Events - Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Bogota Summit: Cities and Climate Change

Organized by the Mayor of Bogota, with support from the Latin American Development Bank (CAF), the French Embassy, the French Development Agency (AFD), Avina Foundation, FINDETER bank, the El Tiempo news group, UN-HABITAT and others, this summit aims to bring together experts, finance organizations, international organizations and Latin American regional, national and municipal leaders to discuss concrete actions Latin American cities can take to mitigate and adapt to climate change and convert them into resilient, low-carbon cities. The conference will include a series of thematic debates and workshops on key issues, such as housing density, sustainable construction, energy efficiency, water services, risk management and mobility management.  

dates: 19-21 November 2012   location: Bogota, Colombia  

European Electric Vehicle Congress

The Congress will bring together policy makers, industry leaders, end-users, researchers, and NGOs to discuss the policy, economic, technological, and ecological aspects of electric vehicles and clean transportation. The main theme of the conference is "Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Vehicles are ready: Challenges, Opportunities and Outlook." The day before the Congress, an EU Project day is being organized to provide information on different programs, funding opportunities and funded projects supported by the European institutions.  

dates: 19-22 November 2012   venue: Sheraton Hotel, Place Rogier, 3   location: Brussels, Belgium  

International Banana Symposium

Scientific experts, researchers, government agencies and private industries working on banana issues will gather for an international banana symposium co-organized by the Taiwan Banana Research Institute (TBRI), Council of Agriculture (COA) of Taiwan, Bioversity International and the Banana Asia Pacific Network (BAPNET). The symposium's theme will be “Banana health management, use diversification and adaptation to climate change.” Bioversity International is a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Abstracts should be submitted by 30 September 2012.  

dates: 19-22 November 2012   venue: Lees Hotel   location: Taiwan   additional: Kaohsiung City  

70th Meeting of the CDM Executive Board

The 70th meeting of the CDM Executive Board precedes UNFCCC COP 18/CMP 8.  

dates: 19-23 November 2012   location: Doha, Qatar  

Global South-South Development (GSSD) Expo 2012

The Global South-South Development (GSSD) Expo was first held in 2008 by the Special Unit for South-South Cooperation (SU-SSC), a part of the UN Development Programme (UNDP). The 2012 expo is being hosted by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and co-organized with the SU-SSC. It will focus on the theme “Energy and Climate Change: Inclusive Partnerships for Sustainable Development”.  

dates: 19-23 November 2012   location: Vienna, Austria  

Negotiating Effectively under the UNFCCC

This event is being organized by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), in cooperation with UK sustainability consultancy AEA and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) Advocacy Fund. It is targeted at representatives/delegates from UN Member States, particularly those from poor and climate vulnerable countries. It aims to provide them with the information, skills and techniques they need to participate effectively in the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 18), which is taking place in November-December 2012, as well as in UNFCCC negotiation sessions thereafter.  

dates: 20-22 November 2012   location: Doha, Qatar