Events - Monday, 3 June 2013

Second Meeting of the ADAPT Asia-Pacific Programme and Pacific Climate Change Financing Workshop

The Second Meeting of the ADAPT Asia-Pacific, a programme funded by USAID aimed at sharing information and best practices to facilitate governments to build capacity to access international climate change adaptation funds, will be held from 3-4 June 2013, in Nadi, Fiji. It will be preceded by the Pacific Climate Change Financing Workshop, which will be held from 30 May-1 June. The workshop aims to provide an opportunity for stakeholders involved in climate change financing to collaborate in engaging with Pacific Island countries' Governments and strengthen efforts on climate change and its effective resourcing in the region. The events are organized in collaboration with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).  

dates: 31 May - 4 June 2013   location: Fiji   additional: Nadi  


The Fifth Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD V) is being convened under the theme "Hand in Hand for a More Dynamic Africa". Discussions are expected to be focused around four main topics: economic growth; achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); consolidation of peace/ good governance; and climate change. TICAD V is organized by Government of Japan, the UN Office of the Special Advisor to Africa, the World Bank, and the African Union (AU).  

dates: 1-3 June 2013   location: Yokohama, Japan  

2nd Climate Change and Population Conference on Africa

This conference is organized by the Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIP), University of Ghana Legon, Accra, under the auspices of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) Innovation Research.  

dates: 3-7 June 2013   venue: University of Ghana, Legon   location: Accra, Ghana  

Third Meeting of the Global Network of Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves

The purpose of this meeting is to bring together representatives of island and coastal biosphere reserves to discuss the main challenges and threats facing these areas, namely: climate change; water, energy and food self‐sufficiency; and waste management. The meeting will also provide an opportunity for participants to share experiences and potential solutions. The Global Network of Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves was created at the 21st Session of the International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2009. This Network aims to realize the potential of biosphere reserves in addressing climate change, particularly as places for learning about sustainable development and also for experimenting on mitigation and adaptation measures on climate change.  

dates: 3-7 June 2013   venue: Islands of Hiiumaa and Saaremaa   location: Estonia   additional: West‐Estonian Archipelago biosphere reserve  

UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies June 2013

The UNFCCC subsidiary bodies will meet from 3-14 June 2013. SBI 38 and SBSTA 38 will convene.  

dates: 3-14 June 2013   location: Bonn, Germany