The 37th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) will convene in Brasilia, Brazil, from 28 April -7 May 2014. Agenda items include: operation of the Antarctic Treaty System (reports by Parties, Observers and Experts; general matters; matters related to the Secretariat; multi-year strategic work plan; report of the Committee for Environmental Protection; liability; safety and operations in Antarctica; tourism and non-governmental activities; inspections under the Antarctic Treaty and the Environment Protocol; science issues, scientific cooperation and facilitation; implications of climate change for management of the Antarctic Treaty Area; education issues; exchange of Information; and biological prospecting in Antarctica.
dates: 28 April - 7 May 2014 venue: Brazil 21 Event and Convention Centre (Centro de Eventos e Convenções Brasil 21), SHS Quadra 06, Lote 01, Conjunto A, Setor Hoteleiro Sul (South Hotel Sector - SHS) location: Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will host the Abu Dhabi Ascent, a high-level meeting to generate momentum for the 23 September Climate Summit being convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The two-day meeting will bring together ministers, as well as leaders from business, finance and civil society, to develop proposals for action and determine how their countries, businesses and organizations can increase their participation in initiatives that broaden and deepen partnerships, in order to deliver concrete action at the September Summit.
dates: 4-5 May 2014 location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
This conference, organized by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) as part of global celebration on the International Day of Forests, will discuss sustainable forest landscapes within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' (ASEAN) post-2015 sustainable development efforts. The conference will focus on governance, trade and investment in order to manage forests for green returns, climate change mitigation and adaptation, energy and low-carbon development, food security and nutrition.
dates: 5-6 May 2014 venue: Shangri-La Hotel location: Jakarta, Indonesia
The 68th Meeting of the Accreditation Panel of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) will take place in Bonn, Germany.
dates: 5-7 May 2014 location: Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
The 44th Meeting of the Small-Scale Working Group of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) will take place in Bonn, Germany.
dates: 5-8 May 2014 location: Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
At the close of the Sixth Session of the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG 6) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Co-Chairs outlined options for the next phase of the process. The dates of a further set of formal OWG meetings were finalized at the conclusion of OWG 7. They 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: 5-9 May 2014 venue: UN Headquarters location: New York City, US