Conflicts over natural resources and the environment are among the greatest challenges in 21st century geopolitics. These conflicts present serious threats to human security at both the national and local levels.
UNGA President Miroslav Lajcak will convene a high-level meeting to assess efforts undertaken and opportunities to strengthen the UN's work on peacebuilding and sustaining peace.
The annual forum is organized by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and co-hosted with the City of Bonn, Germany. Congress themes also include current and pressing issues such as ecosystem-based adaptation, managing climate-related health risks, data and ICT resilience, and evidence-based adaptation planning
The 48th sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) will convene in Bonn, Germany, from 30 April to 10 May 2018.
SIPRI and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs host the 2018 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development with a focus on 'The Politics of Peace'. adelphi, SIPRI and the Planetary Security Initiative convene a side-event on 7 May in the format of a briefing on the Lake Chad Climate-Fragility Risk Assessment.
The ESDW is a European-wide initiative to stimulate and make visible activities, projects and events that promote sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Organised by the European Commission, the European Development Days (EDD) bring the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
Canada will host four sets of Ministerial meetings across Canada during its G7 Presidency. The theme of advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment will be integrated throughout the Presidency, and will feature at all Ministerial meetings.
European Climate Diplomacy Week 2018 is from 18-24 June, 7 days where EU Delegations around the world reach out to communities and partner organisations, highlighting positive global action and collaboration on climate change.
More information will be posted here soon.
See our summary from last year's climate diplomacy week, 19-25 June 2017.
Adaptation Futures 2018 provides an opportunity for international networking and dialogue with more than 1000 participants from academia, government, civil society and business, all aiming to take climate adaptation forward.
The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2018 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council will be held from Monday, 9 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Monday, 16 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018.
The Summit will underscore the urgency of the threat and channel the energy and idealism of people everywhere to overcome it. Time to zero in.
The UN climate summits are global conferences, in the course of which action for climate policy is negotiated. This year's summit will include: 24. Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24), 14. Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 14) and the Conference of Signatories to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1).
The Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue has proven to be an ideal platform for an international public and private audience to come together to discuss viable concepts for the ongoing transformation of the energy sector – the Energiewende.
The conference will look at the health-related Nexus issues recognizing that with climate change these will increase. It will look at the migration and mobility as governments and stakeholders start to develop the Global Compact on Migration over the next two years.
The 2nd Global Adaptation Network Forum addresses some of the most pressing challenges for climate change adaptation. It provides an opportunity for decision makers, policy experts and practitioners to share knowledge and experiences on how to address these challenges.
The World Water Forum is the world’s biggest water-related event. Its mission is “to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels, to facilitate the efficient conservation, protection, development, planning, management and use of water in all its dimensions on an environmentally sustainable basis for the benefit of all life on Earth”.
The “Environment, Conflict and Cooperation” (ECC) exhibition visualizes the dramatic and growing impact of global environmental change. It demonstrates how climate change can threaten the security of the American continent, and showcases how climate, environment and sustainable development cooperation can contribute to stability and peace.
The “2nd World Symposium on Climate Change Communication” will focus on “addressing the challenges in communicating climate change across various audiences”, hence providing a platform for reflections on climate change communication research and practice. The Symposium will also offer a concrete contribution towards a better understanding and in catalysing further action to better communicate climate change.
From 7-13 February 2018, the 9th Session of the World Urban Forum takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. adelphi’s experts will convene different workshops and provide their inputs on how to implement the New Urban Agenda.