The Congress theme will be Nature+, a slogan that captures the fundamental importance of nature and its inherent link to every aspect of people's lives. The Congress will explore many of the most pressing environmental and development challenges from this perspective and how strong and resilient nature is intricately linked to solving these issues, including Nature+climate, nature+livelihoods, nature+energy and nature+economics.
dates: 6-15 September 2012 venue: International Convention Center location: Jeju, Republic of Korea
The UN Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and partners will organize a workshop on aid effectiveness in the area of public expenditure related to climate change, bringing 100 government officials and development partners from the Asia Pacific, Africa and Latin America regions to Bangkok. Particpants at the three-day workshop, titled "Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Reviews: Workshop on Past Experience and the Way Forward" and convening from 10-12 September 2012, will work on recommendations for peer support and collaboration and produce guidelines for a new "Climate Change Public Expenditure Review Sourcebook".
dates: 10-12 September 2012 venue: Amari Watergate Hotel, Petchburi Road, Bangkok location: Bangkok, Thailand
This workshop is organized by the Asian Institute of Technology. It aims at show-casting best TNA practices, getting feedback from participating countries on conducting and reporting TNAs and TAPs, enhancing capacity of national TNA coordinators in project proposal development, and facilitating interaction between country representatives and the funding community.
dates: 10-12 September 2012 location: Bangkok, Thailand