Events - Monday, 29 October 2012

Second Dialogue on Financing Low Carbon Electricity in Latin America

This event, organized by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), intends to build on the First Dialogue held in August 2011 to promote debate and share perspectives and experiences in investment policies and regulatory frameworks for electricity generation projects with low-carbon emissions.  

dates: 29-30 October 2012   venue: ECLAC headquarters   location: Santiago, Chile  

LEG Technical Meeting to Review Draft NAP Guideline

The Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) technical meeting to review draft National Adaptation Plan (NAP) guideline will take place from 29-31 October 2012. Initial guidelines for the formulation of NAPs by LDC Parties were adopted by COP 17. They elaborate elements of the NAPs, including steps that may be undertaken to lay the groundwork and address gaps, and elements for the preparatory and implementation phases, as well as for reporting, monitoring and review. The COP mandated the LEG to elaborate technical guidelines for NAPs based on these initial guidelines. The COP will take stock of, and if necessary revise, the NAP guidelines at the end of 2012, at COP 19.  

dates: 29-31 October 2012   location: Bonn, Germany  

Nigeria Alternative Energy Expo

The Nigeria Alternative Energy Expo will focus on reforming Nigerian power and is taking place via a partnership with Nigerian's Energy Commission, Renewable energy programme of the Ministry of Environment, Presidential Action Committee on Power (PACP), as well as REEEP, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Global Compact, the UNFCCC Secretariat, and others. The event will bring together renewable energy power professionals, government and civil society representatives, as well as over 200 exhibiting companies from all over the world. It aims to: create a platform for all stakeholders to network and transfer knowledge and skills; raise awareness and educate the public about climate change in Nigeria and the world; showcase both local and international initiatives and technologies that are at the forefront of renewable energy and climate change resilience; mobilize Nigerians across all sectors to act on climate change in all aspects of their lives; and create a platform for business, government and NGOs to showcase alternative energy solutions and climate change initiatives and technologies.  

dates: 29-31 October 2012   location: Nigeria   additional: Abeokuta  

Conference of African Ministers of Agriculture and Trade 2012

Convened under the theme “Boosting Intra-African Trade for Ensuring Food and Nutrition Security," the Conference of African Ministers of Agriculture and Trade (CAMAT) 2012 provides a platform for African Ministers of Agriculture and Trade to renew commitments towards, and discuss strategies for, boosting intra-African trade to allow greater food and nutrition security on the continent. CAMAT 2012 will also see the rollout of the ccelerated Agribusiness and Agro-Industries Development Initiative (3ADI) programme, to assist smallholder farmers to attain greater market access.  

dates: 29 October - 2 November 2012   location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia