Meeting

UNITAR Holds Workshop on Environmental Negotiations and Climate Change Diplomacy [viewed]

29 April 2009: The UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) held a training workshop on environmental negotiations and climate change diplomacy in New York, US, from 29-30 April 2009. The workshop was organized as part of UNITAR's 2009 Negotiation Training Series, and was targeted mainly at delegates from developing countries, least developed countries and small island States (SIDS).

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Event: Informal Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change [viewed]

This informal ministerial consultation is being organized by the Poland's Minister of Environment, Maciej Nowicki, in his capacity as UNFCCC COP 14 President. The consultation will take place on the margins of the high-level segment of the 17th session of the Commission for Sustainable Development (CSD). The consultations will be held from 6:00-8:30 pm and will consist of two thematic panels followed by a political summary with key findings. The identified topics for the panels are: climate change and food security; and adaptation needs in land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF).  

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Event: Business for the Environment Global Summit [viewed]

The event, now in its third year, is the world's leading international conference for business-driven action for the environment. Business and civil society leaders, as well as international organization and government representatives will discuss ways of powering green growth around the globe.  

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Event: Thinking Outside the Box: Borderless Strategies to Combat Climate Change [viewed]

This conference will be hosted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and is organized by the UN Association UK. Efthimios Mitropoulos, IMO Secretary General will open the event. In addition to keynote speeches, the event will include breakout sessions on crucial topics such as aviation and tourism, energy, maritime emissions, local (UK) initiatives, influencing public opinion, and the business responses to climate change.  

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Event: Fifth Urban Research Symposium: Cities and Climate Change: Responding to the Urgent Agenda [viewed]

This symposium is supported by the World Bank, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), UN-HABITAT, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and other donors. Participants will address the impacts of city and urban growth on climate change; measuring and anticipating the consequences of climate change on urban quality of life, city assets, and local and national economies; and assessing alternatives to increase the resilience of cities and related costs and incentives required for successful implementation. The event will be structured around five broad research clusters that represent the most relevant issues faced by cities and peri-urban areas on climate change.  

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Event: 31st session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [viewed]

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will hold its 31st session, prior to which the IPCC WGs I, II and III will approve respective outlines for the Fifth Assessment report.  

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Event: International Workshop on the Content, Communication and Use of Weather and Climate Products and Services for Sustainable Agriculture [viewed]

The meeting is organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) with the University of Southern Queensland, the South Australian Research and Development Institute and a number of other co-sponsors.  

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Event: International Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change in West African Agriculture [viewed]

This workshop is organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), together with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). This workshop aims to bring together experts from the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services, the National Agricultural Research Systems, key decision-makers, practitioners, and the National Focal Points of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).  

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Event: World Bank Climate Investment Fund Design Meetings [viewed]

The meetings of the Climate Technology Fund (CTF), Strategic Climate Fund (SCF) and Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) Trust Fund Committee and Sub-Committee Meetings will be held the week of 11 May 2009, in Washington, DC, US. In addition, the dates for the Third Design Meeting of the Forest Investment Program (FIP) have been set for 4-5 May 2009, in Washington, DC.  

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Event: World Bank Civil Society Forum [viewed]

The World Bank Development Dialogue on Values and Ethics and the Civil Society Team are organizing a session on “Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Change: World Bank and CSO Approaches” focusing on the challenges ahead to reduce the magnitude of climate change as well as its impact, with the discussion based on findings from the draft World Development Report on climate change.  

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