Investing in People and Learning to Foster a Climate Resilient and Green Transition

Upcoming Learning Events

  • 2018 European Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction

    21 Nov 2018 to 23 Nov 2018

    This meeting aims to address key issues that can accelerate the implementation of the Sendai Framework in coherence with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. Representatives of the European countries, stakeholder groups and partners specially will specially focus on local level resilience. 

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    Organization(s): UNISDR

    Partner(s): EFDRR, European Commission, Council of Europe, Europa Major Hasards Agreement, Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri, Departamento della Protezione Civile

  • International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers: Unlocking the potential of agricultural innovation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

    21 Nov 2018 to 23 Nov 2018 | Roma, Italia

    This meeting aims to provide inspiration for innovation actors and decision-makers, especially in the developing countries, to drive socio-economic growth in order to ensure food and nutrition security, alleviate poverty, improve resilience to changing environments and thereby achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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    Organization(s): FAO

    Language(s): English

  • Sixth Green Growth Knowledge Platform Annual Conference 2018

    27 Nov 2018 to 29 Nov 2018 | Paris, France

    This four sessions conference addresses the political economy of green and low-carbon policy reforms and explore solutions for households and workers so as to help them contribute to a greener future. Different topics are specially at stake, suck as Jobs & skills transition management, Green growth and competitiveness and Social impacts of the green transition on households

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    Organization(s): Green Growth Knowledge Platform, World Bank, UNEP

    Partner(s): OECD

    Language(s): English

  • Fifth East Asian Seas (EAS) Youth Forum

    27 Nov 2018 to 30 Nov 2018 | Kalakhang Maynila, Philippines

    This Youth Forum serves as a platform for young leaders to strenghten their knowledge and to engage in climate action, more especially in coastal and ocean sustainable management at the local level. The YF delegates also benefit from interactions with global leaders in ocean and coastal management, peer-to-peer learning discussions, teambuilding and creative sessions. 

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    Organization(s): UNDP, UNEP

    Partner(s): GEF, IUCN, CMC

    Language(s): English

  • The East Asian Seas Congress

    27 Nov 2018 to 30 Nov 2018 | Quezon City, Philippines

    The conference is designed to strengthen knowledge and understanding regarding diverse climate change issues ranging from coastal area management (sustainable fiseries, marine pollution, ocean plastics) and water security to GHG emissions. The event includes an Ocean Talk, a Parnership night, a Youth forum and a Ministerial Forum. 

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    Organization(s): UNDP, UNEP

    Partner(s): GEF, IUCN, CMC

    Language(s): English

  • World Conference on Sustainable Technology and Innovation (G-STIC)

    28 Nov 2018 to 30 Nov 2018 | Brussels, Belgium

    G-STIC is a series of conferences that aim to accelerate the development, dissemination and deployment of technological innovations that enable the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Climate-smart technology will be discussed as it sustainably increases productivity, enhances resilience and reduces greenhouse gases. It also includes expert discussions between the hosts of existing technological databases/platforms and matchmaking mechanisms. 

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    Organization(s): ITU, CTCN, FAO, UNEP, UNESCO, UNCRD, UNHABITAT, UNWOMEN

    Partner(s): Global e-Sustainability Initiative, Third World Network, IRENA, African Centre for Technology Studies, Asian Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

    Language(s): English

  • G20 Leaders Summit

    30 Nov 2018 to 1 Dec 2018 | Buenos Aires, Argentina

    The Group of Twenty (G20) Summit is a leading conference of the world's major economies that seeks to develop global policies to address today’s most pressing challenges, such as climate change. The 2018 meeting of the G20 Leaders focuses on the theme of "Building Consensus for Just and Sustainable Development". Please note that meetings are held throughout 2018 until November to prepare the Leaders' Summit. 

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    Organization(s): ILO, IMF, UN, WB, WHO, WTO

    Partner(s): African Union, Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina - CAF, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Caribbean Community, Inter-American Development Bank, OECD, New Partnership for African Development

    Language(s): English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, German, Arabic, Russian

  • Asian Circular Economy Leadership Academy

    3 Dec 2018 to 8 Dec 2018 | Bangkok, Thailand

    This week's event aims to assist future decision-makers from developing countries to respond better in the growing needs to mainstream sustainable consumption and circular economy in the context of climate change. This leadership academy is intended to enhance the capacity level of junior governmental professionals to work with projects that promote circular economy.

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Partner(s): Chulalongkorn University

    Language(s): English

  • Fourth meeting of the Executive Board of the Special Programme, UNEP

    3 Dec 2018 to 7 Dec 2018 | Panama city, Panama

    The meeting should strengthen the implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, the Minamata convention and the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) at the national level. 

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Language(s): English

  • 24th COP

    3 Dec 2018 to 14 Dec 2018 | Katowice, Poland

    The 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) aims at adopting a package of decisions ensuring the full implementation of the Paris Agreement, in accordance with the decisions adopted in Paris (COP21) and in Marrakesh (CMA1.1) The meeting also include the so-called Facilitative Dialogue intended to support the implementation of national commitments.

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC

    Language(s): English, Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic, Chinese

  • 15th Session: Group of Experts on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Transport Networks and Nodes

    6 Dec 2018 to 7 Dec 2018 | Geneva, Switzerland

    This conference focuses on climate change adaptation in transport networks and nodes. More information to come. 

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    Organization(s): UNECE

    Language(s): English

  • Development & Climate Days 2018 (D&C Days)

    8 Dec 2018 to 9 Dec 2018 | Chorzów, Poland

    This two-days event focuses on four themes related to 'Global ambition. Local action. Climate resilience for all' and aims to gather together practitioners, negotiators, scientists and policymakers to explore key issues, share best practice, disseminate news, literature and reports, and promote links between development and climate.

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC, FAO, IFAD

    Partner(s): CCC, IIED, EFCWest, DIE, GFDRR, GRP, IDRC

    Language(s): English

  • UN Environment Assembly

    11 Mar 2019 to 15 Mar 2019 | Nairobi, Kenya

    This assembly, which is part of the transformative change to support Agenda 2030, is the highest-level decision-making body on the environment, under the overarching theme of "Innovative solutions for environmental challenges and sustainable consumption and production”.  The session is preceded by a meeting of the Open-ended Committee of Permanent Representatives, scheduled from 4 to 8 March 2019.

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    Organization(s): UNEP

    Language(s): English

  • Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions

    29 Apr 2019 to 10 May 2019 | Geneva, Switzerland

    This meeting include separate and joint sessions covering matters of relevance of the three following conventions : the Basel Convention (which aims at reducing the movements of hazardous waste between nations), the Rotterdam Convention (which aims at reducing the movements of Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides) and the Stockholm Convention (which aim at eliminating the production and use of persistent organic pollutants). 

     

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    Organization(s): UNFCCC

    Language(s): English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese

  • Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reducation

    13 May 2019 to 17 May 2019 | Geneva, Switzerland

    The event represents the last global gathering for all stakeholders before the deadline of the achievement of disaster risk reduction strategies through the Sendai Framework (which ends by 2020​​​​). It focuses on how managing disaster risk development linked to climate change pays dividends in multiple sectors (social, economical, environmental) and at all levels. Online registration will open in October, 2018. 

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    Organization(s): UNHCR

    Language(s): English