held back-to-back with the 46th GEF Council meeting in Mexico. A report on the host city, Cancún, was considered at the 45th Council meeting in November 2013. The CSO Consultation, GEF Council and LDCF/SCCF Council Meetings will convene from 25-27 May, with the Council meeting beginning on 25 May and overlapping for half a day, on 27 May, with the CSO Consultation. The Assembly will convene from 28-30 May. All 183 member nations, including South Sudan – the GEF's newest member – will gather for the Assembly. The GEF Council meets twice a year, while the Assembly meets every four years to take major decisions, including endorsement of the next four-year GEF replenishment package.
dates: 25-30 May 2014 location: Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico contact: GEF Secretariat phone: +(202) 473-0508 fax: +(202) 522-3240/3245 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.thegef.org/gef/calendar-date/2014-05
Third Sanitation Dialogue: 11th Hour to MDGs 2015
The event titled 'Third Sanitation Dialogue: 11th Hour to MDGs 2015' will promote a comprehensive approach to sanitation among the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and its developing member countries (DMCs). The dialogue aims to raise awareness and capacity of DMCs on sustainable sanitation through discussion of elements of successful projects, such as an enabling policy environment, technology and financing options and planning and project preparation tools. It also aims to enhance DMCs' preparedness to conceptualize, plan and implement sanitation strategies and projects that increase access to sanitation and promote effective wastewater management. Discussion topics will include: adoption of appropriate technology options; promoting innovative contracts and incentives; addressing policy gaps; dealing with financing, viability and affordability issues; and demonstrating health, socioeconomic and environmental benefits. The event is part of ADB and DMC efforts to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of halving the number of people without access to improved sanitation.
dates: 27-29 May 2014 venue: ADB location: Manila, Philippines contact: Maria Corazon Ebarvia, ADB e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.adb.org/news/events/3rd-adb-dmc-and-partners-sani...
Eleventh Meeting of the Compliance Committee under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
In accordance with its work plan, the Compliance Committee will address the following issues: consistency between the information in national reports and the Biosafety Clearing-House; the methodological approach proposed for the Protocol's third assessment and review; the third national reporting format; general issues of compliance; and the Committee's report and recommendations to the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Protocol (COP-MOP 7) to be held in October 2014.
dates: 28-30 May 2014 location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada contact: CBD Secretariat phone: +1 514 288 2220 fax: +1 514 288 6588 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://bch.cbd.int/protocol/#tab=2
Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG) on LMO Risk Assessment and Risk Management
In accordance with Decision BS-VI/12 of the sixth Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol (COP/MOP 6), this meeting will: consider the process for testing the Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms (LMOs); the development of a package that aligns the Guidance with a training manual on risk assessment; and the development of guidance on new topics of risk assessment and risk management, selected on the basis of Parties' needs and their experiences and knowledge concerning risk assessment.
dates: 2-6 June 2014 location: Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 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/#tab=2
55th Session Advisory Committee on Sustainable Forest-based Industries
Organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the advisory committee on sustainable forest-based industries (ACSFI) annual meeting brings together senior executives from private sector forest industries. The meeting will consider country reports, review past and ongoing activities of the ACSFI, consider related activities by FAO and review actions under the International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA).
dates: 10-11 June 2014 location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation contact: Jukka Tissari phone: +39 0657054179 e-mail: Jukka.Tissari@fao.org www: http://www.fao.org/forestry/industries/9530/en/
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: 16-20 June 2014 [tentative] location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada contact: CBD Secretariat phone: +1 514 288 2220 fax: +1 514 288 6588 e-mail: email@example.com www: http://www.cbd.int/meetings/
Fifth Session of Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing [tentative]
The fifth session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICSDF) is scheduled for 4-8 August 2014.
dates: 4-8 August 2014 venue: UN Headquarters location: New York City, US contact: Nathalie Risse e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?menu=1558
US-Africa Leaders Summit
The first US-Africa Leaders Summit will aim to further strengthen ties with Africa, build on progress made since US President Obama's trip to Africa in 2013, and advance a focus on investment and trade in Africa. US President Barack Obama will invite an expected 47 leaders from African countries.
dates: 5-6 August 2014 location: Washington D.C., US www: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/01/21/statem...
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
47th Meeting of the GEF Council
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 to provide guidance to the GEF Secretariat and Agencies.
dates: 28-30 October 2014 location: Washington D.C., US contact: Secretariat www: http://www.thegef.org/gef/node/10107
Fiftieth Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC)
The annual meeting of the ITTC will consider progress in the implementation of International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) projects and activities in support of the sustainable management of tropical forests and the promotion of trade in sustainably produced tropical timber.
dates: 3-8 November 2014 location: Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.itto.int/news_releases/id=3795
Third Global Chemical Leasing Award Ceremony
Organized by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), this award intends to further enhance the global visibility of Chemical Leasing, acknowledge best practices, and inspire companies and individuals around the globe to apply the Chemical Leasing business concept by reducing inefficient use and over-consumption of chemicals, as well as by developing strong business partnerships and innovation along the entire supply chain. Chemical Leasing is part of UNIDO's Green Industry strategy.
dates: 11-13 November 2014 location: Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland contact: Petra Schwager e-mail: P.Schwager@unido.org www: http://www.unido.org/news/press/third-announced.html#pp1[g1]...
G20 Leaders' Summit 2014
The Group of Twenty (G20) is a forum that assembles 19 members plus the EU, representing the world's major economies. General themes include global economy, financial regulation, poverty reduction and sustainable development. The next G20 Summit will take place in Australia, which will work as a troika in defining the next work programme in cooperation with the past (Russian Federation) and future (Turkey) hosts. The G20 members are: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the UK and the US, as well as the EU.
dates: 15-16 November 2014 venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia www: http://www.g20.org
48th Meeting of the GEF Council
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 to provide guidance to the GEF Secretariat and Agencies.
dates: 2-4 June 2015 location: Washington D.C., US contact: Secretariat www: http://www.thegef.org/gef/node/10108
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...
South Africa International Renewable Energy Conference 2015 (SAIREC)
The Government of South Africa together with the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) are hosting the South Africa International Renewable Energy Conference (SAIREC), to gather ministers, decision-makers, civil society, academia and the private sector to discuss experiences and strategies for accelerating the global deployment of renewable energy. The event is aimed particularly at giving the African renewable energy industry opportunities to showcase its work and gain insights from other participants. This event will build upon previous "IREC" conferences held in Abu Dhabi (2013), Delhi (2010), Washington D.C (2008), Beijing (2005) and Bonn (2004).
dates: 4-7 October 2015 location: South Africa contact: REN21 Secretariat e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://ren21.net/Portals/0/documents/activities/IRECs/IREC%2...