Upcoming Trade and Environmental Events
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17 December, Washington DC, US. ADAPTING TO CLIMATE CHANGE: ASSESSING WORLD BANK GROUP EXPERIENCE. This brownbag presentation with Ken Chomitz, and hosted by the World Resource Institute, is on a recent evaluation of the Bank Group’s climate change activities, including a just completed report on climate change adaptation, ”Adapting to Climate Change: Assessing World Bank Group Experience.” Climate change makes development more difficult and expensive. It has intensified familiar threats such as drought, heat waves, floods and storms, and will continue to do so. And it brings wholly new challenges, such as the loss of glacial water storage and the inundation of low-lying coasts and islands. The World Bank Independent Evaluation Group (IEG)’s new evaluation draws lessons for climate adaptation from three kinds of World Bank Group activity. It reviews the impact of longer-standing efforts to deal with climate variability, for instance via drought relief, sustainable land management, and flood control. It looks at how, and how well, the World Bank Group has incorporated climate change risks into the design and appraisal of infrastructure. And it assesses early lessons from a new crop of activities that explicitly grapple with climate adaptation at the national level. For more information, visit the WRI website.
17 December, London, UK. BELIEF, ATTITUDE AND BEHAVIOUR ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY SECURITY: REPORT LAUNCH. This Chatham House workshop will present and discuss the findings of the forthcoming report, Climate Change and Energy Security: Assessing the Impact of Information and its Delivery on Attitudes and Behaviour, and will consider the implications and challenges for key stakeholders, including policy-makers and the media. The aim of the Chatham House project was to examine the specific triggers for changes in patterns of understanding and attitude - and the conditions under which these lead to changes in behaviour. New and innovative methodologies were developed, including the preparation of authentic news broadcasts to present possible future outcomes of climate change and problems with energy security constraint. The results show how beliefs held by audiences can be affected when they receive new information. The conditions under which people believe or reject different arguments are at the heart of the study. Attendance is by invite only. For more information, visit the event website.
17-19 December, Siem Reap, Cambodia. ASIA-PACIFIC REGIONAL MEETING ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ISTANBUL PROGRAMME OF ACTION. This meeting brings together key stakeholders of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA) for Least-developed Countries (LDCs), including one senior official each from the Asia-Pacific LDCs who are directly involved with the implementation of the IPoA. Member governments, experts dealing with LDC issues, the UN system, relevant regional organizations, development partners and a broad spectrum of civil society representatives from Asia and the Pacific will also be invited to attend the meeting. The main objective of the Regional Meeting is to review the progress made and challenges encountered by Asia-Pacific LDCs in implementing the IPoA since its adoption in May 2011, especially the Asia-Pacific Regional Road Map which was adopted by the Regional Meeting in December 2011. For more information, visit the event website.
9 January, Washington DC, US. UNCONVENTIONAL OIL SYMPOSIUM. This groundbreaking discussion, at the Carnegie Energy and Climate Programme, will cover the paradigm shifts associated with new oil abundance in North America and worldwide. While worldwide supplies of accessible oil are growing, the array of emerging unconventional oil is diversifying. These new oil sources pose important energy, environmental, security, and climate challenges for the private, public, and non-profit sectors. For more information, please visit the event website.
13-17 January, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. ABU DHABI SUSTAINABILITY WEEK 2013. Abu Dhabi is a significant platform for international dialogue and cooperation. It is expected to welcome over 30,000 participants from 150 countries, including world leaders, policy makers, thought leaders, decision makers, experts, scientists, business leaders and academics. Included in the week’s events are the International Renewable Energy Agency General Assembly, World Future Energy Summit 2013, International Water Summit 2013, the Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards Ceremony and the Abu Dhabi International Renewable Energy Conference 2013 (ADIREC). For more information, visit the event website.
31 January-2 February, Delhi, India. DELHI SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT 2013. The summit, organized by the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) since 2001, is an international platform for exchange of knowledge on all nuances of sustainable development. The 2013 Summit is themed “The Global Challenge of Resource Efficient Growth and Development,” with sub-themes of: agro-commodities; mobility and transport; sustainable production and consumption; green economy; and water. For more information, visit the event website.
5-6 March, Stockholm, Sweden. WORLD FORESTS SUMMIT. The World Forests Summit, hosted by The Economist, is where CEOs, government ministers, scientists and activists will meet to discuss the framework for future sustainable management of a precious global resource. The summit will assemble a leading group of experts from around the world to identify common ground and discuss mechanisms for forest stakeholders to work together differently. Participants will openly explore the tensions and compromises that are involved in creating a thriving global green economy, delivering fresh insight into solving critical challenges at both global and national levels. For more information, visit the event website.
25-27 March, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. LATIN AMERICAN CARBON FORUM 2013. The Seventh Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACF) will discuss prospects for carbon projects in Latin America. The Forum is co-organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Latin American Development Bank (CAF), the World Bank, the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Risø Centre and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). For more information please contact: Miriam Hinostroza, UNEP Risø Centre; tel: +45-4677-5180; e-mail: [email protected]
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