The third Mediterranean Forest Week is being organized by the Governments of Algeria, France, Germany, Tunisia and Turkey along with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the Secretariat of the Committee on Mediterranean Forestry Questions, l'Association Internationale Forêts Méditerranéennes (AIFM), Centre Technique Forestier Tropical (CTFT), The European Forest Institute (EFIMED), the Mediterranean Forests Model Network (MFMN), and Plan Bleu. The Week will be convened under the theme, "Mediterranean forests for sustainable development of territories: what strategies of mitigation and adaptation to global change". It will focus on strengthening links between the scientific community and other stakeholders working in, or reliant upon, Mediterranean Forests examining both the contribution of Mediterranean forests to economic development and ecosystem services and the links between climate change and Mediterranean forests.
dates: 17-21 March 2013 location: Algeria additional: Tlemcen
As part of the Post-2015 Development Agenda Global Thematic Consultations, this High-Level Leadership Meeting will bring together Member States, non-governmental organizations and civil society to discuss and define agenda recommendations on education for the Post-2015 Development Framework. It is scheduled to take place from 18-19 March in Dakar, Senegal. This consultation is co-led by UNICEF and UNESCO, and co-hosted by the Governments of Senegal and Canada.
dates: 18-19 March 2013 location: Dakar, Senegal
As part of the 11 Global Thematic Consultations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, this High-Level Meeting will bring together NGOs, the sponsoring governments, and participants from the UN, among others, to discuss and define recommendations on environmental sustainability in a future framework. This consultation is being co-led by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP), with support from the Governments of France and Costa Rica.
dates: 18-19 March 2013 venue: Real Intercontinental Hotel location: San Jose, Costa Rica
This event will bring together members of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) for the 12th Meeting of Partners (MoP), from 19-20 March 2013, to advance actions carried out during the transitional period. The MoP will be joined by two additional events. Prior to the MoP, on 18 March 2013, there will be a CBFP Thematic Day on gender equality, organized by the Conference on Ecosystems of Dense and Humid Forests of Central Africa (CEDHFCA) Sub-regional Steering Committee and a Team of technical experts mobilized by Canada. Following the MoP, on 21-22 March 2013, the Observatory of Central African Forests (OFAC) will hold a validation workshop on the State of Forests (EDF) 2012. The meeting is organized with financial support from the Government of Canada and technical assistance from the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) program on Regional Support for the Central African Forests Commission (COMIFAC).
dates: 18-22 March 2013 venue: SAWA Hotel location: Douala, Cameroon
The Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) training workshop on adaptation for Francophone least developed countries (LDCs) targets Francophone LDCs, comprising 17 parties to the UNFCCC.
dates: 18-22 March 2013 location: Lome, Togo