Upcoming Learning Events
Webinar: Data Driven Cities for Climate Resilience - Cities and Citizens Take Action by EcoCity Builders
22 Nov 2017 | Online
This webinar will showcase how data and associated mapping technologies can support the creation of sustainable cities resilient to the impacts of climate change. This is accomplished both by providing formats that integrate environmental, social and economic data for an urban area and its surrounding region, and by providing a common visual language that will facilitate discussion between local stakeholders and government agencies.
Partner(s): Eye on Earth, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), World Resources Institute, Group on Earth Observations, Environmental Agency Abu Dhabi
27 Nov 2017 to 29 Nov 2017 | Washington DC, USA
This conference will be hosted by the World Bank on the topic of sustainable infrastructure. This two day conference aims to take stock of recent advances and research challenges in green growth infrastructure and will feature some of the best researchers in the field, both from the academic world and from more policy-oriented backgrounds, in order to exchange key ideas and insights.
The scientific committee calls for contributions on any aspect of the infrastructure agenda, particularly for developing countries, with a focus on sustainability, being broadly defined to cover the economic, social, and environmental dimensions. A preliminary version of the paper must be sent, in PDF format, to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 June 2017. Further details on the Call for Papers can be found here.
Organization(s): Green Growth Knowledge Platform, World Bank, UNEP
Partner(s): OECD, Global Green Growth Institute
4 Dec 2017 to 6 Dec 2017 | Nairobi, Kenya
This Assembly is the highest-level decision-making body on the environment, under the overarching theme of pollution. This year’s Assembly will be sustainable and climate-neutral, and it will feature side events that confront pollution in its various forms. The Assembly aims to deliver a number of tangible commitments to end the pollution of our air, land, waterways, and oceans, and to safely manage our chemicals and waste.
5 Dec 2017 to 7 Dec 2017 | Okayama, Japan
The conference will discuss and launch strategies and activities in the fields of biodiversity, climate change and sustainable consumption and production to identify and make substantial contributions and tangible commitments by the Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCE) on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development.
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Partner(s): Okayama University
12 Dec 2017 to 14 Dec 2017 | Rome, Italy
The Annual Forum will focus on promoting and showcasing Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) with a view to revitalizing efforts to scale up the implementation of CSA in various ecosystems and regions of the world, taking into account lessons learned. Discussions will include how to contribute to deliver on the Climate Change challenge while supplying nutritional food for an increasing world population.
Contact email: GACSA-Facilitation-Unit@fao.org
Symposium on Universities and Climate Change: The Role of Climate Change Research and Projects in Fostering Climate Action
12 Dec 2017 to 13 Dec 2017 | London, United Kingdom
The symposium aims to provide researchers at universities performing research on issues pertaining climate change with an opportunity to display and present their projects; to foster the exchange of information and good practices in the execution of research projects; to discuss methodological approaches and projects which offer a better understanding of climate change across society and economic sectors and; to network the participants and provide a platform so they can explore possibilities for further cooperation.
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organization(s): UNEP, WHO
Partner(s): Queen Mary University of London, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, International Climate Change Information Programme
MOOC on Introduction to Resilience for Development: Part 2 - Enroll in the Introduction to Resilience for Development Course
23 Jan 2018 to 13 Feb 2018 | Online
This online course introduces how to incorporate the concept of resilience into work; promote an integrated approach to social and ecological sustainability; enhance the effectiveness of conservation and development actions to deliver on the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and Sustainable Development Goals. The course provides tools to understand resilience thinking and perform resilience assessments, and to implement sustainable development and conservation interventions based on assessment results.
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Organization(s): UNDP, GEF
Partner(s): The Nature Conservancy, NBSAP Forum, ECOSUR, Pronatura, Flanders, Convention on Biological Diversity, SwedBio
Language(s): English, French, Spanish
5 Mar 2018 to 7 Mar 2018 | Edmonton, Canada
The conference aims to inspire the next frontier of research focused on the science of cities and climate change. The primary goal of the conference is to assess the state of academic and practice-based knowledge related to cities and climate change, and to establish a global research agenda based on the joint identification of key gaps by the academic, practitioner and urban policy-making communities.
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organization(s): IPCC, WMO, UNEP, UN-Habitat, UNSDSN
Partner(s): C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Cities Alliance, Edmonton, Future Earth, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, UCLG - United Cities and Local Governments