Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Change
Security
Water
Asia

Climate change poses a growing security risk in Central Asia and Afghanistan, where it has a particularly severe impact on glaciers and natural resources such as water, land and soil. As part of a preventive and stabilising foreign policy, the Federal Foreign Office will launch Green Central Asia, a regional initiative on climate and security in the region on 28 January 2020.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Sustainable Transformation
Europe

The Commission plans to propose the first European Climate Law in the first 100 days of its mandate. The Climate Law will set the direction of travel for EU climate action, give predictability for investors, and anchor the irreversibility of the transformation.

Security
Global Issues
14 February, 2020 to 16 February, 2020
Munich, Germany

Munich Security Conference 2020

During its main conference in February, the MSC assembles more than 450 senior decision-makers as well as thought leaders from around the world, including heads of state, ministers, leading personalities of international and non-governmental organizations, high-ranking representatives from business, the media, academia, and civil society to debate pressing issues of international security policy.

Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Sub-Saharan Africa
09 March, 2020 to 13 March, 2020
Kampala, Uganda

Africa Climate Week 2020

Regional Climate Weeks (RCWs) inspire individuals and organisations to become part of the momentum created by the global climate agreement in Paris. It is a unique collaborative platform where both governments and non-governmental organisations stakeholders gather to address the gamut of relevant climate issues under one umbrella.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Finance
Global Issues
23 March, 2020 to 27 March, 2020
Nairobi, Kenya

Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Committee & Sub-Committee Meetings

The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) trust fund committees and sub-committees meet regularly to make consensus-based decisions that ensure CIF funding flows, activities progress, and learning is shared. The next meeting is scheduled to take place in Nairobi, Kenya in March 23-27, 2020.

Climate Change
Global Issues
23 March, 2020 to 30 March, 2020
Worldwide (online)

7th Climate Change Online Conference (CLIMATE2020)

The Research and Transfer Centre ‘Sustainability and Climate Change Management’ (FTZ-NK) of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany, will convene the seventh Climate Change Online Conference (CLIMATE2020).

Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Asia
27 April, 2020 to 30 April, 2020
New Delhi, India

Adaptation Futures 2020

The Energy and Resources Institute will co-host the Adaptation Futures 2020 with the World Adaptation Science Programme (WASP) in Delhi from April 27-30, 2020. It is the sixth in the Adaptation Futures international conference series on global adaptation and the first to be held in Asia.

Capacity Building
Climate Change
Water
Global Issues

IHE Delft is now accepting abstracts for the 6th International Symposium on Knowledge and Capacity Development for the Water Sector. Hosted on May 27-29, 2020 in Delft, the Netherlands, the Symposium aims to build on the concepts of capacity development and move towards an implementation science.

Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Sustainable Transformation
South America
Central America & Caribbean
06 July, 2020 to 10 July, 2020
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 2020

Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Climate Week 2020 will bring together representatives from the public and private sectors to exchange ideas and identify synergies in discussions, meetings and exhibitions on a diverse set of themes related to climate action and sustainable development.

Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Diplomacy
Development
Sustainable Transformation
Global Issues
07 July, 2020 to 16 July, 2020
UN Headquarters, New York City

High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development 2020

The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will convene the 2020 session of the HLPF from Tuesday, 7 July, to Thursday, 16 July 2020. Following the first five-days, the HLPF's three-day ministerial segment takes place jointly with ECOSOC's high-level segment from Tuesday-Thursday, 14-16 July 2020. The ECOSOC high-level segment concludes on 17 July 2020.

Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Global Issues
01 October, 2020
tbd, Netherlands

Global Adaption Action Summit

The Netherlands will host the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) Climate Adaption Summit in October 2020. This year marks the GCA's Year of Action.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Global Issues
09 November, 2020 to 20 November, 2020
Glasgow, Scotland

UNFCCC COP 26

The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the UNFCCC is expected to take place from 9-20 November 2020, in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Technology & Innovation
Global Issues

The Joint 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer (COP 12) and 32nd Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP 32) is scheduled to take place from 23-27 November 2020 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Finance
Global Issues
14 December, 2020 to 18 December, 2020
Washington D.C., US

Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Committee & Sub-Committee Meetings

The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) trust fund committees and sub-committees meet regularly to make consensus-based decisions that ensure CIF funding flows, activities progress, and learning is shared. The next meeting is scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C. in December 14-18, 2020.

Past Events
Climate Change
Security
Global Issues

Climate change is increasingly shaping international security. The session aims at making the COP community aware of the climate-security nexus and focus a debate on integrated risk analysis, mitigation and management. It will discuss potential pathways for action how to deal with climate-security risks in Latin America and beyond.

Climate Change
Security
South America
Central America & Caribbean

This side event will advance this debate, including around policy solutions, through the launch of the report Climate and Security in Latin America and the Caribbean, a partnership between two Brazil-based organizations: Igarapé Institute and Institute for Climate and Society (ICS).

Climate Diplomacy
Global Issues
02 December, 2019 to 13 December, 2019
Madrid, Spain

UNFCCC COP 25

As announced by the UNFCCC Secretariat on 1 November 2019, the COP Bureau agreed that COP 25 will take place from 2-13 December, in Madrid, Spain.

 

Climate Change
Conflict Transformation
Security
Sub-Saharan Africa
14 November, 2019
The Hague, Netherlands

Public Meeting: Climate and Security in the Sahel Region

The public meeting is organised by the Netherlands Atlantic Youth and study association BASIS. Speakers are Clingendael's Senior Associate Fellow Tom Middendorp and ICCT's Senior Research Fellow Liesbeth van der Heide.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Security
Global Issues

This is a joint event by the Centre for International Security at the Hertie School and the United Nations Association of Germany, focusing on the security implications of climate change and the role of the UN Security Council in this context.

Climate Change
Security
Sub-Saharan Africa

The Lake Chad region is caught in a conflict trap. It is experiencing one of the world’s worst humanitarian emergencies with an estimated 10.7 million people in need of assistance. adelphi’s study Shoring up Stability demonstrates, for the first time, how climate change is interacting with the conflict and compounds the crisis in the Lake Chad region. The launch event will present the findings from this climate and fragility assessment on Lake Chad.

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