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Capacity Building Events

EcoSummit 2016 - Ecological Sustainability: Engineering Change


EcoSummit 2016 will centered on the ecology of terrestrial ecosystems and all habitats that are integrated within those ecosystems, including river networks, wetlands and coastlines. Focus will be placed on fragile ecosystems that are more likely to suffer the consequences of climate change and anthropogenic pressure. Proposals should be submitted by 31 July 2015. For more information please visit: http://www.ecosummit2016.org
Date:29/08/2016 00:00
Location:Corum Convention Centre, Montpellier (France)

XII International Workshop CubaSolar 2016


The Cuban Society for the Promotion of Renewable Energy Sources and Respect for the Environment (CUBASOLAR), will convene the twelfth edition of the International Workshop CUBASOLAR 2016, to be held in the province of Holguin, Cuba, from 11 to 15 April 2016.

The purpose of this event is to continue promoting the development of a sustainable energy system based on renewable sources of energy and respect for the environment, foster and promote the dialog and exchange of experiences and practices between specialists and people concerned with these issues, contribute to the cooperation, capacity building and transfer of knowledge and technologies through the interaction of members from Latin American and Caribbean countries.

For more information please visit: http://www.cubasolar.cu/Eventos/cubasolar2016.htm
Date:11/04/2016 00:00
Location:The Cuban Society for the Promotion of Renewable Energy Sources and Respect for the Environment (CUBASOLAR), convenes to the twelfth edition of the International Workshop CUBASOLAR 2016, to be held in the province of Holguin, Cuba, from 11 to 15 April 201

21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)


The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), or COP21, will be held from November the 30th to December the 11th, 2015 on the Paris-Le Bourget site, bringing together around 40,000 participants in total - delegates representing each country, observers, and civil society members.
The aim is to reach, for the first time, a universal, legally binding agreement that will enable us to combat climate change effectively and boost the transition towards resilient, low-carbon societies and economies.

For more information please visit: http://www.cop21.gouv.fr/en
Date:30/11/2015 00:00
Location:Paris, France

Russian conference with international participation "Current problems of hydrogeology, engineering geology and hydrogeoecology eurasia" [Russian, English]


The conference will address theoretical and practical issues in the following areas: Theoretical basis of hydrogeology, engineering geology and Hydrogeoecology; the geological evolution of the water - rock; hydrogeology and Engineering Geology cities; natural water resources and their use; geoecology and environmental protection; engineering geodynamics; methods for geotechnical studies; geochemistry of natural waters; hydrogeochemical search for ore and oil and gas fields; and hazardous natural and man-made processes and phenomena. This conference will be held for youth scientific school students, graduate students and young scientists. Registration Deadline on the website: 25 June 2015 More information: http://www.ipgg.sbras.ru/ru/news/conf-gige-2015
Date:23/11/2015 00:00
Location:Russia, Tomsk

Conference on "Water law challenges. Legal, economic and environmental variables"


this congress will bring together academics, experts and professionals to discuss the present challenges facing the management of water resources from a legal, economic and environmental perspective.

Participants can present communications on any of the topics contained on the congress program by September 1st. Participants registering before September 7 shall get 40% discount.

For more information please visit: http://congresoaguamurcia.es/
Date:05/11/2015 00:00
Location:Murcia, Spain

International Conference on the Great River Basin Hydrology Africa (French)


This international conference is placed under the labels of several international programs and institutions, which aim at a better knowledge and data sharing, the increase of the number of permanent observatories for large rivers basins, more international cooperation, specially within shared river basins, and improved cooperation between development agencies, national and international operators.

For more information please visit: http://www.im2e.org
Date:26/10/2015 00:00
Location:Hammamet, Tunisia

Participatory and Integrative Approaches in Researching African Environments


This conference will bring together scholars from various disciplines and domains from natural and social sciences dealing with African environments as well as institution-building processes. The conference will be opened by a keynote address given by a renowned international expert in the field who will spend the day with the conference participants. Papers will be given by selected participants. An interactive podium will subsequently discuss the individual contributions and the keynote in view of the above questions.
 
For more information : http://goo.gl/ifpjGK
Date:23/10/2015 00:00
Location:Bern, switzerland

13th Ballast Water Management Summit


13th Ballast Water Management Summit will provide essential, expert guidance to shipowner/operators on how to prepare for and manage the BWT Systems in terms of installation and technical operations, as well as advice on compliance, PSC and regulation once the convention is in place. Read more: http://www.wplgroup.com/aci/conferences/eu-mbw13.asp
Date:21/10/2015 16:00
Location:Rotterdam, The Netherlands

12th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) - COP12


Turkey and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) have signed a Host Country Agreement for the 12th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the UNCCD.
The outcomes of COP 12 are expected to contribute to sustainable development and to help advance progress on a new climate agreement by ensuring land use practices’ contribution to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

For more information please visit: http://www.unccd.int/en/media-center/MediaNews/Pages/highlightdetail.aspx?HighlightID=384
Date:12/10/2015 00:00
Location:Ankara, Turkey

Conference: "Organic 3.0: The Next Phase of Organic Development"


The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) will host the 3rd Conference on Organic agriculture in South Korea. The focus will be on the future development possibilities of the organic farming sector to meet the ecological and societal challenges of a growing global population that needs to become sustainable. Best practices, new technologies and research to satisfy rising demands of humanity will be shared, as well as approaches to mainstream organic agriculture. Submit your abstract until April 24. More information: http://www.ifoam.bio/en/organic-30-next-phase-organic-development-visions-trends-and-innovations
Date:09/10/2015 00:00
Location:Goesan County, South Korea

The 3rd International Congress on Plant (French)


This international conference to be held in Morocco provides a forum for dialogue and exchange between researchers and socio-economic operators in order to contribute to the establishment of a reflection on the preservation and sustainability of plant biological heritage.

For more information: http://www.cibv2015.com
Date:09/10/2015 00:00
Location:Marrakech, Morocco

International scientific conference: The role of soil in the biosphere and human life [Russian]


The international scientific conference "The role of soil in the biosphere and human life" at the Moscow State University is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Academician GV Dobrowolski and celebrated as part of the 2015 International Year of Soils. The main three topics to be discussed : Soil resources: Evaluation of its condition and responsible use, the ecological function of soils in the biosphere; soil and civilization. More information: http://lomonosov-msu.ru/rus/event/2949/
Date:05/10/2015 00:00
Location:

Water for Food Security: A Global Conference


Hosted by the World Food Center at the University of California, Davis and the International Food Policy Research Institute, the conference will address key issues on the global level down to the individual basin scale. It will analyze the extreme case of California, now in its fourth year of drought, as well as the challenges globally of sustainable management of ground and surface water resources and declining water quality.

For more information: http://bit.ly/1JGIdkW
Date:05/10/2015 00:00
Location:Davis, CA USA

Regional Conference on Marketing and Innovation in Organic Farming


This conference to be held in Goesan County, South Korea, will address the varied and successful strategies adopted by organic farming entrepreneurs to ensure their long-term competitiveness. Read more: http://www.ifoam.bio/en/events/regional-conference-marketing-innovation-organic-farming
Date:02/10/2015 00:00
Location:Goesan County, South Korea

International Conference On Sustainable Development (ICSD)


2015 is a pivotal year for sustainable development. As the world moves from the Millinium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs), this conference aims to identify and share practical evidence-based solutions that can support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will be agreed upon at the United Nations immediately following the conference. The ICSD provides a unique opportunity to bring together stakeholders from government, academia, the United Nations, international agencies, NGOs, and grassroots organizers to share practical solutions towards the achievement of more sustainable and inclusive societies. For more information: http://ic-sd.org/
Date:23/09/2015 00:00
Location:New York, USA

III Patagonian Meeting of Biology; II Patagonian Meeting of Environmental Sciences & V Student Meeting of Biology


The Meetings organize by the National University of the Patagonia, include workshops, conferences and presentations related to agrobiology, ecology and management of natural resources, paleobiology, biodiversity, genetic and molecular biology, biotechnology, environmental education, environmental legislation and management, alternative energies, and clean production. Deadline to submit abstracts: June 30, 2015. For more information please visit: http://www.biopat2015.com.ar/
Date:23/09/2015 00:00
Location:Trelew, Chubut, Argentina

II Jornadas Nacionales de Suelos de Ambientes Semiáridos


An event directed at researchers, professionals, public and private organizations, producers and students engaged in the study, development and management of soils in semi-arid lands.

For more information please visit: http://www.desertificacion.gob.ar/agenda/
Date:09/09/2015 00:00
Location:Universidad Nacional de la Pampa, Argentina

V Regional Congress of Forest Conservation and Watersheds


This event will bring together scientists, politicians and citizens to discuss about conservation of forests and watersheds in the region, and promote the conservation, restoration, education and sustainable use of forests.

For more information please visit: http://reforestacion.com.ar/v-congreso-regional-de-conservacion-de-bosques-y-cuencas-hidricas/
Date:09/09/2015 00:00
Location:Río Ceballos, Córdoba, Argentina

International Permaculture Convergence 2015


Permaculture is design for sustainable living and land-use. The International Permaculture Convergence in the UK (IPCUK) will bring together leading practitioners and experts from around the world. The main focus will be on sharing best practices to explore how strategies and pathways can be designed collectively to create a sustainable world and future. For more information visit: https://www.ipcuk.events/
Date:08/09/2015 00:00
Location:London, Essex

International Conference "Ecosystems of Central Asia in modern conditions of social and economic development" (in Russian)


Dedicated to the 45th anniversary of the Russian-Mongolian complex geological expedition of the Russian Academy Of Sciences with the Academy of Science Mongolia this Conference will focus on wide range of ecological problems such as desertification, modern transformation processes of soil, environmental pollution and others. For more information: http://savesteppe.org/ru/archives/11740
Date:08/09/2015 00:00
Location:Ulan-Bator , Mongolia

World Forestry Congress' Youth Program


In this youth delegation orientation program of the congress, young people will be engaged throughout the Congress process to enable vital youth contributions that stem from debates among peers as well as inter-generational discussions on the most pressing issues facing forests and forestry. Additionally, youth delegates will learn about networking and making the best of their presence at the Congress.
 
For more information: http://bit.ly/1OUHSRv
Date:07/09/2015 00:00
Location:Durban, South Africa

World Forestry Congress 2015


The 14th World Forestry Congress sets out to review and analyze the key challenges of forest management. The conference aims at bringing together the global forestry community, and is open to a wide range of stakeholders, from government officials, researchers, NGO representative, to individuals interested in forestry. Participants are invited to contribute to the broad participation. Discussions shall facilitate mainstreaming global agendas on sustainable development and fostertry. For more information visit: http://webapps.daff.gov.za/wfc2015/English/HOME.html
Date:07/09/2015 00:00
Location:Durban, South Africa

Free lecture in The Hague, the Netherlands: The need for an ecosystem restoration industry


Public lecture, organized by the Dick de Zeeuw Foundation: Willem Ferwerda will speak about the need for an ecosystem restoration industry, based on a holistic approach of four returns.
http://www.dickdezeeuw.nl/nl/wp/en/
Date:03/09/2015 16:00
Location:Institute for Social Studies (ISS), The Hague

South Takes Action - Climate South Initiative: Challenges and Solutions


As part of the New York Forum Africa, The Climate South Initiative welcomes international leaders to take a results-oriented stand on climate change and define the role of the global South in reaching a climate agreement at COP21 in Paris in December 2015.

The Climate South Initiative will conclude with a declaration that will outline a number of joint measures to support climate leadership in the global South. This declaration will also serve as input to the UNFCCC COP21 in Paris in December 2015.

For more information please visit: http://climate-south.com/en/home
Date:29/08/2015 00:00
Location:Libreville, Gabon

6th SER World Conference on Ecological Restoration


Under the title “Towards resilient ecosystems: restoring the urban, the rural and the wild”, SER's (Society for Ecological Restoration) 6th World Conference on Ecological Restoration will bring together more than 1,000 delegates from around the world to explore the role of ecological restoration as a means of responding to current and future causes of environmental degradation and as a tool for addressing the myriad 21st century challenges – environmental, economic and social.

Fore more information please visit: http://www.ser2015.org/about-the-conference
Date:23/08/2015 00:00
Location:Manchester, UK

International Soil Conference - Sustainable Uses of Soil in Harmony with Food Security


Organized by the Land Development Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives of Thailand, and co-organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Union of Soil Sciences, the Asian Development Bank and other international organizations, this conference aims to exchange views and experience in relation to sustainable uses of soils to secure food production.

Participants will take on the challenge to find a solution to effectively conserve the global soil resources. The approach of choice is to disseminate the knowledge of appropriate technologies, successful experiences and best practices of actions impacting soils.

Find all information here: http://www.ldd.go.th/WEB_ISC2015/Index.html
Date:18/08/2015 00:00
Location:Phetchaburi, Thailand

7th Annual Millennium Campus Conference (MCC15)


The Millennium Campus Conference is an annual symposium for university student leaders advancing global development to meet, partner, learn, and connect with a global community.

This conference will unite 500+ student leaders from 50+ countries to amplify our collective impact on the Sustainable Development Goals. Guest speakers inlcude Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals; Ahmad Alhendawi, United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth; Awaah Fred, Secretary General All-Africa Students' Union (AASU), and many more.

Jenzabar is offering a full scholarship covering registration for up to 100 students from different colleges and universities based in the United States.

For more information please visit: http://www.mcc15.org/
Date:11/08/2015 00:00
Location:United Nations in New York City, USA

2nd Africa Food Security & Adaptation Conference


The 2nd Africa Food Security and Adaptation conference (AFSAC2) will take place on July 30-31, 2015 with theme: Africa’s Soil the New Frontier: Re-imagining Africa Food Security Now and into the Future under a Changing Climate.
The key objectives of the conference are:
• To identify scalable and inclusive business models for ecosystem based adaptation (EBA) driven agriculture that can create opportunities in the entire agricultural value chain
• To identify scalable innovative financing models for EBA driven agriculture that when implemented could stimulate growth, job creation and value chain partnership in Africa
• To understand the  benefits of EBA for job creation and the achievement of the proposed SDGs and what Africa will lose as a continent if EBA is ignored or given little support;
• To identify enabling policies and legislation that will incentivize countries to invest in agriculture, soil conservation and EBA;
• To discuss what needs to be done to incentivize private sector involvement in EBA-driven agriculture to bring in capital and enhance competitiveness.
 

For more information: www.afsac2.aaknet.org
Date:30/07/2015 00:00
Location:Nairobi, Kenya

Second Africa Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security Conference 2015


This conference is co-organized by UNEP in collaboration with other UN Agencies, Governments, Private Sector, Research Institution, NGOs, CSOs Scholars, Donors, and Local Governments. It aims at re-imagining food security through harnessing Ecosystem Based Adaptation (EBA) approaches in agriculture to strengethen productivty in accordance with the natural systems.

The conference will take place over two days, and will consist of a combination of plenary and panel group discussions. Each plenary will be structured around one theme and resourced by high level thinkers from diverse perspectives and sectors. The breakout session will be framed around a set of key questions.

For more information please visit: http://www.afsac2.aaknet.org/
Date:30/07/2015 00:00
Location:Nairobi, Kenia

UNFCCC - Training Workshop for the Latin American and Caribbean Region on Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment


The Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention (CGE) is organizing this hands-on training workshop for the Latin American and Caribbean region on vulnerability and adaptation assessment from 27-31 July 2015 to improve the communications of non Annex I countries.

For more information please visit: https://unfccc.int/bodies/body/6440.php and http://unfccc.int/meetings/unfccc_calendar/items/2655.php
Date:27/07/2015 00:00
Location:Asuncion, Paraguay

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