This meeting is expected to discuss the technical support needed to develop and carry out the Challenge roadmap and action plan, consisting of a 20-year vision including regional and country level goals, objectives and targets. The Western Indian Ocean Coastal Challenge (WIO-CC) aims to mobilize countries to come together and commit to island conservation and sustainable livelihoods, including by responding to the threat posed by climate change over the next 20 years. Focused on marine and coastal zones, the Challenge is set to build on efforts of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) and the Nairobi Convention.
dates: 13-15 March 2012 location: Seychelles additional: Victoria
At its 17th meeting, the Adaptation Fund Board will consider issues relating to regional projects and programmes and an update on an initial screening/technical review of proposals. Full proposals from Multilateral Implementing Entities (MIEs) will be reviewed from Colombia, Ghana and Papua New Guinea, and concept notes from Belize, Cambodia and Lebanon. A project proposal from a National Implementing Entity (NIE) in Benin will also be considered.
dates: 14-16 March 2012 location: Bonn, Germany
This annual meeting of the Medical Technical Options Committee (MTOC) will consider issues related to the use of metered-dose inhalers under the Montreal Protocol and make recommendations to the Meeting of the Parties (MOP).
dates: 14-16 March 2012 location: Dhaka, Bangladesh