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  • International Conference on Global Emergency Preparedness and Response

    Venue:IAEA Headquarters Vienna, Austria Monday, October 19, 2015 To Friday, October 23, 2015

    The International Conference on Global Emergency Preparedness and Response organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will take place on 19-23 October 2015 in Vienna, Austria. 
    The conference will provide a forum for networking and exchange of information and experiences, and will promote effective preparedness as a key to efficient response. 
    For those wishing to present at the conference, the online system for submitting synopses is now open and will close on 17 April 2015. 

  • International Conference for a Green and Inclusive Economy

    Venue:Centre International de Conférences Genève, 17 Rue de Varembé, 1211 GenevaTuesday, October 06, 2015 To Wednesday, October 07, 2015 09:00 - 18:00

    Join the discussion in Geneva to send strong messages to the Paris Climate Conference in December. The event is organised by Green Cross International and the Canton of Geneva.

  • Environmental Democracy Index

    Venue:International Environment House IITuesday, June 09, 2015 To Tuesday, June 09, 2015 10:00 - 14:00

    The Access Initiative and the World Resources Institute launched the first ever Environmental Democracy Index (EDI) on 20 May. The index offers new insights into the state of environmental democracy around the world and opportunities to use the tool to support reform. EDI is the first index to measure how well countries’ national laws protect environmental democracy rights, namely:

    1. the right of the public to freely access relevant and timely information,
    2. to provide public input and scrutiny in decision-making,
    3. and to seek justice before an independent and fair legal authority in cases of environmental harm or violation of rights.

    The EDI will provide a critical tool to help address such global environmental problems as air and water pollution, extractive industry impacts and biodiversity loss by establishing a centralized hub of legal analysis on procedural rights. The results will help establish both best practices and areas for improvement.


    Welcome and Introductory Remarks
    Achim HALPAAP, Senior Manager, Environment and Green Development, UNITAR (moderator)
    Jan DUSIK, Director, UNEP Regional Office for Europe

    Presentation of the EDI
    Lalanath DE SILVA, Director, Environmental Democracy Practice, WRI
    Jesse WORKER, Manager, Environmental Democracy Index Project, WRI


    An Interactive Panel Discussion
    Jan DUSIK, Director, UNEP Regional Office for Europe
    Lithuania (tbc)
    Latin America Country (tbc)
    World Economic Forum (tbc)
    World Business Council for Sustainable Development (tbc)
    Yves LADOR, Permanent Representative, Earthjustice



    International Environment House II

  • World Environment Day (WED)

    Venue:GlobalFriday, June 05, 2015 To Friday, June 05, 2015 12:00:00 AM - 11:59:00 PM

    World Environment Day (WED) is the biggest, most globally celebrated day for positive environmental action.
    The celebration of WED began in 1972 and has grown to become one of the main vehicles through which the United Nations encourages positive action for the environment. Through WED, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) enables everyone to realize not only the responsibility to care for the Earth, but also reminds one and all of their individual power to become agents of change. Every action counts, and when multiplied by a global chorus, becomes exponential in its impact.
    WED is a big celebration, engaging millions across the globe through events on the ground in over 70 countries. Every year, participants, young and old, organize clean up campaigns, art exhibits, tree-planting drives, concerts, dance recitals, recycling drives, social media campaigns and different contests themed around caring for the planet. 

  • 2015 Environmental Emergencies Forum

    Venue:Oslo, Norway Monday, June 01, 2015 To Wednesday, June 03, 2015

    The Environmental Emergencies Forum (EEF) is a dynamic forum to showcase experiences and innovations in improving prevention, preparedness and response to environmental emergencies, and for advocating the integration of environmental concerns into humanitarian action.

    More information can be found here: https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/topics/environment/event/2015-environmental-emergencies-forum


    The Forum will bring together decision-makers, disaster managers, environmental experts, and humanitarian practitioners from around the world.

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, together with The Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection, generously hosts the 2015 Forum.

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