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Capacity Building Events

The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016

The Congress aims to improve how we manage our natural environment for human, social and economic development. It represents an opportunity to work together to create good environmental governance, engaging all parts of society to share both the responsibilities and the benefits of conservation.

The Forum is a hub of public debate, bringing together people from all walks of life to discuss the world’s most pressing conservation and sustainability challenges. It includes many different types of events from high level dialogues to training workshops which explore the depths of conservation and innovation.

For more information please visit:
Date:01/09/2016 00:00
Location:Hawaii, USA

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:
Date:29/08/2016 00:00
Location:Corum Convention Centre, Montpellier (France)

5th International Conference on Earth Science and Climate Change on “Stimulating and analyzing the changes of Earth & Climate-ICESCC”

The 5th International Conference on Earth Science and Climate Change on “Stimulating and analyzing the changes of Earth and Climate-ICESCC” aims at promoting earth science education. Researchers and Scholars from field of Geosciences, geology, Meteorology, Volcanology, Atmospheric Science, Global Warming, Environmental Sciences, Remote Sensing are invited to take part to the conference.

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Date:25/07/2016 00:00
Location:Bangkok, Thailand

International Conference on: Conservation Agriculture and Sustainable Land Use

Conservation Agriculture is practised on over 125 million hectares around the world. It has become a worldwide undertaking. Don't miss the opportunity to learn and discuss about new achievements in the application of Conservation Agricultural Systems. Fore more information visit:
Date:31/05/2016 00:00
Location:Budapest, Hungary

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:
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

2nd Inter-American Congress on Climate Change

The 2nd Inter-American Congress on Climate Change is being organized by the Environmental Interamerican Association of Sanitary Engineering (AIDIS) and the University of Morelos (UNAM). The Congress is aimed at promoting the dissemination of knowledge and innovation to meet the challenges of climate change in LAC.

For more information visit:
Date:14/03/2016 00:00
Location:Mexico DF, Mexico

Training Workshops on Sustainable Development

The Act Coalition announces its next Capacity Building Training Workshops on Sustainable Development, designed for people who plan to work or volunteer in community development, or who already work in this field and want to advance their careers.

More than 20 topics will be covered during the workshops including: Microfinance and the Role of Women, Local Communities and Climate Change Mitigation Strategies, Social Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, Financial Management, Fundraising Techniques.

For more information visit:
Date:07/12/2015 00:00
Location:Bellevue, United States

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.

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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:
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.

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Date:05/11/2015 00:00
Location:Murcia, Spain

Amsterdam International Water Week Conference on Integrated solutions for a circular economy and resilient cities

The Amsterdam International Water Week Conference (AIWW) proposes a platform to debate about a cross-cutting approach for integrated water solutions. The conference aims at connecting industry, science, business, policy and technology, to raise innovative ideas to face main water challenges. For more information please visit:
Date:02/11/2015 00:00
Location:Amsterdam, Netherlands

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.

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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.
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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:
Date:21/10/2015 16:00
Location:Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Expose on Soil Exhibition

The Senckenberg Museum of Natural History in Goerlitz Germany will present an address on soil exhibition, soil organisms and the actual state of threats to soil on the occasion of the "International Year of Soil 2015" proclaimed b the United Nations. Fore more information visit:
Date:13/10/2015 19:00
Location:Europian Parliament, JAN Building,  Brussels

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.

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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:
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:
Date:09/10/2015 00:00
Location:Marrakech, Morocco

5th Congress of Environmental Sciences

This event organized by the Professional Council of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (COPIME), is aimed at creating a space for cultural and technical exchange between scientists, researchers, universities, students, politicians and others, to discuss environment related issues.

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Date:07/10/2015 00:00
Location:Buenos Aires, Argentina

"Roots Down Under", the International Society of Root Research (ISRR) 9th Symposium

A wide range of international scientists and industry experts will be discussing root function in both agricultural and natural ecosystems at the ISRR 9th Symposium. Research on roots actually benefits plant productivity and sustainable land-use in ecosystems across the globe. For more Information please visit:
Date:06/10/2015 00:00
Location:Canberra, Australlia

Agroecology, what kind of dynamics for our lands (in French)

On the Occasion of an action day for farmers’ activities, The ADDEAR organizes a conference entitled “Agroecology, what kind of dynamics for our lands” open to the public. Participants will have the privilege to increase their knowledge on Agriculture, most especially concerning soil, the impact of animal heath on human health and the relationship between land and society. For more information please visit:
Date:06/10/2015 00:00
Location:Loire, France

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:
Date:05/10/2015 00:00

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:
Date:05/10/2015 00:00
Location:Davis, CA USA

International Scientific Conference: The role of soil in the biosphere and human life

The international scientific conference on the role of soil in the biosphere and human life is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of academician G.V. Dobrovolsky. Participants will discuss the rational use of soil resources, assess the ecological function of soils in the biosphere, and consider the relationship between soil and society.

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Date:05/10/2015 00:00
Location:Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

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:
Date:02/10/2015 00:00
Location:Goesan County, South Korea

10th Conference on: Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems

The SDEWES Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems is a yearly occasion for researchers to meet, discuss, and disseminate new ideas as regards improvement and dissemination of knowledge on methods, policies and technologies for increasing the sustainability of development. For more information visit:
Date:27/09/2015 00:00
Location:Dubrovnik, Croatia

XXIX Entre Ríos Forestry Meeting

The National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) & the Agricultural Engineers Association of Entre Ríos’s Northeast (AIANER), invites farmers, industry representativse, technicians, the private sector, scientists and students to the XXIX Forestry Meeting of Entre Ríos, to discuss issues related to the management of plagues and the sanitary problems of forests.

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Date:24/09/2015 00:00
Location:Entre Ríos, Argentina

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:
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:
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.

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Date:09/09/2015 00:00
Location:Universidad Nacional de la Pampa, Argentina

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