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Rio plus 20 Lead-up: Disaster Risk Reduction Events

Total number of events: 15

Date Title Location
05-07 Sep 2011Green economy and sustainable mountain development – opportunities and challenges in view of Rio+20
Organization: ICIMOD

As a collaborative initiative of ICIMOD and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Conference on Green Economy and Sustainable Mountain Development – Opportunities and Challenges in View of Rio+20 will be held 5-7 September in Kathmandu, Nepal. The conference brings together international, regional, and national experts and policy makers to discuss the relevance and scope of the green economy in the context of sustainable...


Nepal (Kathmandu )
07-08 Sep 2011Tenth RRI dialogue on forests, governance and climate change: common approaches to dealing with the challenges of food security and climate change

The meeting will identify common approaches to dealing with the interconnected global challenges of responding to the food crisis, forest loss and degradation, the recent rise in global "landgrabbing", the need to drive additional investment into agriculture, and adaptation to climate change. The meeting will bring more focused attention to the interconnection between forests, agriculture, the rights of producers and affected populations,...


Netherlands, the (The Hague)
12-14 Sep 2011Cities in Europe 2020
Organization: ICLEI - Local Gov for Sust

The ICLEI European Convention 2011 "Cities in Europe 2020 - Enhance sustainability now!" will act as a forum to discuss the implementation of Europe-wide sustainability measures in cities focusing on the EU 2020 Strategy and its seven flagship initiatives. On 12-14 September 2011 ICLEI members representatives of the business community and local government decision makers will gather to engage in high level discussion, share knowledge and...


Belgium (Brussels)
14 Dec 2011Bond DRR group meeting
Organization: BOND

A meeting of the Bond DRR group will be held on 14 December 2011 (12:30 – 2:30) to follow up on the advocacy strategy, resilience framework, Rio+20, and other issues.


United Kingdom (London)
25-29 Jan 2012World Economic Forum annual meeting 2012
Organization: WEF

The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models The contextual change at the top of minds remains the rebalancing and deleveraging that is reshaping the global economy. In the near term, this transformation is seen in the context of how developed countries will deleverage without falling back into recession and how emerging countries will curb inflation and avoid future economic bubbles. In the long term, both will play out as the population of our interdependent...


Switzerland (Davos-Klosters)
29 Mar 2012Improving governance: Managing the risk of extreme events and disasters to advance climate change adaptation
Organization: OAS

Background The Organization of American States (OAS), as a co-sponsor of the World Congress on Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability, which will convene in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 1-3 June 2012, is conducting a series of "hemispheric dialogues" on sustainable development themes intended to generate recommendations on institutions and governance for sustainable development for both the Congress and the UN Conference...


United States of America (Washington DC)
03 Apr 2012Disaster risk reduction and sustainable development
Organization: IPU; UNISDR

This event is part of the Inter-parliamentary Union 126th Assembly and related meetings. With climate change and unsustainable development practices accentuating disaster risk, disaster risk reduction has become critical to breaking the cycle of unsustainable development. Preparations for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20), to be held in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012 are well under way, with the active participation of...


Uganda (Kampala)
11-12 Apr 2012From Sendai to Rio - cultivating a disaster-resilient society for sustainable development
Organization: Columbia Univ; Columbia Univ; Permanent Mission of Japan to the UN - NY, Japan - gov; UNISDR NY; UCCRN

Background This dialogue is organized to discuss the significance of building climate and disaster resilience in coastal cities. It will feature experts from UN agencies, the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN), Columbia University, Japan, Bangladesh and New York City to share their knowledge and experience in the issue and discuss how these could influence the public and policy understanding on sustainable development, especially in the...


United States of America (New York, New York)
12 Apr 2012Rio+20: Thematic debate on disaster risk reduction
Organization: UNGA

The preparatory process of Rio+20 has identified ‘disaster risk reduction and resilience’ as one of the emerging issues in the context of sustainable development. This coincides with the growing desire of Member States to increase dialogue on innovative solutions to address the challenge of disaster risk. Against this background, it is very timely to hold an informal thematic debate on addressing disaster risk through public investment decisions....


United States of America (New York)
29-31 May 20127th ITU symposium on ICTs, the environment and climate change
Organization: ITU

Background The event will be co-organized with the government of Canada and will be hosted by Prompt. This is the seventh symposium on climate change following successful events held between 2008 and 2011 in Kyoto, London, Quito, Seoul, Cairo and Accra. The main purpose of the event is to move the agenda forward on using ICTs to monitor climate change, mitigate and adapt to its effects and, in this light, identify future requirements for ITU’s...


Canada (Montreal)
18 Jun 2012UCCRN session on sustainable urban future: city solutions for climate change at the Rio+20 mayors summit
Organization: Brazil - gov; Earth Inst; NASA, United States of America - gov; New School; Oswaldo Cruz Inst

The objective of this meeting is to celebrate the decisive role of cities in utilizing the first UCCRN-led state-of-the-knowledge assessment and demonstrating that cities are indeed the first responders to climate change. The meeting will convene the world’s urban leaders, Mayors of global cities, and global scholars that are jointly shaping the future of urban sustainability. Key issues for the Second UCCRN Assessment Report on Climate Change...


Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
20-24 Jun 2012UN conference on sustainable development UNCSD 2012 - Rio+20 earth summit
Organization: UNCSD

Related DRR Side Events View all side events Related DRR Lead Up Events View all lead up events   Related DRR Docs View all documents     Related  DRR Partner News View all news The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development- Rio+20 is organized to mark the 20th anniversary of the first Earth Summit- the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992. It will bring together world leaders, government...


Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
08-17 Jul 2012Understanding and adapting to climate change in mountain areas
Organization: FAO; UNITO

The fifth edition of the IPROMO Course “Understanding and Adapting to Climate Change in Mountain Areas” will be linked to the Strategic Initiative on Mountains and Climate Change (SIMCC) which is a joint initiative of the World Bank, FAO, ICIMOD and UNEP in the context of the Mountain Partnership. This Strategic Initiative, recognizing that mountain regions are among the poorest and most underdeveloped areas in the world, aims at: •...


Italy (Monte Rosa)
12-15 Nov 2012Fourth international conference on drylands, deserts and desertification: Implementing Rio+20 for drylands and desertification
Organization: BGU

Background The International Conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification (DDD) has emerged as an important global gathering of scientists, field workers, industry, government, CSOs, international development aid agencies and other stakeholders from over 60 countries concerned about land degradation in the drylands, and their sustainable use and development land degradation and development. The program combines plenary lectures and panels,...


Israel (Beer Sheva)
17-20 Jun 2013Oceans and the Law of the Sea: 14th session of the informal consultative process (ICP 14)
Organization: UN-DOALOS

The 14th meeting of the UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (ICP) is to carry out an in-depth review of the oceans-related outcomes of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), and how those outcomes would impact and benefit international coordination and cooperation. The consideration of issues relating to sea-level rises and their impact on security and survival, particularly on low-lying...


United States of America (New York)