Events - Tuesday, 4 December 2012


The 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the eighth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 8), among other associated meetings, are scheduled to take place in Doha, Qatar.  

dates: 26 November - 7 December 2012   location: Doha, Qatar  

Seventh Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM)

Co-hosted by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and Jamaica's Office for Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPEM), the 7th Conference on CDM will convene under the theme “CDM: Building Disaster Resilience - A Shared Responsibility”.  

dates: 3-7 December 2012   venue: Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa   location: Montego Bay, Jamaica  

International Seminar: Watershed Management and Climate Change

The governments of the Colombian municipality of Neiva and Department of Huila, with support from Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (RLC) of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), will discuss watershed management in the face of climate change. The seminar will examine integrated watershed management as an approach to conserve water, soil and biodiversity resources, while supporting and improving local livelihoods and promoting sustainable development at the basin and national levels. The seminar specifically will discuss: public policies; financial tools, including payment for environmental services; techniques, bioengineering approaches and traditional knowledge regarding water stewardship, soil conservation and erosion control; and successful case studies from Colombia and the rest of Latin America.  

dates: 4-6 December 2012   venue: Salón La Vorágine, Centro de Convenciones José Eustasio Rivera   location: Neiva, Colombia