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August 2018

Latin American and Caribbean Climate Week

Latin American and Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW2018) is designed to advance regional climate action. The ultimate aim of LACCW2018, the first of what is planned to be an annual gathering, is to support implementation of countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement on climate change and action to deliver on the SDGs.

With the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Carbon Forum featuring as a cornerstone event, LACCW2018 will focus on market-based approaches, economic instruments and climate-aligned finance to drive investment in climate action. Other events include: high-level sessions with the Champions of the Marrakech Partnership; a high-level ministerial; a low emissions development strategy (LEDS) workshop; a regional technology meeting on industrial energy efficiency; and the LAC Talanoa Dialogue. LACCW2018 is organized by the UNFCCC Secretariat under the Nairobi Framework Partnership (NFP), in partnership with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN Environment Programme Partnership with the Technical University of Denmark (UNEP-DTU), the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and others.

dates: 20-23 August 2018 location: Montevideo, Uruguay www: https://nfpartnership.org/latin-american-caribbean-climate-w...

Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum

The Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF) will bring together key players from the private and public sectors to share the state of the art around climate change mitigation, and reach out to cooperation agencies, potential investors and service providers. The event will showcase opportunities in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change such as: implementing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs); leveraging public and private finance for climate action; carbon pricing mechanisms and carbon markets; sustainable development and transformational change; public?private partnerships (PPPs); and innovative business models to fight climate change. LACCF is taking place during the 2018 Latin American and Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW2018), organized by the UNFCCC Secretariat under the Nairobi Framework Partnership (NFP), in partnership with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN Environment Programme (UNEP, or UN Environment) Partnership with the Technical University of Denmark (UNEP-DTU), the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and others.

dates: 21-23 August 2018 location: Montevideo, Uruguay www: http://www.undp.org/content/ndc-support-programme/en/home/ev...

100th Meeting of the CDM Executive Board (EB 100)

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board (EB) will convene its 100th meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, ahead of the Bangkok Climate Change Conference. The CDM EB supervises the Kyoto Protocol’s CDM under the authority and guidance of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP).

dates: 27-31 August 2018 location: Bangkok (Krung Thep), Thailand www: https://unfccc.int/event/100th-meeting-of-the-cdm-executive-...

50th Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum

The 50th Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF 50) will convene under the theme, ‘User Needs and Service Provision Strategies for Gender-Sensitive Climate Services’. It will bring together climate scientists, researchers, users from key socioeconomic sectors, governmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), development partners, decision makers and civil society stakeholders.

Organized by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) and partners, the Forum will include workshops on agriculture and food security, water resources, energy, health, livestock, media and disaster risk management (DRM).

dates: 27-28 August 2018 location: Kigali, Rwanda www: http://www.icpac.net/wp-content/uploads/GHACOF-50-Announceme...

September 2018

Shelter Academy 2018

The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and Arcadis, a design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets, will convene the eighth annual Shelter Academy in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, the Netherlands, under the theme ‘Adapting and Mitigating Climate Change: Options for Cities’. Part of the World Urban Campaign, the Academy aims to increase knowledge of and improve responses to urban issues related to global climate change through improved economic, environmental and urban planning. During the course of the event, participants will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge on urban development challenges related to climate change, and learn how cities are responding. The program is designed to use some of the unique features of the Netherlands as a “living classroom,” with technical visits to get a hands-on perspective on critical concerns such as coastal protection, water management and urban development.

dates: 3-7 September 2018 location: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands additional: Rotterdam(multiple cities) www: https://unhabitat.org/apply-now-for-the-8th-annual-shelter-a...
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UArctic Congress 2018

The UArctic Congress 2018, hosted by the University of Oulu and the University of Helsinki as part of Finland’s Arctic Council Chairmanship programme, comprises key UArctic meetings and a science conference.

The event will highlight the themes and priorities of the Finnish chairmanship, including the SDGs, supporting gender equality and the Paris Agreement on climate change. The UArctic Congress will feature, inter alia, sessions, aligned with the four priorities of Finland’s Chairmanship, on environmental protection, connectivity, meteorological cooperation, and education, as well as side events.

The UArctic Congress aims to take the Arctic agenda forward by creating and strengthening collaborations that produce new findings and solutions for the future of the Arctic region. It will bring together institutional leaders, indigenous representatives, academics, scientists and students from around the Circumpolar North and beyond. The UArctic Congress, organized by partners from Finnish government, academia, research institutes and others, will begin in Oulu, from 3-6 September, and conclude in Helsinki on 7 September.

dates: 3-7 September 2018 location: Oulu, Finland additional: Helsinki(multiple cities) www: https://congress.uarctic.org/congress2018/

Bangkok Climate Change Conference 2018

In order to facilitate the timely completion of the Paris Agreement work programme (PAWP) at the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC, an additional negotiating session will convene between the 48th session of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies (SBs 48) and COP 24. Slated to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, the conference will include sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA). On 29 May 2018, it was announced that the dates for the meeting would be 4-9 September. Pre-sessional days are also anticipated. The respective agendas of each subsidiary body will remain as adopted at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, which took place from 30 April to 10 May 2018.

dates: 4-9 September 2018 location: Bangkok (Krung Thep), Thailand www: https://unfccc.int/sites/default/files/resource/Information%...

East Asia Air Quality Forum

The annual East Asia Air Quality Forum will bring together representatives from 13 Northeast Asian cities and provinces – Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Hunan, Jinan, Jilin, Sichuan and Tongren in China; Seoul in the Republic of Korea; Kitakyushu, Kyoto and Tokyo in Japan; and Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia – as well as researchers, experts and representatives of international organizations. Participants will exchange knowledge and experiences on air quality improvement, seeking to gather ideas for future actions. The Forum is organized by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and partners.

dates: 4-5 September 2018 location: Seoul, Seoul-T'Ukpyolsi, Republic of Korea www: http://www.cities-and-regions.org/event/east-asia-air-qualit...

18th Meeting of the Standing Committee on Finance (SCF 18)

The UNFCCC Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) will convene its 18th meeting (SCF 18) in Bangkok, Thailand, following the Bangkok Climate Change Conference. The SCF assists the Conference of the Parties (COP) in exercising its functions in relation to the Financial Mechanism.

dates: 10-12 September 2018 location: Bangkok (Krung Thep), Thailand www: https://unfccc.int/event/eighteenth-meeting-of-the-standing-...

First Arctic Resilience Forum

The first Arctic Resilience Forum aims to form a better understanding of the opportunities for cooperation connected to the resilience of the Arctic, and to showcase and learn from concrete best practices in the region. The two-day event will focus on climate resilience.

The Arctic Resilience Forum is organized by the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry on behalf of the Finnish Chairmanship of the Arctic Council. The programme is prepared in cooperation with the Arctic Resilience Action Framework (ARAF) Implementation Team, with support from the Arctic Council Secretariat and inputs from the Arctic Council Working Groups.

dates: 10-11 September 2018 location: Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland www: https://mes.eventos.fi/event/arcticresilience2018

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. Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Patricia Espinosa, the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, Michael Bloomberg, and Mahindra Group Chairman, Anand Mahindra, will co-chair the Global Climate Action Summit.

dates: 12-14 September 2018 location: San Francisco, CA, US www: https://globalclimateactionsummit.org/

8th Meeting of the WIM for Loss and Damage

The eighth meeting of the Executive Committee (ExCom) of the Warsaw International Mechanism (WIM) for Loss and Damage associated with climate change impacts will convene in Bonn, Germany. Established to assist developing countries that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change, the WIM promotes the implementation of approaches to address loss and damage associated with climate change impacts through: enhancing knowledge and understanding of comprehensive risk management approaches to address loss and damage; strengthening dialogue, coordination, coherence and synergies among relevant stakeholders; and enhancing action and support, including finance, technology and capacity building.

dates: 17-21 September 2018 location: Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany www: https://unfccc.int/process-and-meetings/bodies/constituted-b...
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Seventh Special Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment

The Seventh Special Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), organized by UN Environment and the African Union (AU), jointly with the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Planning and Coordinating Agency, will consider key issues to be discussed at the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) in 2019 and Africa’s common approach for engagement in the Assembly. Themed, ‘Turning Environmental Policies into Action through Innovative Solutions,’ the meeting will focus on how environmental challenges can be addressed through innovative solutions and interventions and by promoting sustainable consumption and production.

The special session will provide an opportunity for the continent to prepare for the 14th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 14) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), as well as UNFCCC COP 24.

The special session will be held back-to-back with the first meeting of the Africa Environment Partnership Platform, and will consist of a meeting of the expert group to be held from 17-18 September, and a ministerial segment on 19 September.

dates: 17-19 September 2018 location: Nairobi, Kenya www: https://wedocs.unep.org/bitstream/handle/20.500.11822/25896/...
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G7 Environment, Energy and Ocean Ministers

The G7 Environment, Energy and Ocean Ministers will convene to discuss the theme, 'Working together on climate change, oceans and clean energy'. The meeting will take place as part of Canada’s G7 presidency and will be co-hosted by the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources. The meeting will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from 19-21 September 2018. To feed into this meeting, Canada will host the 'Women Leaders Kicking It on Climate Summit.' This Summit will include a dialogue on how climate action can be gender responsive and how it can contribute to gender equity and the empowerment of women. The 2018 Group of Seven (G7) Leaders' Summit will convene under the presidency of Canada in Charlevoix, Quebec, from 8-9 June 2018. The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of the 2018 Leaders' Summit is here. The five themes for discussion during Canada's presidency are: investing in growth that works for everyone; preparing for jobs of the future; advancing gender equality and women's empowerment; working together on climate change, oceans and clean energy; and building a more peaceful and secure world.

dates: 19-21 September 2018 location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada www: https://g7.gc.ca/en/g7-presidency/events-calendar/
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Global Land Forum 2018

The Global Land Forum (GLF) will convene International Land Coalition (ILC) members, government representatives, and other stakeholders from around the world to advance understanding of the complex and dynamic political, economic, environmental and social linkages between land governance, food security, poverty and democracy. The GLF aims to creates opportunities for participants to learn from, and contribute to, land governance successes and challenges. The programme is structured to provide opportunities to participants who may not commonly interact to debate, exchange, learn from each other’s experiences and successes and build linkages so that new perspectives can emerge. The Forum is also an opportunity for ILC’s 206 members to adopt a declaration with common commitments to action during their Assembly of Members. Following a series of in-depth field visits, the main conference will open on the Indonesian National Peasants’ Day, 24th September, with a day focusing on Indonesia and Asia.

dates: 22-27 September 2018 location: Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia www: https://landportal.org/event/2018/01/global-land-forum-glf?u...

Climate Week NYC 2018

Climate Week NYC convenes on the side of the opening of the UN General Assembly, and seeks to drive climate action forward. It was launched by The Climate Group in 2009. The Climate Week NYC 2018 event will gather representatives from businesses, governments, academic institutions, arts and music organizations, and NGOs for a variety of panel discussions, concerts, exhibitions and seminars. Events taking place during Climate Week NYC 2018 include:

Global Goals Week 2018 will take place at the same time. Information about Climate Week NYC 2017 is here. To receive all SDG Knowledge Hub updates on these and other SDG-related events, sign up for our SDG Update newsletter.

dates: 24-30 September 2018 location: New York City, US www: http://www.climateweeknyc.org/

Small City Resilience

A roundtable discussion on small and medium-sized cities’ climate resilience, hosted by the Institute for Sustainable Cities at Hunter College (New York, US), in partnership with the National League of Cities, Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS), Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN), Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast and CitiesIPCC, will take place during Climate Week NYC 2018 and Global Goals Week 2018. Themed ‘Small City Resilience,’ the event will explore the opportunity for climate resilience that is offered by small and medium-sized cities around the world. Based on lessons from hurricanes Katrina, Sandy, Harvey, Irma and Maria in small cities in Louisiana, New York, Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico, expert practitioners and researchers will discuss, inter alia: enabling capacities to prioritize resilience that addresses immediate community needs; political drivers to engage elected and appointed officials; measurement tools to create pragmatic and incremental resilience plans; innovative models to finance and fund the “next era” of climate resilience; and collateral benefits to ensure judicious use of limited resources.

date: 24 September 2018 location: New York City, US www: http://www.climateweeknyc.org/event/small-city-resilience

17th Meeting of the Technology Executive Committee (TEC 17)

The 17th meeting of the UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee (TEC 17) will convene in Bonn, Germany. The TEC, which is the policy arm of the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism, meets at least twice per year.

dates: 25-28 September 2018 location: Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany www: http://unfccc.int/ttclear/tec/meetings.html
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100% Clean Energy Transition

A discussion convened by The Climate Group focusing on how companies can accelerate their 100% clean energy transition will take place during Climate Week NYC 2018 and Global Goals Week 2018. The event will explore innovative renewable energy solutions with corporate members of the RE100 campaign and specialist companies providing solutions to drive action and profit. Companies joining RE100, a collaborative, global initiative by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project), make a global, public commitment to 100% renewable electricity.

date: 25 September 2018 location: New York City, US www: http://www.climateweeknyc.org/event/100-clean-energy-transit...
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Sustainable Investment Forum North America

Climate Action and UNEP-FI are organizing the third edition of 'Sustainable Investment Forum North America,' which will convene during Climate Week NYC 2018 and Global Goals Week 2018. The event will bring together over 300 participants representing asset owners and managers, commercial banks, development institutions, and national policy makers. The event will seek to build knowledge and foster collaboration on how best to accelerate sustainable investment.

date: 26 September 2018 location: New York City, US www: http://northamerica.sustainableinvestmentforum.org/

Bloomberg Global Business Forum

The second annual Bloomberg Global Business Forum will convene global leaders from public and private sectors to discuss and address challenges to shared prosperity presented by, inter alia, worldwide population growth, economic inequality and climate change, and build crucial partnerships between business and government. Through a series of discussions and focused working groups, the meeting will provide an opportunity for presidents, prime ministers and CEOs to share their visions for sustainable economic development. Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the day-long Forum will convene during the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). Following the Global Business Forum, French President Macron, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and Michael Bloomberg will bring together Heads of State, business leaders, and other non-state actors, for the second One Planet Summit to account for the implementation of commitments made at the first One Planet Summit and build trust and collaboration for ongoing multilateral climate action.

date: 26 September 2018 location: New York City, US www: https://gbf.bloomberg.org/

Institutionalizing Climate Change into Decision Making

Organized by the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO), a one-day event featuring public and private sector leaders that have been developing and implementing solutions to build institutional capacity for sound climate change action and preparedness will convene during Climate Week NYC 2018. Participants will hear insights on building organization-wide training strategies, organizational change strategies and operationalizing the findings of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

date: 26 September 2018 location: New York City, US www: http://www.climateweeknyc.org/event/institutionalizing-clima...

One Planet Summit

Heads of State and non-state actors, including business leaders, will come together for the second One Planet Summit to account for the implementation of 12 international commitments made at the inaugural One Planet Summit in December 2017, launched by French President Emmanuel Macron, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim. The 12 commitments are: 1) responding to extreme events in island States; 2) protecting land and water against climate change; 3) mobilizing researchers and young people to work for the climate; 4) public procurement and access for local governments to green financing; 5) zero emissions target; 6) sectoral shifts to a decarbonized economy; 7) zero-pollution transport; 8) carbon pricing compatible with the Paris Agreement; 9) actions of central banks and businesses; 10) international mobilization of development banks; 11) commitment by sovereign funds; and 12) mobilizing institutional investors. Following on from the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) and the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in the lead-up to the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC and UN Secretary-General 2019 Climate Action Summit, the event will take place alongside the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). The Summit will aim to build trust and collaboration for ongoing multilateral climate action, further engage public and private actors to raise their ambition, and demonstrate how high-level institutional decision makers as well as individual citizens can “work as one planet” to deliver climate change mitigation solutions and “invent our collective future.” The One Planet Summit is organized by the Government of France jointly with the UN, the World Bank Group and Bloomberg Philanthropies. This meeting is taking part during Global Goals Week 2018, which is a collective effort to maximize the value of events and activations held during the opening of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 73) and focused on driving progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals.

date: 26 September 2018 location: New York City, US www: https://www.oneplanetsummit.fr/en/

An Investor’s Approach to Climate Change Policy

A breakfast roundtable on the theme, ‘An Investor’s Approach to Climate Change Policy,’ hosted by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and VoLo Foundation, will convene during Climate Week NYC 2018 and Global Goals Week 2018. The event will discuss investors’ role in shaping climate policies that catalyze bold climate action. Speakers will assess the opportunities and challenges of developing policies that create investment incentives to accelerate clean power and reduce carbon emissions. The event is by invitation only.

date: 26 September 2018 location: New York City, US www: http://www.climateweeknyc.org/event/investors-approach-clima...

Standards for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

This event will explore the potential of voluntary standards as powerful tools in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It will take place as a side session to the 41st ISO General Assembly (GA), and will bring together representatives of the standards community, UN agencies, corporate entities, diplomats and national policymakers. The event will present practical approaches for standards users (for example, mapping tools created by UNECE that link standards with the SDGs they can support), and examine four SDGs in detail: SDG 6 (Clean water and sanitation); SDG 7 (Affordable and clean energy); SDG 11 (Sustainable cities and communities); and SDG 13 (Climate action). Follow the conversation on twitter here: #StandardsfortheSDGs.

date: 26 September 2018 location: Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland www: http://www.unece.org/sdgs-isoweek2018.html

Moody's Briefing 2018

Moody’s Investors Service, in partnership with the Climate Bond Initiative (CBI), will host a briefing on the risks climate change poses to corporations and governments, and the role of the green bond market in promoting a low-carbon economy. The event will take place during Climate Week NYC 2018. Senior executives from the industry and Moody’s senior analysts will hold discussions on: credit risks corporate sectors face as a result of transition to a low-carbon economy; the impact of physical climate risks on public finance issuers; and how municipalities are incorporating green infrastructure and sustainability projects into critical programs. At the briefing, Moody’s analysts will address carbon emission mitigation, their approach to green bond assessments and the impacts expected from the green bond issuances which Moody’s has assessed to date.

date: 27 September 2018 location: New York City, US www: http://www.climateweeknyc.org/event/moodys-briefing-2018

October 2018

48th Session of the IPCC

The 48th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 48) will convene from 1-5 October 2018, in Incheon, Republic of Korea.

The IPCC is currently in its sixth assessment cycle. During this cycle, the Panel will produce the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), a Methodology Report to refine the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventories, and three special reports: the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (SR15); the Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL); and the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC). The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of IPCC 47 is here.

dates: 1-5 October 2018 location: Incheon, Republic of Korea www: http://www.ipcc.ch/scripts/_calendar_template.php?wg=8

2018 Climate Alliance International Conference

The annual Climate Alliance International Conference will bring together Climate Alliance members and other interested parties, including over 200 representatives of local-level administrative and technical staff, as well as mayors and high-level local decision makers from across Europe, to discuss hot topics in the field of climate action and climate justice while sharing experiences on local-level projects and initiatives. The theme of the 2018 conference is ‘Connecting Cities: Local Solutions for Global Challenges’. In addition to a number of side events, excursions and working groups, the event incorporates the Climate Alliance General Assembly, where each member can have a say in network affairs. Founded in 1990, Climate Alliance of European Cities with Indigenous Rainforest Peoples is a network of local authorities committed to the protection of the world’s climate.

dates: 1-3 October 2018 location: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain www: http://www.climatealliance.org/events/international-conferen...

ATAG 2018 Global Sustainable Aviation Summit

The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), in cooperation with Airports Council International (ACI), the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Associations (ICCAIA), will convene the tenth Global Sustainable Aviation Summit. The event will bring together airlines, airports, air navigation service providers (ANSPs), manufacturers, suppliers, governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and stakeholders to discuss sustainable mobility under the SDGs, aviation and climate change mitigation, sustainable alternative fuels, empowering employees to be sustainably responsible, gender equality, and noise and communities, among other issues. Workshops held during the summit will address, inter alia, the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), and wildlife and human trafficking.

dates: 2-3 October 2018 location: Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland www: http://www.cvent.com/events/atag-2018-global-sustainable-avi...

Asia Water Forum 2018

The Asia Water Forum 2018: Information, Innovation, and Technology will provide a venue and platform to share knowledge and experiences on state of the art advancements to help ensure a water-secure Asia Paci?c Region. Its goal is to increase the awareness and knowledge of water practitioners and decision makers and to identify strategies to adopt and scale-up innovation and technology throughout the region. The meeting will discuss: digital solutions including IT support systems and big data, remote sensing, light detection and ranging (LIDAR), remote control and smart water systems; water accounting and productivity, solar-powered pumps, and mobile phone applications; advanced technologies for water and wastewater treatment, trenchless network laying, leak detection, decentralized sanitation; modeling and forecasting for climate risks, ?ooding and disaster, and other water management concerns; and private sector partnerships, asset management, contracting modalities, ?nancial technology (?ntech), and the policy environment.

dates: 2-4 October 2018 location: Manila, Philippines additional: ADB Headquarters www: https://www.adb.org/news/events/asia-water-forum-2018-inform...
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12th Meeting of the CTCN Advisory Board

The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) Advisory Board will hold is 12th meeting at the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

The CTCN Advisory Board meets twice per year and provides direction on the CTCN’s fulfillment of the guidance provided by the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC.

dates: 3-5 October 2018 location: Vienna, Wien, Austria www: https://www.ctc-n.org/calendar/events/12th-ctcn-advisory-boa...

Middle East and North Africa Climate Week

Middle East and North Africa Climate Week 2018 (MENACW 2018) is designed to advance regional climate action. The ultimate aim of MENACW 2018 is to support implementation of countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement on climate change and action to deliver on the SDGs.

With MENA Carbon Forum featuring as a cornerstone event, MENACW 2018 will focus on market-based approaches, economic instruments and climate-aligned finance to drive investment in climate action. Other events include: high-level sessions with the Champions of the Marrakech Partnership; a high-level ministerial; a low emissions development strategy (LEDS) workshop; a regional technology meeting on industrial energy efficiency; and the MENA Talanoa Dialogue. MENACW 2018 is organized by the UNFCCC Secretariat under the Nairobi Framework Partnership (NFP), in partnership with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN Environment Programme Partnership with the Technical University of Denmark (UNEP-DTU), the World Bank, the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) and others.

dates: 8-10 October 2018 location: TBA www: https://nfpartnership.org/middle-east-and-north-africa-clima...

32nd Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board

The 32nd meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) will convene in Bonn, Germany. The Adaptation Fund (AF) finances projects and programmes that help vulnerable communities in developing countries adapt to climate change. It was established under the Kyoto Protocol to 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 AFB, which is composed of 16 members and 16 alternates and convenes meetings throughout the year. The World Bank serves as AF trustee on an interim basis.

dates: 9-12 October 2018 location: Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany www: https://www.adaptation-fund.org/events/32nd-adaptation-fund-...

Africa-Arab Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction

African and Arab States, as well as intergovernmental and UN organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academia, women, youth, civil society and other stakeholders, will come together for the first time to participate in the Africa-Arab Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), hosted by Tunisia, in cooperation with the African Union Commission (AUC), the League of Arab States (LAS) and the UN Office for DRR (UNISDR).

The forum will address the theme, ‘Towards Disaster Risk-informed and Inclusive Sustainable Development,’ and will take stock of progress made in, and reaffirm political commitment to achieving, implementation of the Sendai Framework for DRR, thereby contributing to the realization of Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The platform will provide the regions with opportunities to share knowledge, experiences and best practices in advancing DRR. Its outcomes will inform the 2019 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development and the 2019 Global Platform for DRR.

dates: 9-13 October 2018 location: Tunis, Tunisia www: https://www.unisdr.org/files/57759_africaarabplatformconcept...
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Seventh Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-VII)

The seventh Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-VII) on the theme, ‘Supporting the Implementation of the Paris Agreement in Africa: From Policies to Action,’ will bring together stakeholders to examine Africa’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and to define actionable climate interventions.

Its specific objectives are to: provide space and facilitate science-practice-policy dialogue to unpack the options available for NDC implementation in Africa; address the missing links for enhanced uptake and use of climate information services (CIS) into development planning, policy and practice in the region, including sectoral NDCs; and understand the various options to finance climate actions, including the modalities for unlocking available and new forms of climate finance, such as leveraging market mechanisms for climate actions and sustainable economic development.

The Conference, organized by the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC), convenes each year under the auspices of the Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) Programme. ClimDev-Africa is a consortium of key African development institutions, including the UN Economic Commission (UNECA), the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Development Bank (AfDB).

dates: 10-12 October 2018 location: Nairobi, Kenya www: https://www.uneca.org/ccda7

International Day for Disaster Reduction

The International Day for Disaster Reduction was started in 1989, following a call by the UN General Assembly (UNGA) for a day to promote a global culture of risk awareness and disaster reduction. Held on 13 October, the day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face.

The 2018 edition of the Day will focus on Target C of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) on reducing disaster economic losses in relation to global gross domestic product (GDP) by 2030.

date: 13 October 2018 location: worldwide www: https://www.unisdr.org/
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Third Global Conference on Health and Climate, Grenada

The World Health Organization (WHO) will convene the Third Global Conference on Climate and Health using an innovative, geographically dispersed approach. The Conference will be held in three locations: in the Pacific (Nadi, Fiji, from 15-16 March), the Indian Ocean (Port Louis, Mauritius, from 21-22 March) and the Caribbean (Grenada, October 2018).

Together, the meetings will bring together government representatives from over 40 of the most vulnerable countries and territories in the world, with WHO, other UN partners and technical experts to advance global action on climate change and health.

The event will focus on four action areas: empowerment of health leadership in island countries to integrate health into national climate change planning; evidence production through country profiles of climate change and health; implementation by building climate-resilient health systems; and provision of resources through facilitating access to climate and health financing mechanisms, such as the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), to support climate resilient health systems of island countries. The Conference will also constitute a formal launch in each of the regions of the special initiative on Climate Change and Health in small island developing States (SIDS), launched by WHO, in collaboration with the UNFCCC Secretariat and the Government of Fiji, at the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UNFCCC in November 2017.

dates: 16-17 October 2018 location: Grenada www: http://www.who.int/globalchange/mediacentre/events/climate-h...

Cities Conference II: Towards Safe, Affordable and Sustainable Urban Mobility in Latin America and the Caribbean

The annual Cities Conference provides a strategic platform for dialogue which supports the implementation and monitoring of the New Urban Agenda (NUA), and the urban dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs, particularly SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities), in Latin America and the Caribbean, while also contributing to fulfillment of the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), among others global agendas.

Its 2018 edition themed, ‘Towards Safe, Affordable and Sustainable Urban Mobility in Latin America and the Caribbean,’ will address the need to better integrate urban planning, management and financing with mobility and transport systems in Latin America and the Caribbean to achieve sustainable urban development. The conference aims to contribute to safe, affordable and sustainable urban mobility and transport by focusing on, among others: national urban mobility policies; sustainable urban mobility plans; equality and gender issues; health and active mobility; improving access to international and local financing; public-private partnerships (PPPs); smart urban mobility; and monitoring urban mobility.

The Cities Conference II is organized by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the Assembly of Ministers and High Authorities on Housing and Urban Development of Latin America and the Caribbean (MINURVI), with the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) and others.

dates: 16-19 October 2018 location: Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile www: https://www.cepal.org/en/events/cities-conference-ii-towards...

2018 Arctic Circle Assembly

The Assembly is held every October at Harpa Conference Center and Concert Hall in Reykjavík, Iceland. The annual Arctic Circle Assembly is the largest annual international gathering on the Arctic and is attended by heads of state and government, ministers, members of parliaments, officials, experts, scientists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, indigenous representatives, environmentalists, students, activists and others interested in the future of the Arctic.

dates: 19-21 October 2018 location: Reykjavik, Iceland www: http://www.arcticcircle.org/assemblies/future

GCOS Science Day

The Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Science Day aims at informing the regional and national community on activities related to systematic climate observations and their relevance to pressing environmental concerns. The 2018 Day will focus on local actions with regard to climate observations, science and adaptation in the Arctic region. The event will consist of four sessions: GCOS activities in global and regional context; the Arctic now and tomorrow; science-based information for decision makers; and climate change and observing initiatives.

GCOS is co-sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), the International Council for Science and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP, or UN Environment).

date: 22 October 2018 location: Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland www: https://ane4bf-datap1.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/wmocms/s3fs...
https://public.wmo.int/en/programmes/global-climate-observin...

21st Meeting of the GCF Board

The 21st meeting of the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) will convene in Songdo, Republic of Korea, from 23-26 October 2018. It follows the 20th meeting of the Board, which convened from 1-4 July and failed to agree on a number of decisions. SDG Knowledge Hub coverage of the GCF is here.

dates: 23-26 October 2018 location: Incheon, Republic of Korea www: https://www.greenclimate.fund/-/green-climate-fund-b-20-meet...

14th Meeting of the UNFCCC Adaptation Committee

The 14th meeting of the UNFCCC Adaptation Committee (AC) will convene in Bonn, Germany. The AC seeks to promote the implementation of enhanced action on adaptation through, inter alia: providing technical support and guidance to Parties; sharing relevant information, knowledge, experience and good practices; promoting synergy and strengthening engagement with national, regional and international organizations, centers and networks; drawing on adaptation good practices, providing information and recommendations for consideration by the Conference of the Parties (COP) relating to finance, technology and capacity-building; and considering information communicated by Parties on their monitoring and review of adaptation actions, as well as support provided and received. The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of the 13th meeting of the Adaptation Committee is here.

dates: 24-26 October 2018 location: Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany www: https://unfccc.int/event/fourteenth-meeting-of-the-adaptatio...

International Conference on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Regional Agreements

Mexico’s National Association of Environmental State Authorities (ANAAE) will convene the annual International Conference on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Regional Agreements to foster South-South cooperation between subnational governments towards more sustainable territories.

dates: 25-26 October 2018 location: Campeche, Mexico www: http://www.nrg4sd.org/international-conference-climate-chang...

Urban 20 (U20) Mayoral Summit

The inaugural Urban 20 (U20) Mayoral Summit will convene ahead of the 2018 G20 Leaders’ Summit.

U20 is a diplomatic initiative, convened by C40 Cities and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), to help cities develop collective messages and inclusive solutions for global issues such as climate action, the future of work and social integration. It is supported by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), among others.

dates: 29-30 October 2018 location: Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina www: https://www.uclg.org/en/media/events/urban-20-summit-u20
http://www.cities-and-regions.org/event/u20-summit/

19th Meeting of the Standing Committee on Finance (SCF 19)

The UNFCCC Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) will convene its 19th meeting (SCF 19) in Bonn, Germany. The SCF assists the Conference of the Parties (COP) in exercising its functions in relation to the Financial Mechanism.

dates: 29-31 October 2018 location: Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany www: https://unfccc.int/event/nineteenth-meeting-of-the-standing-...

Our Ocean Conference 2018

The fifth Our Ocean Conference will focus on the theme, 'Our Ocean, Our Legacy,' with participants reflecting on choices and actions to maintain the sustainability of ocean resources and to preserve ocean health, as a heritage presented for our children and grandchildren.

Our Ocean Conference is focused on generating commitments and taking actions to maintain the sustainability of our oceans. Since 2014, Our Ocean Conference has generated commitments totaling around US$18 billion and 12.4 million square kilometers of marine protected areas. Our Ocean Conference 2018 will introduce the Our Ocean Commitment Registry, to facilitate tracking and review of past and new commitments. In addition, the fifth Conference is the first conference to be held in Asia, and will feature a focus on the importance of action in the region.

The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of the fourth Our Ocean Conference is here; the 2016 Our Ocean Conference summary is here; the 2015 Our Ocean Conference summary is here; and the 2014 Our Ocean Conference summary is here.

dates: 29-30 October 2018 location: Bali, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia www: http://ourocean2018.org/

Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health

The first Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health will consider the sub-theme, 'Improving air quality, combatting climate change - saving lives'. This event is organized by WHO, in collaboration with UNEP, WMO and UNFCCC.

dates: 30 October - 1 November 2018 venue: WHO Headquarters location: Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland contact: WHO e-mail: aphconference@who.int www: http://www.who.int/airpollution/events/conference/en/

November 2018

30th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol

The 30th Meeting of the Parties (MOP 30) to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer is scheduled to convene from 5-9 November 2018. The meeting will be preceded, on 3 November, by the 61st Meeting of the Implementation Committee under the Non-Compliance Procedure of the Montreal Protocol, and on 4 November, by the Bureau Meeting of the Twenty-Ninth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol. The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of MOP 29 is here.

dates: 5-9 November 2018 venue: Centro de Convenciones QUORUM location: Ecuador additional: Cumbayá Quito www: http://ozone.unep.org/en/meetings

Joint Conference on Forests and Water 2018

IUFRO will hold its Fifth Conference on Forests and Water in a Changing Environment in conjunction with the Second Latin American Congress on Forests and Water. The conference will provide a forum for experts on forest hydrology, watershed ecosystem management, ecohydrology, climate, and environmental change, with the aim of promoting exchange of understanding and experience from the realms of research, policy, and public involvement.

dates: 5-9 November 2018 location: Valdivia, Los Lagos, Chile www: http://forestsandwater2018.cl/

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  

Ninth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development

The Ninth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development seeks to provide policymakers and experts from various parts of the energy sector with an opportunity to reflect on the implications of the fast-paced energy transition, review the activities to date and make further progress towards meeting the SDGs. It will follow up on the recommendations from the Eighth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development in June 2017 and the 2018 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).

The forum will comprise an opening ministerial session, plenary sessions and parallel workshops under four main tracks: energy transition and decarbonization; robust systems and infrastructure; matchmaking and investor confidence; and “hot topics” and “deep dives.” It will also include the annual sessions of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency and Group of Experts on Renewable Energy.

The forum is co-organized by the Government of Ukraine and the five UN Regional Commissions, in partnership with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), UN Environment Programme (UNEP, or UN Environment), the World Bank, International Energy Agency (IEA), International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Global Environment Facility (GEF), Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and other stakeolders.

dates: 12-15 November 2018 location: Kiev, Kyyiv, Ukraine www: https://www.unece.org/index.php?id=49144

2018 European Forum on DRR

Representatives of the European countries, stakeholder groups and partners will gather in Rome, Italy, from 21-23 November 2018, for the European Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR). This year’s EFDRR will build on the outcomes of the 2017 EFDRR held in Istanbul, Turkey, 2017 Global Platform for DRR held in Cancun, Mexico, and aim to address key issues that can accelerate the implementation of the Sendai Framework for DRR in coherence with the SDGs and the Paris Agreement on climate change. The meeting will provide a forum to exchange information and move forward on local level resilience, economic risks and reaching the Sendai Framework 2020 priority targets.

dates: 21-23 November 2018 location: Rome, Lazio, Italy www: https://www.unisdr.org/conference/2018/efdrr

2018 CVF Virtual Climate Summit

The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) will convene a global political leaders’ summit to build increased support to safeguard those that are most vulnerable to the growing climate change impacts. Announced by President of the Marshall Islands Hilda Heine at the sixth meeting of the Assembly of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in Da Nang, Viet Nam, the Virtual Climate Summit is the first Heads of Government-level conference to be held entirely online, eliminating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and promoting inclusive dialogue. Meeting ahead of the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC, the 2018 CVF Virtual Summit will follow the expected release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC (SR15) in October 2018. The event will serve to: highlight new national efforts; share perspectives on climate risks and opportunities to be gained by putting the world on a safer 1.5oC pathway in terms of health, jobs and other benefits, while building wider international support; and help ensure that the necessary resources and finance are delivered to make this possible.

date: 22 November 2018 location: virtual www: https://thecvf.org/virtual-leaders-summit-to-raise-climate-a...
http://assembly.thegef.org/news/virtual-leaders-climate-summ...

101st Meeting of the CDM Executive Board (EB 101)

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board (EB) will convene its 101st meeting in Katowice, Poland, ahead of the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC.

The CDM EB supervises the Kyoto Protocol’s CDM under the authority and guidance of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP).

dates: 26-29 November 2018 location: Katowice, Slaskie, Poland www: https://unfccc.int/event/101st-meeting-of-the-cdm-executive-...

UNEP FI Global Roundtable

The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) will hold its biennial Global Roundtable to mobilize the financial sector to deliver a sustainable financial system. UNEP FI is organizing its flagship event alongside the fourth Climate Finance Day, convened by Finance for Tomorrow, an initiative of Paris EUROPLACE. Meeting ahead of the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC, the event will address, inter alia: the financial sector’s readiness to align capital allocations to science-based targets; advancing environmental risk management; SDG financing gap; and the Insurance Development Goals for Cities. The Roundtable will also feature the launch of the Banking Principles for Public Consultation, which seek to define the banking industry’s role and responsibilities in aligning financing with the SDGs and Paris Agreement on climate change to help shape a sustainable future.  

dates: 26-28 November 2018 location: Paris, Ile-De-France, France www: http://www.unepfi.org/events/roundtables/paris2018/
http://www.unepfi.org/grt2018/agenda/

Climate Finance Day

Finance for Tomorrow, an initiative of Paris EUROPLACE on green and sustainable finance, will convene its fourth Climate Finance Day on 26 November 2018, to mobilize the financial sector to deliver a sustainable financial system for the SDGs and Paris Agreement on climate change. The flagship event will take place alongside the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Global Roundtable, meeting from 26-28 November, ahead of the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC.

date: 26 November 2018 location: Paris, Ile-De-France, France www: http://www.climatefinanceday.com/

Green Growth and Sustainable Development (GGSD) Forum 2018

The OECD will convene its Green Growth and Sustainable Development (GGSD) Forum under the theme, 'Inclusive solutions for the green transition'. The Forum will take place in conjunction with the 6th annual conference of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP). The GGSD Forum will address the political economy and low-carbon policy reforms, identify their distributional impacts, and explore inclusive solutions for households, workers, sectors and regions that may otherwise be hit hard by the transition to help them contribute to a greener future. Sessions will be developed around competitiveness, employment and distributional impacts of green policies.

dates: 27-29 November 2018 location: Paris, Ile-De-France, France www: http://www.oecd.org/greengrowth/GGSD2018%20SaveTheDateA5.pdf...

Global Science, Technology and Innovation Conference (G-STIC) 2018

G-STIC 2018 will take place from 28-30 November, in Brussels, Belgium. G-STIC aims to build knowledge bases and global expert networks to support the technological transitions needed for implementation of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda. G-STIC seeks to contribute to a robust advisory system on integrated technological solutions to the UN and other international policy fora, as they relate to the SDGs, the climate goals and the Means of Implementation of binding multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs). G-STIC is guided by an International Advisory Committee composed of more than 30 senior representatives from different UN agencies and expert institutes. A SDG Knowledge Hub summary of G-STIC 2017 is here.

dates: 28-30 November 2018 location: Brussels, Belgium www: https://www.gstic.org

December 2018

Katowice Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 24)

The Katowice Climate Change Conference will include the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC, along with meetings of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP), the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), and the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA). A High-Level Ministerial Dialogue (HLMD) on Climate Finance is expected to be held in conjunction with COP 24. We will update this page as more information becomes available. SDG Knowledge Hub coverage of the 2017 UN Climate Change Conference (COP 23) is here. SDG Knowledge Hub coverage of COP 24 is here.

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...
www.unfccc.int

Mountains 2018

Mountains 2018 is an international conference mean to stimulate and disseminate knowledge on mountain-related development issues. Discourse will be based on lessons learned from scientific research and practical experiences related to use and challenges of promoting sustainable development in mountain territories, including how mountains can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. Mountains 2018 will be organized along two axes: ‘III Workshop on Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions;’ and the ‘II International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions’. The Workshop will focus on practical experiences related to sustainable development in mountain regions, gathering professionals and other stakeholders actively working towards this goal. The Conference will discuss issues related to scientific research and perspectives to enhance and disseminate knowledge on mountains.

dates: 11-15 December 2018 location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil www: http://cimo.ipb.pt/LuMont/index.php/en/news/2-uncategorised/...

55th Meeting of the GEF Council

The 55th meeting of the GEF Council will take place form 17-20 December 2018. The Council is the GEF's main governing body. It comprises 32 Members appointed by constituencies of GEF member countries (14 from developed countries, 16 from developing countries and 2 from economies in transition). Council Members rotate every three years or until the constituency appoints a new Member. The Council meets twice annually to develop, adopt and evaluate the operational policies and programs for GEF-financed activities. It also reviews and approves the work program (projects submitted for approval), making decisions by consensus.

dates: 17-20 December 2018 location: Washington D.C., US www: https://www.thegef.org/council-meetings

January 2019

Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition Research Conference on Carbon Pricing

The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC), an initiative that brings together leaders from government, business, and civil society to drive carbon pricing action around the world, will convene this international research conference on carbon pricing. The event aims to drive innovative research and analysis from academics and practitioners on the effective design and implementation of carbon pricing policies. Relevant research themes include: learning from past and current experience; political economy of carbon pricing; carbon pricing and development; and the role of carbon pricing in decarbonization. The conference is expected to take place in late January 2019.

dates: 29-31 January 2019 [tentative] location: TBA www: https://www.carbonpricingleadership.org/news/2018/2/28/world...
https://www.carbonpricingleadership.org/cplc-research-confer...

February 2019

World Symposium on Climate Change and Tourism

The World Symposium on Climate Change and Tourism will focus on the impacts of climate change on the tourism industry and discuss possible responses in order to reduce its vulnerability. Organized by the International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP) and partners, the event aims to: provide tourism operators and organizations, research institutions, universities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies and other stakeholders with an opportunity to share their work in the field of climate change and tourism; foster information exchange; discuss methodological approaches and experiences deriving from case studies and projects; and provide a platform for networking and exploring possibilities for cooperation.

dates: 13-15 February 2019 location: Bariloche, Rio Negro, Patagonia, Argentina www: https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/events/tourism2019.html

2nd Latin American Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation

This event will seek to foster climate resilience in Latin America by showcasing replicable experiences from research, field projects and best practice. Organized by the International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP), with international and local partners, the symposium aims to: provide scholars, practitioners and members of governmental agencies undertaking research and/or executing climate change projects in Latin America with an opportunity to present their work; foster information exchange; discuss methodological approaches and experiences deriving from case studies and projects; and provide a platform for networking and exploring possibilities for cooperation.

dates: 20-21 February 2019 location: Lima, Peru www: https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/events/latinamerica2019...

May 2019

Scenarios Forum 2019

The Scenarios Forum 2019 aims to bring together a diverse set of communities working with the framework on integrated climate change scenarios to share their experiences, progress and plans. The framework uses Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs), Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) and other approaches to characterizing future societal and environmental conditions to investigate global change issues, including the SDGs. By taking stock of progress and facilitating scenario-related research, this meeting will inform the use of scenarios in the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), and help ensure a research base sufficient to inform future assessments and policy initiatives. The Forum is presented by the International Committee on New Integrated Climate Change Assessment Scenarios (ICONICS) and the Pardee Center for International Futures at the University of Denver, Colorado, US.

dates: 11-13 May 2019 location: Denver, CO, US www: https://www.scenariosforum2019.com/

49th Session of the IPCC

The 49th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 49) is expected to convene from 14-18 May 2019, in Kyoto, Japan. The IPCC is currently in its sixth assessment cycle. During this cycle, the Panel will produce the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), a Methodology Report to refine the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventories, and three special reports: the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (SR15); the Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL); and the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC). The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of IPCC 47 is here.

dates: 14-18 May 2019 [tentative] location: Kyoto, Japan [tentative] www: http://www.ipcc.ch/scripts/_calendar_template.php?wg=8

Tenth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM10)

The Tenth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM10) will be hosted by Canada during the week of 27 May 2019, alongside the 4th annual Mission Innovation (MI4). The CEM consists of 24 countries and the EU, who together account for 90% of all investment in clean energy in the world and 75% of global GHG emissions. CEM focuses on practical co-operation, the exchange of good ideas and experiences within green solutions and the involvement of the private sector. The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of CEM8 is here, and the summary of CEM9 is here.

date: 27 May 2019 location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada www: http://www.cleanenergyministerial.org/Our-Work/Ministerial-M...

June 2019

56th Meeting of the GEF Council

The 56th meeting of the GEF Council is tentatively scheduled to take place from 10-13 June 2019. The Council is the GEF's main governing body. It comprises 32 Members appointed by constituencies of GEF member countries (14 from developed countries, 16 from developing countries and 2 from economies in transition). Council Members rotate every three years or until the constituency appoints a new Member. The Council meets twice annually to develop, adopt and evaluate the operational policies and programs for GEF-financed activities. It also reviews and approves the work program (projects submitted for approval), making decisions by consensus.

dates: 10-13 June 2019 location: Washington D.C., US www: https://www.thegef.org/council-meetings

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...
 www.unfccc.int  

July 2019

41st Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol [tentative]

The 41st Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG 41) of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer is tentatively scheduled to convene from 1-5 July 2019, at a location to be announced.

dates: 1-5 July 2019 location: TBA www: http://ozone.unep.org/en/meetings

High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) 2019

The seventh UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2019) will take place under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), on dates to be decided. In additional to the annual July session under ECOSOC auspices, HLPF will also convene for two days in September 2019, under UN General Assembly auspices. Only one outcome document will result from the two sessions. HLPF 2019 will address the theme, 'Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality'. It will conduct an in-depth review of SDG 4 (quality education), SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth), SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), SDG 13 (climate action) and SDG 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions), in addition to SDG 17 (partnerships for the Goals) which is reviewed each year. Forty-two countries will conduct Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) for HLPF 2019. The following countries will conduct VNRs for the first time in 2019: Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Eritrea, Fiji, Ghana, Iceland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lesotho, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Nauru, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Saint Lucia, Serbia, South Africa, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, UK, Tanzania, and Vanuatu. Azerbaijan, Chile, France, Guatemala, Indonesia, Philippines and Sierra Leone will conduct VNRs for the second time. Among other things, HLPF 2019 will consider the Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR), which is issued every four years. The SDG Knowledge Hub coverage of HLPF 2018 is here. A final summary of HLPF 2018 is here. To receive all SDG Knowledge Hub updates on preparations for HLPF 2019 and other SDG-related events, sign up for our SDG Update newsletter.

dates: 8-19 July 2019 [tentative] venue: UN Headquarters location: New York City, US contact: DESA www: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf

October 2019

2019 Arctic Circle Assembly

The Assembly is held every October at Harpa Conference Center and Concert Hall in Reykjavík, Iceland. The annual Arctic Circle Assembly is the largest annual international gathering on the Arctic and is attended by heads of state and government, ministers, members of parliaments, officials, experts, scientists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, indigenous representatives, environmentalists, students, activists and others interested in the future of the Arctic.

dates: 11-13 October 2019 location: Reykjavik, Iceland www: http://www.arcticcircle.org/assemblies/future

2019 International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC)

The Republic of Korea will host the 2019 International Renewable Energy Conference (2019 IREC). Previous IREC conferences have been organized at approximately two-year intervals. MEXIREC convened from 11-13 September 2017, in Mexico City, Mexico. SDG Knowledge Hub summaries of additional events are as follows: SAIREC 2015; ADIREC 2013; DIREC 2010; and WIREC 2008.

dates: 23-26 October 2019 location: Seoul, Seoul-T'Ukpyolsi, Republic of Korea www: http://www.ren21.net/

November 2019

31st Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol [tentative]

The 31st Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP 31) is tentatively scheduled to convene from 4-8 November 2019, at a location to be determined. We will update this page as more information becomes available.

dates: 4-8 November 2019 location: TBA www: http://ozone.unep.org/en/meetings

2019 UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 25)

The 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25) to the UNFCCC is expected to take place 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...
www.unfccc.int

December 2019

57th Meeting of the GEF Council

The 57th meeting of the GEF Council will take place from 9-12 December 2019. The Council is the GEF's main governing body. It comprises 32 Members appointed by constituencies of GEF member countries (14 from developed countries, 16 from developing countries and 2 from economies in transition). Council Members rotate every three years or until the constituency appoints a new Member. The Council meets twice annually to develop, adopt and evaluate the operational policies and programs for GEF-financed activities. It also reviews and approves the work program (projects submitted for approval), making decisions by consensus.

dates: 9-12 December 2019 location: Washington D.C., US www: https://www.thegef.org/council-meetings

June 2020

IUCN World Conservation Congress

The 2020 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress will be held in Marseille, France. The last Congress convened in 2016 in Hawai'i, US, and was attended by approximately 10,000 participants from 192 countries. The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of outcomes from the 2016 Congress is here.

dates: 11-19 June 2020 venue: Parc Chanot, Rond-Point du Prado, 13009 Marseille, France location: Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur, France www: https://www.iucn.org/news/secretariat/201805/france-host-iuc...

42nd Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol [tentative]

The 42nd Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (OEWG 42) is tentatively scheduled to convene from 29 June to 3 July 2020, at a location to be confirmed.

dates: 29 June - 3 July 2020 location: TBA www: http://ozone.unep.org/en/meetings

November 2020

Joint 12th Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention and 32nd Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol [tentative]

The Joint 12th Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer (COP 12) and 32nd Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP 32) is tentatively scheduled to take place from 2-6 November 2020, at a location to be decided. The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of COP 11 and MOP 29 is here.

dates: 2-6 November 2020 location: TBA

2020 UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 26)

The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the UNFCCC is expected to take place from 9-20 November 2020, at a location to be determined.

dates: 9-20 November 2020 location: TBA contact: UNFCCC Secretariat e-mail: secretariat@unfccc.int www: http://unfccc.int/meetings/unfccc_calendar/items/2655.php?ye...

November 2021

2021 UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 27)

The 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 27) to the UNFCCC is expected to take place from 8-20 November 2021, at a location to be determined.

dates: 8-19 November 2021 location: TBA contact: UNFCCC Secretariat e-mail: secretariat@unfccc.int www: http://unfccc.int/meetings/unfccc_calendar/items/2655.php?ye...

November 2022

2022 UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 28)

The 28th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 28) to the UNFCCC is expected to take place from 7-18 November 2022, at a location to be determined.

dates: 7-18 November 2022 location: TBA contact: UNFCCC Secretariat e-mail: secretariat@unfccc.int www: http://unfccc.int/meetings/unfccc_calendar/items/2655.php?ye...