Event: Business for the Environment Global Summit [viewed]

The event, now in its third year, is the world's leading international conference for business-driven action for the environment. Business and civil society leaders, as well as international organization and government representatives will discuss ways of powering green growth around the globe.  

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Event: Thinking Outside the Box: Borderless Strategies to Combat Climate Change [viewed]

This conference will be hosted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and is organized by the UN Association UK. Efthimios Mitropoulos, IMO Secretary General will open the event. In addition to keynote speeches, the event will include breakout sessions on crucial topics such as aviation and tourism, energy, maritime emissions, local (UK) initiatives, influencing public opinion, and the business responses to climate change.  

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Event: Fifth Urban Research Symposium: Cities and Climate Change: Responding to the Urgent Agenda [viewed]

This symposium is supported by the World Bank, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), UN-HABITAT, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and other donors. Participants will address the impacts of city and urban growth on climate change; measuring and anticipating the consequences of climate change on urban quality of life, city assets, and local and national economies; and assessing alternatives to increase the resilience of cities and related costs and incentives required for successful implementation. The event will be structured around five broad research clusters that represent the most relevant issues faced by cities and peri-urban areas on climate change.  

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Event: 31st session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [viewed]

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will hold its 31st session, prior to which the IPCC WGs I, II and III will approve respective outlines for the Fifth Assessment report.  

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Event: International Workshop on the Content, Communication and Use of Weather and Climate Products and Services for Sustainable Agriculture [viewed]

The meeting is organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) with the University of Southern Queensland, the South Australian Research and Development Institute and a number of other co-sponsors.  

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Event: International Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change in West African Agriculture [viewed]

This workshop is organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), together with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). This workshop aims to bring together experts from the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services, the National Agricultural Research Systems, key decision-makers, practitioners, and the National Focal Points of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).  

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Event: World Bank Climate Investment Fund Design Meetings [viewed]

The meetings of the Climate Technology Fund (CTF), Strategic Climate Fund (SCF) and Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) Trust Fund Committee and Sub-Committee Meetings will be held the week of 11 May 2009, in Washington, DC, US. In addition, the dates for the Third Design Meeting of the Forest Investment Program (FIP) have been set for 4-5 May 2009, in Washington, DC.  

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Event: World Bank Civil Society Forum [viewed]

The World Bank Development Dialogue on Values and Ethics and the Civil Society Team are organizing a session on “Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Change: World Bank and CSO Approaches” focusing on the challenges ahead to reduce the magnitude of climate change as well as its impact, with the discussion based on findings from the draft World Development Report on climate change.  

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Event: UNEP Finance Initiative's e-Learning Course on Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Finance Sector [viewed]

This e-Learning course, run by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Finance Initiative Climate Change Working Group, will leverage the e-Learning infrastructure of the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and targets executives and middle management from financial institutions including banks, insurers, reinsurers, and fund managers, from both developed and developing regions. The course will enable senior and mid-level executives in financial institutions to learn about climate change and how it affects their industry in a flexible, cost-effective and accessible e-learning training environment with opportunities to network and interact with fellow participants and expert tutors.  

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Event: 2009 Global Renewable Energy Forum [viewed]

This Forum is being organized by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Mexican Ministry of Energy under the theme “Scaling up Renewable Energy.” The Forum will identify ways of strengthening interregional cooperation and encouraging multi-stakeholder partnerships aimed at scaling renewable energy investment.  

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