Monday, December 4, 2017 to Wednesday, December 6, 2017

When:  4-6 December  2017

Where: Nairobi, Kenya

Event Organized by:  UN Environment

Event Description: 

The third meeting of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA 3), will be held from 4-6 December 2017, with the high-level segment taking place on 5-6 December, and the Open Ended Committee of Permanent Representatives from 29 November to 1 December. For more information, please refer to this link.

Monday, November 6, 2017 to Friday, November 17, 2017

When:  6-17 November  2017

Where: Bonn, Germany

Event Organized by:  UNFCCC Secretariat

Event Description: 

The 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be organized by Fiji and hosted at the headquarters of the UNFCCC Secretariat in Bonn, Germany.  More information is available here.

Monday, October 23, 2017 to Wednesday, October 25, 2017

When:  23-25 October 2017

Where: Brussels, Belgium

Event Organized by: Jointly by VITO along with ACTS, AIT, IITD and TERI 

Event Description: 

G-STIC 2017 is the first in a series of Global Science, Technology and Innovation Conferences. G-STIC is all about integrated technological solutions that potentially have a large impact on the achievement of the SDG's and climate change goals, and that contribute to a systematic change. The G-STIC Conference series will be hosted jointly by VITO  and its international partners ACTS (African Center for Technology Studies), AIT (Asian Institute of Technology), IITD (Indian Institute of Technology) and TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute).

G-STIC 2017 will be structured around 10 thematic areas. In addition to 6 thematic clusters related to agriculture & food, circular economy, energy, sustainable technology & development, urbanisation and water technologies, 4 cross-cutting themes will address aspects that are of global importance to these thematic clusters: climate-smart technology, ICT as enabling technology, gender mainstreaming & youth engagement. For the latest information, please refer to the website.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 to Thursday, October 19, 2017

When:  17-19 October 2017

Where: Osaka, Japan

Event Organised by: International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), UN Environment 

Event Description: 

The Global Dialogue, organised as a part of Technology Dialogue Series by IETC, will explore how technologies can contribute to urban resilience against various environmental impacts. A focus will be given to climate change and other environmental impacts such as natural and man-made disasters. The Dialogue will cover various aspects of technology for resilient cities. More information about this event can be found here.


Monday, September 11, 2017 to Wednesday, September 13, 2017

When:  11-13 September 2017

Where: Mexico City, Mexico

Event Description: 

Dedicated exclusively to the renewable energy sector, IREC is a high-level political conference series hosted by a national government every two years and convened by REN21. Each IREC acts as a common platform for government, private sector and civil society leaders to jointly address the goal of advancing renewable energy and has provided the impetuses for several momentous initiatives over the past decade. IREC 2017 in Mexico will continue to build upon the successes and outcomes of the previous conferences held in South Africa (2015), Abu Dhabi (2013), Delhi (2010), Washington D.C (2008), Beijing (2005) and Bonn (2004).

For more information about the IREC process and previous conferences, click here.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

When:  25 July 2017

Time: 3:00-4:30 pm

Event Organized by: Jointly by United for Efficiency

Event Description: 

This webinar will introduce six new policy guides developed through the United for Efficiency initiative. Leading global experts were convened over the past 18 months to develop the contents, which are tailored for policymakers in emerging and developing economies.There are unique guides for indoor and outdoor lighting, room air conditioners, household refrigerators, electric motor systems, distribution transformers, and overarching fundamentals for market transformation. Registration information to follow,

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

When:  18 July 2017

Where: Brussels, Belgium

Event Description: 

Co-hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), and the UN Global Compact, and organized in collaboration with the Global Business Alliance (GBA) for 2030, the SDG Business Forum will convene leaders from business and government, together with the heads of UN agencies, key international organizations, and civil society groups to delve into the role business will play in delivering the 2030 Agenda.

The Forum will report on significant achievements and commitments undertaken by business and gauge private sector efforts to catalyze sustainable growth and development during this critical implementation phase. Ranging from SMEs to multinational corporations, the global business community is committed to contribute to the success of the 2030 Agenda and the realization of a long-lasting, prosperous future for all. More information is available on the website.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 to Wednesday, June 7, 2017

When:  5-7 June 2017

Where: Helsinki, Finland

Event Organized by: SITRA

Event Description: 

This ground-breaking event presents the world’s best circular economy solutions and gathers together the most recognised experts and decision makers in the field. Be at the epicentre of circular economy with 1,500 key people at Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, Finland, on 5-7 June 2017.Find out how the circular economy presents new and unprecedented opportunities to create wealth and well-being, as well as how it is the essential engine behind achieving the ambitious UN Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals. More information is available on the forum's website.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 to Thursday, June 8, 2017

When:  6-8 June 2017

Where: China National Convention Center

Event Hosted by: China

Event Description: 

China will host the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8) in Beijing, China, on 6–8 June 2017. The annual meeting of energy ministers and other high-level delegates from the 24 member countries and the European Union will provide an opportunity to leverage high-level political will and private sector leadership to drive ambitious, real-world clean energy policies and actions. More information is available here.


Monday, June 5, 2017 to Friday, June 9, 2017

When:  5-9 June 2017

Where: New York, USA

Event Organized by:  United Nations 

Event Description: 

The high-level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development will be convened at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 5 to 9 June 2017, coinciding with World Oceans Day, to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14. The Governments of Fiji and Sweden have the co-hosting responsibilities of the Conference. For more detailed information, please refer to the website.