Events - Tuesday, 12 February 2013

TUNZA International Youth Conference on the Environment

This meeting will be attended by young people, from the ages of 15-24, and convene under the theme of health and environment.  

dates: 10-14 February 2013   location: Nairobi, Kenya  

IEA-RETD Workshop on Communication Strategies for Renewable Energy

This meeting will present the results of a scoping study commissioned by the International Energy Agency's Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (IEA-RETD) Implementing Agreement that explored experiences with developing effective communication strategies for renewable energy, and identifying and addressing barriers to increasing effectiveness in the future. The objective of the meeting will be to address the following questions: How can communication campaigns be better prepared and evaluated?; How can audience identification and segmentation be improved?; What goals are most feasible for government communications campaigns? and; What are the most significant barriers to effective communications in the renewable energy sector? The meeting will include a summary of results from the project team and highlight good practice case studies from government, the corporate sector and civil society. These experiences and findings will be discussed in interactive discussion sessions. Finally, the meeting will set out to identify knowledge gaps in renewable energy communications, barriers to improved communications and address ways in which IEA-RETD can tackle these problems. The Communication of Best Practices for Renewable Energies (RE‐COMMUNICATE) project is being carried out for IEA-RETD by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Green Budget Germany / Forum Ökologisch-Soziale Marktwirtschaft (FÖS), and the renewable energy communications agency Collings & Monney. Participation in the meeting is open to all, pending space at the event location.  

date: 12 February 2013   venue: Eurocities, Square de Meeûs 1, B-1000 Brussels   location: Brussels, Belgium  

Second International Conference on Water Resources and Environmental Management (ICWRE 2013)

This conference will convene around the theme “Water, Food, Energy Security and Climate Change,” and discussions will be organized around sub-themes including: water for sustainable future; global water security; water supply and sanitation; integrated water resources management (IWRM); and environment, water and health. The conference is being organized by Global Institute for Water, Environment, and Health (GIWEH), based in Geneva, Switzerland, and the Mohamadia School for Engineers, Rabat, Morocco, in partnership with UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education. It is convening in collaboration with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), among others.  

dates: 12-14 February 2013   location: Marrakesh, Morocco