Upcoming Events

The 18th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC and the 8th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol will take place from Monday, 26 November to Friday, 7 December 2012 at the Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha, Qatar. For more info click here


70th Meeting of the CDM Executive Board


The 70th meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board will consider matters relating to the operation of the CDM. The meeting will precede the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 18) and the 8th Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 8).
dates: 19-23 November 2012 location: Doha (Ad Dawhah), Qatar contact: UNFCCC Secretariat phone: 49-228-815-1000 fax: 49-228-815-1999 e-mail: secretariat@unfccc.int For more information visit the website http://unfccc.int/meetings/unfccc_calendar/items/2655.php


 Sixth Meeting of the Parties to the UNECE Water Convention

The sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP) to the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses will mark the 20th anniversary since its adoption. The MOP will adopt a work programme for 2013-2015 and will address the future evolution of the Convention becoming a global instrument with a forthcoming entry into force of the amendments opening it to countries outside the UNECE region.
dates: 28-30 November 2012 location: Rome (Lazio), Italy contact: Cammile Marcelo phone: +41 22 917 16 06 fax: +41 22 917 06 21 e-mail: cammile.marcelo@unece.org
For more information visit the website http://www.unece.org/env/water/mop6.html

Regional Consultation Workshop for Asia on Groundwater Governance Project

A project on "Groundwater Governance: A Global Framework for Country Action" was initiated by the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) and the World Bank. The Asian regional consultation is the fourth in a series. The others have included consultations in: Uruguay, for Latin America and the Caribbean, in April 2012; Kenya, for the Africa region, in May 2012; and Jordan, in October 2012, for the Arab countries. The fifth Regional Consultation, dedicated to the European region as well as institutions from the private sector, will be hosted by the Netherlands in the first quarter of 2013. The results of the regional consultations will contribute to the preparation of Global Groundwater Governance Diagnostic.
date: 3 December 2012 [tentative] location: Beijing (Beijing), China contact: UNESCO phone: +33 (0)1 45 68 10 00 www: http://www.groundwatergovernance.org/regional.html

First Meeting of Signatories to the Raptors MoU

The First Meeting of Signatories (MoS1) to the UN Environment Programme/Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS) Raptors Memorandum of Cooperation (MoU) will be held 9-11 December 2012 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). dates: 9-11 December 2012 location: Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi), United Arab Emirates contact: Nick Williams e-mail: nwilliams@cms.int www: For more information visit the website http://www.cms.int/notifications/2012_005_raptor_mos_caf_e.p...

Seventh Conference of the Parties to the Nairobi Convention

The Seventh Conference of the Parties (COP 7) to the Nairobi Convention is convening under the theme "Partnering for a Healthy West Indian Ocean". This meeting will feature a "Science for Policy" Workshop from 10-11 December 2012. A policy makers and expert meeting to review decisions will be held on 12 December 2012, followed by the COP from 13-14 December 2012. COP 7 is expected to foster collaboration between international, regional and local organizations and secure partnerships between key players. The Nairobi Convention area includes Comoros, France, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania and South Africa. dates: 10-14 December 2012 location: Maputo (Maputo), Mozambique contact: Dixon Waruinge phone: +254-20-762-1250 e-mail: Dixon.Waruinge@unep.org For more information visit the website http://unep.org/NairobiConvention/Meetings/COP7/

107th Session of the IFAD Executive Board

The IFAD Executive Board is the Fund's second main Governing Body, consisting of 18 elected Members and 18 Alternate Members. The Executive Board has full authority to decide on the programme of work, approval of projects, programmes and grants and to adopt/recommend action, pending the final approval of the Governing Council, on matters related to policy, the annual administrative budget, applications for membership and staffing within the Fund. dates: 12-13 December 2012 location: Rome (Lazio), Italy phone: +39 6504591 fax: +39 65043463 e-mail: ifad@ifad.org For more information visit the website http://www.ifad.org/events/index.htm

CMS Meeting to Negotiate the Institutional and Legal Framework for the Central Asian Flyway

The meeting to negotiate the institutional and legal framework for the Central Asian Flyway under the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) will be held from 12-13 December 2012, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
dates: 12-13 December 2012 location: Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi), United Arab Emirates contact: Christiane Röttger e-mail: croettger@cms.int For more information visit the website http://www.cms.int/notifications/2012_005_raptor_mos_caf_e.p...