Past Events
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? 

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.

Civil Society
Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Global Issues
22 February, 2017 to 24 February, 2017
Manchester, United Kingdom

World Symposium on Climate Change Communication

The complexity of climate change means that appropriate approaches, methods and tools to communicate the problem and its various ramifications are urgently needed.

The “World Symposium on Climate Change Communication” will focus on “communicating climate change across society”, hence providing a platform for reflections on climate change communication research and practice.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Global Issues
17 February, 2017 to 18 February, 2017
Istanbul, Turkey

ECOLOGY '17 - International Conference on Ecology, Ecosystems and Climate Change

The International Conference on Ecology, Ecosystems and Climate Change "ECOLOGY '17" will be held at Nippon Meeting Halls in Istanbul. The conference is coordinated by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center) and will be organized by BILSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions).

Security
Global Issues
17 February, 2017 to 19 February, 2017
Munich, Germany

Munich Security Conference

From February 17 to 19, 2017, the 53rd edition of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) will bring together hundreds of decision-makers in the realm of international security at Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich. Under the chairmanship of Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, more than 500 participants will debate critical security challenges, including the troubling state of the international order and the rise of illiberalism around the world.

Climate Change
Global Issues
16 February, 2017 to 17 February, 2017
Colombo, Sri Lanka

International Conference on Climate Change 2017

The 1st International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC) 2017 aims to continue climate action momentum in 2017 by providing a platform to exchange ideas and discover new opportunities. For this, it brings together those involved in research and development activities in climate change mitigation, vulnerability, and adaptation, nationally and internationally, thereby bridging the gap between government & non-governmental organisation. 

Climate Change
Development
Sustainable Transformation
Sub-Saharan Africa
Middle East & North Africa
01 February, 2017 to 03 February, 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa

Africa and the G20: Building alliances for sustainable development

The T20 Africa Conference will bring together opinion leaders from think tanks and universities in Africa and the G20 countries to further promote the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The key objective of the conference is to discuss options about what future cooperation between the G20 and Africa could and should look like.

Development
Sustainable Transformation
Global Issues
27 January, 2017 to 28 January, 2017
Cape Town, South Africa

6th World Sustainability Forum

The World Sustainability Forum 2017 aims at contributing not only to international debates but, more specifically, to enable an exchange, which sensitises the international community to the urgency, specifics, and existent knowledge base of sustainability on the African continent, and the African research community about international perspectives on sustainability.

Finance
Private Sector
Global Issues
17 January, 2017 to 20 January, 2017
Davos, Switzerland

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017

The World Economic Forum is a foundation based in Cologny, Geneva (Switzerland). It is mainly known for the annual meeting in Davos where leading economists, politicians, journalists and experts meet to discuss global questions such as economic development, health and environment.

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.

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