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
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
The 70th meeting of the CDM Executive Board precedes UNFCCC COP 18/CMP 8.
dates: 19-23 November 2012 location: Doha, Qatar
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
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
This event on Sustainable Pro-poor Development of Aviation Biofuels aims to promote discussion between global stakeholders to discuss development of the aviation biofuels industry to assure its sustainability and that it maintains a pro-poor focus. The target audience for this event is a diverse range of stakeholders, such as policy makers, governments, international and multilateral development organizations, private sector, academia, civil society and media. The event is organized by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Italy's Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, the Vicariate of Rome - Ufficio Pastorale Universitaria, Roma Tre University, with the support of Boeing.
date: 22 November 2012 location: Rome, Italy