Events - Thursday, 4 October 2012

E-forum on Long-term Finance

This e-forum will seek to engage with stakeholders and provide a platform for the exchange of views and sharing of technical and analytic information on a variety of topics. It will include sub-forums on: “Scaling mobilization of finance resources from multiple sources of finance,” taking place from 3-9 September; “Insight from approaches applied to assessment of financing needs to implement mitigation and adaption measures in developing countries,” from 10-14 September; “Addressing the adaptation finance needs of developing countries,” from 15-22 September; and “Enabling conditions needed to mobilize climate finance,” from 23 September to 6 October.  

dates: 3 September - 6 October 2012   location: virtual  

8th Annual International Congress on Sustainable Transport

Co-hosted by the World Resources Institute's center for sustainable transport, EMBARQ, Mexico's Environment Secretariat, the Mexico City government, Walk 21 and others, with support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Latin American Development Bank (CAF), this conference will discuss sustainable transport issues as transport emissions, clean vehicles, climate change, bus rapid transit (BRT) and transport post-Rio+20 under the theme "Step Into the Future".  

dates: 1-4 October 2012   location: Mexico, Mexico  

64th Session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC)

The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will meet for its 64th session in London, UK, from 1-5 October 2012. Among other items, the MEPC will consider: matters relating to the implementation of energy efficiency, ballast water management and ship-recycling regulations; the designation of a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) in the North-eastern Caribbean area of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; market-based measures to address the reduction of greenhouse gases (GHGs); the availability of fuel oil to meet air pollution requirements; guidelines for the recycling of ships; and sewage treatment plant guidelines.  

dates: 1-5 October 2012   venue: IMO Headquarters, 4, Albert Embankment   location: London, UK  

Biosafety Protocol COP/MOP 6

The sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties (COP/MOP 6) to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety is organized by the CBD Secretariat. The provisional agenda includes: report of the compliance committee; operation and activities of the Biosafety Clearing-House; matters related to the financial mechanism and resources; cooperation with other organizations, conventions and initiatives; and report of the Executive Secretary. Substantive issues arising from the Programme of Work and past COP-MOP decisions include: handling packaging and identification of living modified organisms (LMOs); notification requirements; liability and redress; unintentional transboundary movements and emergency measures; risk assessment and risk management; socio-economic considerations; monitoring and reporting; and assessment and review.  

dates: 1-5 October 2012   location: Hyderabad, India  

Cool Buildings and Communities Conference

This conference, which is co-hosted by the Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership (GSEP) and the Global Cool Cities Alliance, will bring together government officials, industry representatives, and green building and sustainability experts. The conference aims to launch a new non-profit organization focused on deploying cool, efficient policies and technologies, and launch a new network of global cities that are committed to reducing urban heat to promote sustainability. In conjunction with the conference the Cool Roofs and Pavements Working Group of GSEP is organizing a workshop during which member governments can update the Working Group on their initiatives, plan for the 4th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM4) meeting, and interact with other stakeholders to disucss supporting Working Group activities.  

dates: 3-5 October 2012   venue: Habitat World at Indian Habitat Center, Lodhi Road   location: New Delhi, India