This meeting is co-hosted by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and IGAD's Climate Prediction and Applications Centre, and supported by the UN Strategy on Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The Forum will discuss the prospects for the March-to-May rainy season and consider measures to ensure that early warning leads to early action in the event of a failure of the rains. In addition, ICPAC and UN/ISDR will hold joint training sessions to help strengthen the existing cooperation between climate scientists and disaster risk managers to advance information sharing for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the region.
dates: 27-29 February 2012 location: Kigali, Rwanda
The Executive Board (EB) of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) will hold its 66th meeting to consider matters relating to the operation of the CDM.
dates: 27 February - 2 March 2012 location: Bonn, Germany
Market-based measures to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping will be among the agenda items discussed by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), when it meets for its 63rd session. The MEPC will also discuss issues relating to the implementation of the ship recycling and ballast water management conventions, and consider the adoption of amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) relating to reception facilities in small island developing States.
dates: 27 February - 2 March 2012 venue: IMO headquarters location: London, UK
This meeting of the MBTOC (Soils, Quarantine and Pre-shipment) will address issues related to the use of methyl bromide under the Montreal Protocol and make recommendations to the Meeting of the Parties.
dates: 27 February - 2 March 2012 location: Beijing, China