Events - Friday, 12 October 2012

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  

2012 Annual Meetings of World Bank and International Monetary Fund

The 2012 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will bring together ministers of finance and central bank governors from the institutions' 188 member countries, and provide a forum for civil society, the private sector, academics and others to engage in discussions on economic issues.  

dates: 9-14 October 2012   location: Tokyo, Japan  

IV International ECLAC Carbon Footprint Seminar

The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and French Cooperation will co-host the fourth in a series of annual seminars on the potential implications of carbon footprint initiatives for Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) trade. This year's session will focus on "Environmental footprint and Latin American food exports: International regulations and business practice." The seminar will look at the state of carbon footprint labeling standards internationally, including ISO 14.067, France's Grenelle 2 and standards work underway in the EU, discuss the state of methodologies for calculating the carbon footprint of products, and look at the application of environmental standards on imports by US and European retail chains and cases of adoption of such standards by exporters in Chile, Colombia and Costa Rica.  

dates: 11-12 October 2012   venue: ECLAC headquarters   location: Santiago, Chile  

UNEP Finance Initiative 2012 Annual General Meeting

The annual meeting is expected to be attended by UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP) members. It will provide signatories with an opportunity to guide UNEP FI's activities, influence future strategies, and network with peers. Prior to the Annual General Meeting, on 10 October, the Banking Commission and Principles for Sustainable Finance meetings will be held at the Palais des Nations.  

dates: 11-12 October 2012   venue: Palais des Nations   location: Geneva, Switzerland