2nd International Conference on Biodiversity and Climate Change

The aim objective of the 2013 2nd International Conference on Biodiversity and Climate Change (ICBCC 2013) is to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in Biodiversity and Climate Change.The 2013 2nd International Conference on Biodiversity and Climate Change (ICBCC 2013) will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE during November 17-18, 2013.

This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration.

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The 2nd Conference on Sustainable Business and Sustainable Develoment in Asia

Twenty five years ago, the Brundtland report – formally titled “Our Common Future” – launched the concept of sustainable development as “the process of change in which the exploitation of resources, the direction of investments, the orientation of technological development, and institutional change are all in harmony and enhance both current and future potential to meet human needs and aspirations.” At the heart of the concept of sustainable development lie two interrelated challenges: how to address our growth needs, in particular those of the developing countries, given the limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on our ability to meet present and future needs. Despite significant progress made since the publication of the Brundtland report, the twin challenges of sustainable development remain valid to the present day. What type of governance structures, business practices, technological innovations, legal agreements or policy tools can best bridge the needs-limitation gap in order to facilitate and accelerate sustainable development? The rapid economic growth of the developing countries in Asia in the recent decades has added a new dimension to this process, by shifting the leverage of change from the West to the East. Designing infrastructure, products, enterprises and processes with sustainability in mind can have an enormous impact on environmental and social systems.

Building on the success from the last year, the 2013 Conference on Sustainable Development and Business in Asia, to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, in November 2013 offers a platform for scholarly and applied conversations among a wide variety of stakeholders concerned with the continual challenge of advancing the sustainable development and business agenda: people, planet, and growth. Because this is an emerging paradigm, there is much research and exploration that is needed. Academics, researchers, students and representatives from industry, government and non-governmental organizations need to both share their findings and learn from each other, in order to facilitate the transformation in how economic activity is conducted, allowing human societies to be sustained and to thrive.

As the fields of sustainable development and sustainable business cross over into multiple areas and disciplines, authors are welcome to submit from a range of topics, perspectives, and disciplines. The range of research submissions may include conceptual, empirical, experimental, and case studies. We particularly invite papers making empirical and theoretical contributions about the social and economic processes impacting on sustainable development; global environmental governance, business and public policy approaches; technological innovations; climate change adaptation & mitigation; renewable energy development.

Major Themes:

  • Sustainable Business, Production and Consumption
  • Science & Technology of Sustainability
  • Global Governance of Sustainable Development
  • Climate Change and Sustainability
  • Sustainable Energy Policies

Special Themes:

  • Tourism (Eco, Geo, Sustainable)
  • Agribusiness and Sustainable Fishing
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD)
  • The Digital Divide in Asia
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Go to the event website for more information.

Low Carbon Earth Summit – 2013

Low Carbon Earth Summit, 2013 – Breathing New Life into Green Challenges

LCES-2013 will continue to provide an unique platform to other global conferences in related to climate change and environment protection. We will focus more practical perspectives on green economy, promotion of sustainable or renewable energy, and exhibit technical resolutions to solve and predict the existing issues. This annual conference comprised 10 forums following the ceremony, including low carbon economy, clean development mechanisms, emission Trade, low carbon industries, etc.

The conference will feature 10 forums, including;

  1. Low Carbon Economy
  2. Clean Development Mechanism
  3. Emission Trade based Green Economy
  4. Implementation of Low Carbon Industries
  5. Energy Conservation and Clean Technology
  6. Clean Mobility and Intelligent Transport Systems
  7. Low Carbon Cities
  8. Low Carbon Power Generation
  9. Low Carbon Green Architecture
  10. The Domestic Leader Forum and Young Investigator Research

The the full event posting here

Please visit LSE-2013’s website to register.



Carbon Forum Asia

Carbon Forum Asia, co-located with Clean Energy Expo Asia and Energy Efficiency Asia, for the first time this year, will provide a dedicated platform for policy makers and industry practitioners to address key issues, develop business opportunities and discuss practical solutions towards securing Asia’s energy future.

 
Since its inception, Clean Energy Expo Asia, Carbon Forum Asia and Energy Efficiency Asia have attracted over 23000 visitors and 1327 exhibitors from over 50 countries, earning the recognition of being the leading energy, carbon and financial platform in the Asia Pacific and Pacific Rim regions.

Read more about the event here.  

International Conference on Water, Wastewater and Isotope Hydrology

The conference will discuss and explore new and innovative methods of treatment,
better understanding and assessment of resources and their supporting ecosystems, proper
management for conservation and approaches to achieve the dual aim of economic
development and ecological sustainability. The focus is the necessary infrastructure to
provide good quality water, in sufficient quantity, in the most sustainable manner.
The conference will provide the opportunity to bring together scientists, engineers and
practicing professionals from government departments, international aid agencies, private
institutions, consulting establishments, research institutes and university organizations. We
expect 500 delegates to attend the conference, but facilities are available for a much larger
number.

Go to the event website for more details.

Global Symposium on REDD+ in a Green Economy

Activities related to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) in developing countries can contribute significantly to rural development and to broader development objectives, and there is increasing demand for integrating REDD+ within green economy and green growth efforts. However, there is only nascent understanding and knowledge, both within international organizations and other REDD+ actors, and in developing countries, of how to establish mutually reinforcing links between ongoing REDD+ activities and a green economy transition.
 
Over the past three years, the UN-REDD Programme has developed a body of work on ‘Ensuring that REDD+ and a Green Economy transformation are mutually reinforcing’, based on pilot activities in a number of partner countries. The Global Symposium aims to take stock of the lessons learned, with a view to provide key decision makers with a stronger rationale for linking REDD+ planning and REDD+ investments with green economy efforts. The Symposium will focus on the role of comprehensive land-use planning for capturing environmental, economic and social benefits from REDD+ investments.
 
The Symposium will serve three main objectives:
  • To generate further political momentum for REDD+ by showcasing how it can catalyze green economy/green growth efforts
  • To build a stronger ‘business case’ for increased investments into REDD+ readiness and implementation by illustrating how it can yield multiple returns on investment
  • To build capacity for achieving  synergies between REDD+ and a green economy transition
The Symposium will be held on the 19-21 June in Indonesia (Venue to be announced soon). Symposium participants will be invited to share knowledge and experience on linking REDD+ with green economy/green growth efforts in UN-REDD partner countries. Results of the Symposium will form the basis of a global report on ‘REDD+ in a Green Economy’, to be prepared by the UNEP International Resource Panel.

Read more about the event here.

Integrated Agua Solutions

The water sector has great challenges ahead. Climate change, population growth and urbanization make it necessary for water experts to face these challenges and show leadership by starting to innovate water projects on flood protection, efficient water use, improve sanitation, and, above all, to bring truly integrated water solutions into practice.

Shanghai CHC Expo wants to highlight these inspiring total solutions and will present the world’s most outstanding water projects at the special event Integrated Aqua Solutions, which will currently be held with AQUATECH China water show during June 5-6, 2013 in Shanghai. IAS-2013 is aim to demonstrate the global water sector’s ability to meet the challenges of both the “small water cycle” (i.e. projects by utilities, industries and cities) and the “big water cycle” (i.e. projects in river basins, watersheds and even national and international projects). It is also a unique exposition for water authorities, developers, consultants, engineers, and contractors to draw the world’s attention to their contribution bringing the global water problems one step closer to a solution. We hereby cordially invite you to join IAS-2013 with us, and call for international institutions or organizations extensively to engage in communication in depth for the most stunning water projects worldwide through the platform of IAS.

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Institutions and Markets for Ecosystem Services in a Green Economy


Conference Objective

Ecosystems contribute to the needs and demands of modern societies in multiple ways including cultural, economic, environmental, institutional and social aspects. The nature of ecosystems demands for special arrangement of institutions and markets, including property rights, global and local governance, public involvement and information provision and access. The conference aims to capture a broad and integrated analysis of the issues related to ecosystem services. The Major themes are but not limited to:
  • Valuation of Ecosystem Services
  • Market Mechanisms for Ecosystem Services
  • Institutional Arrangement for Ecosystem Services
  • Land Tenure Reform and Supply of Ecosystem Services
  • Role of Ecosystem Services in Green Economy

Venue
The Conference will be held at Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University and Qian Wang Hotel.

Read more about the event here.  

B4E Global Summit 2013 – Emerging Market Leadership for Global Green Growth

B4E, Business for the Environment, is the leading international platform for dialogue and partnership solutions for the environment. The B4E summits bring together world leaders, CEOs, senior executives and industry experts to share ideas and commit to solutions, which address the most urgent environmental challenges facing the world today.

The acceleration and delivery of such transformative solutions will require a higher level of collaboration between business, government and NGOs than ever seen before. B4E aims to facilitate such collaboration through networking, informed discussion and the creation of innovative partnerships for change.
Issues addressed at the summits include energy, natural resource security, climate change, water management and biodiversity conservation, among others.

Read more about the event here.

Clean Cooking Forum 2013

The goal of the Forum is to further a market-based approach to the global adoption of clean cooking solutions, and to continue to drive innovations in research, market development, standards and testing, project finance, and policy development. The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is very excited to be holding the Forum in Southeast Asia – a region of enormous potential for the clean cookstoves and fuels sector, and a dynamic market for many of our partners.

Participants at the Forum can expect to network with professionals from the clean cookstoves and fuels sector, exchange ideas and experiences with global leaders from the finance, development, health, and environment fields, learn new techniques for improving and measuring the effectiveness of their clean cooking projects and programs, and gather the latest information on cutting edge research and funding opportunities.   In addition, the Forum will also provide attendees with a unique opportunity to learn from their peers through an exploration of innovative best practices and case studies, as well as through discussions of shared experiences in the sector during informal discussions throughout the week.

The sector has never been more cohesive and prepared to tackle this silent killer that impacts almost half the world’s population. The Forum will give us the opportunity to come together, learn from one another, and move our collective goals forward, further imbued with the belief that cooking shouldn’t kill.

See the Clean Cooking Forum website for more details and registration

Asia Water Week 2013

Background

ADB is organizing Asia Water Week 2013 to deepen and expand analytical work in Asia’s water sector to advance inclusive policy reforms and strengthen support to priority programs and projects. The analytical work will provide the basis for sustained public investment and increased mobilization of private sector investment and expertise.

Asia Water Week 2013 has for its overarching theme “Securing Water for All”. The conference will cover crosscutting topics such as climate change, water-food-energy nexus, and disaster management as well as sub-sector specific discussions, including water supply and sanitation, water resources and environment, and agriculture and irrigation. The ADB Water Prize 2013 award will also be presented.

Objectives

The conference will enable participants, including clients, ADB staff and invited specialists, to exchange knowledge on water sector issues, technologies, and to identify clients’ emerging priorities. New water sector initiatives will be announced, water sector professionals and leaders recognized, and innovations in the water sector encouraged.

Thematic areas

  • Aspects of water security will be examined through three thematic areas:

  • Basin Water Management – involvesriver basin institutions, capacity development, benchmarking, and stakeholder participation processes. Asia Water Week will provide a forum for exchanging knowledge and experiences in improving the planning, conservation, development, and management of water, forest, land, and aquatic resources in the context of increasing water security in river basins.

  • Urban Water Services – includeswater supply and sanitation, wastewater management, and flood risk management. Asia Water Week will focus on the key challenges facing the sector in the provision of water supply, sanitation and wastewater management services. Urban flood management, a perennial and growing problem, also needs to be addressed.

  • Rural Water Services – encompass irrigation, drainage, flood management, and water supply and sanitation services to rural communities. Asia Water Week will discuss ways to revitalize irrigation services to support market-oriented and diversified farms and to increase access to water supply and improved sanitation services for healthy and vibrant rural communities.

Registration

The conference is open to representatives of ADB members, development partners, academe, research organizations, NGO/CSO representatives, private sector partners, and the media. To register, please complete the form below. There is no registration fee; however only registered participants will be able to join the sessions. All participants will be responsible for their travel expenses, accommodations, and other costs related to their participation. Limited funding is available on a case-by-case basis for participants from ADB members. All registered participants will receive a confirmation email, including details on travel to Manila, Philippines, and hotel accommodations, on or before 15 February. A separate email confirming ADB sponsorship will be sent to successful participants by 15 February.

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Making Sustainable Forests a Reality: Exploring the Power of Investors and Companies to Help Save the World’s Forests and Fight Climate Change

5 DEC 2012 – 6:30PM – 8:00PM

SIDE EVENT ROOM 2 AT THE UNFCCC DOHA CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE, QATAR
An event hosted by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) & the Global Canopy Programme (GCP) with the World Bank
 
In order to tackle climate change, countries must reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, which account for up to 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions – about as much as the entire global transport sector.
 
So what are investors doing to help reduce and reverse the current rate of forest destruction worldwide? What risks and opportunities do deforestation and climate change pose to the private sector? How can governments and investors help incentivise the large-scale corporate action that is urgently needed? Could ambitious moves towards accounting for natural capital hold the key? And how does corporate disclosure contribute to these efforts?
 
This interactive side event brings together a panel of experts from the realms of science, business, finance, policy, and corporate forest footprint disclosure, to debate these questions.
 
Moderator:
Paul Simpson, CEO, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
 
Panellists:
Ivonne A Baki, Secretary of State, Ecuador
Gregory Andrews, Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Australian Government
Peter Carter, Chief Environmentalist, European Investment Bank
Peter Dewees, Forests Adviser, World Bank
Arunavo Mukerjee, Vice President, Tata Quality Management Services
Iain Henderson, UNEP Finance Initiative
Andrew Mitchell, Executive Director, Global Canopy Programme (GCP) & Chairman, Forest Footprint Disclosure Project (FFD)
 
Submit a question or solution
The organisers welcome questions and solutions for the panel to debate. These can be submitted on special postcards at COP 18 (available at the REDD Desk Booth), via email to COP18forestpanel@globalcanopy.org, or by the audience at the event.
 
If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP to Vanessa.Cassano@cdproject.net
 
Please note, room numbers may change. For the latest updates on side-events, please see the UNFCCC side events webpage.

Read more about the event here.  

Land-use Drivers Presentation at UCS Workshop: Achieving Development and Addressing the Drivers of Land Use Change

Time: 20:15—21:45

Location: Side Event Room 4, Qatar National Convention Centre
 
In this workshop convened by the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Rainforest Alliance will present on experiences with forest certification to the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and how certification promotes sustainable forest management within the scope of REDD+. The presentation will contribute to the overall workshop objective of sharing success and lessons learned to help governments, businesses, and consumers address the different drivers of land use change in the tropics.  

Read more about this event here.

How to Stimulate and Scale-Up Private Sector Demand for Forest Carbon Credits in an Increasing Carbon Market Patchwork?

 Alongside COP18, IETA will host a range of side events and networking opportunities in collaboration with other organizations on  

Thursday 29 November and Tuesday 4 December at the Diplomatic Club (PO Box 3395). Participants will be provided with a business  forum to share views on international negotiations, to gain market perspectives and enjoy unique opportunities to network with  businesses, industry, and other stakeholders. IETA is also holding a number of ocial side events at the Qatar National Convention  Center (QNCC).  For more information, visit www.ieta.org/cop18 or contact Ben McCarthy (mccarthy@ieta.org).

Read more about the position here.

IETA and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Evening Reception: Taking Stock on New Market Mechanisms

 Alongside COP18, IETA will host a range of side events and networking opportunities in collaboration with other organizations on  

Thursday 29 November and Tuesday 4 December at the Diplomatic Club (PO Box 3395). Participants will be provided with a business  forum to share views on international negotiations, to gain market perspectives and enjoy unique opportunities to network with  businesses, industry, and other stakeholders. IETA is also holding a number of ocial side events at the Qatar National Convention  Center (QNCC).  For more information, visit www.ieta.org/cop18 or contact Ben McCarthy (mccarthy@ieta.org).

Read more about the event here.

The 3rd International Voluntary and Compliance Carbon Market Assembly

Ecosystem Marketplace, IETA and Climate Markets Investors Association

When: 9:00-10:30 am
Where: Diplomatic Club, Doha, Qatar
 
What: This complementary breakfast event draws together governments that are in the process of designing domestic emissions trading and/or offset schemes for both voluntary and future regulatory requirements. Carbon markets have ventured beyond the borders of the traditional vision of an international carbon market framework. Globally, we now observe as countries take action by employing a variety of markets and market-like mechanisms to control their carbon emissions. Both developing and developed nations are “borrowing” from existing programs and
infrastructures developed within the carbon markets and recognising the necessity of engaging the private sector to ensure long-term feasibility.  
 
In our 3rd Carbon Market Assembly we discuss the choices and implications of carbon offsetting mechanisms employed by different governments and the key decision points that are common to all programs at various stages of implementation. The event will host governments that will outline their experiences alongside private sector experts panel to give commentary on differing approaches to the emerging schemes.
 
This dialogue will be informed by a survey of emerging domestic program actors and experts. The survey follows from the survey-based
report launched by Ecosystem Marketplace in partnership with IETA’s International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance and the Carbon
Markets and Investors Association in March 2012. Bringing it Home: taking Stock of Government Engagement with Voluntary Markets profiles 13 early mover jurisdictions’ domestic GHG mitigation policies – and the program design choices they made that incentivise projects and private sector engagement.
 
Attendees to our two previous events have included:
Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maí®trise de l’Energie (France) ADEME, Department of Climate Change (Australia) DCC, Department of Energy and Climate Change (UK) DECC, Environmental Protection Agency (USA) EPA, Ministry of the Environment (Japan) MofE Japan, Umwelt Bundesamt (Germany) UBA and Ministerie van Volkshuisvesting, Ruimtelijke Ordening en Milieubeheer (Netherlands) VROM, International Cooperation Ministry of Energy and Environment (Costa Rica) and Ministerio del Medio Ambiente (Chile).
 
To register for the event, please contact Greenhalgh@ieta.org

The 3rd International Voluntary and Compliance Carbon Market Assembly

Ecosystem Marketplace, IETA and Climate Markets Investors Association

When: 9:00-10:30 am
Where: Diplomatic Club, Doha, Qatar
 
What: This complementary breakfast event draws together governments that are in the process of designing domestic emissions trading and/or offset schemes for both voluntary and future regulatory requirements. Carbon markets have ventured beyond the borders of the traditional vision of an international carbon market framework. Globally, we now observe as countries take action by employing a variety of markets and market-like mechanisms to control their carbon emissions. Both developing and developed nations are “borrowing” from existing programs and
infrastructures developed within the carbon markets and recognising the necessity of engaging the private sector to ensure long-term feasibility.  
 
In our 3rd Carbon Market Assembly we discuss the choices and implications of carbon offsetting mechanisms employed by different governments and the key decision points that are common to all programs at various stages of implementation. The event will host governments that will outline their experiences alongside private sector experts panel to give commentary on differing approaches to the emerging schemes.
 
This dialogue will be informed by a survey of emerging domestic program actors and experts. The survey follows from the survey-based
report launched by Ecosystem Marketplace in partnership with IETA’s International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance and the Carbon
Markets and Investors Association in March 2012. Bringing it Home: taking Stock of Government Engagement with Voluntary Markets profiles 13 early mover jurisdictions’ domestic GHG mitigation policies – and the program design choices they made that incentivise projects and private sector engagement.
 
Attendees to our two previous events have included:
Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maí®trise de l’Energie (France) ADEME, Department of Climate Change (Australia) DCC, Department of Energy and Climate Change (UK) DECC, Environmental Protection Agency (USA) EPA, Ministry of the Environment (Japan) MofE Japan, Umwelt Bundesamt (Germany) UBA and Ministerie van Volkshuisvesting, Ruimtelijke Ordening en Milieubeheer (Netherlands) VROM, International Cooperation Ministry of Energy and Environment (Costa Rica) and Ministerio del Medio Ambiente (Chile).
 
To register for the event, please contact Greenhalgh@ieta.org

Climate Finance Readiness & Effectiveness: Voices and Experiences from Latin America

DATE: Tuesday, December 4 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM

VENUE: Georgetown University –School of Foreign Service (SFS) in Doha (5-minute ride from QNCC)
TRANSPORT: Shuttle from QNCC to Georgetown SFS Building, will be available starting at 4:30 PM at the QNCC.
SPONSORS: Swiss Development Cooperation, UNDP, The Nature Conservancy
RSVP: To Ms. Lisa Schindler at lschindler@tnc.org
 
This year has marked one of increased country-led action on Climate Finance readiness and effectiveness from Latin American and Caribbean countries. Most prominently, last May in the city of Tela, Honduras, 92 participants from 26 countries gathered for the “First Latin American and the Caribbean Dialogue on Effective Climate Finance”, which represents the starting point for enhancing knowledge and experience sharing between this region’s practitioners from Ministries of Development, Environment, Finance and Foreign Affairs, among others.
 
In addition, this Dialogue prompted several countries to reinvigorate their efforts to design and implement in-country climate change planning processes and institutional arrangements, for which country-led studies on accessing and managing large-scale climate finance are underway. In addition,, comparative policy analyses are mapping these efforts, such as “Effective Climate Finance”, summarizing the mutual learning session held during the First Regional Dialogue, as well as “Climate Finance Readiness. Lessons Learned in Developing Countries”, launched by TNC this past August, and which conclusions will be presented here.
 
This side event is a testament to that ongoing collaboration among this Region’s countries, represented in this case by the Governments of Colombia, El Salvador and Peru, which have come together to share and exchange practice-proven solutions with the international community on their in-country developments on institutional arrangements and financial instruments for climate finance readiness and effectiveness. Beyond this discussion, the debate will continue in the online Community of Practice on Climate Finance, hosted at www.climatefinance.info.

Agenda:

5:00 PM Introduction Climate Finance Readiness – Framework Concepts; The Nature Conservancy Regional Context – LAC: Tela Dialogue; Government of El Salvador
 
5:15 PM Perspectives from countries on Climate Finance Readiness in-country processes Government of Colombia – Ms. Isabel Cavelier: Planning and Public Policy Government of Peru – Ms. Rosa Morales: Financial Instruments Government of El Salvador – Ms. Carmen Argí¼ello: Governance of Climate Finance and Capacity Building
 
6:00 PM Comments to Presentations Mr. Anton Hilber, Global Climate Change Programme, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Mr. Noeroso Wahyudi, Center of Climate Change and Multilat-eral Financing, Ministry of Finance, Government of Indonesia
 
6:10 PM Q&A and Discussion
 
Moderator: Jorge Gastelumendi, Senior Policy Advisor on International Climate Policy, The Nature Conservancy

 

Agriculture, Landscapes And Livelihoods Day 5

Since the first Agriculture Day in 2009, a consortium of the world’s most influential agricultural groups including research, civil society, the private sector, and farmers groups, have joined to successfully raise awareness of the role of agriculture in the climate debate. Now, agriculture has received increased recognition in the climate change negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the event (the 5th in this series) has evolved to include Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods (ALL 5 Day).
This year’s event Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods Day 5: Solutions for People in Drylands and Beyond aims to add value to the climate debate, and help discussions progress by leveraging the collective expertise and knowledge that consortium members and event participants bring to the table.
 
This full day event during COP18 in Doha, Qatar, provides a unique opportunity for the natural resource and agriculture community to share solutions for climate change adaptation and mitigation in agricultural landscapes. The event will provide a venue to engage with key stakeholders and decision makers and develop solutions that can feed into 2013 UNFCCC discussions.
 
The event will provide a forum to exchange knowledge and experiences, and aims to identify:
 
Existing, large-scale solutions to specific mitigation and adaptation challenges that can benefit farmers, in particular small scale farmers;
Gaps with limited existing solutions or limited available knowledge;
Potential trade-offs in implementing existing, known solutions
 
Roundtable sessions will allow participants to exchange ideas and identify possible solutions, areas for action and challenges, and an Ideas Marketplace will allow participants to highlight specific activities and innovations that can contribute to solutions.
 
Under the banner of “Living Landscapes”, which refers to the interconnections between agriculture and forests and their impacts on people and society, Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods Day 5 is the second of two popular conferences on the sidelines of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) annual Conference of the Parties. Forest Day 6 will take place on December 2 at the same venue.

Read more about the event here.

 

Agriculture, Landscapes And Livelihoods Day 5

 Since the first Agriculture Day in 2009, a consortium of the world’s most influential agricultural groups including research, civil society, the private sector, and farmers groups, have joined to successfully raise awareness of the role of agriculture in the climate debate. Now, agriculture has received increased recognition in the climate change negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the event (the 5th in this series) has evolved to include Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods (ALL 5 Day).

This year’s event Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods Day 5: Solutions for People in Drylands and Beyond aims to add value to the climate debate, and help discussions progress by leveraging the collective expertise and knowledge that consortium members and event participants bring to the table.
 
This full day event during COP18 in Doha, Qatar, provides a unique opportunity for the natural resource and agriculture community to share solutions for climate change adaptation and mitigation in agricultural landscapes. The event will provide a venue to engage with key stakeholders and decision makers and develop solutions that can feed into 2013 UNFCCC discussions.
 
The event will provide a forum to exchange knowledge and experiences, and aims to identify:
 
Existing, large-scale solutions to specific mitigation and adaptation challenges that can benefit farmers, in particular small scale farmers;
Gaps with limited existing solutions or limited available knowledge;
Potential trade-offs in implementing existing, known solutions
 
Roundtable sessions will allow participants to exchange ideas and identify possible solutions, areas for action and challenges, and an Ideas Marketplace will allow participants to highlight specific activities and innovations that can contribute to solutions.
 
Under the banner of “Living Landscapes”, which refers to the interconnections between agriculture and forests and their impacts on people and society, Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods Day 5 is the second of two popular conferences on the sidelines of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) annual Conference of the Parties. Forest Day 6 will take place on December 2 at the same venue.

Read more about the event here.
 

World Climate Summit 2012

The World Climate Summit is the most prominent annual forum convening leaders across business, finance and governments to accelerate solutions to climate change for industries, financiers, cities, regions, and nations.

PURPOSE
The World Climate Summit 2012 is part of a 10-year process (2020), which started with the inaugural World Climate Summit in Cancun, Mexico in 2010. The annual World Climate Summit takes stock of the state of the world climate and the low-carbon economy, and identifies the industrial, financial, political and innovation drivers needed to accelerate progress in mitigating and adapting to climate change. It is the goal of the World Climate Summit to provide and communicate concrete deliverables to the global community: toolbox of best practice, disruptive innovations, new policies, initiatives and technologies.
 
TARGET GROUP
The high-level conference is aimed at the climate arena’s leading 500+ decision-makers: CEOs, thought-leaders, business executives, investors, entrepreneurs, philanthropic figures, national, regional and city leaders. By gathering a cross-organisational segment of high-level influencers the summit aims to facilitate an ecosystem emphasizing public/private partnerships, bottom-up solutions across a wide range of industries and sectors.

Read more about the event here.

World Climate Summit 2012

The World Climate Summit is the most prominent annual forum convening leaders across business, finance and governments to accelerate solutions to climate change for industries, financiers, cities, regions, and nations.

PURPOSE
The World Climate Summit 2012 is part of a 10-year process (2020), which started with the inaugural World Climate Summit in Cancun, Mexico in 2010. The annual World Climate Summit takes stock of the state of the world climate and the low-carbon economy, and identifies the industrial, financial, political and innovation drivers needed to accelerate progress in mitigating and adapting to climate change. It is the goal of the World Climate Summit to provide and communicate concrete deliverables to the global community: toolbox of best practice, disruptive innovations, new policies, initiatives and technologies.
 
TARGET GROUP
The high-level conference is aimed at the climate arena’s leading 500+ decision-makers: CEOs, thought-leaders, business executives, investors, entrepreneurs, philanthropic figures, national, regional and city leaders. By gathering a cross-organisational segment of high-level influencers the summit aims to facilitate an ecosystem emphasizing public/private partnerships, bottom-up solutions across a wide range of industries and sectors.
2012 THEMES
The Summit will focus on the overarching theme of accelerating solutions to climate change, with a focus on Qatar, the Middle East and its relations to the rest of the world. Themes discussed will be finance and scale; public-private partnerships; renewable energy; gas; CCS; agriculture & water; legislation and policy; cities and regions; emission reductions; transportation; carbon pricing; energy efficiency; and business leadership.
 
FORMAT
The Summit will span over one day and will consist of the following elements:
 
• Key note plenary sessions addressing major issues (CEO-level)
 
• Marketplace of ideas and resources (e.g. Finance, Cities & Regions, Projects & Technologies, and Policies)
PARTNERS
The World Climate Summit is backed by the best global media corporations (Reuters, TIME & Financial Times), the climate arena’s strongest institutional partners, and the most relevant decision-makers and leaders. The 2012 summit is set to succeed the inaugural summit in Cancun and the second one in Durban, which was supported by 20 sponsors such as, Siemens, Coca-Cola, and Philips; 30 different institutional partners including OECD, and the World Bank; global media partners such as CNN; and more than 150 high-level speakers including President Zuma, President Calderon, Sir Richard Branson, Ted Turner, Christiana Figueres, Mary Robinson, and Lord Stern.

UNFCCC COP 18
The World Climate Summit is the biggest and most high-profile business event of COP 18. As a high-level conference that predominantly focuses on accelerating solutions to climate change on a global scale, the summit falls in line and complements the remit of the UNFCCC. In this context, the summit functions as a separate, independent and progressive platform, providing the premium medium through which the business, finance and political stakeholders can communicate solutions, engage in partnerships and complement the official UNFCCC COP 18 negotiations.

Read more about the event here.

Forest Day 6

 Under the banner of “Living Landscapes”, which refers to the interconnections between forests and agriculture and their impacts on people and society, Forest Day 6 will kick off the first of two popular conferences on the sidelines of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) annual Conference of the Parties. Forest Day 6 will be followed by Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods Day 5 slated for December 3 at the same venue.

 
More than 1,100 people from 82 countries, including 216 official climate change negotiators, attended Forest Day 5 on the sidelines of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) 17th Conference of Parties (COP17) in Durban, South Africa on 4 December 2011.
 
Forest Day 6 will seek to inform UNFCCC’s global agenda and forest stakeholders on ways to move forward with REDD+ agreements reached at COP17 in Durban, to produce social and environmental benefits, good governance, long-term financing and the integration of forests into adaptation strategies on the ground. REDD+ stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, as well as the conservation and sustainable management of forests, and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks.

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Forest Day 6

It is a platform for anyone interested in forests and climate change to gather to ensure that forests are high on the agenda of global and national climate strategies, and that those strategies are informed by the most up-to-date knowledge and experience.
Sponsor a Discussion Forum

The Forest Day commitee is issuing an open call for organisations outside of the Collaborative Partnership of Forests to participate in and host Discussion Forums.
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More than 1,100 people from 82 countries, including 216 official climate change negotiators, attended Forest Day 5 on the sidelines of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) 17th Conference of Parties (COP17) in Durban, South Africa on 4 December 2011.

Forest Day 6 will seek to inform UNFCCC’s global agenda and forest stakeholders on ways to move forward with REDD+ agreements reached at COP17 in Durban, to produce social and environmental benefits, good governance, long-term financing and the integration of forests into adaptation strategies on the ground. REDD+ stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, as well as the conservation and sustainable management of forests, and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks.

Forest Day 6 is planned for 2 December 2012, at Renaissance Doha City Center Hotel in Doha, Qatar. This year, Forest Day is issuing an open call for organisations in addition to members of the Collaborative Partnership of Forests to participate in and host Discussion Forums. At its heart, it is a platform for anyone with an interest in forests and climate change to meet once a year to ensure that forests remain high on the agenda of global and national climate strategies, and that those strategies are informed by the most up-to-date knowledge and experience. Forest Day presents an opportunity for stakeholders from different backgrounds and regions to network, share their experiences and debate the pressing issues facing forests around the world.

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Mobilizing LULUCF in the Post-Kyoto Framework

DATE: Friday 30 November
TIME: 8:15 – 9:45PM
LOCATION: QNCC Side Event Room 8  

COP 17 in Durban brought important changes to LULUCF carbon accounting rules. Can the Durban agreement adequately mobilize LULUCF in the Post-Kyoto Framework, in particular through greater efforts at climate change mitigation and the efficient and balanced use of forest-based resources?  

SPEAKERS:
Aulikki Kauppila and Giacomo Grassi, DG Climate Action and Joint Research Council (JRC), European Commission, LULUCF in the EU Climate Policy Framework  

Hans Nilsagard, Swedish Government Representative, Swedish Negotiating Team (Swedish Advisor to the Swedish Ministry for Rural Affairs), LULUCF and the Climate Policy Framework


Derik Broekhoff, Climate Action Reserve, The California Forest Project Protocol (CA_FPP)

Louis Verchot, CIFOR, Wetlands and LULUCF Carbon Accounting


Sebataolo Rahlao, Energy Research Center, University of Cape Town, On the AFOLU/LULUCF and REDD frameworks in S. Africa  

David Ellison, Mattias Lundblad and Hans Petersson, IWE and SLU, The Incentive Gap after Durban

CONTACT:  
David Ellison ellisondl@gmail.com   +36 30 929 5246

This side event has been partially sponsored by the Future Forest program: www.futureforest.se


Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon River Basin Side Events at COP 18

An Amazonian delegation from the 9 countries in the basin will participate in COP 18 to present their proposal for Amazonian Indigenous REDD+, which shares the objective of reducing carbon emissions by deforestation and degradation of forests, through a strategy based on territorial rights and the holistic management of natural resources and the ecosystemic services that these provide; avoiding the problems and conflicts of the carbon credit market and the commodification of nature.  

COICA  invites you to participate in their dialogue activities with Governments, UNFCC and NGOs at COP18:
 
* Nov. 29 / 13:00, QNCC-Room. Indigenous Peoples, Climate Change and REDD+ in the Amazon. Fora on Readiness in 8 countries  
 
* Dec. 1  / 14:00- 19:00, QSE. Five panels: “Living Amazon: Full Life Territories or Indigenous REDD+”  
 
* Dec. 3-5 / COICA Stand at QNCC, 13:00 and 19:00. Dialogues on Amazonian Indigenous REDD+ Pilots  
 
* Dec. 3-7 / QNCC-Press Room: 12:30 and 17:00. Press conferences on Amazonian organisations  

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Climate Leadership and Future Trends for Voluntary Carbon Markets

The 18th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP18) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) takes place in Doha. Alongside the summit, IETA will host a range of side events and networking opportunities in collaboration with other organizations. This year, IETA SIDE EVENTS AT COP18 will be consolidated into two full days spanning both weeks of the conference: Thursday 29 November and Tuesday 4 December. This focused side-event program will help IETA make a greater impact in reaching a cross-section of international delegates and opinion leaders.

 
IETA Side Events at COP18 will take place at the Diplomatic Club, P.O. Box 3395, Doha, Qatar.

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Mobilizing Private-Sector Finance for REDD+: Innovative Partnership for Scaling Up Investment

Time: 15:00 – 16:30
Location: QNCC, Side Event Room 6 (room TBC)

New financing partnerships will be vital for tackling climate change. This event presents examples of how the private sector is working with governments and civil society, using best-practices, including jurisdictional VCS, to invest in and scale up REDD+ for regional, national and global impact.

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What does it take to achieve pro-poor REDD+?

National approaches to Reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD+) are currently favoured as a way of scaling up projects and of cutting down on project management costs and minimising financial spending. But they also raise challenges for ensuring the equitable distribution of costs and benefits. There are many concerns about how REDD+ will play out nationally and locally, with fears that it will lead to elite capture, corrupt practices and exclusion of weaker or vulnerable groups, such as women, landless, migrants in the communities.

 
The workshop will also examine how and to what extent REDD+ governance can go beyond ‘doing no harm’ to improving the livelihoods of forest-dependent communities. It will also aim to answer what contribution bottom-up approaches can make to ensuring a more equitable distribution of the costs and benefits of REDD+?
 
The session will draw on research by IIED and Norwegian University of Life Sciences and partners in Brazil, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Vietnam. Some partners will present their findings and experience.
 
Who is it for?
This workshop is open to anyone interested but is particularly aimed at national-level REDD+ negotiators and NGO representatives with pilot REDD+ projects in any country.  
 
To register for the event email forestry@iied.org  

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The Business Partnership for Market Readiness (B-PMR): An Open Dialogue

 Alongside COP18, IETA will host a range of side events and networking opportunities in collaboration with other organizations on  

Thursday 29 November and Tuesday 4 December at the Diplomatic Club (PO Box 3395). Participants will be provided with a businessforum to share views on international negotiations, to gain market perspectives and enjoy unique opportunities to network with  businesses, industry, and other stakeholders. IETA is also holding a number of ocial side events at the Qatar National Convention  Center (QNCC).  For more information, visit www.ieta.org/cop18 or contact Ben McCarthy (mccarthy@ieta.org).

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