At the close of the Sixth Session of the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Co-Chairs outlined initial thoughts on the next steps in the process, including a further set of formal OWG meetings following OWG 8 in February. The dates were revised at the conclusion of OWG 7. The next round of meetings will take place on: 3-5 March (OWG 9), 31 March - 4 April (OWG 10), 5-9 May (OWG 11), 16-20 June (OWG 12) and 14-18 July 2014 (OWG 13).
dates: 3-5 March 2014 venue: UN Headquarters location: New York City, US
Organized by the Global Water Partnership (GWP) Central and South America, the Latin American Water Education and Training Network (LA-WETNet), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and universities from Chile, Colombia and Peru, the workshop aims to train professionals from environment and foreign ministries, members of parliament, and national water management institutions in themes linked to transboundary waters. The workshop will examine the importance of transboundary waters, water basin as well as management units in the regional context, the management of transboundary water courses and the impacts of climate change on international waters. The workshop will also introduce tools for action and cooperation in the regional context. The World Bank, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) founded GWP in 1996 to foster integrated water resources management (IWRM). LA-WETNet is a regional network that offers training services for integrated water management and for access to water and sanitation.
dates: 3-7 March 2014 venue: External University of Colombia, Calle 12 No. 1-17 Este. location: Bogota, Distrito Especial, Colombia
At its sixth meeting, the Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) is scheduled to consider, inter alia: biennial assessment and overview of climate finance flows; fifth review of the financial mechanism; second forum of the Standing Committee on Finance; draft guidance to the operating entities of the financial mechanism; MRV of finance beyond the biennial assessment and overview of climate finance flows; and linkages with the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the thematic bodies of the Convention.
dates: 4-5 March 2014 location: Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
The 5th Meeting of the Adaptation Committee of the UNFCCC will take place in Bonn, Germany.
dates: 4-6 March 2014 location: Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
The 8th Meeting of the Technology Executive Committee (TEC) of the UNFCCC will take place in Bonn, Germany, from 5-7 March. On March 4, the UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee (TEC) Workshop on Technologies for Adaptation convenes to facilitate the sharing of experiences and lessons learned from the development and implementation of adaptation technologies and to identify potential actions and policy recommendations to promote and accelerate their development and transfer. The meeting will include three sessions focused on: roles of technology in adaptation; experiences and lessons learned, including from Africa, Asia and South America; and gaps and challenges to sustainably upscale the development and transfer of technologies for adaptation.
dates: 4-7 March 2014 location: Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany