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Global Meetings, Seminars, Workshops and other Environmental Events

This is a listing of conventions, workshops, seminars and training programmes on environmental education as per the UNEP's thematic areas. For specific details of the events, please follow the links provided.

GLOBAL EVENTS 2016

International Career Day 2016
Summary: The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) will once again be holding the popular International Career Day. Various international organisations will be presenting their activities and the career opportunities they provide. The day is aimed at new graduates and young academics with work experience who are considering a career in an intergovernmental organisation.
Dates: 14 April 2016.
Location: Palais de Beaulieu, Lausanne
Organisers: Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).
Website: International Career Day 2016GEPP Executive Summer School

8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns
Date: 27 - 29 April 2016
Location: Bilbao, Spain
Website: 8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns

10th MMUST International Conference: Universal health coverage: Innovative strategies towards attainment of SDGs
Theme: Universal health coverage: Innovative strategies towards attainment of SDGs.
Date: 24 - 26 May, 2016
Location: Kakamega, Kenya
Website: 10th MMUST International Conference

11th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training
Summary: eLearning Africa is the largest gathering of eLearning and ICT supported education and training professionals in Africa, enabling participants to develop multinational and cross-industry contacts and partnerships, as well as to enhance their knowledge, expertise and abilities. It seeks to meet the networking needs of the pan-African eLearning and distance education sector.
Date: 24 - 26 May 2016
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Organisers: ICWE GmbH.
Theme: Making Vision Reality.
Sub Themes:

  • Formal education: schools and higher education;
  • Strengthening workforce skills;
  • Widened horizons: innovative collaborations;
  • Real learning taking shape;
  • Sector-specific best practices;
  • Practice, methods and tools; and
  • Emerging tech for learning.
Website: 11th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training

20th Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) Annual Conference
Theme: Leaning and Legacy: The Role of Eduaction in Creating Healthier, Happier Cities.
Summary: The 2016 Conference will consider the role tertiary education institutions can play in encouraging community cohesion, connecting stakeholders, driving social and business innovation and acting as a catalyst for change to influence the future generations that will be inhabiting our cities.
Date: 25 - 26 May 2016
Location: University of the West of England (UWE)
Organisers:The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC).
Website: 20th EAUC Annual Conference

66th UN Department of Public Information (DPI)/NGO Conference
Theme:Education for Global Citizenship: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Together
Summary: Conference participants will strive to define culturally appropriate international and regional messaging, learning and advocacy strategies, partnerships and governmental accountability frameworks including financing for development.
Date: 30 May – 1 June, 2016
Location: Gyeongju, Republic of Korea
Website: 66th UN Department of Public Information (DPI)/NGO Conference

International Sustainable Campus Network 2016
Theme: Leadership for a Sustainable Future
Summary: Managing global change and preparing a sustainable future requires close collaboration between academia, the private sector, and public policy. Decisive leadership is required to tackle threats to our planet, and to societal well-being. How do we equip our organizations and future leaders for this task?
Date: 13 - 15 June 2016
Location: University of Siena, Italy
Sub Themes:

  • Managing a changing planet;
  • Managing societal change;
  • University-Private sector collaborations for a sustainable future;
  • Food sustainability at the micro and macro level; and
  • Higher education’s contribution to actionable Sustainable Development Goals.
Website: ISCN 2016: Leadership for a Sustainable Future

Best of Both Worlds International Conference on Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
Theme: Strengthening Global Networks in a Common Vision for a Sustainable Worlde
Date: 13 - 15 June 2016
Location: Colorado, USA
Conference Goals:

  • Establish cross collaboration and networking among participants from different schools and countries;
  • Showcase programs that infuse environmental education and ESD into daily school activities and various subject areas;
  • Work together to identify local solutions to global problems;
  • Assess the progress of environmental education and its impact on sustainability both in the United States and abroadl; and
  • Highlight effective methods of implementation and evaluation of environmental education and ESD projects.
Website: Best of Both Worlds 2016

14th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law
Theme: The Environment in Court - Environmental protection in national and international courts, tribunals, and compliance mechanisms
Summary: MThis broad topic seeks to address procedural and substantive aspects of environmental adjudication, both in national, regional and international courts, tribunals as well as non-compliance mechanisms of multilateral environmental treaties. In the context of the Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs), Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration as well as the Aarhus Convention, the idea of strengthening of an environmental rule of law through access to justice has gathered considerable momentum?
Date: 20 - 25 June 2016
Enquiries: Professor Dr. Christina Voigt
Website: 14th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law

World Education Congress: Quality education for sustainable and inclusive growth
Theme:Education for Global Citizenship: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Together
Summary: During the World Education Congress participants will discuss "Evolving Trends in Education". The congress will examine modern as well as traditional knowledge systems.
Date: 23 - 24 June 2016
Location: Mumbai, India
Website: World Education Congress 2016

International Conference on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Date: 27 June – 1 July 2016
Location: Cha-am, Thailand
Website: International Conference on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for the SGDs

International Conference in Higher Education for Sustainable Development
Theme: Universities as Beacons of Change: Education for Sustainability lighting up pathways for a new world.
Summary: Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is lightening up new pathways for creating alternative futures. In higher education, it invites students, staff and community partners to reflect on, rethink and reframe their priorities and professional responsibilities. However, embedding its principles and associated pedagogies in the curriculum is proving to be a slow and challenging process.
Date: 27 – 29 June 2016
Location: University of Gibraltar, Gibraltar, UK
Organisers:University of Gibraltar and University Educators for Sustainable Development (UE4SD).
Website: International Conference in Higher Education for Sustainable Development.

9th Asia-Pacific RCE Meeting
Date: 27 June – 1 July 2016
Location: Cha-am, Thailand
Host : RCE Cha-am
Enquiries: Ms. Areeporn Sittiyanpaiboon or Coordinator of RCE Cha-am
Website: 9th Asia-Pacific RCE Meeting

Spatial Ecology & Conservation 4
Date: 12 - 14 July 2016
Location: University of Bristol (UK)
Enquiries: Director, ERT Conservation
Website: Spatial Ecology & Conservation 4

4th International Society for the Advancement of Science in Africa (SASA) Conference
Theme: Transforming Africa through Science, Technology and Innovation.
Summary: The Society for the Advancement of Science in Africa (SASA) is a not-for-profit international association of scientists, academic institutions, research institutions, government agencies, philanthropists and funding agencies dedicated to building an African scientific knowledge base and advancing the frontiers of science in Africa.
Date: 22 - 26 August 2016
Location: UNEP Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
Organisers: Society for the Advancement of Science in Africa (SASA) Conference in collaboration with the Commission for University Education.
Sub Themes:

  • Status of Scientific Research in Africa;
  • Human Management in Science and Research;
  • Curriculum, Knowledge and Infrastructural capacity for Science in Africa;
  • Quality Control in Science and Research in Africa;
  • Scientific Collaboration: South - South / North - South Collaboration;
  • The Science- Policy Interface; and
  • Popularizing Science.
Enquiries: SASA 2016
Website: SASA Conference2016

34th Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa (EEASA) Conference
Theme: Environment and Sustainability Education And Training to Meet The Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals
Summary: The Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa (EEASA) was founded in September 1982 as a result of interaction between educationalists and environmentalists. It is a multidisciplinary Association concerned with the education process, which leads to changes of attitude and behaviour towards the environment.
Date: 3 - 5 October 2016
Location: Gauteng, South Africa
Abstract Deadline: 30 March 2016
Enquiries: Ulisha
Website: EEASA Conference 2016

Sustainability Literacy Test
Summary: The First International Tool to Assess and Verify the Sustainability Literacy of Your Students. The “Sustainability Literacy Test” is a tool for the various initiatives on sustainability lead by HEIs to assess and verify the sustainability literacy of their students when they graduate. It assesses the minimum level knowledge in economic, social and environmental responsibility for higher education students, applicable all over the world, in any kind of Higher Education Institution (HEI), in any country, studying any kind of tertiary-level course (Bachelors, Masters, MBAs, PhD).
Organisers: KEDGE Business School
Website: Sustainability Literacy Test

 

1: CLIMATE CHANGE TRAININGS

Climate Change Policy (CCP)
Summary: The course addresses the complex relationship between climate change and security issues at the international, national and local levels. The specialization prepares students to work with organizations, both international and community-based, in climate change mitigation and adaptation policy formulation and project implementation, disaster risk reduction, as well as in the identification and management of conflicts arising from climate change-related factors.
Deadline: 27 May 2016
Provider: The United Nations mandated University for Peace (UPEACE)
Enquiries: Admissions
Website: Climate Change Policy (CCP)

IWRM as a Tool for Adaptation to Climate Change
Target Audience : Professionals actively involved in the water and climate sectors, for example working as policy makers at local, regional or national level, as staff of NGO's or in the private sector dealing with adaptation, or as junior university lecturers or scientists, and would like to receive an overview of the issue within a short period of time.
Deadline: 3 June 2016
Dates: 3 - 21 July 2016
Provider: UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
Website: IWRM as a Tool for Adaptation to Climate Change

2: DISASTERS AND CONFLICTS TRAININGS

Bridging ICTs and the Environment: Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction
Summary: The Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) workshop will highlight recent advances in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and how they are empowering both decision-makers and citizens to play a proactive role in managing disaster risks and providing more effective disaster response.
Dates: 11 – 15 July 2016
Application deadline: 7 March 2016
Location: Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary
Organisers: UNDP and Central European University (CEU)
Target Audience: Representatives of regional and country offices of UN agencies, National Focal Points of international conventions, relevant government agencies (e.g. Ministries of Emergency Situations, Environment, Communications), academia, researchers and civil society.
Enquiries: Admissions
Website: Bridging ICTs and the Environment: Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction

3: ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT TRAININGS

Competing Claims on Natural Resources
Summary: The overall aim of the course is to contribute to sustainable resources management by building capacity to manage conflicts over natural resources.
Dates: 29 February - 11 March 2016
Application deadline: 18 January 2016
Location: The Netherlands
Organisers: Wageningen University
Target Audience: This course is aimed at resource managers, policy-makers, scientists, practitioners, private sector or civil society representatives and mid-career professionals who work in the field of natural resources management. Candidates should meet the following requirements: relevant tertiary education, at least five years of working experience in the NRM sector.
Website: Competing claims on natural resources.

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) 2016 A
Summary: The programme seeks to increase the integration of environmental and sustainability considerations into planning and decision-making processes in the participants’ countries. The sustainability perspective on SEA addresses the interlinking of social, ecological and economic aspects, including aspects of poverty alleviation and the rights of the poor.
Eligible countries 2015: Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.
Providers: The training programme is organised by NIRAS Natura AB in collaboration with the Centre for Environment and Sustainability (GMV) at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology.
Programme duration: December 2015 - March 2017
Course dates:

  • Course 1: 29 February - 18 March, 2016 , in Sweden;
  • Course 2: 12 - 23 September, 2016, in In one of the participating countries (to be decided).
Application deadline: 30 September, 2015
Website: Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) 2016 A

Mangrove Ecosystems of the Western Indian Ocean Region
Summary: The program fits in the objectives of the UNEP Nairobi Convention (1996) for the protection, development and management of coastal and marine resources in the WIO region and is designed to underline regional priorities, to enhance regional capacity on ecosystem based approaches and tools for the rehabilitation, conservation and sustainable utilization of mangrove resources and develops capacity on multiple dimensions of integrated approaches for Mangrove Ecosystems Management. In addition to support the objectives of the regional initiative- WIO Mangrove Network (established in 2012) that has strategic goals of knowledge exchange, active dialogue, and enhanced regional capacity in the field of mangroves and their management.
Dates: 17 – 28 May 2016
Application deadline: 6 March 2016
Location: Centre of Marine Sciences (Moana) and University of Nairobi (Diani, Kenya)
Organisers: Supported by WIOMSA-MASMA and jointly implemented by the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), with Annemalai University (India) and regional partners: WIO Mangrove Network (WMN), Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), Wetlands International, The Coastal Oceans Research and Development - Indian Ocean (CORDIO), IUCN ‘Resilient Coast Initiative’, University of Nairobi, Nairobi Convention, and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) “Coastal East Africa Initiative” (CEA-NI).
Website: Mangrove Ecosystems of the Western Indian Ocean Region.

4: ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE TRAININGS

5: RESOURCE EFFICIENCY TRAININGS

Certificate and Diploma of Advanced Studies in Corporate Social Responsibility
Summary: The conference is being run as a series of eight half-day symposia. In consultation with both academics and practitioners, the content of each symposium has been chosen to tackle difficult issues at the heart of applying spatial ecology to conservation.
Themes:

  • Understand the different aspects of CSR and how it contributes to institutions meeting global sustainability challenges and opportunities;
  • Master the latest CSR cutting-edge tools, methodologies and strategies; and
  • Enhance your leadership skills to become an innovative responsible leader.

Diploma Date: September 2015 - June 2016
Venue: Geneva
Organiser: University of Geneva
Application deadline: 24 March 2016
Contact: Leticia Saura
Website: Certificate and Diploma of Advanced Studies in Corporate Social Responsibility

14th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law
Summary: This broad topic seeks to address procedural and substantive aspects of environmental adjudication, both in national, regional and international courts, tribunals as well as non-compliance mechanisms of multilateral environmental treaties. In the context of the Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs), Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration as well as the Aarhus Convention, the idea of strengthening of an environmental rule of law through access to justice has gathered considerable momentum?
Theme: The Environment in Court - Environmental protection in national and international courts, tribunals, and compliance mechanisms
Date: 20 - 25 June 2016
Enquiries: Professor Dr. Christina Voigt
Website: 14th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law

Solar Photovoltaic
Date: 12 – 13 May 2016
Location:University of London
Target audience: Technicians and individuals intending to learn how to install, maintain and repair Solar Photovoltaic equipment; Design engineers; and Architects.
Enquiries: The European Centre of Technology
Website: Solar Photovoltaic

Renewable Energy Solutions
Date: 16 – 17 June 2016
Location: University of London (UK)
Target audience: Personnel and consultants who need to make an informed decision on which renewable energy technology will meet their specific needs or the needs of their clients.
Enquiries: The European Centre of Technology
Website: Renewable Energy Solutions

Renewable Energy Management and Finance
Date: 30 June – 1 July 2016
Location:University of London
Target audience: Individuals considering a consultancy job and/or those who have to evaluate the benefits of adopting renewable energy technology; and Managers and directors intending to invest in the renewable energy sector.
Enquiries: The European Centre of Technology
Website: Renewable Energy Management and Finance

Carbon Finance
Date: 14 – 15 July 2016
Location:University of London
Target audience: Individuals considering a consultancy job in renewable energy and/or those interested in carbon management and trading strategies and carbon reduction commitments for small, medium and large organisations; and Managers and directors intending to reduce the organization’s carbon footprint and needing to find out more about carbon trading.
Enquiries: The European Centre of Technology
Website: Carbon Finance

Wind Power
Date: 21 – 22 July 2016
Location: Edinburgh Napier University (UK)
Target audience: Technicians and individuals intending to learn how to install, maintain and repair wind turbines; Design engineers; and Architects.
Enquiries: The European Centre of Technology
Website: Wind Power

Renewable Energy Management and Finance
Date: 28 – 29 July 2016
Location: The George Washington University (USA)
Target audience: Individuals considering a consultancy job and/or those who have to evaluate the benefits of adopting renewable energy technology; Managers and directors intending to invest in the renewable energy sector.
Enquiries: The European Centre of Technology
Website: Renewable Energy Management and Finance

Solar Photovoltaic
Date: 4 – 5 August 2016
Location: The George Washington University (USA)
Target audience: Technicians and individuals intending to learn how to install, maintain and repair Solar Photovoltaic equipment and systems; Policy professionals; Government officials; Realtors, clean energy system sales people and energy planners; Design engineers; and Architects.
Enquiries: The European Centre of Technology
Website: Solar Photovoltaic

World Food System Summer School 2016
Summary: The two-week intensive academic course will be hosted at the ‘Gut Rheinau’, one of Switzerland’s largest organic farms and bring together students, researchers, and practitioners from a wide variety of disciplines and cultures, who are committed to building sustainable food systems. The program spans the food system and includes lectures, workshops, case studies, field trips and farm work together with faculty and experts from leading research institutes, the public, private, and not for profit sectors.
Theme: Organic Agriculture and Food Systems
Dates: 7 - 21 August 2016
Location: Rheinau, Switzerland
Organisers: The ETH Zurich World Food System Center
Target Audience: Technicians and individuals intending to learn how to install, maintain and repair Solar Photovoltaic equipment and systems; Clean energy system sales people, realtors, and energy planners; Design engineers; and Architects.
Contact: Bastian Flury
Website: World Food System Summer School 2016

6: HARMFUL SUBSTANCES TRAININGS

7: CROSS - CUTTING TRAININGS

Young Scientists Summer Program
Summary: Since 1977, IIASA’s annual 3-month Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) offers research opportunities to talented young researchers whose interests correspond with IIASA’s ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic and social change.
Application deadline: 11 January 2016
Website: Young Scientists Summer Program.

 

 

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