The post-Rio Future We Want in Asia: The SCP Engine
A high level conference on the future of sustainable development in Asia and the role of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) will take place at the Hotel Plaza Athénée in Bangkok on 12-13 November 2012. The objectives of the conference are: (a) to review and better define the challenges and opportunities for SCP in Asia in light of the Rio+20 Outcomes; (b) to assess how SCP, Resource Efficiency and Green Economy can be best integrated into national planning and in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); (c) to determine respective roles of governments, the private sector and the civil society as well as relevant partnerships in scaling up and replicating SCP policies; and (d) to identify related practical measures and actions concerning Asian actors and stakeholders.
For more information, please visit: link: http://www.switch-asia.eu/switch-policy/news/scp-in-asia.html
Training workshop on phasing out ozone depleting chemicals in Pakistan 3-5 September 2012, Karachi, Pakistan
Ozone Cell Pakistan and OzonAction are organizing a Montreal Protocol Enforcement Workshop for Enforcement and Customs Officers as a follow-up to workshops and training held in Pakistan as part of national efforts to phase-out Ozone Depleting Substances. Representatives of Customs and Enforcement departments from the Ozone Cell, Ministry of Climate Change, General Customs Administration, Customs Divisions and Points, Customs Training Center and Customs Central Laboratory, Frontier Core, Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority and Sindh Police will participate in this programme
Workshop on Understanding the Links between Ozone Depletion and Climate Change, 6-7 September 2012, Karachi, Pakistan
Ozone Cell Pakistan, OzonAction, HUM TV and Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA) are collaborating to organize this workshop targeting TV broadcasters from Karachi and the four provinces. As part of the Communication Strategy for HCFC Phase-out, this workshop aims to sensitize the media about climate and energy efficiency benefits of HCFC phase-out for the industry and households in Pakistan and to deepen the understanding of Pakistani broadcasters about the ozone depletion, impact of ozone-depleting substances to climate change, and Pakistan’s HCFC phase-out obligations and activities under the Montreal Protocol. Resource persons include regional media experts from the region and from UNEP DTIE OzonAction.
Cool Habits: Train-the-Trainers Workshop on Good Servicing Practices to Phase-out HCFCs, 10-13 September 2012, and Train the Technicians Workshop on Good Servicing Practices to Phase-out HCFCs, 14-15 September 2012, Karachi, Pakistan
Organized by UNEP ROAP OzonAction and Pakistan’s Ministry of Climate Change, the training aims to equip future trainers in the country about new technologies being introduced in the refrigeration and air-conditioning sector, including the need for good servicing practices to reduce release of HCFCs which damage the ozone layer and contribute to climate change. Under the Montreal Protocol, Pakistan and other developing countries must begin to control their HCFC consumption starting 1 January 2013. The participants of the train-the-trainers workshop will conduct nationwide training programs on the same issues, with the first training to be held on 14 to 15 September, also in Karachi.
Training and Institutional Building of National Ozone Offices, 18-30 September 2012, Marshall Islands and Palau
The Compliance Assistance Programme (CAP) of UNEP ROAP in cooperation with the National Ozone Units (NOUs) of Marshall Islands and Palau are organizing consecutive national stakeholder meetings for the private and public sectors on the establishment of policies for linkages of Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer with climate and energy efficiency issues in the Pacific Islands. In addition, CAP will conduct short training on data collection, analysis and reporting under the Montreal Protocol for the Ozone Officers, Customs, and other Government officials of above countries to ensure compliance to the national obligations to the multilateral environmental agreement.
Finding solutions to pressing global transboundary waters challenges, 24-26 September 2012, Bangkok, Thailand
The first-ever Global Environment Facility (GEF) International Waters Science Conference (IWSC 2012) provides a unique opportunity for local, regional and global scientific institutions and GEF IW projects to jointly look into opportunities to tackle some of the critical water issues over the next decade. The IWSC 2012 will take place at the UN Conference Centre in Bangkok on 24-26 September 2012. The conference is being organized by UNEP together with the Secretariat of the GEF & the GEF IW: LEARN project, UNU-INWEH, UNDP, with critical support from the UNESCAP and Sida, and other partners.
For more details, please visit www.iwlearn.net/iwsc2012
Regional Dialogue on Green Economy, 27-28 September 2012, Bangkok, Thailand
UNEP, UNDESA and UNDP are organizing a Regional Dialogue on Green Economy on 27-28 September 2012. During the meeting, 30 Senior Officers from Ministers of Finance, Environment and Planning Commissions from Asia-Pacific will share experiences on how to plan and implement inclusive, integrated green economy approaches as a means for poverty reduction, inclusive growth and broader sustainable development goals. The Regional Dialogue seeks to enhance knowledge and awareness about different policy options that promote employment, income and inclusive growth while optimizing country endowments of natural resources and positioning communities for prosperity in a resource constrained world. The event will also provide a venue to plan Post-Rio support to the countries.