Under the theme, 'Democratizing Global Climate Change Governance and Building an African Consensus toward COP 21 and Beyond,' the Africa Climate Talks (ACT!) are being organized by the Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) Programme.
The “World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation” will focus on “innovative approaches to implement climate change adaptation”, and will contribute to the further development of this fast-growing field.
The Climate South Initiative will welcome international leaders to take a results-oriented stand on climate change and define the role of the global South in reaching a climate agreement at COP21 in Paris in December 2015.
The conference invites supporting and opposing papers on defining peacebuilding, with a focus on environmental peace. Yet, the conference also questions whether peacebuilding, or 'peace infrastructure', as a concept, term and plan for implementation, is any different to previous, much-maligned concepts of 'tick-box peacebuilding' that prefers bureaucratic and economic 'solutions' to often social and cultural problems.
The Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summit and Expo (APRISE2015) convenes business, technology and policy leadership across the global resilience pillars of energy, agriculture, water and security.These joint events collaboratively seek out new solutions for the vanguard communities facing the impact of climate-change.
World Water Week 2015 will meet under the theme ‘Water for Development,' with experts, practitioners, decision makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries coming together to network, exchange ideas, stimulate innovative thinking and develop solutions to water-related challenges. The Week will include 160 events and eight workshops to discuss issues related to financing, the proposed sustainable development goals (SDGs), integrity, gender, climate change, energy, sanitation, food, conflict resolution and water management.
This conference will take place over two days under the theme “Re-imagining Africa food security through harnessing eco-system-based adaptation (EBA) approaches now and into the future”. The conference is co-organized by the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP), the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN (FAO) and the African Union Commission (AUC), in collaboration with a range of partners from UN agencies, international research and policy organizations, civil society networks and the private sector.
Join the Security and Sustainability Forum and hosts – the National Council on Science and the Environment, the Willdan Group and the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University – in a free webinar that explores the challenges and opportunities in meeting food, water and energy goals in developed and developing nations on a changing planet. Panelists include Alan Hecht, EPA, Steve Cohen, the Earth Institute, Robert Engelman, Worldwatch Institute.
ISAP is an annual forum to promote discussions on key policy issues facing in the Asia-Pacific region with front-line experts and diverse stakeholders from international organisations, governments, business and NGOs.
This program will explore how human and economic capital can be developed in Arctic regions and how communities work with various levels of government, particularly when decisions made by sub-federal entities must rely on far-away federal capitals with varying degrees of knowledge of the Far North. This event is co-sponsored by the Wilson Center's Polar Initiative, Environmental Change and Security Program, and Canada Institute.
The Latin America and Caribbean region is particularly vulnerable to some of the most challenging aspects of climate change – sea-level rise affecting coastal cities, changes in precipitation impacting agriculture, glacial melting threatening water reserves. Population trends – like migration and urbanization – can exacerbate these challenges or, in some cases, serve as methods of adaptation.
The International Scientific Conference “Our Common Future under Climate Change” will take place at UNESCO and UPMC (Paris) in July 2015.
The President of the 69th UN General Assembly, Sam Kutesa, will convene this high-level event, with the aim of giving momentum and adding impetus to efforts to reach a global agreement in 2015 under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
As conflicts and crises continue to stretch the humanitarian system, there is a growing need for critical thinking and reflection. The Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG)'s Senior-level Course on Conflict and Humanitarian Response, taught in collaboration with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), offers such an opportunity.
Human migration and the environment are two of the most pressing issues of our times. But what is at stake when these two phenomena are articulated as a singular relation? By asking this and many other questions, this conference provides a multidisciplinary forum for scholars, policymakers, practitioners and artists to chart out the next generation of research on human migration and the environment.
High-level U.S. launch of the report with Richard Engel (Director Environment and Natural Resources Program, NIC), Alice Hill (Senior Director, National Security Council, White House) and Christian Holmes (Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID). Leaders from the development, diplomatic, and security communities and the report’s co-authors Alexander Carius, Geoffrey D. Dabelko and Roger-Mark De Souza will take part in the event.
In addition to standing agenda items on the global economy and foreign, security and development policy, the heads of state and government of the Group of Seven (G7) will consider: protection of the marine environment, marine governance and resource efficiency; antibiotic resistance, neglected and poverty-related diseases, and Ebola; retail and supply chain standards; and empowering self-employed women and women in vocational training.
The dynamics that are compounding the Sahel region’s security emergencies are complex: Poor governance, rapid population growth, and environmental pressures, like food insecurity, climate change, and poor natural resource management, all contribute to chronic crises and eroding the region’s resilience to shocks and stressors. These interlinked challenges require integrated responses. Speakers from the Sahel region and US-based experts will engage in solutions-oriented policy dialogues that address demographic trends, reproductive health, food security, and peacebuilding. Additional cross-cutting themes throughout the discussion will include gender, youth, and health.
The course is intended for staff members of the United Nations and its agencies; staff members of other intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, and government agencies; academics; practitioners; and students, who are working or researching in fields related to climate change and environmental, human rights, international law, development, and migration, amongst others.
The final objective of this workshop is the identification of a core set indicators and data sets with a global coverage for the key determinants of climate resilient development (natural hazards related to climate change, vulnerability, adaptive capacity, mitigation, resilience, and development) to guide policy actions in this area. It will offer the opportunity of knowledge sharing between experts, scientists and practitioners, thereby establishing an open forum on climate resilient development which will be supported by a web knowledge platform.