Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Global Issues
22 May, 2017 to 26 May, 2017
Cancún, Mexico

2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

The world's foremost gathering on reducing disaster risk and building the resilience of communities and nations, the Global Platform for Disaster Reduction was first held in 2007. It takes place every two years, with the 2015 edition rolled into the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. Its fifth session will be held in May 2017 in Mexico.

Conflict Transformation
Security
Sustainable Transformation
Global Issues

Over millennia, warfare, environmental degradation, and social inequality have brought much suffering to humankind. In an effort to facilitate interdisciplinary cross-fertilization, WESIPS brings together a cadre of internationally recognized scholars to address the underlying causes of warfare, environmental degradation, the advent of social complexity, and social inequality from a host of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives.

Climate Diplomacy
Global Issues
26 May, 2017 to 27 May, 2017
Toarmina, Italy

2017 G7 Summit

The 2017 G7 summit will be held in the town of Toarmina in Sicily, Italy, on 26 and 27 May. The G7 is on the forefront of putting climate-fragility risks on the global agenda. In 2015, the G7, under the German Presidency, commissioned the independent report “A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks” that identifies compound climate-fragility risks which pose serious threats to the stability of states and societies in the decades ahead.

30 May, 2017
Washington D.C., United States

A Climate for Conflict: Stories from Somalia

Struggling with famine, drought, and violence, Somalia today is at a crossroads between a deepening crisis and a path to stability. Desperation is still driving people to crowded cities, refugee camps, or to the ranks of militant groups, even as a newly-elected government looks for a better way forward. Photographer and filmmaker Nichole Sobecki and writer Laura Heaton spent 18 months documenting a more personal story of Somalia, one told through the people living with a changing climate and the human consequences.

Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Global Issues
05 June, 2017 to 09 June, 2017
Glasgow, Scotland

3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference

The theme of ECCA 2017 is "Our Climate Ready Future". The vision is that this conference will inspire and enable people to work together to discover and deliver positive climate adaptation solutions that can strengthen society, revitalise local economies and enhance the environment. We will bring together the people who will deliver action on the ground – from business, industry, NGOs, local government and communities – to share knowledge, ideas and experience with researchers and policymakers.

07 June, 2017 to 08 June, 2017
Brussels, Belgium

European Development Days 2017

The European Development Days 2017, organised by the European Commission, will promote a new global strategy to address the most pressing current global development challenges and bring together development actors committed to tackling poverty worldwide with a particular emphasis on engaging the private sector as a partner in economic development.

Climate Change
Development
Energy
Sustainable Transformation
Sub-Saharan Africa
Global Issues
Middle East & North Africa
28 June, 2017 to 30 June, 2017
Cotonou, Benin

Africa Carbon Forum 2017

The 9th Africa Carbon Forum (ACF) will focus on how engagement between State and non‐State actors can be further strengthened in the key sectors for Africa (energy, agriculture and human settlements), including the role of future carbon markets to achieve enhanced climate action, towards the goals of sustainable development.

The event will cover:

Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Change
Global Issues

Consistent with the need for more cross-sectoral interactions among the various stakeholders working in the field of climate change adaptation in coastal areas and communities, the aims of the "Symposium on Climate Change Impacts and Adaption Strategies in Coastal Communities" are:

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Security
Global Issues
07 July, 2017 to 08 July, 2017
Hamburg, Germany

G20 Summit 2017

The G20 summit under the German Presidency will be held on 7 and 8 July 2017 in Hamburg. The 20 heads of state and government and top-level representatives of international organisations will meet at Hamburg Messe, the city’s exhibition and trade fair centre.

Civil Society
Climate Change
Private Sector
Global Issues
24 August, 2017 to 26 August, 2017
Birmingham, United Kingdom

5th Annual Congress on Climate Change

The Climate Congress 2017, convened by Allied Academies, is an event which brings together international academic scientists, young researchers, and students to share experience, gain and evaluate emerging technologies in climate change/global warming. The main theme of the conference is “Innovative research Supporting effective responses to climate change”.

Water
Global Issues
26 August, 2017 to 01 September, 2017
Stockholm, Sweden

2017 World Water Week

World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. It is organized by SIWI.

Climate Change
Global Issues
12 September, 2017 to 14 September, 2017
Manchester, UK

World Symposium on Climate Change Policies and Governance

The “World Symposium on Climate Change Policies and Governance” will focus on “ensuring progress in mitigation and adaptation performance”, meaning that it will serve the purpose of showcasing experiences from policy-making, research, field projects and best practice to foster climate change adaptation policy and governance, which may be useful or implemented elsewhere. It is being organized by Manchester Metropolitan University, the Research and Transfer Centre “Applications of Life Sciences” of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany), and the International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP).

Climate Change
Global Issues
26 September, 2017 to 28 September, 2017
Nairobi, Kenya

2017 Environment and Emergencies Forum

The Forum will bring together approximately 100 practitioners from around the world to showcase innovations in environmental emergency preparedness and response, and to highlight current efforts on integrating environmental risk in humanitarian action. You will meet representatives from governments, UN agencies, industries, academia, aid agencies, and civil society. Participants come from a broad background but share the objective to improve environmental emergency preparedness and response, environmental management, disaster risk reduction and humanitarian action.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Global Issues
06 November, 2017 to 17 November, 2017
Bonn, Germany

UNFCCC COP 23

The 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be organized by Fiji and hosted at the headquarters of the UNFCCC Secretariat in Bonn, Germany. Visit our platform regularly to stay up to date.  

 

Past Events
Climate Change
Finance
Private Sector
Technology & Innovation
Global Issues
22 May, 2017 to 25 May, 2017
Barcelona, Spain

Innovate4Climate

How do we shift and scale up the financing needed to turn the ambitions of the Paris Agreement into reality? Nearly all countries are committed to implementing their national climate strategies or NDCs as a part of the Paris Agreement on climate change. According to the World Bank Group, the investment needs embedded in these plans amount to US$23 trillion in emerging markets alone, representing a significant opportunity to grow the global economy.

Climate Change
Development
Sustainable Transformation
Global Issues
12 May, 2017 to 13 May, 2017
Bonn, Germany

2017 Interconnections Conference

Integrated and inclusive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Paris Agreement, the New Urban Agenda, and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda is crucial. The Interconnections conference will convene leading scholars, leading experts, and policy makers from relevant fields to exchange ideas and to build bridges between sustainable development and climate change.

Environment & Migration
Security
Water
Global Issues
10 May, 2017 to 11 May, 2017
Istanbul Turkey

4th Istanbul International Water Forum

The world is witnessing an unprecedented rise in the number of people fleeing wars and conflicts. Turkey being in the midst of this phenomenon, the 4th Istanbul International Water Forum (IIWF) will address the impacts of the current refugee crisis on water.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Global Issues
08 May, 2017 to 18 May, 2017
Bonn, Germany

46th Sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies

The 46th session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the 46th session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) under the UNFCCC will convene during the first sessional period of 2017.  

Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Change
Global Issues
04 May, 2017 to 06 May, 2017
Bonn, Germany

Resilient Cities 2017

Convened by ICLEI and hosted by the City of Bonn, Resilient Cities is the global meeting point for exchange of best practices in urban resilience and adaptation to climate change.

Source: resilientcities2017.iclei.org

Development
Sustainable Transformation
Europe
Global Issues
24 April, 2017 to 25 April, 2017
Berlin, Germany

Planetary Boundaries Conference 2017

What are the implications of the Planetary Boundaries concept for society, economy and politics? On 24 and 25 April 2017, representatives from academia, politics, civil society, media and the private sector discuss this central question in Berlin.


 

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