Past Events

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited leaders from all countries to attend a special event on 21 September to deposit their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession to the Paris Agreement on climate change. The event will also provide an opportunity to other countries to publicly commit to joining or ratifying the agreement before the end of 2016.

Adaptation & Resilience
Capacity Building
Climate Diplomacy
Development
Finance
Gender
Private Sector
Global Issues

The online course "Climate Change Diplomacy: Negotiating Effectively under the UNFCCC" aims at enhancing the participants' understanding of the global climate change policy framework. It includes modules on the science, causes and impacts of climate change, climate change mitigation and adaptation, the history of the policy making process and the UNFCCC framework, and the follow-up of COP21 and future climate agreements.

Climate Change
Global Issues
19 September, 2016 to 25 September, 2016
New York, USA

Climate Week NYC

Climate Week NYC is an annual event which is convened by The Climate Group. It brings together influential business and government leaders who are leading the low carbon transition. There will be events, activities and high-profile meetings across NYC, as well as other climate events in support of the SDGs and the Paris Agreement.

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Adaptation & Resilience
Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Climate Change
Conflict Transformation
Land & Food
Sustainable Transformation
Asia
18 September, 2016
Lecture Hall 514, the Building of Architectural Planning, Humanity and Foreign Languages, Beijing University of Technology

The ECC Exhibition Launch at the Beijing University of Technology

The exhibition “Environment, Conflict and Cooperation” (ECC) will be shown in Beijing starting from 18 September 2016.

Climate Diplomacy
Europe
Global Issues
12 September, 2016 to 18 September, 2016

European Union Climate Diplomacy Week

After EU Climate Diplomacy Days in 2014 and 2015, this year the EU is dedicating a whole week to this issue. Missions from the EU and its Member States around the world will participate in reaching out to communities and organisations, highlighting positive global action on climate change.

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.

 

Development
Energy
Land & Food
Sustainable Transformation
Water
Global Issues
28 August, 2016 to 02 September, 2016
Stockholm, Sweden

World Water Week 2016

World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. It is organized by SIWI.

Adaptation & Resilience
Sub-Saharan Africa
Middle East & North Africa
15 August, 2016 to 19 August, 2016
Windhoek, Namibia

African Drought Conference

This meeting will focus on the theme, 'Enhancing resilience to drought events on the African Continent'. The Ministry of Environment and Tourism in Namibia will organize this event in follow up to its role as UNCCD COP11 President and to the outcomes of the high-level meeting on national drought policies (HMNDP) held in Geneva in 2013. The conference will focus on identifying the specific needs of African countries in the area of effective drought mitigation, with a view to developing a strategic framework for enhancing resilience to drought events on the African continent.

Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Climate Change
Conflict Transformation
Energy
Forests
Minerals & Mining
Security
Water
Global Issues
Oceania & Pacific
18 July, 2016 to 04 August, 2016
Venue: Advanced Engineering Building (49), Foyer Area

ECC Exhibition at the University of Queensland, Australia

The exhibition “Environment, Conflict, Cooperation” (ECC), co-organised by The University of Queensland and adelphi, supported by the German Federal Foreign Office, is shown in Brisbane during 18th July and 4th August. The exhibition is accompanied by a public talk as well as a closing panel discussion:

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
Cities
Climate Change
Energy
Environment & Migration
Finance
Global Issues
06 July, 2016 to 08 July, 2016

Resilient Cities 2016

The 7th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation is being organized by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. With over 400 participants from different expert and practitioner communities, it offers insights on current trends and good networking opportunities. More information on this year’s focus topics and registration is available online. Please also watch the video invitation from the Mayor of Bonn, Ashok Sridharan.

Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Change
Energy
Finance
Sub-Saharan Africa
Middle East & North Africa
28 June, 2016 to 30 June, 2016
Kigali, Rwanda

Africa Carbon Forum 2016

The 8th Africa Carbon Forum (ACF) invites project developers and policymakers to exchange on the latest investment, finance and development opportunities relating to climate change.

Climate Change
Private Sector
Sustainable Transformation
Global Issues
28 June, 2016 to 29 June, 2016
Guildhall, London, United Kingdom

Business & Climate Summit 2016

The Business & Climate Summit provides an annual forum for businesses, investors and policymakers to exchange on and deliver real climate action.

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.

Civil Society
Climate Change
Energy
Private Sector
Sustainable Transformation
Europe
14 June, 2016 to 16 June, 2016
Brussels, Belgium

EU Sustainable Energy Week - Policy Conference

The Policy Conference is the most important European conference dedicated to sustainable energy policy issues. Sessions organised by the European Commission and energy stakeholders debate new policy developments, best practices and sustainable energy ideas, while networking events forge alliances. Awards for outstanding projects begin the week.

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:

Global Issues
26 May, 2016 to 27 May, 2016
Kashikojima, Mie Prefecture, Japan

G7 Summit 2016

The 2016 Group of 7 (G7) Summit in Japan will bring together the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US to address global challenges. Under the Presidency of Japan, the 2016 Ise-Shima Summit will discuss measures to address the global economic slowdown, terrorism, the humanitarian crisis and ongoing conflicts.

Climate Change
Private Sector
Sustainable Transformation
Technology & Innovation
Global Issues
24 May, 2016 to 25 May, 2016
Hofburg Conference Venue, Wien, Austria

Dialogue for Climate Action

This Dialogue, which is organized by the World Bank Group, will bring together businesses, governments and civil society to discuss policies that promote climate-friendly actions. The aim of the Dialogue is to determine how best to engage industries and others in order to stimulate climate-efficient industries and improve sector competitiveness, as well as ensure greater alignment and cooperation between the private sector and national goals.

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

Capacity Building
Climate Change
Sustainable Transformation
Global Issues
23 May, 2016 to 24 May, 2016
Berlin, Germany

Transformative Global Climate Governance "après Paris"

This conference will bring together leading scholars and practitioners to discuss emerging transformations in global climate governance after the "Paris Agreement". The two-day event will be structured around the five themes of ‘Transformation’, ‘Global Justice’, ‘Coherence’, ‘Multilevel Capacity’ and ‘Framing’.

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