Events - Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Second Global Soil Week 2013

This event, which will convene under the theme 'Losing Ground?' is organized by the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, Germany. It will consider what “losing ground” implies for food, water and energy security. It will bring together practitioners, policy makers, scientists and representatives from civil society organizations to share knowledge and experience on soil and land related issues and to make plans to advance the global agenda for sustainable development. The event will emphasize three foci: Understand soils in the nexus; Manage the nexus; and Create sustainable pathways to societal change. In addition, there will be four thematic threads: Material Cycles; Sustainable Land Management and Soil Engineering; International Soil Policy and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); and Responsible Land Governance.  

dates: 27-31 October 2013   location: Berlin, Germany  

Global South-South Cooperation Development Expo

This event aims to bring together high-level policymakers with "solution providers, solution seekers and solution supporters" to demonstrate the global collective response to relevant provisions of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20) outcome and its capacity to facilitate South-South Cooperation and an exchange of experiences with green economies. The event will include a Leadership Round Table and a series of solutions exchange forums including on: the building of inclusive green economies; clean technology and green industry; agriculture and food security; sustainable development and decent work; and environment, sustainable development and poverty eradication.  

dates: 28 October - 1 November 2013   location: Nairobi, Kenya