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Climate and Atmosphere

August 2017

Resilience 2017

The Resilience 2017 conference is organized by the Resilience Centre at Stockholm University and the Resilience Alliance. Following previous Resilience conferences held on triennial basis since 2008, Resilience 2017 will discuss resilience as a key lens for biosphere-based sustainability science. It will reflect back on the scientific progress made, and aim to set out exciting future directions for research. A main focus will be on global sustainability challenges and opportunities, which today are heavily influenced by the speed, scale and connectivity of the Anthropocene. The Conference will explore four major conference themes: social-ecological transformations for sustainability; connectivity and cross-scale dynamics in the Anthropocene; multi-level governance and biosphere stewardship; and approaches and methods for understanding social-ecological system dynamics.

dates: 20-23 August 2017 location: Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden contact: Resilience 2017 e-mail: resilience2017.src@su.se www: http://resilience2017.org/

September 2017

Fourth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4)

The fourth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4) will meet in La Serena – Coquimbo, Chile, from 4-8 September 2017. A high-level meeting will take place on 9 September in Valparaiso, Chile. IMPAC4 will convene under the theme ‘Marine Protected Areas: Bringing the people and ocean together,’ underscoring the ocean-human relationship and the benefits of marine protected areas (MPAs) and the ocean for those who depend on their ecosystem services. The meeting will address: MPAs and global change, including climate change and ocean acidification; MPAs and coastal communities, including empowerment of women, and development and economic growth; successful MPA management, including sustainable development initiatives and finance for MPAs; and MPAs and shared visions, including marine spatial planning and youth-led collaborative action. The high-level meeting will aim to link a Valparaiso Declaration with Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 (on ensuring, by 2020, at least 17% of terrestrial and inland water, and 10% of coastal and marine areas, are conserved through protected areas and other conservation measures, and integrated into wider landscapes and seascapes) and Sustainable Development Goal 14 (life below water). IMPAC4 is being organized by the Chilean Ministry of the Environment and the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), with support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN.

dates: 4-9 September 2017 location: La Serena, Coquimbo, Chile additional: Valparaiso(multiple cities) e-mail: impac4@mma.gob.cl www: http://impac.mma.gob.cl/

International Energy Conference 2017

The International Energy Conference is organized by the Mexican Energy Academy and the Organizing Committee. The event aims to bring together investigators from universities research laboratories, industrial organizations and political organizations to analyze, exchange ideas, discuss recent results and review progress on basic and applied science and politics on energy problems worldwide. The conference will focus on the efficient use of energy, life-cycle assessment, environmental, social and economic sustainability, public policies and education, and culture on energy awareness. The objective is that the Conference will lead to the proposal of novel projects on energy sector.

dates: 4-8 September 2017 location: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico www: http://www.amexen.org/iec/2017/home

46th Session of the IPCC

The 46th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 46) will convene from 6-10 September 2017. The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of IPCC 45 can be found here.

dates: 5-10 September 2017 location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada contact: IPCC Secretariat www: http://www.ipcc.ch/scripts/_calendar_template.php?wg=8

Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on the Environment 2017

The first Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on the Environment will take place in Bangkok, Thailand, from 5-8 September 2017, and is jointly organized by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and UN Environment. At the request of member States, the Ministerial Summit will bring together, for the first time, two UN ministerial-level meetings on the environment: the seventh Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development in Asia and the Pacific and the second session of UN Environment’s Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific. The Ministerial Summit will focus on addressing the linkages between resource efficiency and pollution reduction in Asia and the Pacific, under the theme ‘Towards a resource efficient and pollution free Asia-Pacific’. The Summit will review implementation of the outcomes of the sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development in Asia and the Pacific, which took place in Astana, Kazakhstan, in 2010. Ministers are expected to adopt a Ministerial Declaration to provide guidance for regional cooperation on environment and development issues. The meeting will also provide guidance regarding ESCAP's work programme on environment and development. Additionally, the meeting will review implementation of the 2016 UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) resolutions in Asia and the Pacific and provide guidance on regional priorities and actions for the December 2017 UNEA, which will convened under the them, ‘Towards a Pollution-Free Planet’. The Summit is being jointly organized by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and UN Environment. On 4 September, a one-day meeting of civil society organizations (CSOs) will convene.

dates: 5-8 September 2017 venue: UN Conference Center, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue location: Bangkok (Krung Thep), Thailand www: http://apministerialenv.org/

Third Ministerial Meeting of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas

The Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) aims to promote regional energy cooperation through different strategies and actions for achieving a cleaner, safer, efficient, modern and fair energy deployment. The ECPA is supported by inter-American and regional institutions such as the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), multilateral development banks such as the World Bank, private sector, civil society and academia. The third ECPA Ministerial will convene in Chile, from 7-8 September 2017. In preparation for the event, a Regional Preparatory Meeting was held in Miami, US, on 20 October 2016, bringing together representatives from 19 countries who took stock of the Partnership’s progress since the ECPA Ministerial held in Merida in 2015. Developments covered during the Preparatory Meeting included: the Partnership’s Steering Committee Guiding Principles and Action Plan; and the initiatives implemented by the Organization of American States (OAS) to strengthen this effort. The participating countries agreed to provide a one-page concept note, describing one specific area relating to sustainable energy deemed central nationally and/or regionally. The outcomes achieved as a result of cooperation will be reported to the Third ECPA Ministerial.

dates: 7-8 September 2017 location: Vina Del Mar, Valparaiso, Chile contact: ECPA www: http://www.ecpamericas.org/Events/Default.aspx?id=644

Sixth Session of Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention, Third Session of the Meeting of the Parties to Protocol on PRTRs, Joint High-level Segment

The sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention), the third session of the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (Protocol on PRTRs), their joint High-level Segment and associated preparatory meetings will provide a platform for Parties, signatories, international organizations, civil society and other stakeholders to discuss achievements and challenges with regard to promoting effective access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in relation to a wide range of issues affecting the environment. At the joint High-level Segment, delegations will focus on the role of the Aarhus Convention and its Protocol in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

dates: 11-15 September 2017 venue: Splendid Conference and SPA Resort location: Budva, Montenegro www: http://www.unece.org/index.php?id=44094#/

72nd Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72)

The 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72) will convene at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, 12 September 2017. The General Debate will open on Tuesday, 19 September 2017. In preparation for the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), the UN has released a number of documents related to its agenda item on sustainable development, as summarized here. The President of the 72nd session of the UNGA, Miroslav Laj?ák, identified the following six overarching priorities for his tenure following his election: making a difference in the lives of ordinary people; prevention and mediation for sustaining peace; migration; political momentum for the SDGs and climate; human rights and equality, including equal opportunities for genders; and quality of events organized by the Presidency.

dates: 12-25 September 2017 venue: UN Headquarters location: New York City, US www: http://www.un.org/en/ga/

9th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting

The 9th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting (EEDAL 2017) will be hosted at the University of California, Irvine. Organized by UC Irvine with the scientific supervision of the European Commission Joint Research Center, the three-day conference will feature discussions and debates on the latest developments in energy efficient residential appliances and lighting, including in such areas as policies and programmes, technological advances and consumer behavior. EEDAL provides a platform for stakeholders from government, research, manufacturing, and beyond to share views, exchange experiences and strengthen international cooperation.

dates: 13-15 September 2017 location: Irvine, CA, US www: http://eedal2017.uci.edu/schedule/

IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress

The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) will hold its 125th Anniversary Congress to celebrate its accomplishments and establish a dialogue on the future of forestry and forest research. The Anniversary Congress will provide a platform for the exchange of scientific knowledge and a dialogue across the full range of forest-related topics and scientific disciplines. Discussions will focus on globally pressing topics such as how to enhance the contribution forest research will need to make towards mitigating climate change, conserving biodiversity, providing water, creating income and employment, and improving the quality of life. Issues such as how changes and disruptions in society and technologies are likely to impact on forests and people in the future will also be addressed.  

dates: 18-22 September 2017   venue: Concert Hall, Freiburg, Germany, Konrad-Adenauer-Platz 1, 79098 Freiburg, Germany   location: Friedberg, Hessen, Germany   www: http://iufro2017.com/welcome-messages/  

Climate Week NYC 2017

The 9th annual Climate Week NYC will take place during the General Debate of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). It will gather leaders from business and government to demonstrate how continued investment in innovation, technology and clean energy will drive profitability and lead us towards a net-zero emissions global economy. The Week will seek to demonstrate how non-state actors are embracing the opportunities of the clean economy and innovating to create jobs and prosperity for businesses and communities alike. Climate Week NYC 2017 will showcase the role that non-state actors are playing in ensuring the successful implementation of the Paris Agreement and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Week is organized by The Climate Group, an international non-profit that works internationally with businesses, states and regions to deliver a world of net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and greater prosperity for all.

dates: 18-24 September 2017 location: New York City, US www: https://www.theclimategroup.org/ClimateWeekNYC

Arctic Energy Summit 2017

The 2017 Arctic Energy Summit is a multi-disciplinary event expected to draw several hundred industry officials, scientists, academics, policy makers, energy professionals and community leaders together to collaborate and share best practices as they relate to a range of Arctic energy issues. It builds on the Sustainable Development Working Group’s legacy efforts to address energy as a fundamental element of the sustainable development of the Arctic, and occurs during Finland’s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council (2017-2019). The three-day Summit will focus on: oil and gas; geothermal, solar, wind, hydro and tidal energy; utilities; microgrids; energy policy and regulation; community impacts; energy finance and investment; climate change; and energy security. The Summit will be hosted by Alaska’s Institute of the North, in collaboration with the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy.

dates: 18-20 September 2017 location: Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland www: http://arcticenergysummit.com/

21st Session of the CCAC Working Group

The 21st session of the Climate & Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) Working Group will consider, among others: preparations for the CCAC High Level Assembly taking place in November 2017, on the margins of the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); scaling up of CCAC initiatives; follow-up to the Marrakech Communique; and new funding proposals. The CCAC was first created by the Governments of Bangladesh, Canada, Ghana, Mexico, Sweden and the US, along with UN Environment (UNEP), who initiate the first efforts to treat short-lived climate pollutants pollutants as a collective challenge. The Working Group oversees the cooperative activities of the Coalition, and is the body in the Coalition making regular decisions on operational matters. Representatives of each Coalition partner participate in meetings of the Working Group, at least twice per year.

dates: 25-26 September 2017 location: Paris, Ile-De-France, France www: http://www.ccacoalition.org/en

Mobilizing Local and Indigenous Knowledge for Climate Change Observations and Solutions: A Perspective from the Caribbean Region

This regional conference on local and indigenous knowledge and climate change is organized by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It aims to contribute to the mobilization of local and indigenous knowledge in the Caribbean by: providing a regional overview of the state-of-the-art of local and indigenous knowledge of the environment in the Caribbean, including tools and methodologies for working with local and indigenous knowledge; and understanding the key regional issues, experiences and good practices for promoting local and indigenous knowledge in climate change assessment and action.

dates: 27-29 September 2017 location: Georgetown, Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana www: https://en.unesco.org/lik-climate-caribbean-conference

Promoting and Financing Energy Efficiency in Ireland and the United Kingdom

This event is organized in partnership with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland and the UN Environment Finance Initiative, in the frame of the Sustainable Energy Investment Forums contract, funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the EU. It aims to engage policymakers and stakeholders in an informed discussion on ways to upscale energy efficiency investments. This includes sharing best practice on how to reach out to and engage small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in thinking about energy efficiency investments and presentation of the opportunities for unlocking the potential for energy efficiency investments in Ireland and the UK. The conference will feature plenary sessions as well as smaller interactive sessions in order to enable more detailed discussions.

date: 28 September 2017 location: Dublin, Ireland e-mail: paola.baldomero@un.org www: https://ec.europa.eu/energy/en/events/promoting-and-financin...

October 2017

Our Ocean Conference 2017

The European Union (EU) will host the fourth ‘Our Ocean’ Conference, which will focus on issues related to the ocean and climate change, marine pollution, sustainable fishing, and sustainable blue growth, including tidal and wave technology. The Conference will also report on and review implementation of commitments made at previous ‘Our Ocean’ Conferences and seek new commitments.

dates: 5-6 October 2017 location: Malta contact: Ramon van Barneveld phone: +32 229-84602 e-mail: Ramon.VAN-BARNEVELD@ec.europa.eu www: https://ec.europa.eu/commission/2014-2019/vella/announcement...

30th Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board

This meeting will convene in Bonn, Germany. The Adaptation Fund finances projects and programmes that help vulnerable communities in developing countries adapt to climate change. It was established under the Kyoto Protocol of the UNFCCC. The Fund is financed in part by government and private donors, and also from a 2% share of proceeds of Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) issued under the Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects.The Fund is supervised and managed by the Adaptation Fund Board, which is composed of 16 members and 16 alternates and convenes meetings throughout the year. The World Bank serves as trustee of the Adaptation Fund on an interim basis.  

dates: 10-13 October 2017   venue: UN Campus   location: Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany   contact: Adaptation Fund Board Secretariat   phone: +1.202.458.7347   fax: +1.202.522.3240   www: https://www.adaptation-fund.org/events/30th-adaptation-fund-...  

Second ICAO Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels (CAAF2)

This second International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels (CAAF) will aim to develop an ICAO Vision on Aviation Alternative Fuels. This Vision will encourage States to take action at national and international levels to further develop and deploy sustainable alternative fuels for aviation. The Conference will build upon the results of the ICAO Alternative Fuels Seminar, held in February 2017, and of the first ICAO CAAF, held in November 2009. The first CAAF endorsed the use of sustainable alternative fuels for aviation as an important means of reducing aviation emissions and established the ICAO Global Framework for Aviation Alternative Fuels (GFAAF).

dates: 11-13 October 2017 location: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico www: https://www.icao.int/Meetings/CAAF2/Pages/default.aspx

Third International Workshop on the Socioeconomic Impacts of Ocean Acidification

The third International Workshop on the Socioeconomic Impacts of Ocean Acidification will take place on the theme 'Bridging the gap between ocean acidification and economic valuation'. The workshop is organized by the Scientific Centre of Monaco and the Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).  

dates: 15-17 October 2017   location: Monaco   contact: IAEA   www: https://www.iaea.org/nael/page.php?page=2258

Fourth OECD Green Investment Financing Forum (GIFF)

The 4th OECD Green Investment Financing Forum (GIFF) will be held under the aegis of the new OECD Centre on Green Finance and Investment on Tuesday, and will convene from 24-25 October 2017, at the OECD Conference Centre. The OECD has convened its annual Green Investment Financing Forum (GIFF) since 2014. At the 3rd GIFF event, the OECD launched the Centre on Green Finance and Investment to help catalyze and support the transition to a green, low-emissions and climate-resilient economy. The GIFF is the main annual global event for the OECD Centre, and will gather senior policy makers and key actors in green finance and investment from around the world for action-oriented discussions to advance the global green finance agenda. The agenda for the 4th GIFF will include four main themes for discussion: from short-term actions to long-term ambition, to take stock of progress made since Paris (the action), and what to expect in the next 5-15 years (the ambition); opportunities for green investment; driving the low-carbon transition through a sustainable financial system; and channels for green finance and investment.

dates: 24-25 October 2017 location: Paris, Ile-De-France, France www: http://www.oecd.org/cgfi/forum/

November 2017

Strategic Materials in a Low-Carbon World: From Resource Scarcity to Availability

This international conference is organized by the Veolia Institute in partnership with the Oxford Martin School. It will consider what the low carbon transition implies for materials demand, what the second order implications are for extractive industries, and how circular economy principles, resource efficiency and recycling will play a key part in connecting supply and demand. Participants will include high-level experts from the academic community, business leaders, and national and international policymakers and practitioners. Speakers will include Nicholas Stern, IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, London School of Economics, and Sheila Khama, Practice Manager, Energy and Extractive Industries Global Practice, World Bank.

dates: 2-3 November 2017 location: Oxford, England, UK www: https://www.resourceavailability2017.org/

People’s Climate Summit 2017

This event will take place immediately prior to, and in parallel with, the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC. The People's Climate Summit will provide a space for networking and information exchange that inspires and strengthens work on issues related to climate justice. Evening panels will take place on 3-5 November, addressing the following topics: Global Climate Justice, Leave it in the ground: how to go on with decarbonization, and Who is making the transition? On 6-7 November, over 50 workshops will debate how to put a social-ecological transition into practice, will consider global struggles for climate justice, and will share skills and build networks.

dates: 3-7 November 2017 location: Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany www: https://pcs2017.org/en/


The 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be organized by Fiji and hosted at the headquarters of the UNFCCC Secretariat in Bonn, Germany. The SDG Knowledge Hub Summary of UNFCCC COP 22 (Marrakech Climate Change Conference) is here.

dates: 6-17 November 2017 location: Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany contact: UNFCCC Secretariat phone: (49-228) 815-1000 fax: (49-228) 815-1999 e-mail: secretariat@unfccc.int www: http://unfccc.int/meetings/unfccc_calendar/items/2655.php?ye...

CCAC High Level Assembly

The High Level Assembly of the Climate & Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) will take place in November 2017, on the margins of the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The CCAC was first created by the Governments of Bangladesh, Canada, Ghana, Mexico, Sweden and the US, along with UN Environment (UNEP), who initiated the first efforts to treat short-lived climate pollutants as a collective challenge. The Coalition’s High Level Assembly provides strategic guidance and leadership for the Coalition. Government ministers from country partners and Heads of partner organizations participate in the Assembly.

date: 6 November 2017 [tentative] location: Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany www: http://www.ccacoalition.org/en

Sustainable Innovation Forum 2017

This business-focused event will be held during the 23rd session of the Conference of Parties (COP 23) to the UNFCCC. Now in its eighth year, the event is expected to gather over 600 participants, including national and local policy makers, UN agencies representatives, business leaders, investors and international NGOs. Debate and discussions will be held around the following topics: renewable energy; circular economy; sustainable land and water management; carbon markets; climate finance; and climate innovation in emerging regions. The Sustainable Innovation Forum at COP 23 is organized by Climate Action, in partnership with UN Environment (UNEP).

dates: 13-14 November 2017 location: Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany www: http://www.cop-23.org/

Joint 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention and the 29th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol

The Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer was adopted in 1985 and entered into force on 22 Sep 1988. In 2009, the Vienna Convention became the first Convention of any kind to achieve universal ratification. The objectives of the Convention were for Parties to promote cooperation by means of systematic observations, research and information exchange on the effects of human activities on the ozone layer and to adopt legislative or administrative measures against activities likely to have adverse effects on the ozone layer. The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was designed to reduce the production and consumption of ozone depleting substances in order to reduce their abundance in the atmosphere, and thereby protect the earth’s fragile ozone Layer. The original Montreal Protocol was agreed on 16 September 1987 and entered into force on 1 January 1989.

dates: 20-24 November 2017 location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada contact: Secretariat www: http://ozone.unep.org/en/meetings

53rd Meeting of the GEF Council

The 53rd meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council will take place from 28-30 November 2017, in Washington, DC, US. The meeting will be preceded by the GEF CSO Consultation, on 4 December. The GEF Council is the main governing body of the GEF. It is comprised of 32 Members appointed by constituencies of GEF member countries (14 from developed countries, 16 from developing countries and 2 from economies in transition). The Council, which meets twice annually, develops, adopts and evaluates the operational policies and programs for GEF-financed activities. It also reviews and approves the work program (projects submitted for approval). On the final day, the Council will convene as the Council of the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF), also at the same location.

dates: 28-30 November 2017 location: Washington D.C., US contact: GEF Secretariat www: https://www.thegef.org/council-meetings

4th Global Science Conference On Climate Smart Agriculture

The 4th Global Science conference on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) will be organized around the theme 'Catalysing local innovations and action to accelerate scaling up of CSA'. It has five objectives: highlight emerging science and innovations on climate-agriculture nexus issues with a focus on CSA innovations in defined agricultural landscapes and food systems; showcase experiences and lessons in science-policy interactions fostering accelerated up-take of CSA; interrogate and share circumstance-specific conditions for success for CSA within the context of the SDGs and the Paris Agreement on climate change; enable networking and provide opportunities for collaboration and alliances on CSA; stimulate and facilitate discussions and dialogue between scientists-researchers and practitioners including policy makers, business, civil society and farmers. The Conference is hosted by the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD).

dates: 28-30 November 2017 location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa www: http://csa2017.nepad.org/en/

December 2017

Global Workshop on Climate Change Adaptation

This workshop is organized by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

dates: 11-12 December 2017 location: Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland www: https://www.unece.org/index.php?id=43633#/

World Efficiency Solutions

World Efficiency Solutions (WE) aims to contribute to finding solutions to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It will provide a global market place for public and private stakeholders committed to accelerating low-carbon and resource-efficient solutions. The event will seek to identify solutions to advance the SDGs related to: energy efficiency; eco-design; eco-building, eco-renovation and eco-exploitation; resource-efficient urban planning; and actions, tools and services to preserve and develop biodiversity. WE's objective is to foster interactions among businesses, cities, governments and financiers by delivering fruitful contacts, demos, inspiration, expertise and previews through a dedicated platform and event. WE is organized with a range of partners, including the French Government.

dates: 12-14 December 2017 location: Paris, Ile-De-France, France www: https://www.world-efficiency.com/en/

Climate Summit

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that, two years after the adoption of the Paris Agreement, he will convene a summit to take further action on climate, notably on the financial front. Macron indicated that the Summit would aim to mobilize private and public financing for the projects committed to under the Paris Agreement.

date: 12 December 2017 location: TBA www: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-g20-germany-climatechange-...

Global Landscapes Forum

The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is designed to produce and disseminate knowledge and accelerate action to build more resilient, climate friendly, diverse, equitable and productive landscapes. Landscape approaches embrace compromise among competing social, environmental, political and economic demands to produce multiple benefits from limited resources. The GLF uses this approach around five broad themes; Restoration; Financing; Rights; Measuring Progress; and Food and Livelihoods. The science-led Forum convenes diverse stakeholders—civil society, private sector, policy makers, community members, farmers, indigenous groups, international organizations, and more—to share knowledge and best practice to produce collaborative contributions to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. With support from the German Government, the next Global Landscapes Forum event will be take place in Bonn, Germany.

dates: 19-20 December 2017 location: Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany www: http://www.landscapes.org/glf-bonn/

January 2018

Ninth World Urban Forum

The ninth World Urban Forum (WUF9), convened by the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), will bring together thousands of stakeholders to share practices and knowledge on how cities are built, planned and managed. WUF9 participants will include representatives of: national, regional and local governments; non-governmental organizations; community-based organizations; research institutions and academies; the private sector; development finance institutions; foundations; the media; and UN organizations and other international agencies. The WUF's key objectives include: advocating for and raising awareness on sustainable urban development; advancing knowledge on sustainable urbanization through debates, and exchange of experiences and best practices; and coordinating and cooperating within and between different constituencies towards advancing and implementing the Habitat Agenda. WUF is the biggest major international event to address human settlements, including rapid urbanization and its impact on cities, communities, economies, climate change and policies. It meets every two years, and participation has increased to around 22,000 attendees from all over the world. WUF9 will be the first Forum to meet after the post-2015 development agenda process and the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development – Habitat III in 2016.  

date: 1 January 2018 [tentative]   location: Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia   contact: UN-Habitat   phone: (+254) 20 7621234   e-mail: infohabitat@unhabitat.org   www: http://unhabitat.org/kuala-lumpur-to-host-world-urban-forum-...  

Second Africa-EU Symposium on Renewable Energy Research and Innovation (RERIS 2018)

The Symposium is organized jointly with the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP), the Finnish University Partnership for International Development (UniPID), the Low Carbon Energy for Development Network (LCEDN), the Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences (PAUWES), and Microenergy International. The first Symposium was held at the University of Abou Bekr Belkaïd Tlemcen/Algeria in 2016. Following up on this first event, RERIS 2018 aims to foster research cooperation on renewable energy between African and European academia, private and public sector.

dates: 23-26 January 2018 location: Maseru, Lesotho www: http://www.acp-hestr.eu/newsroom/second-africa-eu-renewable-...

47th Session of the IPCC

The 47th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 47) will convene from 31 January to 4 February 2018, at a location to be determined.

dates: 31 January - 4 February 2018 location: TBA contact: IPCC Secretariat e-mail: IPCC-Sec@wmo.int www: http://www.ipcc.ch

March 2018

Cities and Climate Change Science Conference

The Cities and Climate Change Science Conference, co-sponsored by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), will take place in March 2018 and support the implementation of the Paris Agreement, the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event will bring together representatives from academia, scientific institutions, IPCC experts, national, regional and local government representatives, urban and climate change practitioners and related networks. It aims to inspire global and regional research on cities and climate change over the cycle of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) in preparation for the future IPCC Special Report on Cities and Climate Change.

date: 1 March 2018 [tentative] location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada www: http://www.c40.org/press_releases/edmonton-to-host-2018-citi...

April 2018

World Symposium on Climate Change and Biodiversity

The World Symposium on Climate Change and Biodiversity (WSCCB-2018) is organized by the International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP), the Research and Transfer Centre 'Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management' of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany, and Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), in collaboration with a set of organizations. The Symposium aims to address the need to not only better understand the impacts of climate change on biodiversity, but to also identify, test and implement measures aimed at managing the many risks climate change poses to fauna, flora and micro organisms. It will also address how to better restore and protect ecosystems from the impact of climate change. The Symposium will mobilize scholars, social movements, practitioners and members of governmental agencies, undertaking research and/or executing projects on climate change and biodiversity across the world. The Symposium aims to make a contribution to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular SDG 1 (no poverty), SDG 2 (zero hunger), SDG 13 (climate action), SDG 14 (life below water) and SDG 15 (life on land).

dates: 3-5 April 2018 location: Manchester, England, UK www: https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/events/biodiversity.htm...

NAP Expo [rescheduled]

The national adaptation plan (NAP) process was established under the Cancun Adaptation Framework (CAF). It enables Parties to formulate and implement national adaptation plans (NAPs) as a means of identifying medium- and long-term adaptation needs and developing and implementing strategies and programmes to address those needs. The NAP Expo aims to catalyze actions and support for the NAP process. It is conducted by the least developed countries expert group (LEG) and supported by the UNFCCC Secretariat in collaboration with relevant organizations. This event was originally scheduled to take place in April 2017.

date: 10 April 2018 location: Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany contact: UNFCCC Secretariat www: http://unfccc.int/adaptation/workstreams/national_adaptation...

Tenth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses

The Tenth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses will features research addressing the following annual themes: scientific evidence; the assessment of impacts in divergent ecosystems; human impacts and impacts on humans; technical, political and social responses. Conference partners include: the International Institute for the Inclusive Museum (iiiM); the Vietnam National University (VNU); VNU University of Science; and the Global Sustainability Institute (GSI).

dates: 20-21 April 2018 venue: University of California at Berkeley location: US additional: Berkeley www: http://on-climate.com/2018-conference

48th Sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies

The 48th sessions of the subsidiary bodies to the UNFCCC are expected to take place in April-May 2018.  

dates: 30 April - 10 May 2018   venue: World Conference Center Bonn   location: Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany   contact: UNFCCC Secretariat   phone: (49-228) 815-1000   fax: (49-228) 815-1999   e-mail: secretariat@unfccc.int   www: http://unfccc.int/meetings/unfccc_calendar/items/2655.php?ye...

June 2018

Adaptation Futures 2018

Adaptation Futures is the biennial conference of the Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA). The conference will use its setting on the African continent to attract African and Global South delegates and forefront developing country adaptation contexts. The objectives of Adaptation Futures 2018 include to: facilitate dialogue between research and government, civil society, international agencies and business; continue the shift from problem diagnosis to solutions and innovations; and link adaptation action to sustainable development, investment and planning. PROVIA is a global initiative that aims to provide direction and coherence at the international level for research on vulnerability, impacts and adaptation (VIA). The PROVIA Secretariat is hosted by UNEP in Nairobi, Kenya.

dates: 18-21 June 2018 location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa www: http://adaptationfutures2018.capetown/

September 2018

Global Climate Action Summit

Convened by Governor Jerry Brown and the State of California, US, the Global Climate Action Summit will bring leaders from government, business and the global community to inspire greater global ambition to act on climate change.

date: 3 September 2018 [tentative] location: San Francisco, CA, US www: https://globalclimateactionsummit.org/

November 2018

Disaster Risk Reduction, Response and Sustainable Reconstruction: Capacity Building for Equitable Planning and Development [rescheduled]

This conference will provide a forum for examining the efficacy of national strategies for capacity-building measures related to disaster risk reduction (DRR), with a focus on cross- and multi-disciplinary training efforts, education and professional development. While capacity building is critical to disaster preparedness, response and sustainable post-disaster reconstruction programmes, no agreed definition of the term currently exists. Thus, this conference will explore what the term “capacity building” means.  

date: 8 November 2018   location: Boston, MA, US   contact: University of Massachusetts Boston   phone: 617-287-7112   e-mail: crscad@umb.edu   www: https://www.umb.edu/crscad/events/equitable_development  

December 2018


The 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC will take place from 3-14 December 2018, in Poland.

dates: 3-14 December 2018 location: Katowice, Slaskie, Poland contact: UNFCCC Secretariat phone: (49-228) 815-1000 fax: (49-228) 815-1999 e-mail: secretariat@unfccc.int www: http://unfccc.int/meetings/unfccc_calendar/items/2655.php?ye...

June 2019

49th Sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies

The 49th sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies will meet from 17-27 June 2019.  

dates: 17-27 June 2019   venue: World Conference Center Bonn   location: Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany   contact: UNFCCC Secretariat   phone: (49-228) 815-1000   fax: (49-228) 815-1999   e-mail: secretariat@unfccc.int   www: http://unfccc.int/meetings/unfccc_calendar/items/2655.php?ye...

November 2019


The 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25) to the UNFCCC is expected to take place in from 11-22 November 2019, at a location to be determined.  

dates: 11-22 November 2019   location: TBA   contact: UNFCCC Secretariat   phone: (49-228) 815-1000   fax: (49-228) 815-1999   e-mail: secretariat@unfccc.int   www: http://unfccc.int/meetings/unfccc_calendar/items/2655.php?ye...