Events - Monday, 21 October 2013

International Forum on the Sustainable Development of the Wood Industry in the Congo Basin

Through presentations and panel discussions, the Forum will address four main themes: advanced wood processing, markets outlook, forest plantations, and the forest law enforcement, governance and trade (FLEGT) Action Plan and forest certification systems. The Forum is a joint effort by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) the European Union (EU), the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), the Commission des Forets d'Afrique Centrale (COMIFAC), the Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux, with funding from the Government of France and the European Forest Institute (EFI).  

dates: 21-22 October 2013   venue: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation   location: Brazzaville, Congo  

Third Global Green Growth Forum

The third Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) aims to be a platform for developing new or enhancing existing public-private partnerships for promoting green growth and will be hosted by the Danish Government in partnership with the Governments of China, Kenya, Korea, Mexico and Qatar. With an overall focus on improving resource efficiencies in the value chain, the event will also focus on the following thematic areas: energy, water, food and greening the value chain. It will also provide an opportunity for green growth leaders to discuss ways to finance green growth, create demand for green growth and enhance economic incentives for the transition to a green economy.  

dates: 21-22 October 2013   location: Copenhagen, Kobenhavn, Denmark  

Third Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-III)

The Third Annual Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-III) will convene under the theme of: Africa on the rise: can the opportunities from climate change spring the continent to transformative development? The Conference will address a number of sub-themes that aim to share experiences, disseminate research results and assess how Africa is coping with the impacts of climate change. These include: the value of climate services (science, data and information) in Africa's development; the way climate policies build effective resilience to the impacts of climate change in Africa; the unexplored options of climate finance; green economy; and the global climate change framework and Africa. The Conference, organized by the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC), convenes each year under the auspices of the Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) Programme. ClimDev-Africa is a consortium of key African development institutions, including the UN Economic Commission (UNECA), the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Development Bank (AfDB).  

dates: 21-23 October 2013   venue: UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Conference Centre, Menelik II Ave. P.O. Box 3001   location: Addis Ababa, Adis Abeba, Ethiopia  

25th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol

MOP 25 is scheduled to consider a number of issues, including nominations for critical- and essential-use exemptions. On 3 May 2013, the Ozone Secretariat announced the change in venue from Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine to Bangkok, Thailand. The dates are unchanged.  

dates: 21-25 October 2013   location: Bangkok (Krung Thep), Thailand  

Training Course for Island and Coastal Area Biosphere Reserves Managers

The Training Course for Island and Coastal Area Biosphere Reserves Managers is co-organized by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the island of Jeju. The course aims to deepen the understanding of biosphere reserve managers regarding the concept and vision of biosphere reserves, raise their awareness of the vulnerability of island and coastal biosphere reserves to climate change, and transfer technical knowledge. Created in 2009, the World Network of Island and Coastal Area Biosphere Reserves aims to study, implement and disseminate island and coastal strategies to preserve biodiversity and heritage, promote sustainable development, and adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change.  

dates: 21-25 October 2013   location: Jeju City, Jeju (Cheju-Do), Republic of Korea