... so that we don't miss opportunities to meet, discuss, and explore sustainable solutions for a more resilient future.
High-level Political Forum (HLPF) I New York, US I 9 - 18 July, 2018
The theme of the HLPF will be "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies". The set of goals to be reviewed in depth will be the following:
- Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
- Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
- Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
- Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
- Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse
International Conference on Sustainable Development I New York, US I 26 - 28 September, 2018
The International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) provides a forum for academia, government, civil society, UN agencies, and the private sector to come together to share practical solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The organizers are The Center for Sustainable Development (CSD), The Earth Institute
of Columbia University, The Global Master’s in Development Practice (MDP)
and The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).
Inter-regional SAMOA Pathway review I Samoa I October, 2018
In September 2019, member states will convene a one-day high-level meeting
at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to review progress made and where the preparatory meetings will feed into. For this prepatory meetings are taking place in 2018.
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Our Oceans Conference I Bali, Indonesia I 29 - 30 October, 2018
The Government of the Republic of Indonesia will host the fifth Our Ocean Conference in Bali on 29 and 30 October 2018. Our Ocean Conference is focused on generating commitments and taking actions to maintain the sustainability of our oceans. Since 2014, Our Ocean Conference has successfully generated commitments totaling around 18 billion dollars (USD) and 12.4 million square kilometers of marine protected areas. Our Ocean Conference 2018 will convene participants from countries across the globe to ensure diverse perspectives from various stakeholders, including governments, commercial sectors, financing entities, scientific communities, civil society organizations, and young leaders. Heads of States, Ministers, and champions from various backgrounds will also be invited to influence concrete and actionable commitments to preserve the oceans' health.
CALL FOR PAPERS "Knowledge Islands" I Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain I 20-22 November, 2018
The 11th Knowledge Cities World Summit (KCWS-2018) will be held in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. Tenerife is the largest and most populated island of the seven Canary Islands. The island receives about five million tourists annually, and it is one of the most important tourist destinations in Spain and the world. Tenerife has been investing on knowledge economy for quite some time and the summit will help strengthening its knowledge island endeavour and strategies. The Summit aims to contribute to the discussion on the importance and trends of knowledge-based development theory and practice.
COP24 I Katowice, Poland I 3-14 December, 2018
COP24 is the informal name for the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The UNFCCC is a “Rio Convention”, one of three adopted at the “Rio Earth Summit” in 1992. The UNFCCC entered into force on 21 March 1994. Today, it has near-universal membership. In the course of the 2018 Climate Summit Poland would like to demonstrate how neutrality in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, i.e. a balance between CO2 emissions and its sequestration by soils and forests, can be attained.