Past Events
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.

Sustainable Transformation
Global Issues
12 January, 2017 to 13 January, 2017
Washington DC, United States

Transforming Transportation conference

Transforming Transportation is the annual conference co-hosted by the World Bank and EMBARQ, the urban mobility initiative of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. The event convenes leading transport and urban development experts from national and local governments, multilateral development banks, foundations, civil society, research institutions, and businesses from around the world.

Environmental threats do not respect national borders. Governments have realized that to avert this danger they must notify and consult each other on all major projects under consideration that might have adverse environmental impact across borders. The ESPOO Convention is a key step to bringing together all stakeholders to prevent environmental damage before it occurs. The Convention entered into force in 1997.

Development
Global Issues
Asia
10 December, 2016 to 12 December, 2016
Dhaka, Bangladesh

9th Global Forum on Migration and Development Summit

The 9th Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) Summit will take place in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Global Forum on Migration and Development is an initiative of United Nations Member States to address the migration and development interconnections in practical and action-oriented ways. It is an informal, non-binding, voluntary and government-led process that marks the culmination of more than a decade of international dialogue on the growing importance of the linkages between migration and development.  

Energy
Land & Food
Water
Global Issues

This meeting will discuss, plan and provide guidance to the implementation of activities on the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus under the programme of work for 2016-2018 of the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention). More specifically, it will: review the status of ongoing basin assessments; discuss possible follow-up actions to assessments already undertaken; and reflect on knowledge gaps and strategic directions for future nexus work under the Water Convention.

Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Change
Development
Sustainable Transformation
Global Issues

The 2016 Nairobi Conference on Earth System Governance: “Confronting Complexity and Inequality” is the seventh annual conference organised by the Earth System Governance Project. It should provide a lively forum to hundreds of scholars for joint discussions, the exchange of new insights, and the examination of the core ideas that underlie earth system governance and global sustainability.

Climate Change
Security
Global Issues
05 December, 2016 to 06 December, 2016
Peace Palace

Planetary Security Conference 2016

How can climate-induced risks become an integral part of foreign and security policy? The Planetary Security Conference, organised by adelphi and other leading think tanks, is meant to deliver answers to this question and will take place from 5-6 December in The Hague.  

Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Global Issues
02 December, 2016 to 17 December, 2016
Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico

UN Biodiversity Conference

The thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 13), the eighth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP/MOP 8), and the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (COP/MOP 2) will be held concurrently. A High-Level Segment will take place from 2-3 December.

Civil Society
Climate Diplomacy
Conflict Transformation
Sustainable Transformation
South America
01 December, 2016
Pontifica Universdad Católica del Peru (PUCP), Peru

ECC Exhibition Closing Event in Lima

The Closing Event for the exhibition “Environment, Conflict and Cooperation” (ECC) in Lima takes place on 1 December 2016 at the Pontifica Universdad Católica del Peru (PUCP). The ECC exhibition visualises the growing impact of global environmental change on our world and, in particular, on South America.

Adaptation & Resilience
Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Sub-Saharan Africa
28 November, 2016 to 30 November, 2016
Nairobi, Kenya

African Soil Seminar

This seminar will focus on the theme 'Soil Restoration for Achieving the 2063 and 2030 Agendas in Africa: Linking Global Ambitions to Local Needs'. The seminar was organized following a call by African stakeholders attending the 2015 Global Soil Week to create a regional African platform for sustainable soil and land management.

Civil Society
Europe
23 November, 2016
Stockholm, Sweden

UNDP-Sweden Human Rights and Environment Seminar

The UN Development Programme (UNDP), Swedish International Development Cooperation (SIDA) and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency are organizing this seminar on Human Rights and the Environment, following the Advisory Board Meeting of the Environmental Governance Project (EGP). The four-year EGP is funded by SIDA and addresses challenges for developing countries in implementing environmental policies and integrating environmental and social concerns into broader sustainable development policy making.

Climate Change
Security
North America
19 November, 2016 to 19 January, 2017
Worldwide

Film Screening: The Age of Consequences

Climate Change is a stimulus for social, political and economic conflicts around the world. The award-winning film "The Age of Consequences", tours around the world and will be screened this December and in 2017 in the Netherlands, Sweden and several US states. It is an illuminating call to action, highlighting the manifold security threats posed by climate change from a US military perspective.

Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Global Issues
17 November, 2016 to 18 November, 2016
Vietnam, Hanoi

Hanoi Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade

On 17 and 18 November The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam will host the Hanoi Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade, an international conference that will bring together global leaders to help eradicate illegal wildlife trade and better protect wild species from the threat of extinction.

Security
Asia
11 November, 2016 to 15 November, 2016
Manipal Universiy

Environmental Security in India - Event Series at Manipal University

Manipal University is organising a thematic seminar series on “Environmental Security in India” in November 2016, under the auspices of the Climate Diplomacy initiative supported by the German Federal Foreign Office. As a part of the ongoing efforts to build the University’s research and development base in environmental studies and climate change, it seeks to establish synergies between fundamental research in natural (physical) sciences, engineering, security and policy, especially in the environmental and climate policy domains.

07 November, 2016 to 18 November, 2016
Marrakech, Morocco

UNFCCC COP 22

The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UNFCCC is scheduled to take place from 7-18 November 2016. During COP 22, parties will, inter alia, begin preparations for entry into force of the Paris Agreement.

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Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Global Issues
07 November, 2016 to 18 November, 2016
Marrakech, Morocco

Climate Diplomacy Events at COP 22

From 7-18 November 2016, adelphi’s experts on climate diplomacy, climate resilience, local climate action, and more, were in Marrakech for the COP22 discussions and key side-events. In cooperation with the EU, the German Federal Foreign Office, NEPAD and other partners, adelphi convened and was involved in several side-events on climate diplomacy:

Climate Change
Environment & Migration
Global Issues
03 November, 2016 to 05 November, 2016
Liège, Belgium

The Hugo Conference: Environment, Migration, Politics

As the human dimensions of climate change are expected to be central dimensions of COP22, the conference will address the case of the increasingly numerous people displaced as a result of environmental disruptions, many of them related to climate change. For this, the conference will gather the research, policy and advocacy communities together one last time before COP22.

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