Environmental Events 2016

UN Environment Days

2nd February
World Wetlands Day: Wetlands and agriculture

21st March
International Day of Forests and the Tree

22nd March
World Water Day

23rd March
World Meteorological Day
‘Hotter, drier, wetter. Face the Future.’

22nd April
Earth Day

22nd May
International Day for Biological Diversity

5th June
World Environment Day

17th June
World Day to Combat Desertification

16th September
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

16th October
World Food Day

6th November
International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

Key UN Environment/Sustainability Conferences

UNGA (UN General Assembly) High-level Thematic Debate: Implementing Commitments on Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Financing
11-12 April
New York City, USA
Topics: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, INDCs, SDGs

High-Level Signing Ceremony for Paris Agreement
22 April
New York City, USA
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, will take place as a first step in implementing the Paris Agreement, which was adopted in Paris, France, on 12 December 2015

Fourth African Regional Conference on Irrigation and Drainage (ARCID)26-28 April
Egypt, Aswan City
’Agricultural Land and Water Management for Sustainability under Climate Variability’

Climate Action 2016
5-6 May
Washington D.C., US
Topics: multi-stakeholder climate implementation, climate action on cities, land use, resilience, energy, transport, tools for decision makers, and finance

Adaptation Futures 2016: Practices and Solutions
10-13 May
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Adaptation Futures is the biennial conference of the Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA)
Topics: climate change adaptation, special focus on urban and coastal areas

World Humanitarian Summit
23-24 May
Istanbul, Turkey
Topics: humanitarian effectiveness, reducing vulnerability and managing risk

World Conference on Disaster Management 2016
7-8 June
Toronto, Canada
Topics: “before-during-after” crisis cycle

Resilient Cities 2016: 7th Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation
6-8 July
Bonn, Germany
Topics: urban resilience and climate change adaptation, including inclusive resilience strategies, financing the resilient city, measuring and monitoring progress, resilience and adaptation planning, governance and collaboration, resource management, and resilient infrastructure

2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress
1-10 Sept
Honolulu, US
Topics: environment and development challenges worldwide

Mayors’ Summit
16 Sept
FAO, Rome, Italy
Topics: environmentally-sound and fair food systems in urban areas

24 Sept
Johannesburg, South Africa
Topic: International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

Habitat III
17-21 Oct
Quito, Ecuador
Topics: Third UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development

7-18 Nov
Marrakesh, Morocco

International Environmental Conferences

International Water Summit 2016
18-21 Jan
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Theme: Promoting Water Sustainability in Arid Regions

EcoBio 2016: Challenges in Building a Sustainable Biobased Economy
6-9 Mar
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW)
12-18 Mar
Fairbanks, US

International Conference on Air Quality – Science and Application
14-18 Mar
Milano, Italy

European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium
9-13 May
Praha, Czech Republic

Adaptation Futures 2016, practices and solutions
10-13 May
Rotterdam, Netherlands

ICSDEC – International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction
18-20 May
Tempe, US

7th International Conference on Sustainable Tourism
18-20 May
Valencia, Spain

European Society for Soil Conservation International Conference
15-18 June
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

22nd International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment
21-23 June
Crete, Greece

CleanEnviro Summit Singapore
10-14 July

EcoSummit 2016 – Ecological Sustainability: Engineering Change
29 Aug – 1 Sept
Montpellier, France

ESA 14 – Growing landscapes – Cultivating innovative agricultural systems
5-9 Sept
Edinburgh, UK
“Growing Landscapes – Cultivating innovative agricultural systems”

Green Urbanism
14-16 Oct
Lecce, Italy

Other related events

World Economic Forum
20-23 Jan
Davos. Switzerland
The stories shaping the Global, Regional and Industry agendas

Economist Sustainability Summit 2016
15-16 Mar
“Adapt or die?”

EU Events

Marine sustainability in an age of changing oceans and seas: JRC-EASAC report launch
25 Jan
Brussels, Belgium

European Green Capital Handover – From Bristol 2015 to Ljubljana 2016
9 Feb

Antimicrobial Resistance Conference
9-10 Feb
Amsterdam, Netherlands

EIP Water Conference
10 Feb
Leeuwarden, Holland
“How is water innovation succeeding in Europe?”

European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE)
6-9 June
Amsterdam, Netherlands