Events - Friday, 7 December 2012

UNFCCC COP 18

The 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the eighth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 8), among other associated meetings, are scheduled to take place in Doha, Qatar.  

dates: 26 November - 7 December 2012   location: Doha, Qatar  

Seventh Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM)

Co-hosted by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and Jamaica's Office for Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPEM), the 7th Conference on CDM will convene under the theme “CDM: Building Disaster Resilience - A Shared Responsibility”.  

dates: 3-7 December 2012   venue: Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa   location: Montego Bay, Jamaica  

Regional Workshop: Sharing Experiences in the Management of Transboundary Basins

Representatives of the eight member countries of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) -- Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela -- will meet to exchange best practices and lessons learned in the management of transboundary basins, which will serve as inputs to the implementation of the ACTO/UN Environment Programme (UNEP)/Global Environment Facility (GEF) project on "Regional Integrated and Sustainable Management of Transboundary Water Resources in the Amazon River Basin Considering Climate Variability and Climate Change". The workshop will be followed by the second meeting of the project's Steering Committee will review project activities and approve project management instruments for 2013.  

dates: 5-7 December 2012   location: Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Plurinational State of  

Meeting of Government Experts on the Management of Socio-Environmental Conflict

The Department of Democratic Sustainability and Special Missions of the Organization of American States (OAS) Secretariat will convene a Meeting of Government Experts on the Management of Socio-Environmental Conflict for the Central American and the Andean Regions to reflect, analyze and debate the dynamics of "socio-environmental" conflict in participating member States and possible frameworks for managing such conflicts. The meeting will specific look at citizen participation in public policy formation, prior consultations, early warning systems and dialogue as a tool for socio-environmental conflict management.  

dates: 6-7 December 2012   location: Lima, Peru  

Caribbean Regional Consultation Workshop on the Development of International Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries

The overall objective of the workshop is to support the development of the International Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF Guidelines) by providing inputs and advice, both with regard to good policies and practices in the region and in respect of overall principles and contents and to provide comments on the current Zero Draft of the SSF Guidelines. Discussions at the workshop will be forward looking and address implementation issues. The SSF Guidelines are intended to become an integral part of ongoing governance and development processes in support of small-scale fisheries. Accordingly, the workshop will promote cross-linkages between the SSF Guidelines and the policies and actions required in the Caribbean region.  

dates: 6-8 December 2012   location: Kingston, Kingston, Jamaica  

First Meeting of the International Advisory Council for the Advancement of Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability

The Network for the Advancement of Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability, supported by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Organization of American States (OAS), and World Congress on Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability, will hold the first session of the new International Advisory Council under the theme "Collaboration and Synergies in the Implementation of the Rio+20 Declaration on Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability". The meeting will feature two discussion panels, one on the advancement of key principles on justice, governance and law for environmental sustainability addressing such issues as public participation and enabling conditions, and the other discussing stakeholders' roles in supporting institutional frameworks from the national to the global level. Panel members will include judges from Argentina, Brazil, Kenya, Malaysia and the Caribbean Court of Justice.  

date: 7 December 2012   venue: Miranda Room, OAS Headquarters   location: Washington, District of Columbia, US