Events - Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Zambezi River Basin Flood Forecasting and Early Warning Strategy Workshop

The Hydrology and Water Resources Programme (HWRP) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is holding a "Zambezi River Basin Flood Forecasting and Early Warning Strategy" workshop, from 18-20 February 2013, in Gaborone, Botswana.  

dates: 18-20 February 2013   location: Gaborone, Botswana  

27th Session of UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum

The first universal session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 18-22 February 2013. The Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC/GMEF) of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) constitutes the ministerial-level global environmental forum in which participants gather to review important and emerging policy issues in the field of the environment. Among other matters, this first-ever universal session of the UNEP GC/GMEF is expected to discuss: the new Minamata Convention on Mercury and the Executive Director's report on financing options for chemicals and wastes; enhancing cooperation and coordination within the chemicals and wastes cluster; sustainable consumption and production; and justice, governance and law for environmental sustainability.  

dates: 18-22 February 2013   location: Nairobi, Kenya  

Africa Energy Indaba 2013

The Africa Energy Indaba 2013 offers a forum for discussing Africa's energy challenges and focuses on African power suppliers, alternative and renewable energies, oil and gas, the legal and regulatory framework, and investment opportunities in African energy projects, among other topics.  

dates: 19-21 February 2013   venue: Sandton Convention Centre   location: Johannesburg, South Africa  

CBD Sub-regional Workshop on Valuation and Incentive Measures for Sub-Saharan West Africa

This workshop is one of a series of regional sub-regional capacity-building workshops organized with a view to support countries in making use of the findings of the study on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB), in integrating the values of biodiversity into relevant national and local policies, programmes and planning processes, and in promoting the exchange among practitioners on practical experiences on incentive measures.  

dates: 19-22 February 2013   location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso  

Enhancing the Mountain Partnership in Africa for Sustainable Development in African Water Towers

This meeting, organized by the Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS) and The Mountain Partnership Secretariat, in collaboration with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and the Government of Rwanda, is supported by the MacArthur Foundation. The main objective of the meeting is to continue building an African agenda and a strong Mountain Partnership constituency on the sustainable development of mountain ecosystems, while contributing to climate change and water discussions. The meeting will provide an opportunity for participants to share views and experiences on the current state of sustainable development in mountain regions in Africa and to discuss joint activities, future challenges and opportunities. The one-day event will take place ahead of the wider Regional Great Lakes Stakeholders Forum.  

date: 20 February 2013   location: Kigali, Rwanda