Past Events
Adaptation & Resilience
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Global Issues
13 May, 2019 to 17 May, 2019
Geneva, Switzerland

Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is a biennial multi-stakeholder forum established by the UN General Assembly to review progress, share knowledge and discuss the latest developments and trends in reducing disaster risk.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Environment & Migration
Security
Global Issues
19 February, 2019 to 20 February, 2019
The Hague, Netherlands

Planetary Security Conference 2019

The PSC is the key global event on climate change and security, bringing together high-level policymakers, experts and practitioners to explore concrete actions on development, foreign and security policy to address interlinked climate-security risks in a holistic way. This edition of the PSC will focus on reviewing progress on climate-security action - you are welcome to contribute with your cases by completing our short survey.

Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Sustainable Transformation
South America
17 October, 2018 to 20 October, 2018
Santiago de Chile

2nd Climate Week Chile

Chile's rich environment has been increasingly suffering under extreme weather events and contamination. Climate mitigation and adaptation plans throughout the world can help curb this trend, and 2nd Climate Week Chile seeks to gather these initiatives under one roop to discuss and exchange.

Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Sustainable Transformation
Water
Global Issues
18 September, 2017 to 21 September, 2017
Cologne, Germany

International Conference on Water Security and Climate Change (WSCC) 2017

WSCC 2017 aims to build a bridge between disciplines, sectors and different groups of stakeholders, the conference will serve as a platform for discussions towards water secure societies by providing a stimulating environment with the intention to yield innovative ideas and grounds for implementation.

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.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Co-Benefits
Global Issues
14 January, 2017 to 15 January, 2017
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) assembly

From 14-15 January 2017, the seventh session of the Assembly of IRENA will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. At its sixth session, the Assembly designated Italy as President of its seventh session and the Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Jordan, and Morocco as Vice-Presidents.

Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Change
Development
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Security
Sustainable Transformation
Global Issues
28 August, 2016 to 01 September, 2016
Davos, Switzerland

6th International Disaster and Risk Conference 2016

Under the topic "Integrative Risk Management - towards resilient cities" the IDRC Davos 2016 addresses researchers from the various disciplines, experts and practitioners, policy and decision makers, representatives from UN, IGOs, NGOs and the private sector. IDRC Davos 2016 contributes to the post-Sendai process and will cover different risk and disaster areas and cross cutting themes such as resilience, urban risks, mega catastrophes, sustainable development, climate change adaptation, underlying risks, and more.

 

Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Change
Co-Benefits
Global Issues

The conferenced will be organised by the World Health Organization and the Government of France with the objective to showcase how the public health community will support the implementation of the Paris agreement, in order to build healthier and more sustainable societies.

The conference will define a post COP21 action agenda for the implementation of the Paris agreement for healthier and more sustainable societies, to be supported by the creation of a Global Platform on Health and Climate. Moreover, the conference will result in the following specific outputs:

Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Change
Development
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Energy
Environment & Migration
Gender
Private Sector
Security
Sustainable Transformation
Europe
15 June, 2016 to 16 June, 2016
Brussels, Belgium

European Development Days 2016

The European Development Days (EDD) 2016 will convene under the theme ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Action and Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development'. The Forum will bring together over 5,000 participants from the development community in over 120 main sessions and side events.

Conflict Transformation
Development
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Energy
Security
Sustainable Transformation
Global Issues

International Alert, together with the Grantham Insitute on Climate Change and the Environment and the King's College London organise this one-day workshop with the following objectives:

Adaptation & Resilience
Capacity Building
Civil Society
Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Private Sector
Global Issues
23 May, 2016 to 24 May, 2016
Istanbul, Turkey

World Humanitarian Summit

The first World Humanitarian Summit will take place in Istanbul on 23-24 May 2016. It is an initiative of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and managed by UN OCHA. Source: World Humanitarian Summit

Adaptation & Resilience
Capacity Building
Civil Society
Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Co-Benefits
Development
Energy
Finance
Private Sector
Sustainable Transformation
Global Issues
05 May, 2016 to 06 May, 2016
University of Maryland, Washington DC, US

Climate Action 2016

Announced at the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the UNFCCC, Climate Action 2016 will convene government, business and municipal leaders, civil society and academia to maintain momentum for multi-stakeholder climate implementation.

Capacity Building
Climate Change
Co-Benefits
Private Sector
Technology & Innovation
Europe
Global Issues
North America
04 May, 2016
Newseum, Washington DC

Going Green Conference - Delivering on Paris

In close cooperation with the Climate Action Summit, the European Union is organizing this flagship climate action event to highlight and promote the green economy as a formidable transatlantic opportunity for economic growth, innovation, and climate action.

Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Global Issues
11 December, 2015
German Pavilion, Hall 2, Blue Zone, Le Bourget-Paris

Climate Diplomacy at COP21 - Side Event 12:00-1:30 pm

The COP21 side event Climate Security and Resilience – The Way Forward on Friday 11 December from 12:00 to 1:30 pm in the German Pavilion will discuss potential activities by governments, multilateral institutions and initiatives to effectively address risks of instability and conflict stemming from climate change.

Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Asia
North America
Oceania & Pacific

As the United States reorients its foreign policy approach to the Asia-Pacific region, it must seriously consider the impacts of climate change, argues a new report from the Center for Climate and Security. How can the United States help improve the region’s climate resilience, and at the same time, strategically adapt to a rapidly changing security environment?

Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Private Sector
Global Issues
17 November, 2015 to 20 November, 2015
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Understanding Risk and Finance conference

The Understanding Risk and Finance conference represents a global forum for policy makers and financial sector experts to discuss effective strategies and approaches in mitigating the socio-economic, fiscal, and financial impacts of disasters.

Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Capacity Building
Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Global Issues
02 November, 2015 to 03 November, 2015
The Hague, The Netherlands

Conference Planetary Security

The conference provides an international platform for high level policy makers and experts working on the threats posed to security, stability and development by climate change, environmental degradation and resource scarcity.

Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Global Issues

This OSCE Security Days event will provide a forum  to discuss the security risks associated with climate change as well as the security benefits of climate change mitigation and adaptation. It will also  identify successful approaches to integrating security considerations into climate change policies. 

Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Global Issues
10 September, 2015
London School of Economics and Political Science, Old Theatre, Old Building, London, WC2A 2AE

Public lecture: Midnight in Paris: Will COP 21 make a difference?

The Grantham Research Institute, in collaboration with the Department of Geography and Environment (LSE), will host a public lecture featuring Professor Scott Barrett, Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics at Columbia University. Professor Barrett is a leading scholar on transnational and global challenges, ranging from climate change to disease eradication. In this lecture he will examine the economics of the Paris Climate Summit in December.

Capacity Building
Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
02 September, 2015 to 04 September, 2015
Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), Building 4 (New Business School)

World Symposium on Climate Change Adaption

The “World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation” will focus on “innovative approaches to implement climate change adaptation”, and will contribute to the further development of this fast-growing field.

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