Events - Wednesday, 5 February 2014

43rd Meeting of the CDM Small-Scale Working Group

The 43rd Meeting of the Small-Scale Working group of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) will take place in Bonn, Germany.  

dates: 3-5 February 2014   location: Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany  

Eighth Meeting of the Open Working Group on SDGs (OWG 8)

The eighth session of the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will take place from 3-7 February 2014, in New York, US. OWG 8 is expected to discuss: Oceans and seas, forests, biodiversity (2 days); Promoting equality, including social equity, gender equality and women's empowerment (1.5 days); and Conflict prevention, post-conflict peacebuilding and the promotion of durable peace, rule of law and governance (1.5 days).  

dates: 3-7 February 2014   venue: UN Headquarters   location: New York City, US  

Workshop on The Future of Social Housing: Environmental and Social Challenges

The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and UN-HABITAT, in cooperation the European Federation of Public, Cooperative and Social Housing (CECODHAS), will hold a workshop exploring the future of social housing in UNECE member states. The second day of the event will focus on environmental sustainability issues of social housing, including energy efficiency, resource efficiency, climate neutrality and "green social housing." Case studies will be examined from Sweden, Trento, Italy and Quebec, Canada.  

dates: 4-5 February 2014   venue: Palais des Nations   location: Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland  

5th Biennial C40 Mayors Summit

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) is hosting this three-day summit to convene mayors from the world's largest cities with hundreds of urban and climate change leaders for a series of roundtable discussions and working sessions focused on greenhouse gas (GHG) measurements and climate adaptation. New York City Mayor and C40 Chair Michael Bloomberg and Johannesburg Mayor Mpho Parks Tau are leading the event. Started in 2005, C40 is a network of cities around the world looking to take concrete actions local actions for climate change adaptation and mitigation.  

dates: 4-6 February 2014   location: Johannesburg, South Africa