Tue01Oct2013Fri04Oct2013Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
Wed02Oct2013Fri04Oct2013Montego Bay, Jamaica
Mon14Oct2013Thu17Oct2013Belize City, Belize
Mon21Oct2013Sun27Oct201322:00 Marseille & Corsica – France
Every four years, the International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC) brings together major maritime stakeholders from around the globe, beyond national or sectoral boundaries, to assist in the conservation and sustainable development of the oceans. This year, the Agence des aires marines protégées (French Marine Protected Areas Agency) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) are co-organizing the event. The core of the Congress will take place in Marseille from Oct. 21 to Oct. 25. It will be followed by a high-level political meeting in Corsica on Oct. 26 and 27.
Wed13Nov2013Sun17Nov2013Sendai City, Japan
The congress is organized by IUCN, World Commission on Protected Areas and the Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan. It will break new ground by bringing together protected area organizations and civil society in Asia to discuss the future of protected areas in one of the world's fastest growing and most dynamic regions.
Scheduled exactly one year ahead of the 6th IUCN World Parks Congress, the Asia Parks Congress will serve as a valuable lead-in to the world meet by proposing ways forward based on the lessons learned in Asia. It seeks to produce results to move the agenda for people and protected areas forward, build a legacy of cooperation, and inform the IUCN World Parks Congress in 2014.
The World Forum is organized by the Scottish Wildlife Trust in association with UNEP, IUCN, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, TEEB for Business Coalition and the Wildlife Trusts. It will be a focal point for business leaders and others to explore the full implications of this rapidly evolving issue, with the aim of turning the debate into practical action.
The inaugural World Forum on Natural Capital will be the first major global conference on natural capital. It will build on the significant private sector interest shown at the United Nations Earth Summit in Rio in June 2012 and the many developments that have taken place since.
The conference is planned by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme and its partner organizations of the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation. It is open to all and is attended by government representatives, NGOs, development partners, international organizations and Pacific Island communities.
The conference with this year's topic – Building Resilience for a Changing Pacific - is the Pacific region's premier event shaping biodiversity conservation work in the region for the next 5 years. The line-up features nature conservation success stories from around the Pacific, panel speakers and keynote speakers from leading organizations and initiatives, and 21 parallel sessions covering themes ranging from protected areas to access and benefit sharing in nature conservation, to innovative community-based initiatives blending traditional conservation measures with social marketing.
Tue03Dec2013Wed04Dec2013Embassy of Sweden, Washington, D.C., USA
The meeting is hosted by the Swedish Ministry of the Environment, the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management and the Embassy of Sweden in partnership with Duke University’s Nicholas Institute. The objectives of the wto days long gathering are to raise awareness and understanding of the critical contribution of healthy marine ecosystems to human well-being as well as to explore new policies to better manage human activities and their impact on marine and coastal ecosystems services. Moreover, the meeting gives the opportunity to discuss new innovations that will promote the “greening” of blue ocean industries by including nature’s value in business decisions, build confidence in the use of ecosystem service knowledge in decision-making and explore the application of “green thinking for a blue world” in regional policy settings.
To be held in Washington DC, it will target a high-profile audience of public and private decision-makers across all relevant sectors and will build upon outcomes from a series of related events with a particular focus on identifying opportunities and influencing change in the policy domain.
Find the full agenda with times and speakers here. Registration is required for the event. If you are unable to attend in person you can watch a live-stream video of the event provided by OpenChannels, Duke University, the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management and the Swedish Ministry of the Environment.
The workshop is being convened by the CBD Secretariat in collaboration with the Ministry of Environmental Protection of China and various other partners and relevant regional and international organizations and initiatives. Parties from the region are invited to nominate two experts and relevant regional organizations and initiatives are invited to nominate one expert to participate in this workshop.
The workshop will focus on regional experiences in the use of: (i) integrated marine and coastal area management toward achieving Aichi Biodiversity Targets 6 and 11 in a holistic manner, and (ii) scientific and technical tools in support of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, such as the description of ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs).
The second meeting of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES2) is hosted by the Government of Turkey bringing together representatives of the platform’s member as well as observer organizations. It will, inter alia, address the initial work programme of the Platform, financial and budgetary arrangements for the Platform, and rules and procedures for the operations of the Platform.
The workshop is organized by the Blue Carbon Research Group at the Research & Development Center for Coastal and Marine Resources (Agency for Marine and Fisheries of Research and Development - Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Republic of Indonesia). The participants are expected to come from different background such as from Govermental Ministries and Agencies, Intergovermental Organitations, Non Govermental Organitations, Universities/Research Institutes as well as from the Private Sectors.
Under the topic "From Indonesia to The Blue Planet", the workshop will be dedicated to cover scientific and policy aspects of Blue Carbon. With plenary sessions involving keynotes speakers, oral presentations and discussions, the program will be shaped to enable group and individual discussions and exchanges.