EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2017

12.06.2017 - 13.06.2017

On the 12–13 June 2017, EAT will once again gather 500 of the brightest minds from the fields of science, politics, business and civil society at the Clarion Hotel Sign, Stockholm (Sweden). Together, they will discuss progress on implementing solutions…

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IPBES Fifth Plenary

06.03.2017 - 10.03.2017

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is the intergovernmental body which assesses the state of biodiversity and of the ecosystem services it provides to society, in response to requests from decision makers. IPBES is placed under…

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Ocean Conference

05.06.2017 - .09.06.2017

The high-level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development will be convened at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 5 to…

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PAGE Ministerial Conference 2017

27.03.2017 - 28.03.2017

Inclusive and Sustainable Economies Powering the Sustainable Development Goals The global community has drawn a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and laying foundations for addressing climate change within the 2015-2030 window…

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BES and BESS Symposium

24.04.2017 - 26.04.2017

BES and BESS Symposium 2017: Advances in Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services There is an urgent need to understand how natural stocks are linked to flows of ecosystem services and how these linkages are likely to change in the future, given…

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Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions COPs 2017

24.04.2017 - 05.05.2017

The thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (BC COP-13), the eighth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention (RC COP-8) and the eighth meeting of the Conference of the Parties…

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TEEBAgriFood Foundations Report Writers Workshop

13.02.2017 - 15.02.2017

  The first TEEBAgriFood writers’ workshop to develop the ‘Scientific and Economic Foundations Report’, with the support of the New Venture Fund (NVF), was hosted by the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) at the David Attenborough Building in…

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Forum for the Future of Agriculture 2017

28.03.2017

Forum for the Future of Agriculture – 2017 The FFA will see its 10th Anniversary as the premier meeting place in Brussels to discuss sustainable agriculture and environmental security. The Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA) has been contributing…

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Biofach 2017

15.02.2017 - 18.02.2017

BIOFACH – World´s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food The organic trade meets at the organic exhibition in Nuremberg from 15 – 18 February 2017. Organic is more than a label or certification: organic stands for quality and conviction –…

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Arctic Frontiers: White Espace – Blue Future

22.01.2017 - 27.01.2017

Arctic Frontiers is an international arena on sustainable development in the Arctic. The conference addresses the management of opportunities and challenges to achieve viable economic growth with societal and environmental sustainability. Arctic Frontiers brings academia, government and business together to create…

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CBD COP13 TEEB and SEEA

13.12.2016

TEEB and SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting UN Environment TEEB Office is collaborating with the UN Statistics Division and CBD to carry out SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting. A current NORAD-funded project has piloted implementation in seven countries, and has funded the…

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Natural Capital Symposium 2017

20.03.2017 - 23.03.2017

The 2017 Natural Capital Symposium will be a major convening of leaders in natural capital approaches around the world. We are coordinating with international and domestic groups focusing on natural capital approaches, to ensure that the growing community of practice…

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FoodTank Summit Washington D.C.

02.02.2017 - 02.02.2017

Food Tank, in partnership with the George Washington University and the World Resources Institute, is excited to announce the 3rd Annual Washington, D.C. Food Tank Summit. This one-day event will feature more than three dozen different speakers from the food…

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Global Landscape Forum 2016

16.11.2016 - 16.11.2016

  The 2016 Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) will be the leading platform for sustainable land use, alongside UNFCCC COP22, featuring more than 30 interactive sessions and exhibitions to present the latest science, launch new initiatives and pitch innovative ideas for climate…

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Chicago 2016 Food Tank Summit

16.11.2016 - 16.11.2016

We Can Change the Food System — The 2016 Food Tank Summit! Food Tank, in partnership with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is excited to announce the 1st annual Chicago Food…

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International Congress on Agrobiodiversity

06.11.2016 - 09.11.2016

The first ever International Congress on Agrobiodiversity (IAC 2016) will take place in Delhi, India, from the 6th to the 9th of November, 2016. The objective of the Congress is to provide a platform to all the stakeholders engaged in…

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Natural Capital – Let´s talk business

23.11.2016 - 25.11.2016

November 23-25 2016 at the Fokker Terminal in The Hague (the Netherlands). Entrepreneurs and businesses always focus on results, and so will this conference. At the Natural Capital conference, you will find an international stage where you can demonstrate your commitment to success in…

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ESPA 2016 Annual Science Conference

17.11.2016 - 18.11.2016

ESPA 2016 Annual Science Conference 17 – 18 November 2016 – Nairobi, Kenya This year’s Annual Science Conference will focus on synthesising learning across projects to answer the ‘big questions’ ESPA was established to address: – How do ecosystem services…

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Natural Capital Summit

05.10.2016-.06.10.2016

The Natural Capital Summit will bring together a wide range of environmental sector national and international actors and will address all the information that different initiatives are currently working on worldwide on this matter. It is one of the most…

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CBD COP13 – Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Well-Being

04.12.2016-17.12.2016

The Thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP-13), the Eighth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP-8) and the…

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ESP Latin America

18.10.2016 - 21.10.2016

  ‘Healthy ecosystems for resilient societies‘  is chosen as the theme of the first regional Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) conference to take place in Latin America. This ESP conference will convene scientists, policy makers and practitioners to discuss the role…

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International Conference on Conservation & Sustainable Use of Tropical Rainforests

17.10.2016 - 22.10.2016

International Conference on Conservation and Sustainable Use of Tropical Rainforests 2016 As a result of excessive deforestation and illegal logging that have been going on for decades, there is a growing concern not only among world leaders and environmentalists but…

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World Food Day 2016

16.10.2016

Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too One of the biggest issues related to climate change is food security. The world’s poorest – many of whom are farmers, fishers and pastoralists – are being hit hardest by higher temperatures…

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TEEB Tanzania Technical Meeting

29.06.2016 - 01.07.2016

Technical Meeting to ensure timely integration between valuation and biophysical analyses for TEEB Tanzania University of Dar es Salaam 29 June – 1 July The University of Dar es Salaam holds this Technical Meeting before starting to conduct the scenario analyses for…

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European Society of Agronomy Conference 2016

European Society of Agronomy Conference 2016. The conference theme “Growing Landscapes – Cultivating innovative agricultural systems” recognizes that agriculture is the dominant use of land in Europe. Most of our landscapes are places where food and fibre is grown for…

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Food Tank Summit – Sacramento, USA

22.09.2016 - 23.09.2016

Food Tank, in partnership with the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, Farm-to-Fork Program, and University of California- Davis, is excited to announce the 1st annual Farm Tank Conference at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento. This two-day event will feature more than 35 different speakers…

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European Ecosystem Services Conference 2016

19.09.2016 - 23.09.2016

The theme ‘Helping nature to help us‘ focuses on the important role that healthy ecosystems play in supporting human well-being and the protection of nature. This conference will be the biggest European event in 2016 that links science, policy and…

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IUCN World Conservation Congress

01.09.2016 - 10.09.2016

The IUCN World Conservation Congress has grown to be the world’s largest and most democratic recurring conservation event in the world, bringing the expertise and influence of its powerful membership to bear on the most pressing issues of the time.…

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To TEEB* or not to TEEB – InfoPoint Conference

17.06.2013 - 17.06.2013

Presentation of preliminary results of the 5 ongoing TEEB country studies (Ecuador, Liberia, Tanzania, Bhutan and Philippines), illustrating how biodiversity, ecosystem services and development are closely linked and the worth of economic valuation of ecosystem services WHEN: Friday, June 17,…

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5th EUROSOIL International Congress

17.07.2016 - 22.07.2016

EUROSOIL 2016 will be a unique opportunity to provide an outstanding setting for all participants including young soil scientists, researchers, technical and Professional operators, company representatives and policy makers to share their projects, scientific experiences, innovations and ideas about the…

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EAT Stockholm Food Forum

13.06.2016 - 14.06.2016

EAT Stockholm Food Forum is taking place in Sweden on June 13th – 14th 2016, at the Clarion Hotel Sign. The third Forum brings together some of the world’s brightest people in the fields of science, business politics and civil…

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TEEBAgriFood, lecture and discussion

19.05.2016

TEEBAgriFood lecture and discussion with Professor Salvatore Di Falco   Visiting lecturer: Professor Salvatore Di Falco Professor of Environmental Economics, Director of the Institute of Economics and Econometrics (IEE), Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM) – Université de Genève…

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Cambridge Conference on Global Food Security 2016

23.06.2016 - 24.06.2016

Harnessing the natural and social sciences for future food supply, sustainability and equality  23-24 June 2016 – David Attenborough Building, Cambridge The Conference will explore how to translate knowledge into action to secure future food supply, sustainability and equality. We aim…

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Eight Trondheim Conference on Biological Diversity

31.05.2016 - 03.06.2016

Food systems for a Sustainable Future Interlinkages between biodiversity and agriculture Since 1993 the Trondheim Conferences on Biodiversity have provided an arena for open dialogue and capacity enhancement among stakeholders on the biodiversity agenda, seeking to create a transparent and…

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UNEA 2

23.05.2016 - 27.05.2016

The second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) will take place at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, under the overarching theme of Delivering on the environmental dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Assembly, which represents…

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Natural Capital Symposium 2016

21.03.2016 - 24.03.2016

Hosted by the Natural Capital Project (NatCap) at Stanford University, the 2016 Natural Capital Symposium will be a major convening of leaders in natural capital approaches around the world. We are coordinating with international and domestic groups focusing on natural capital…

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Innovative Finance Forum: Sustaining Indonesia’s Tropical Landscapes

14.03.16

Innovative Finance Forum: Sustaining Indonesia’s Tropical Landscapes 14 March 2016, Jakarta (Indonesia) The global community reached agreement on two significant global processes in 2015 that will shape the international development trajectory in the decades to come. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)…

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Food Tank Summit

20.04.2016 - 21.04.2016 - Washington D.C. (USA)

Food Tank, in partnership with American University, is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Washington, D.C. Food Tank Summit at the School of International Service. This two-day event will feature more than 70 different speakers from the food and agriculture field.…

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Sustainable Food Trust Conference

14.04.2106 - 17.04.2016

The True cost of America Food This conference will bring together up to 700 leaders and interested citizens to address one of the most critical barriers currently preventing sustainable food systems becoming mainstream – the failure to recognize the true costs…

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World Forum on Access to Land

31.03.2013 - 02.04.2016

The goal of the WFAL 2016 is to organise a world forum in 2016 to address the major issues linked to unequal access to land, natural resources (see The Call). Ten years after the World Forum on Agrarian Reforms (Valencia, Spain,…

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Forum for the Future of Agriculture

22.03.2016 - 22.03.2016

Forum for the Future of Agriculture – Where agriculture & environment meet The Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA) has been contributing to the debate on agriculture and the environment in Brussels since 2008. The FFA is now firmly…

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Land and Poverty Conference 2016 – World Bank

14.03.2016 - 18.03.2016

Land and Poverty Conference 2016: Scaling up Responsible Land Governance The World Bank is pleased to announce the 17th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty from March 14 to 18, 2016 at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington…

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IPBES Plenary 4th Session

22.2.2016-28.02.2016

The fourth session of the plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and the preceding Regional Consultations and Stakeholder Day will be held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). IPBES provides a mechanism recognized by both the…

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BIOFACH 2016

10.02.2016 - 13.02.2016

BIOFACH – 2016 Nüremberg (Germany) “Key Theme: Organic 3.0 – Acting for more Organic!” is the discussion on the organic sector of the future and stands for credible and sustainable concepts which are ground-breaking in the re-structuring of the global…

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Food-Energy-Water Nexus

19.01.2016 - 21.01.2016

XVI National Conference National Council for Science and the Environment – Washington (USA)   The Food-Energy-Water Nexus foodenergywaternexus.org   The conference will be an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in this emerging field field of practice with  1,200 other leaders in science,…

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Global Forum for Food and Agriculture

14.01.2015 - 16.01.2015

Global Forum for Food and Agriculture – Berlin The GFFA 2016 will be held on the subject: “How to feed our cities? – Agriculture and rural areas in an era of urbanization” The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is…

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TEEB Workshop on Consumption

21.10.2015 - 24.10.2015

The Impact of Consumption on Ecosystems and Biodiversity Beyond Borders – A TEEB Perspective – International Workshop, Isle of Vilm, Germany 21 – 24 October 2015 In a globalised world and with increasing demand for food and changing consumption patterns the strain on…

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Aprendizaje TEEB – PAGE

02.11.2015 - 06.12.2015

Fomento de capacidades para valorizar la naturaleza en el marco de PAGE 2-6 Noviembre 2015 – Cartagena de Indias (Colombia)   La Alianza para la Acción hacia la Economía Verde (PAGE, por sus siglas en inglés) realizará su primer Foro…

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Global Landscape Forum

05.12.15 - 06.12.2015

As world leaders convene in 2015 to agree on Sustainable Development Goals and a new climate deal, the Forum will leverage this historic opportunity to shape the world’s development agenda for decades to come. Over the past two years, the…

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IUCN Regional Conservation Forum

14.12.15 - 16.12.15

IUCN 2015 Regional Conservation Forum Conservation experts will gather in Helsinki, Finland, for the 2015 IUCN Regional Conservation Forum for Europe, North & Central Asia. Together, they will shape the future of conservation in Europe by identifying the actions and…

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ESP Conference 2015

09.11.15 - 13.11.15

The Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) is a worldwide network, founded in 2008, to enhance the science and practical application of ecosystem services. To facilitate the needed dialogue between scientists, policy makers and practitioners ESP organises an annual international conference in…

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The future of food – the future of biodiversity?

21.10.15 - 22.10.15

The future of food – the future of biodiversity? – Symposium Organized by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) 21-22 October  Regent´s Park, London A major symposium on the global impacts of UK food consumption. Food for humans and conservation are in…

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CBD International Workshop on Biodiversity Mainstreaming

17.11.2015 - 19.11.2015

International Workshop on Biodiversity Mainstreaming – Mexico D.F. The workshop is convened in response to decision XII/31 of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the CBD, which agreed to address, at its thirteenth meeting (COP 13), issues related to mainstreaming…

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Sustainable Ocean Summit – 2015

09.11.2015 - 11.11.2015

The Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) is the only global, multi-sectoral platform for leadership companies and organizations to advance the development and implementation of industry-driven solutions to ocean sustainability challenges. With Singapore celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015 and continuing to…

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TEEB for Agriculture and Food Expert Workshop

07.09.2015 - 11.09.2015

The Economics of Ecosystems & Biodiversity for Agriculture & Food Expert Workshop Brussels (Radisson Blu Royal Hotel) 8-11 September 2015 A 3.5-day expert workshop is being organized in Brussels (Radisson Blu Royal Hotel) in order to bring together a community of…

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Conference on Food Safety and Nutrition in 2050

17.07.2015 - 17.07.2015

The conference on Food Safety and Nutrition in 2050 (Milan, Italy) –organised by Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety of the European Commission– provides an opportunity for dialogue among global stakeholders on the emerging challenges to the food chain and the…

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CBD Business Forum 2015

11.11.2015 - 12.11.2015

The 2015 CBD Business Forum is expected to bring together companies, Governments, NGOs, and other organizations, both from Finland as well as globally. Overall, about 250 people are expected to participate in Helsinki, Finland.  The agenda of the 2015 CBD Business…

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Committee on World Food Security – CFS 42

12.10.2015 - 15.10.2015

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) was set up in 1974 as an intergovernmental body to serve as a forum for review and follow up of food security policies. In 2009 the Committee went through a reform process to…

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World Leaders Conservation Forum

07.07.2015 - 09.07.2015

The IUCN World Conservation Congress, held in Jeju (Korea) in 2012, initiated a series of high-level World Leaders’ Dialogues focused on critical environmental issues. Featuring leaders and experts from government, business, civil society, private sector and academia, these dialogues were…

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World Water Week 2015

23.08.201 - 28.08.2015

World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. It is organized by SIWI. This year is the jubilee year for both the Week and the Stockholm Water Prize. The theme is Water for…

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World Forum on Natural Capital 2015

23.11.15 - 24.11.15 - Edinburgh, UK

The 2015 World Forum on Natural Capital will combine lively and engaging plenary sessions, featuring high-profile and influential speakers, with two days of dynamic and interactive breakout sessions. Breakout sessions will cater for all levels of expertise. They will allow further…

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10th Meeting of the UN Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting

24.06.15 - 26.06.15

            UN HQ, New York 24-26 June 2015 How do we evaluate the environment in economic terms? How can we compare the state of the oceans with the state of industry? Up to this point,…

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International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics

30.06.2015 - 03.07.2015

The 11th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE), which will be hosted by the University of Leeds, UK on 30 June – 3 July 2015. ESEE is a non-profit, member-governed, organisation dedicated to advancing understanding of…

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The 2nd Africa Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security Conference 2015

30.07.2015 - 31.07.2015

The 2014 Africa Progress Panel report presents the two faces of Africa: robust economic growth and continuing poverty. But the report suggests Africa could change this duality by asking: how can resources make a positive impact on development? While impressive headline growth figures…

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EU Green Week

03.06.15 - 05.06.15

Green Week 2015 Nature – our health, our wealth The 2015 edition of Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy, will take place from 3 to 5 June at The Egg Conference Centre, Rue Bara, in Brussels.…

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EU Development Days 2015

03.06.15 - 04.06.15

Organised by the European Commission, EDD is Europe’s leading forum on development and international cooperation. The forum builds on a core belief: cooperation is the cornerstone of a fairer world. An essential aim is thus to facilitate networking and inspire the desire…

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Global Alliance for the Future of Food’s International Dialogue

18.05.15 - 19.05.15

Understanding, Learning, and Innovating The Agriculture and Food Systems Sustainability Challenge is an international dialogue hosted by the Global Alliance for the Future of Food to explore and mobilize positive action toward sustainable, secure, and equitable food and agriculture systems.…

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Geneva Science Fair

A three day science fair is organized during the meetings of the conferences of the parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions from 7 to 9 May 2015. The meetings of the conferences of the parties to the Basel,…

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Forum of Experts in SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting

The Forum of Experts in SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting will be held on 28-30 April in United Nations Headquarters, New York. The Forum is organised by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme…

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Advancing Natural Capital Accounting in Government, Business & Finance

This two-day event brings together a group of experts from international initiatives, public sector, knowledge centers, governments, multilateral bodies, leading companies, financial institutions, and academics to discuss practical actions needed to create an enabling environment to increase the uptake of…

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Global Soil Week

          The United Nations declaration of the International Year of Soils in 2015 is well-grounded with compelling evidence. Although soil is quite literally the ground of our sustenance, and the basis with which to feed the…

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Forum for the Future of the Agriculture

            The Forum for the Future of Agriculture has a programme of activity focused on the food and environmental security agenda, across Europe and the world. The main platform is the annual conference in Brussels.…

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World Wildlife Day

03.03.2015

      UN General Assembly proclaims 3 March World Wildlife Day! On 20 December 2013, the Sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly decided to proclaim 3 March, the day of the adoption of the Convention on International…

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XIV World Forestry Congress

XIV World Forestry Congress Forests are essential to life on our planet, to mitigating and adapting to climate change, ensuring adequate supply of fresh water, enhancing biodiversity and providing sustainable incomes and livelihoods, including food security. But they face unprecedented and unrelenting…

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World Wetlands Day 2015

What is World Wetlands Day? 2 February each year is World Wetlands Day. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of…

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Ramsar COP12

The 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP12) will be held in Punta del Este at the Conrad Resort, Uruguay, from 1 to 9 June 2015. Please note that: the 49th…

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7th World Water Forum

In 2015, the 7th World Water Forum, the largest water-related event in the world will take place in Daegu & Gyeongbuk of Korea. The World Water Forum is a large-scale international conference that is held every three years since 1997…

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Biodiversity mainstreaming and financing: Ministers and Experts discuss

24.09.14-24.09.14

A major side event to be held during the 12th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity is set to help the international community push forward efforts to put biodiversity at the centre of sustainable development…

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Training Session on “Ecosystem Natural Capital Accounts”

07.10.14-07.10.14

A Training Session on: “Ecosystem Natural Capital Accounts: A Quick Start Package” has been announced to take place as a lunch time side event of this year’s Conference of the Parties (COP12) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on…

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Conference for Nature

03.09.14

Following the launch of the State of Nature in 2013, on 3 September 2014 we are hosting the Conference for Nature in Westminster.

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Upcoming Event : Session on ecosystem accounting methods at ESP Conference 9 September

08.09.14-12.08.14

Ecosystem accounting is an emerging field dealing with integrated biophysical data, monitoring changes in ecosystem assets and linking those changes to economic and human activity. The development of ecosystem accounting is in response to a wide range of demands for…

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New York Times Food for Tomorrow conference

11.11.14-12.11.14

The first annual New York Times Food for Tomorrow conference at Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture in New York.

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Natural Capital Summit 2014

06.11.14-07.11.14

The Natural Capital Initiative are proud to host our second ‘Valuing our Life Support Systems’ natural capital summit on 6th & 7th November 2014, held at the British Library in London.

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World Ocean Summit 2015

03.06.15 - 05.06.15

“Investing in a sustainable ocean economy” is the theme of the World Ocean Summit 2015 taking place in Lisbon (Cascais), Portugal.

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1st Global Soil Biodiversity Congress

02.12.14 - 05.12.14

The First GSBI Conference – Assessing Soil Biodiversity and its Role for Ecosystem Services, will be held in Dijon, France. The Event is hosted by the Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative (GSBI) and EcoFINDERS with the goal of summarizing the current state of knowledge and recent advancements in the science of soil biodiversity.

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UNFCCC Climate Change Conference 2014

01.12.14 - 12.12.14

The 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is expected to take place in December 2014 in Peru.

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IUCN World Parks Congress

12.11.14 - 19.11.14

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature World Park Congress 2014 will take place in Sydney, Australia.

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18th IFOAM Organic World Congress

13.10.14 - 15.10.14

The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements Organic World Congress 2014 will take place in Istanbul, Turkey.

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9th International Soil Science Congress

14.10.14 - 16.10.14

The congress will focus on multidisciplinary approach to soil science, with special interest on basic research, latest and technological developments for soil use and management. The scientific sessions and panels will also emphasize basic concepts of soil. This year the congress will take place in Antalya, Turkey.

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Natural Capital Accounting related events at CBD COP-12

06.10.14 - 17.10.14

The Conference of the Parties is the governing body of the Convention on Biological Diversity, and advances implementation of the Convention through the decisions it takes at its periodic meetings. This year the meeting will take place from the 6th to the 17th of October 2014 in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea.

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World Day to Combat Desertification

17.06.2014 - 17.06.2014

The theme of this year’s World Day to Combat Desertification observed worldwide is ecosystem-based adaptation.
With the slogan ‘Land Belongs to the Future, Let’s Climate Proof It.

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TEEB scoping mission to Liberia

11.06.14 - 12.06.14

The scoping mission to Liberia is the first step in the implementation of the umbrella project- Reflecting the Value of Ecosystems and Biodiversity in Policy-making.

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Ninth Meeting of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting (UNCEEA)

25.06.14 - 27.06.14

The Ninth UNCEEA meeting will discuss how the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) can inform the current process on the development of SDGs and the role of the UNCEEA in advancing the work on indicators. It will also discuss modalities of cooperation with the corporate sector developing sustainability reporting and the input-output community working on multi-regional input-output (MRIO) analysis.

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2nd World Summit of Legislators

06.06.2014 -08.06.2014

The 2nd World Summit of Legislators is expected to be the world’s largest conference of parliamentarians, with over 500 participants representing legislative assemblies from all over the world in attendance.

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Monitoring the State of Natural Capital for a truly Circular Economy

04.06.2014-04.06.2014

The session on Natural Capital Accounting, will provide insight on the increasing number of initiatives, both within the public and the private sector, that recognize the importance of analyzing and monitoring the state of natural capital.

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World Water Week 2014- Energy and Water

31.08.14 - 05.09.14

Energy and Water” is the theme for the 2014 World Water Week in Stockholm.

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International Workshop on Business and Natural Capital in Brasilia

08.05.14 - 09.05.14

The International Workshop aims to present and discuss the implications the decisions taken by parties of the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) on the the business sector, specifically the Nagoya Protocol and Aichi Targets.

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B4E Climate Summit 2014 – Moving towards a restorative economy

29.09.14 - 29.09.14

The B4E Climate Summit in London will discuss and frame how a restorative economy might look and agree on practical pre-competitive, within sector and cross-sectoral approaches towards this.

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Twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

06.10.2014 - 17.10.2014

The Twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties will take place in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

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World Environment Day 2014

05.06.2014 - 05.06.2014

World Environment Day (WED) 2014 will be celebrated under the theme of Small Island Developing States to draw attention to their development challenges and environmental problems.

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TEEB scoping mission to Tanzania

20.05.14 - 22.05.14

The scoping mission to Tanzania is the first step in the implementation of the project Reflecting the Value of Ecosystems and Biodiversity in Policy-making and aims to identify stakeholders and explain the aims of the TEEB country study.

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TEEB scoping mission to Bhutan

10.03.14 - 12.03.14

The scoping mission to Bhutan is the first step in the implementation of the project Reflecting the Value of Ecosystems and Biodiversity in Policy-making and aims to identify stakeholders and explain the aims of the TEEB country study.

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TEEB scoping mission to the Philippines

6.03.14- 7.03.14

The scoping mission to the Philippines is the first step in the implementation of the project Reflecting the Value of Ecosystems and Biodiversity in Policy-making and aims to identify stakeholders and explain the aims of the TEEB country study.

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7th Conference of the Ecosystem Services Partnership

08.09.14 - 12.09.14

The emphasis of this Seventh international ESP conference will be on the use of the ecosystem services concept at the local level, focusing on Latin America with a special emphasis on Costa Rica.

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Arctic Biodiversity Congress

02.12.14 - 4.12.14

The Congress will promote the conservation and sustainable use of Arctic biodiversity through dialogue among scientists, policy-makers, government officials, industry, civil society and indigenous peoples.

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International Day for Biological Diversity

22.05.14 - 22.05.14

The theme for 2014 is Island Biodiversity and was chosen to coincide with the designation by the United Nations General Assembly of 2014 as the International Year of Small Island Developing States.

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Sustainability in the Water–Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus

19.05.14 - 20.05.14

The Conference will address the linkages across key natural resource sectors, so that jointly improving efficiency is considered to be a win-win strategy for human development and environmental sustainability.

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Second Dialogue Seminar on Scaling up Finance for Biodiversity

09.04.14 - 12.04.14

The second dialogue seminar aims to enhance mutual understanding of the different views and perspectives on financing for biodiversity. Particular attention will be given to the different ways of assessing the value of biodiversity and ecosystem services and the mechanisms to integrate these values into decision-making.

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World Water Day 2014 – Water and Energy

22.03.14 - 22.03.14

In 2014, the UN System working closely with its Member States and other relevant stakeholders is collectively bringing its attention to the water-energy nexus, particularly addressing inequities especially for the bottom billion.

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Global Conference for the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)

04.03.14 - 05.03.14

The inaugural conference will be an opportunity to review international experience and progress related to green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication. It will also consider how greener economies can contribute to the emerging post-2015 development agenda.

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The Healthy Oceans Productive Ecosystems (HOPE) Conference

03.03.14-04.03.14

The Conference will bring together all those working with or in relation to the European marine environment to discuss progress made over the past 5 years, the problems that still remain and the solutions for improved coherence and better marine governance.

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World Wildlife Day 2014

03.03.14 - 03.03.14

World Wildlife Day 2014 provides an opportunity to,celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora, raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that wildlife provides to people and the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime, which has wide-ranging economic, environmental and social impacts.

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TEEB for Agriculture & Food – Scoping workshop

22.01.14 - 23.01.14

The TEEB Office in partnership with UNEP- World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) are organizing the Scoping Workshop to draw input from several experts on a Concept Note for a study that would address pressing research questions, particularly the impacts and dependencies of the agricultural sector, including welfare on biodiversity ecosystem services.

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2nd World Oceans Summit

24.02.14 - 26.02.14

The Economist’s World Oceans Summit will examine how the increasing activity in and around the oceans can be managed sustainably and what this means for business and other key stakeholders.

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Annual World Economic Forum

22.01.14 - 25.01.14

The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business, is the theme of the 2014 Annual World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland

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World Wetlands Day 2014

02.02.14

Wetlands & Agriculture is the theme and focus for World wetlands Day. This annual event organized by the Ramsar Secretariat to bring attention to the value of wetlands.

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3rd World Congress on Agroforestry

10.02.14 - 14.02.14

Building on the legacy of the 2nd congress in 2009, the Congress in 2014 will act as a springboard to accelerate the impacts of agroforestry, build people’s livelihoods, increase the vitality of the landscape and drive the adoption of large-scale innovations.

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Global Ocean Action Summit for Food Security and New Growth

28.04.14 -02.05.14

This Summit will be a platform for showcasing global commitment to healthy oceans and to mobilize significant action at scale.

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IPBES 2

9.12.13 - 14.12-13

The second meeting of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem services (IPBES-2) will be held in Antalya, Turkey, from 9 to 14 December 201 and is hosted by the Government of Turkey.

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Webinars: Transforming our approach to water and wetlands

12.12.2013

Two webinar discussions on the values of water and wetlands, how to mainstream these values into policy-making in order to promote wise use and management, based on the insights of the TEEB for Water and Wetlands Report.

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True-­Cost Accounting In Food and Farming

6.12.13

The focus of the conference is to discuss and develop solutions for what is one of the most significant barriers currently preventing sustainable food production from becoming mainstream – the absence of true cost accounting in food and farming. Why is it more profitable to produce food in a way that negatively impacts our health and the environment?

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Seminar “Environmental Services – an Increasingly Important Asset”

26.11.13-26.11.13

Every day we use valuable natural resources and environmental services without thinking about it. The business community and society depend on the biodiversity and functioning of ecosystem services in order to create wealth. Watch live! Seminar with Pavan Sukhdev “Environmental Services – an Increasingly Important Asset on Tuesday, 26 November.

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Training and Awareness Raising Workshop on Valuing the Nature

28.11.2013

IUCN and UNEP will organize a one day workshop to train and raise the awareness of key decision makers and stakeholders at municipal and national levels, about the value of nature and international approaches and progress towards it, and the importance of wetland to the quality of water supply to the city.

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The Economics of Oceans

03.12.13-04.12.13

This meeting to be held in Washington D.C seeks to address a number of pressing issues and challenges facing today’s decision-makers and will target a high profile audience of public and private decision-makers across all relevant sectors.

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World Forum on Natural Capital

22.11.13-22.11.13

The World Forum on Natural Capital is an important opportunity for businesses and sustainability leaders to come together to discuss how the value of natural assets is starting to be factored into business decision-making and countries’ systems of national accounting. The event will take place in Edinburgh and is organised by the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

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3rd World Congress on Agroforestry

The 3rd World Congress on Agroforestry will be held in Delhi, India, 10 – 14 February 2014, co-hosted by the World Agroforestry Centre and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

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148th Session of FAO Council

The FAO will take place in Roma, Italy from December 2-6 2013. For more information on the agenda and documents to download, click here.

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Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2)

The Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) will be held in Rome from 19 to 21 November 2014, with the participation of Heads of State and Government, at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations

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Committee on World Food Security 40

The annual meeting of the Committee on World Food Security will take place in Roma, Italy from 7-11 October 2013.   To have more information, click here.

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Ecosystem Services Come To Town! – European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference 2013

The 2013 Ecosystem Services Come to Town Conference will be held in London from November 25-28 2013. It will bring people from many different professions and backgrounds …

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Seminar on Valuing Ecosystem Services in Natural Protected Areas of Mexico

The Seminar on Valuing Ecosystem Services in Natural Protected Areas of Mexico” will be held from 21st to 23rd October 2013 in Mexico City.

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OECD international expert workshop on Biodiversity Offsets

This international workshop is organized by the OECD in Paris, France from November 6-8 2013. For more information, consult the OECD website.  

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Second European Conference on Regions and Biodiversity

This conference will be hosted by and take place at the Committee of the Regions (CoR) in Brussels, Belgium on 19 and 20 November 2013. This conference aims to address the role sub national governments can play in initiating, stimulating…

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Global Workshop on Reviewing Progress and Building Capacity for the National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans Revision Process

SCBD is convening a global workshop in Nairobi, from 11 to 15 November 2013, to review progress and build capacity for the NBSAP revision process

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SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting (EEA) Expert Meeting

This meeting is organized by the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) and will take place in New York, USA from November 18-20 2013.

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Training TEEB for Water and Wetlands

25.11.13-27.11.13

To promote better integration of knowledge, policy and action for sustainable and wise use of wetlands, UNEP and UNESCO-IHE will organize a training workshop “TEEB for Water and Wetlands”, to be held at the Hotel Africana, Kampala, Uganda, from 25…

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Pilot workshop for the Alazani/Ganyh Basin (Azerbaijan and Georgia).

Since the meeting of the Task Force on the Water-Food- Energy-Ecosystem Nexus, the participation of a number of basins in the assessment has been confirmed, while others are still in the process of being confirmed. Taking into account complexity of…

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Launch of TEEB for Georgia Scoping Study

The TEEB scoping study for Georgia: Main findings and way forward will be launched 1 Ocotober 2013 in Tbliisi, Georgia. The TEEB Scoping Study for Georgia identifies policy priorities, which will form the basis of a full TEEB country study…

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The Fourth ASEAN Heritage Parks Conference

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Centre for Biodiversity (ACB)  will organize the Fourth ASEAN Heritage Parks (AHP) Conference:  Integrating Global Challenges for Sustainable Development and Effective management of ASEAN Heritage Parks, which will take place in Cagayan de Oro,…

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Launch of the Gulbenkian Oceans Initiative

27.09.2013 - 27.09.2013

The Board of Trustees of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is pleased to invite you to the launch of the Gulbenkiam Oceans Initiative, Valuing Oceans for tomorrow, on September 27th from 5 -7 pm in Lisbon. For more information, download the…

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17th Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific,Technical and Technological Advice, CBD

This meeting will take place in Montreal, Canada and will address issues related to marine and coastal biodiversity, biodiversity and climate change, as well as collaboration with IPBES.

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Budapest Water Summit

contribute to the elaboration of water-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to discuss solutions to water-related challenges

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5th World conference on Ecological Restoration

will bring together more than 1,200 delegates from around the world interested in the science and practice of ecological restoration

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World Irrigation Forum

The theme is irrigation and drainage: Challenges for Food Security

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Eighth meeting of the Working Group on Integrated Water Resources Management

The main objective is to review the implementation of the programme of work for 2013–2015.

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Investing in Peatlands: Partnership for a New Peatland Era

The Conference will explore how the conservation, government and business sectors come together to meet the challenge of restoring a million hectares of peatlands

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35th International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research World Congress

Themes to be addressed include: water engineering and civilization; hydro-environment; fluvial hydraulics and river management…

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Professional Training on Mainstreaming the values of water and wetland into decison-making

This side event of the 2013 ESP Conference consists of a one day professional training workshop

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Special session on TEEB Country Studies and Oceans & Coast

aims to present the Guidance Manual for TEEB country studies.

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Open topic session on TEEB for Water and Wetlands Report

26.08.13 - 30.10.13

Will introduce a discussion of the findings and recommendations from the TEEB report for Water and Wetlands

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3rd SIDS Global Conference

The Third Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Global Conference, which will be held in Apia, Samoa, in 2014

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1st International Conference on Global Food Security

deliver state-of-the-art analysis, inspiring visions and innovative research methods arising from interdisciplinary research.

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10th meeting of the Brazilian Society for Ecological Economics

conference on Innovation and Sustainability from the perspective of Ecological Economics in Vitória, Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro

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Responsible Business Forum Climate Smart Agriculture

Bangkok, Thailand

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6th Annual International ESP Conference 2013

practical application of the ecosystem services concept in planning, management and decision making, and the development of case studies.

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Group to Study Issues Relating to the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biological Diversity

the sixth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction will take place in New York

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High level International Conference on Water Cooperation

The High Level International Conference on Water Cooperation will be held on 20-22 August 2013 in Dushanbe,Tajikistan.

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World Water Week

Water Cooperation – Building Partnerships is the theme for the 2013 World Water Week taking place in Stockholm Sweden

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Upcoming Events

24.04.17 - 05.05.17
Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions COPs 2017

The thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (BC COP-13), the eighth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention (RC COP-8) and the eighth meeting of the Conference of the Parties…

24.04.17 - 26.04.17
BES and BESS Symposium

BES and BESS Symposium 2017: Advances in Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services There is an urgent need to understand how natural stocks are linked to flows of ecosystem services and how these linkages are likely to change in the future, given…

12.06.17 - 13.06.17
EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2017

On the 12–13 June 2017, EAT will once again gather 500 of the brightest minds from the fields of science, politics, business and civil society at the Clarion Hotel Sign, Stockholm (Sweden). Together, they will discuss progress on implementing solutions…

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Latest Publications

TEEBAgriFood Interim Report

The Interim Report introduces the key questions, issues and arguments to be addressed by TEEBAgriFood.

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Towards TEEBAgriFood

TEEB is bringing together economists, business leaders, agriculturalists and experts in biodiversity and ecosystem services to systematically review the economic interdependencies between agriculture and natural ecosystems, and provide a comprehensive economic valuation of eco-agri-food systems. Alexander Müller, TEEB for Agriculture & Food…

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TEEB Challenges and Responses

TEEB ‘s progress, challenges and responses towards mainstreaming the economics of nature. [ENG] [ESP]

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TEEB for Agriculture & Food Concept Note

February 2014- The Concept Note presents the case for and proposed outline content of a TEEB for Agriculture & Food study.

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Natural Capital Accounting and Water Quality: Commitments, Benefits, Needs and Progress

December 2013 – The briefing note outlines existing guidance and examples on water quality accounting and identifies the ongoing challenges related to the development of natural capital accounting and water quality accounting. Inspired by the growing global focus on natural capital accounting, the note identifies the ongoing challenges related to the development of natural capital accounting and water quality accounting, in order to encourage debate and commitment towards effective water and biodiversity policy.

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