3rd Climate Action Pacific Partnership Conference (CaPP 2019)
Apr
29
to Apr 30

3rd Climate Action Pacific Partnership Conference (CaPP 2019)

Conference Overview

The third Climate Action Pacific Partnership Conference (CAPP III) will be held on 29 and 30 April, 2019 at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva, Fiji. The traditional welcome will take place on the evening of 28 April, 2019.

Emphasising the need for urgency as we fast approach 2020, and the actions required to keep the 1.5°C target alive, CAPP III sessions will be framed around the Talanoa Call for Action that was presented at COP24 in Poland last year. The conference will also be a platform to amplify the voice of Pacific Island Countries in the UN Climate Summit in September this year.

Participants will be engaged in two days of lively discussions on how climate action can be accelerated, and transformative changes achieved in the Pacific, and how this can inspire action globally. Discussions will also capture efforts made to increase resilience in Pacific Island Countries and support the work of the Pacific Resilience Partnership Taskforce. Progressing the work of the Regional Pacific NDC Hub and the Ocean Pathway will be areas of focus in the conference.

The CAPP Conference is organised back-to-back with the Pacific Resilience Meeting (PRM) and the EU-GCCA+ meeting. The three meetings are planned to complement and build upon each other, with sessions flowing from one event to the other. The week will start with CAPPIII on 29 and 30 April where the conference will highlight linkages to international and regional climate action processes that are currently underway. The PRM and the EU-GCCA+ meeting will take place from 1st to 3rd May. The PRM meeting will discuss operational and practitioner-level issues and share experiences relating to the implementation of the three goals of the Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific (FRDP).

Also taking place on this week is the 52nd annual meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The ADB annual meeting will be held from 1 – 5 May in Denarau, Fiji.

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ICLEI Young Writers Network—Sustainability Communications Workshop (RMIT)
May
8
6:00 PM18:00

ICLEI Young Writers Network—Sustainability Communications Workshop (RMIT)

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Date and Time

Wed 8th May, 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Location

Building 051, Level 03, Room 011 (051.03.011)
80-92 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia

Event description

The ICLEI Young Writers Network is hosting a workshop for RMIT sustainability students interested in gaining tips on how to communicate their research to a non-academic audience. 

Communicating is a critical part of any professional work, but students often miss out on developing these skills during their study. If you're looking to make a positive impact with your research, or would like to learn how to communicate your research to different audiences this workshop is for you.

The Young Writers Network is run by ICLEI Oceania, a not-for-profit focused on sustainable development. The organisation ICLEI is a global network of over 1,750 cities, towns and regions committed to sustainability and climate action.

https://www.icleioceania.org/iclei-young-writers-network

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ALGA Regional Forum 2019
Jun
16
5:00 AM05:00

ALGA Regional Forum 2019

  • 31 Constitution Avenue Canberra, ACT, 2601 Australia (map)
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The Regional Cooperation and Development Forum allows for the sharing of ideas and opportunities through both a mix of academic and practitioner insights, and is the official venue for the launch of the annual State of the Regions Report.

Learn about the latest economic development trends, gain insights into the changing economic and demographic drivers in your community and hear directly from the Commonwealth about how to tap into regional funding programs.

For more information, please contact ALGA

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Resilient Cities 2019
Jun
26
to Jun 28

Resilient Cities 2019

Every year over 400 participants from cities (local governments), international organizations, NGOs, business and academia join ICLEI Resilient Cities Congress for a discussion on topical issues in urban resilience and adaptation to climate change. This special 10th anniversary edition of the Congress will feature a spacious and luminous open exhibition area for participants to mingle and network in between sessions and during coffee breaks.

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2019 Asia Pacific Cities Summit & Mayor's Forum
Jul
7
to Jul 10

2019 Asia Pacific Cities Summit & Mayor's Forum

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The 2019 Asia Pacific Cities Summit (2019APCS) and Mayors’ Forum

Returning to Brisbane, Australia from 7-10 July 2019. Connect and collaborate with key influencers of cities and join the conversation about the innovation, mobility, liveability and sustainability of cities. The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre is the official venue of the 2019APCS.

Message from the Lord Mayor

The 2019APCS marks the 12th occasion of this iconic event for the Asia Pacific region. With a focus on driving cities through business and innovation, the 2019APCS will once again, be a key platform for city, business, industry and emerging leaders to connect and shape the region’s urban agenda.

The 2019APCS will offer world class speakers, an inspiring and topical program, a dedicated business introductions program as well as an array of networking opportunities. The Summit will continue to build on its success as one of the region’s leading forums, and a key platform for driving innovation, city partnerships and economic growth in Brisbane, Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

I sincerely hope you will join us in Brisbane for this prestigious event and experience Australia’s New World City and the home of the Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors’ Forum.

Graham Quirk
Lord Mayor of Brisbane

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2019 National Congress & Business Expo
Jul
31
to Aug 31

2019 National Congress & Business Expo

Conference Registration includes attendance to all speaker sessions, panels and workshops during the three days of the conference and expo from the evening of 31 July through to 2 August. This includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch as well as entry to the Welcome Reception.

Tickets to the Gala Dinner & Awards Night event are sold separately.

Ticket options and pricing (all ex-GST):

Member Pricing*:

Earlybird: $1,000 (ex-gst)
Standard: $1,400 (ex-gst)
On-the-day: $1,800 (ex-gst)

*Member pricing applies to members of Local Government Professionals State and Territory bodies (inluding LGPro and LGMA) or Local Government Professionals Australia Council Package holders.

 

Non-Member Pricing*:

Standard Non-Member: $1,700 (ex-gst)
On-the-day: $2,100 (ex-gst)

*Non-member pricing applies to any local government employee wishing to attend.

 

For corporate attendance, please reach out to our team on Sponsorship and Business Expo attendance on 02 6230 1824 or sales@lgprofessionalsaustralia.org.au.


Gala Dinner & Awards Night*: $150 (ex-gst)

*Please note Gala Dinner & Awards Night tickets are additional and not included in registration


Congress Study Tour

This one day tour will provide first-hand insight into local community and council issues both unique to the NT and shared by other cities

Further details to be confirmed, please register your interest within the registration process

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2019 C40 Mayors Summit - Copenhagen
Oct
9
to Oct 12

2019 C40 Mayors Summit - Copenhagen

SPEAKERS & ATTENDEES
C40 mayors and deputy mayors, city delegates, climate experts, influencers, business leaders committed to take climate actions, innovators, change makers, citizens.

FORMAT
The C40 Mayors Summit will feature innovative events, plenary sessions, breakout sessions, press conferences and cultural activities. 

 

The C40 Mayors Summit is C40’s milestone event, serving as a unique forum for member cities to present the innovative actions they have taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve climate resilience; influence decision makers - from fellow mayors to CEOs and national leaders - to take the bold and urgent action needed to keep global temperature rise to below 1.5 °C; and inspire participants and citizens to take climate action in their own lives. 

Over the past decade, C40 has convened six Mayors Summits, hosted by London (2005), New York (2007), Seoul (2009), Sao Paulo (2011), Johannesburg (2014) and Mexico City (2016). Each C40 Mayors Summit has provided unique opportunities for the mayors of the world’s great cities to showcase their climate leadership on the global stage.  

With its agenda setting programme, and inspiring set of speakers, the C40 Mayors Summit is a unique global event. Previous C40 Summits have made headlines around the world by publishing groundbreaking research, showcasing cutting edge innovation from cities and launching new partnerships to promote creative urban solutions to climate change.

Copenhagen is a true pioneer in creating the sustainable, healthy and liveable cities of the future. The C40 Mayors Summit in Copenhagen will be the first to truly bring the citizens of the city into the Summit.

 

*October 10–11, 2019: Main Summit
October 9 & 12, 2019: Side events, citizens engagements, business forum, media opportunities

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Seventh Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-7)
Oct
15
to Oct 17

Seventh Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-7)

The Asia-Pacific Urban Forum is the largest and most diverse multi-stakeholder urban forum in the Asia-Pacific region. Since 1993, the Asia-Pacific Urban Forum has gathered urban stakeholders, engaged policymakers from local and national governments, financial institutions, NGOs and the private sector to debate and promote innovative solutions to the region’s most critical urban development challenges.

In 2019 the 7th Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF‐7), co-organised with Urbanice Malaysia, Government of Malaysia and UN-Habitat, provides a unique platform to discuss and analyze the status, challenges and opportunities of the implementation of the New Urban Agenda, the Paris Agreement, Sendai Framework, Addis Ababa Action Framework and the 2030 Agenda in the region. APUF-7 will serve as the venue to launch The Future of Asia-Pacific Cities Report 2019 in partnership with the Asian Development Bank, the European Union, The Rockefeller Foundation, UNDP, UN-Habitat and Singapore’s Centre for Liveable Cities. Based on the Report’s focus, the four main thematic tracks to be addressed in APUF-7: The Future of Urban and Territorial Planning; Dynamic Governance and Capacity Development; Financing Innovation in Urban Infrastructure Investments and new Data and Technologies for Smart Cities. Additional thematic areas and sectoral topics will also be featured throughout APUF-7.

Please contact the Asia-Pacific Urban Forum Secretariat for further information: apuf@un.org

To receive regular APUF-7 information updates, please subscribe to http://sgiz.mobi/s3/APUF7-Update-Subscription

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Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific 2019
Apr
15
to Apr 17

Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific 2019

The Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific (RCAP) 2019 Congress is being organised by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and hosted by South Delhi Municipal Corporation on 11-13 April in New Delhi, India.

It will offer cities and regions from Asia-Pacific a variety of innovative solutions that build resilience to climate change at the subnational level. The event will offer a combination of high-level plenaries and technical sessions on the implementation and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and the New Urban Agenda of 2016. CDKN will explore new approaches on Water Energy Food Nexus, climate finance and understanding the knowledge brokering concept.

Interested participants can write to us at resilient.cities.asiapacific@iclei.org

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Climate Change Symposium - ICLEI Canada
Apr
10
4:00 PM16:00

Climate Change Symposium - ICLEI Canada

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ICLEI Canada will be hosting a one day Climate Change Symposium in Windsor, Ontario on April 10, 2019. The Symposium will cover a variety of topics related to creating implementation-ready climate adaptation plans. Learning from diverse speakers and interactive workshops and sessions, attendees will be provided with a suite of innovative tools and strategies that communities can use to successfully implement climate actions.

As the Symposium's focus is on community-level adaptation actions, we warmly welcome the participation of local governments, federal/provincial government, NGO's, health sector, conservation authorities, community service providers, and private sector agencies from across Canada.

Not only a hub for knowledge sharing and networking on local resilience, this event also represents a milestone of the Adaptation Changemakers project delivered by ICLEI and funded through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Climate Adaptation Partner Grants available through FCMsMunicipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP). MCIP, delivered by FCM and funded by the Government of Canada, is a five-year, $75-million program designed to support and encourage municipalities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change. The Adaptation Changemakers Project has brought together 8 communities from across the country to develop locally relevant climate change adaptation strategies. Join us in Windsor to network with these participating communities and learn from them about their adaptation achievements thus far.


Program

The one-day Symposium will consist of two morning sessions and two interactive afternoon sessions/workshops covering topics related todesign, selection, and implementation of community adaptation actions.The morning sessions will provide participants with a deep dive into subject matter led by experts in climate change adaptation. In the afternoon, collaborative sessions will provide an opportunity to work hands-on with tools that can help you ensure the longevity of your adaptation actions, secure necessary resources, and communicate about your community's successes.


Preliminary Program


9:00am –– Developing a Climate Change Action Plan: Stories of Survival and Implementation


10:00am –– Break (coffee and refreshments provided)


10:30am –– Ingredients for a Successful Plan

Though there is no recipe for developing a climate change action plan, there are ingredients that can make for a more successful plan – one that has broad buy-in, can be implemented, and for which one can report on progress. This session will look at three of these ingredients – partnerships, financing, and monitoring – and present why these three factors are particularly valuable for creating an implementation-ready climate change action plan.

Speakers:

  • ACT (the Adaptation to Climate Change Team)

  • ICLEI Canada

  • OCCIAR 

12:00pm –– Lunch (provided)


1:00pm –– Adaptation Actions from the Field

Join presenters as they share their ideas, experience, and expertise to present a variety of actions that can be brought into adaptation plans and implemented in Canadian communities. Presenters will share best and promising practices with stories of where these actions are being applied.

Speakers:

  • ACT (the Adaptation to Climate Change Team)

  • Wood

  • ICLEI Canada

  • Town of Qualicum Beach


2:45pm –– Workshop on identifying key implementation considerations

Working in table groups, participants will choose an adaptation solution and work through identifying those considerations that will help to ensure the action can be implemented. This workshop is meant to bring together the learnings and conversations of the day and offer participants a chance to apply the skills they’ve learned through this hands-on activity.

Facilitators

  • ICLEI Canada


Join presenters as they share their ideas, experience, and expertise to present a variety of actions that can be brought into adaptation plans and implemented in Canadian communities. Presenters will share best and promising practices with stories of where these actions are being applied.

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Apr
5
1:00 AM01:00

WEBINAR: Delivering Local Resilience

ICLEI's leading expertise and know-how about local resilience will offer a blueprint showcasing the exceptional potential of resilient cities to recover from shocks and drive economic, environmental and social well-being.

Why does your city urgently need to engage in resilience planning and building? What are the best ways to do it? ICLEI's leading expertise and know-how about local resilience will offer a blueprint showcasing the exceptional potential of resilient cities to recover from shocks and drive economic, environmental and social well-being.

Learning outcomes:

  • Exploring city related shocks and stresses

  • Building a Resilient City: An ICLEI Approach

  • Resilient Infrastructure and Urban Planning

  • Developing a Resilient City Action Plan

  • International best practices

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Auckland Climate Symposium
Mar
18
to Mar 20

Auckland Climate Symposium

Click here to register. Once those places are filled, we will continue to operate a wait list, please contact Fiona Driver if you would like to be added to the wait list.

In addition, given the significant interest in the 18 March Conference programme, we are pleased to announce that will be live-streaming the conference sessions via the AucklandCouncil live stream site, also accessible directly via the Auckland Council Live YouTube channel. Click here to view the final programme for the conference as well as an overview of the whole three-day Auckland Climate Symposium, which includes the following events that you may be interested in attending:

·         The Symposium Closing Session with Hon James Shaw, Minister for Climate Change on Wednesday 20 March, 3.30 – 5.00pm, followed by a drinks reception. Further details below, click here to register.

·         The launch of the innovative Future Fit, New Zealand’s first ever gamified personal carbon footprint tool on Monday 18 March, from 5.00pm. Register here.

·         The Great Intergenerational Food Transformation on Tuesday 19 March, 
9.00 – 11.00 am
, brought to you by the University of Auckland and the EAT Forum. For more information and to register contact Tina Eliott.

·         The Generation Zero Talk, Act and Achieve Climate Action event onTuesday 19 March, 2.30 – 4.00pm. Click here to register.

·         The Live Lightly Community Hui: Guardians of Tomorrow, growing ideas into action on Wednesday 20 March, 9.00am – 1.00pm.


Auckland Climate Symposium Closing Session
Wednesday 20 March, 3.30 – 5.00pm

The closing session of the Symposium will include keynote presentations from Hon James Shaw, Minister for Climate Change and Councillor Penny Hulse, Chair of the Environment and Community Committee at Auckland Council.

Hon James Shaw, Minister for Climate Change, will speak about New Zealand’s transition to a net-zero emissions economy and Auckland’s role in supporting that shift.  2019 marks an important year for climate change as the Government progresses the Zero Carbon Bill, putting in place a target and the institutions and strategy to reach it.  Minister Shaw will outline this programme of work, and the major milestones and their timing for the year.

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COP 24 Katowice 2018
Dec
2
to Dec 14

COP 24 Katowice 2018

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The Katowice Climate Change Conference will include the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC, the 14th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) and the third part of the first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1-3). 

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ICLEI World Congress 2018
Jun
20
to Jun 22

ICLEI World Congress 2018

Every three years, ICLEI holds its World Congress to showcase how local and regional governments across our network are advancing sustainable urban development worldwide. The ICLEI World Congress connects them with their peers and strategic partners, and provides a platform for discussions that will inform and enhance their work.

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