Events - Monday, 18 March 2013

Leadership Meeting on Environmental Sustainability in Post-2015 Development Agenda

As part of the 11 Global Thematic Consultations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, this High-Level Meeting will bring together NGOs, the sponsoring governments, and participants from the UN, among others, to discuss and define recommendations on environmental sustainability in a future framework. This consultation is being co-led by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP), with support from the Governments of France and Costa Rica.  

dates: 18-19 March 2013   venue: Real Intercontinental Hotel   location: San Jose, Costa Rica  

Ecuador AFOLU Greenhouse Gas Inventory Meeting

This meeting is organized by the Ministry of Environment of Ecuador, and will be facilitated by representatives of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Coalition for Rainforest Nations (CfRN)/CD-REDD, the Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) Programme of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), and the UN-REDD Programme. The main objective of the meeting is to develop a joint effort to support capacity development on: implementing greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory in the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) sector; reporting under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); and setting of institutional arrangement and facilitating communication among relevant stakeholders in Ecuador.  

dates: 18-21 March 2013   location: Quito, Ecuador  

Global Soil Partnership Training on Digital Soil Mapping in Latin America

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), through the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) and in agreement with EMBRAPA-SOLOS, is currently funding the implementation of the “Sistema de Información de Suelos de Latinoamerica” Phase I and II. Capacity development on digital soil mapping is the core of this project and is implemented by EMBRAPA-Solos with the active participation of 20 countries in the region. Distance and in-situ training sessions have been successfully implemented, with 60 soil scientists in the region taking part in the effort. From 18 to 22 March 2013, the second training will take place at EMBRAPA-SOLOS with lectures from this institution and the Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA), Argentina.  

dates: 18-22 March 2013   venue: EMBRAPA-SOLOS   location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil