Announced at the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the UNFCCC, Climate Action 2016 will convene government, business and municipal leaders, civil society and academia to maintain momentum for multi-stakeholder climate implementation.
This conference is expected to lead to major progress in climate change adaptation, and fosters an exchange of innovative and practical ideas, experiences and insights among governments, businesses, researchers and civil society from around the world. The conference will examine and discuss the latest adaptation research, as well as have an Adaptation Practice Expo and Business Fair, which will include stands, matchmaking facilities and signing ceremonies, and showcase cutting edge adaptation projects.
Geneva Peace Week 2015 is the umbrella for 41 events organized by 50 institutions focussing on substantive and original contributions about building peace and resolving conflict. It is a collective action initiative facilitated by the United Nations Office at Geneva and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform.
The conference provides an international platform for high level policy makers and experts working on the threats posed to security, stability and development by climate change, environmental degradation and resource scarcity.
As the world comes to Paris for COP21, UNESCO and the French National Museum of Natural History, together with Tebtebba and Conservation International is organizing an international conference on indigenous peoples and climate change.
As world leaders convene in 2015 to agree on Sustainable Development Goals and a new climate deal, the Global Landscapes Forum will leverage this historic opportunity to shape the world’s development agenda for decades to come.
This Forum will take place at the OECD Conference Centre on 14-15 December 2015. The Forum will examine how to foster the "next industrial revolution" by harnessing the potential of systems innovation policies that support green growth.
To support Africa's towards better preparedness for COP21, this year's conference theme is "Africa, climate change and sustainable development: what is at stake at Paris and beyond?". The event will be convened at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe from 28-30 October 2015.
The “World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation” will focus on “innovative approaches to implement climate change adaptation”, and will contribute to the further development of this fast-growing field.
The Latin America and Caribbean region is particularly vulnerable to some of the most challenging aspects of climate change – sea-level rise affecting coastal cities, changes in precipitation impacting agriculture, glacial melting threatening water reserves. Population trends – like migration and urbanization – can exacerbate these challenges or, in some cases, serve as methods of adaptation.
Conflicts are an integral component of social processes. When dealt with peacefully, they can promote positive change. However, if they develop violently, they threaten the security and welfare of people. An outbreak of violent conflict prevents development and poverty reduction.