Events - Friday, 7 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  

Better Air Quality 2012

Better Air Quality (BAQ) 2012 is organized by the Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities, the Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department, and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, in partnership with Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank. The theme of BAQ 2012 is “Growing Cities, Healthy Cities,” reflecting the need in Asia to create livable cities with blue skies, a low carbon footprint, green buildings and spaces, and transport systems that embrace public transport, walking and cycling.  

dates: 5-7 December 2012   location: Hong Kong, China  

Regional Workshop: Sharing Experiences in the Management of Transboundary Basins

Representatives of the eight member countries of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) -- Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela -- will meet to exchange best practices and lessons learned in the management of transboundary basins, which will serve as inputs to the implementation of the ACTO/UN Environment Programme (UNEP)/Global Environment Facility (GEF) project on "Regional Integrated and Sustainable Management of Transboundary Water Resources in the Amazon River Basin Considering Climate Variability and Climate Change". The workshop will be followed by the second meeting of the project's Steering Committee will review project activities and approve project management instruments for 2013.  

dates: 5-7 December 2012   location: Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Plurinational State of  

Group of Experts on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for International Transport Networks: Fifth Session

The Fifth Session of the Group of Experts on climate change impacts and adaptation or international transport networks will convene 7 December 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland. Items on the provisional agenda include, inter alia: discussion on the Report of the Group of Experts; and Replies to the Questionnaire for collecting information on existing and potential climate change impacts on transport, as well as degree of preparedness and relevant policies for adaptation.  

date: 7 December 2012   venue: Palais des Nations, Geneva, Avenue de la Paix 14, 1211 Genève 10, Switzerland   location: Geneva, Switzerland