Past Events
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
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
Climate Diplomacy
Conflict Transformation
Global Issues
Oceania & Pacific
21 June, 2017 to 18 August, 2017
University of New South Wales

ECC Exhibition in Australia

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 Pacific region, and showcases how climate, environment and sustainable development cooperation can contribute to stability and peace. It is hosted by UNSW in Canberra and Sydney.

Climate Diplomacy
Europe
19 June, 2017 to 02 July, 2017
Global

Climate Diplomacy Week 2017

From 19 June to 2 July 2017, embassies around the world are celebrating Climate Diplomacy Week, with events taking place to highlight climate action in the EU and beyond. Conferences, citizens’ debates, exhibitions, films and social media activities aim to encourage informed debate on post-Paris climate diplomacy.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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
Cities
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.


 

Climate Change
Europe
05 April, 2017 to 07 April, 2017
Valencia, Spain

Climateurope Festival 2017

The Climateurope Festival 2017 offers a varied 2½ day programme of lectures, discussions, networking and performances to explore the state-of-the-art of climate information, and its uses and value in decision-making at both the European and national levels.

A key Festival objective this year is to discuss the advantages and challenges that climate services face with the water sector, natural reserve, and agriculture and food security. Transforming climate information through services for societal and commercial success is of top importance.

Climate Change
Environment & Migration
Global Issues
16 March, 2017 to 19 March, 2017
Newcastle, United Kingdom

Film Festival: "Gimme Shelter - Climate Change, Migration and the Refugee Crisis"

This 4-day event will explore ‪these issues through a series of films, events and art works and consider these important questions: Who will be affected and when? What are the experiences of people forced to move? Who, ultimately, is responsible and what should be done? 

Climate Change
Global Issues
01 March, 2017 to 03 March, 2017
Chicago, U.S.

2017 Climate Leadership Conference

The annual Climate Leadership Conference convenes a global audience of climate, energy, and sustainability professionals to address climate change through policy, innovation, and business solutions. Now in its sixth year, the 2017 event will host the nation's climate leaders and decision-makers to further accelerate our low-carbon economy. Join us in Chicago, March 1 – 3, to collaborate with your peers, learn from the experts, and together, navigate the latest climate and energy solutions.

Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Change
Environment & Migration
Security
Global Issues
24 February, 2017 to 25 February, 2017
New Haven, United States

NDEL 2017 Conference: Environment, National Security & Human Rights

The New Directions in Environmental Law 2017 Conference: Environment, National Security & Human Rights seeks to explore the intersections of environment, state security, and human lives and livelihoods.

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