Events - Monday, 8 October 2012

Introduction to a Green Economy: Concepts and Applications

This e-learning course is being organized by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in partnership with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), and will take place from 8 October to 30 November 2012. The course will focus on the different concepts and facets of the green economy, as well as on the challenges and opportunities for advancing low-carbon, resource efficient and socially-inclusive development.  

date: 8 October 2012   location: virtual  

CGE Workshop for Asia and Pacific on Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment 

The Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention (CGE) hands-on training workshop for the Asia and Pacific region on vulnerability and adaptation assessment will be held 8-12 October 2012, in Lao People's Democratic Republic.  

dates: 8-12 October 2012   location: Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic  


The 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is organized by the CBD Secretariat. The High Level Segment will be held from 17-19 October 2012. The provisional agenda includes consideration of: the status of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits arising from their Utilization; implementation of the Strategic Plan 2011-2020 and progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets; issues related to financial resources and the financial mechanism; issues related to cooperation, outreach and the UN Decade on Biodiversity; operations of the Convention; Article 8(j) and related provisions; in-depth review of the programme of work on island biodiversity; ways and means to support ecosystem restoration; marine and coastal biodiversity; biodiversity and climate change; other substantive issues arising from COP 10 decisions, including dryland, forest, inland waters, mountain, and agricultural biodiversity, protected areas, sustainable use of biodiversity, the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation, biofuels and biodiversity, invasive alien species, the Global Taxonomy Initiative, incentive measures, and biodiversity and development; as well as administrative and budgetary matters.  

dates: 8-19 October 2012   location: Hyderabad, India