Past Events
Conflict Transformation
Global Issues
01 March, 2016 to 03 March, 2016
World Bank Group Headquarters, Washington D.C., US

Fragility, Conflict and Violence Forum 2016

The World Bank Group Fragility, Conflict and Violence Forum 2016 will bring together a wide spectrum of actors from governments, aid agencies, civil society, private sector, and research institutions to exchange on ways to advance sustainable development solutions in the context of fragility, conflict and violence. 

Climate Diplomacy
Environment & Migration
Security
Sustainable Transformation
Europe
Global Issues

The main aim of the high‐level conference is to discuss and reflect upon the EU Global Strategy and related strategy processes against the background of the 2030 Agenda and to identify a concrete course of action, combining perspectives from foreign and security, development, climate, environment, migration and trade policies.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Sustainable Transformation
Asia

This workshop with Prof. Dr. Qui Ye discusses China’s international and domestic climate policies in the run-up to and aftermath of the 2015 Paris summit.

It aims to answer the question whether China has passed a “tipping point” in its committment to climate action, having played a crucial role in reaching the Paris Agreement. While China might achieve its target to peak CO2 emissions only by 2030, the countrie's investments in non-fossil fuel energy sources might already be a game changer.

Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Change
Sub-Saharan Africa
Middle East & North Africa
21 February, 2016 to 23 February, 2016

Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in Africa 2016

The “Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in Africa” will focus on “fostering African resilience and capacity to adapt”, meaning that it serve the purpose of showcasing experiences from research, field projects and best practice in climate change adaptation in African countries, which may be useful or implemented in other countries in the continent.

Climate Diplomacy
Sustainable Transformation
Global Issues
16 February, 2016
Bonn, Germany

Fast Forward Conference 2016

The international year of 2015 saw an unparalleled degree of international decisions and norm creation. The summit outcomes of Paris and New York are major milestones in the international cooperation on solving the climate crisis, in addressing development patterns that undermine global and local environmental capacities, in fighting against poverty, hunger and inequalities.

Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Change
Conflict Transformation
Environment & Migration
Security
Global Issues
12 February, 2016 to 14 February, 2016
Munich, Germany

52nd Munich Security Conference

The 52nd Munich Security Conference will take place from 12 to 14 February 2016. It will bring together heads of state and government, foreign and defense ministers, international and non-governmental organizations, as well as representatives of industry, media, academia, and civil society to discuss key security policy issues. Topics this year include the war in Syria, the refugee catastrophe and the crisis of the European security order.

Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Finance
Security
Europe
Global Issues
12 January, 2016 to 13 January, 2016
Reid Hall, Paris

Climate change and European foreign policy after COP21

In the wake of COP21 in Paris, the challenges of slowing climate change and responding to its impacts will be high on the agenda of foreign policy makers. What priorities should shape foreign policy action on climate issues this year and in the decade ahead? What should be the focus of European climate diplomacy?

Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Capacity Building
Climate Change
Global Issues
14 December, 2015 to 16 December, 2015
Australian National University

2015 Canberra Conference on Earth System Governance

The Conference will bring 250-300 leading researchers, early career scholars and policy experts from around the world to the Australian National University to engage in discussions on critical issues in social science governance research on the environment and sustainable development.

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.

Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Capacity Building
Climate Change
Land & Food
Global Issues
05 December, 2015 to 06 December, 2015
Palais des Congrès de Paris, France

2015 Global Landscapes Forum

As world leaders convene in 2015 to agree on Sustainable Development Goals and a new climate deal, the Global Landscapes Forum will leverage this historic opportunity to shape the world’s development agenda for decades to come.

Climate Change
Global Issues
30 November, 2015 to 11 December, 2015
Le Bourget-Paris, France

UNFCCC COP 21

The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC is taking place from 30 November - 11 December 2015 in Paris, France.

Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Capacity Building
Civil Society
Climate Change
Global Issues
26 November, 2015 to 27 November, 2015
Paris, France

Resilience in a time of uncertainty: Indigenous peoples and climate change

As the world comes to Paris for COP21, UNESCO and the French National Museum of Natural History, together with Tebtebba and Conservation International is organizing an international conference on indigenous peoples and 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
Conflict Transformation
Minerals & Mining
Global Issues
16 November, 2015 to 20 November, 2015
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva Peace Week 2015

Geneva Peace Week 2015 is the umbrella for 41 events organized by 50 institutions focussing on substantive and original contributions about building peace and resolving conflict. It is a collective action initiative facilitated by the United Nations Office at Geneva and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform.

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.

Civil Society
Climate Change
Global Issues
South America
30 October, 2015 to 06 November, 2015
Planetario de Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Climate Change: We Are All Responsible.

"Climate Change: We Are All Responsible" is an event organised by the Delegation of the European Union in Brazil, WWF-Brazil and the Fundação Planetaría of Rio de Janeiro in partnership with Prefeitura do Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Ministry of Environment, the EU Member States in Brazil and their cultural institutions.

Conflict Transformation
Gender
Sub-Saharan Africa
29 October, 2015 to 30 October, 2015
African Union Border Program

Colloquium on African Borders

The African Union Border Programme (AUBP), supported by the GIZ and the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) of Addis Ababa University (AAU), invites contributions to a colloquium on African Borders on 29th and 30th October 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Following the 1st Colloquium on African Border Management in October 2012 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the AUBP supported by the GIZ and in cooperation with the IPSS will hold a second colloquium to scientifically examine:

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. 

Capacity Building
Climate Change
Private Sector
Middle East & North Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
28 October, 2015 to 30 October, 2015
Victoria Falls, Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe

Fifth Climate Change and Development Conference (CCDA-V)

To support Africa's towards better preparedness for COP21, this year's conference theme is "Africa, climate change and sustainable development:  what is at stake at Paris and beyond?". The event will be convened at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe from 28-30 October 2015.

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