19th Intergovernmental Meeting of the Northwest Pacific Action Plan (NOWPAP), 20-22 October 2014, Moscow, Russia.
The 19th Intergovernmental Meeting of the Northwest Pacific Action Plan (NOWPAP) will take place 20-22 October 2014 to discuss NOWPAP’s annual progress report, work programme and budget. The meeting is organised by NOWPAP Secretariat and Member States.
29th General Meeting of the International Coral Reef Initiative, 20-23 October 2014, Okinawa, Japan
The 29th General Meeting of the International Coral (ICRI) will bring together ICRI members to interact and discuss past and upcoming ICRI-related activities and adopt resolutions or recommendations to attract international attention on coral reefs and related ecosystems issues like degradation due to anthropogenic stresses. The meeting is organised by ICRI Secretariat and Members. Around 60 representatives from government, non-governmental organizations and international organizations are expected to participate in the meeting.
Assessing Governance in the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem Workshop, 28-30 October 2014, Bangkok, Thailand
This workshop promotes awareness and dialogue among stakeholders in the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME) region on governance issues. A preliminary assessment of key areas of governance in the BOBLME region will be undertaken during the meeting to improve understanding of current arrangements and identify areas for further analysis and capacity development. This will include a review of results and outcomes of similar activities undertaken by other large marine ecosystem projects.
REDD+ Academy – First Regional Training Course for Asia-Pacific Region, 28 October – 8 November 2014, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
This first 10-day regional training course for Asia Pacific on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) will take place 28 Oct to 8 November in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It provides an overview of key REDD+ issues, including National REDD+ Strategies, National Forest Monitoring Systems, MRV and Monitoring, Reference Emission Levels, safeguards and Safeguard Information Systems, governance, stakeholder engagement, and climate finance. It is aimed at empowering participants to contribute to a well-informed national REDD+ process. The REDD+ Academy is a coordinated REDD+ capacity development initiative led by the UN-REDD Programme and the UNEP Environmental Education and Training Unit.
South-Asia Forum on Sustainable Consumption and Production, Colombo, 30-31 October 2014, Sri Lanka
UNEP together with the South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) is organizing the South Asia Forum on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) on 30 – 31 October 2014 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Forum serves as a venue for policy dialogue and collaboration to strengthen national and regional policy frameworks and promote the shift towards SCP patterns and resource efficiency in South Asian countries, along with technology and information exchange on SCP in the region.