Sub-regional workshop for Asian countries in support for the ratification and early implementation of the Minamata Convention on mercury, 18-20 September, New Delhi, India
Interim Secretariat of the Minamata Convention is organizing a sub-regional workshop for Asian countries in support for the ratification and early implementation of the Minamata Convention on mercury in New Delhi, India on 18 – 20 September 2014. The workshop seeks to improve the understanding of the Convention as well as familiarize with the process for signature, ratification and implementation. Informing about available sources of support and creating opportunities for exchange and action in the sub-regions are also part of the process. Finally, the definition of national roadmaps by each participating country will conclude the workshop and sets out the measures to be taken at a national level to move towards ratification and implementation. The presence of implementing agencies at the workshop will assist in informing the agencies of planned activities at the national level.
Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum, 1-3 October 2014, Kuala Lumpur
The Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) is organizing its flagship Forum on 1-3 October 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, under the theme New Partnerships for Resilient Development: Government, Business and Society. Over 500 climate change adaptation practitioners are expected to join public and private sector officials and top experts at this year’s Forum. The Forum will help participants from all levels of government, business and society to address development challenges in a changing climate more effectively. This year’s Forum focuses on adaptation actors and how they collaborate to form partnerships and networks for resilient development. With over 150 speakers and 30 sessions planned, the Forum is among the biggest climate change adaptation events in the region. Three Forums have successfully been co-organised by APAN since 2010.
To register for the event, please go to: http://asiapacificadapt.net/adaptationforum/2014/register
Sixth session of the Intergovernmental negotiating committee on mercury (INC 6), 3-7 November 2014, UNCC, Bangkok
The sixth session of the intergovernmental negotiating committee on mercury (INC6) is scheduled to take place from 3 to 7 November 2014 at the premises of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Bangkok, Thailand. The session will be preceded by regional consultations on 2 November 2014.
For more information, visit: http://www.mercuryconvention.org/Negotiations/INC6/tabid/3563/Default.aspx