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The Lima-Paris Action Agenda brings both state and non-state actors together on the global stage to accelerate cooperative climate action now and into the future in support of the new, universal climate change agreement which governments will reach in Paris. Photo © Jiuguang Wang



 70th Regular Session of the UN General Assembly


New York, US
15th, September, 2015 – 28th, September, 2015

The 70th Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 70) is scheduled to open at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, 15 September 2015. On 25 September 2015, His Holiness Pope Francis will address the UNGA, and from 25-27 September the Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda will convene. The General Debate of the 70th Session of the UNGA will take place from 28 September - 6 October 2015. Website


Sustainable Places 2015

undefinedSavona, Italy
16th, September, 2015 – 18th, September, 2015

This third edition is an initiative of the Resilient and PERFORMER FP7 European project consortiums, aimed at generating a successful, sustainable and world-class series of annual conferences. Sustainable Places 2015 aims to engage scientists, researchers and engineers from research institutes and industry in the task of ensuring the long-term environmental sustainability of ever-growing, increasingly crowded urban areas in a world with limited resources. It will focus on energy efficiency at local, district and city levels. To this end, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) along with other key areas of research (energy, materials, methods and practices, etc.) will be at the core of the conference. The conference will encourage networking and clustering among projects funded as part of the FP7 and H2020 EeB PPP. Participants will have the opportunity to assess new initiatives, access up-to-date information, discuss market trends and envision possible synergies. Approximately 200 participants from around the world are expected to attend. Website


Bogotá Climate Summit

undefinedBogota, Colombia
20th, September, 2015 – 23rd, September, 2015

This summit illustrates the leadership role that local governments play in both facing the challenges and maximizing the opportunities derived from climate change impacts. Because cities have the key political, social, economic and technological capacity to deal effectively with these impacts, they bear a substantial responsibility to catalyse the transformation necessary to put them on a sustainable development path. Website


Climate Week

undefinedNew York, US
21st, September, 2015 – 28th, September, 2015

Climate Week NYC brings together influential global figures - and new voices - from the worlds of business, government and society who are leading the low carbon transition. We are home to events, activities and high-profile meetings across NYC. Website



General Assembly of Organisation of Regions United (ORU FOGAR), FOGAR-R20

Sevilla, Spain
23rd, September, 2015 – 25th, September, 2015




United Nations Summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda

undefinedNew York, US
25th, September, 2015 – 27th, September, 2015

The United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda convened as a high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly. Website



11th Meeting of the Standing Committee on Finance

undefinedBonn, Germany
28th, September, 2015 – 30th, September, 2015



Climate strategies: Contribution of the Energy Efficiency Policies Monitoring


Paris, France
29th, September, 2015 – 30th, September, 2015

ADEME (French environment and energy management agency) and UN-ECLAC are organising a 2-day workshop ahead of COP 21 in Paris. High Level stakeholders will discuss the contribution of monitoring and evaluation of energy efficiency policies for climate change strategies. Governmental decisions makers, as well as UNFCCC negotiators, experts from international bodies and practitioners will exchange views and experiences on the current implementation of energy efficiency indicators at national and international level, both in OECD and emerging countries. These experiences can contribute to ongoing discussions about the new reporting system currently under negotiation for COP 21. Website


Asia and Pacific Regional Workshop on Carbon Finance


Manila, Philippines
29th, September, 2015 – 30th, September, 2015



Global Sustainable Aviation Summit 2015, ATAG

undefinedGeneva, Switzerland
29th, September, 2015 – 30th, September, 2015

The Summit will enable an exchange of views in preparation for two key events:  the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) climate talks in December 2015, and the 39th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in 2016, where governments will hopefully agree on a global market-based measure for aviation. The event will combine high-level political discussions and technical breakout sessions. Topics will include: the roles of technology, alternative fuels and market-based measures in achieving a 50% reduction in our carbon footprint by 2050; sustainable aviation; noise mitigation; environmental management and environmental communications. Website


15th IEA-IETA-EPRI Annual Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Emission Trading

undefined29th, September, 2015 – 30th, September, 2015



Major Economies Forum

undefinedNew York, US
29th September, 2015 – 30th, September, 2015

The Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF) was launched on March 28, 2009. The MEF is intended to facilitate a candid dialogue among major developed and developing economies, help generate the political leadership necessary to achieve a successful outcome at the annual UN climate negotiations, and advance the exploration of concrete initiatives and joint ventures that increase the supply of clean energy while cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The 17 major economies participating in the MEF are: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. Information



International Conference on Climate Action

undefinedHannover, Germany
1st, October, 2015 – 2nd, October, 2015

Municipalities play a strategic role in addressing climate change. They drive developments and act as role models for successful measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To highlight local potential and achievements and to support the transfer of mutual know-how on policies and implementation, Germany will host an international conference in Hanover on October 1 and 2, 2015.

Just after the UN Summit to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (New York, Sept) and before the UNFCCC COP 21 (Paris, Nov/Dec), the International Conference on Climate Action will highlight local contributions towards low-carbon, sustainable urban development. It will serve to promote local climate action as a key driver for transformation. Representatives from municipalities, regional and national government, networks, foundations and researchers will get together to present, learn and discuss. Website


G20 High Level Conference on access to energy in sub-saharan Africa + G20 Ministers Meeting

undefinedIstanbul, Turkey
1st, October, 2015 – 2nd, October, 2015



6th International Renewable Energy Conference

undefinedCap Town, South Africa
4th, October, 2015 – 7th, October, 2015

The Government of South Africa, together with the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), are hosting the South Africa International Renewable Energy Conference (SAIREC). The conference will bring together ministers, decision-makers, civil society, academia and the private sector to discuss experiences and strategies for accelerating the global deployment of renewable energy. The event is aimed particularly at giving the African renewable energy industry opportunities to showcase its work and gain insights from other participants. This event will build upon previous "IREC" conferences held in Abu Dhabi (2013), Delhi (2010), Washington D.C (2008), Beijing (2005) and Bonn (2004).  Information



Austin, US
5th, October, 2015 – 7th, October, 2015

undefinedSXSW Eco creates a space for business leaders, investors, innovators and designers to advance solutions that drive economic, environmental and social change. In its fifth year, the conference will feature collaborative events to facilitate direct contacts, as well as focused panel sessions and exciting competitions that will introduce attendees to transformative products, technologies and ideas. Through interesting events, strategic alliances and global participation, SXSW Eco assists in creating a positive impact. We invite you to join us this October in Austin, Texas to participate in this international forum for debate and discovery. Website


ITS World Congress

undefinedBordeaux, France
5th, October, 2015 – 9th, October, 2015

The ITS Congress and Exhibition is the world’s largest event on intelligent transport systems and services. Under the theme “Towards Intelligent Mobility – Better Use of Space”, the Bordeaux Congress will focus not only on how achieving intelligent mobility will change our lives, but also on the benefits space can bring to ITS applications. Website


International Dialogue on Transport and Climate - Scope of 2nd World Economy Festival

undefinedJohannesburg, South Africa
5th, October, 2015 – 9th, October, 2015

The Festival will demonstrate to the world that an ecomobile future is possible and that public transport, walking and cycling can be accessible, safe and attractive. The world’s leading thinkers on EcoMobility and urban transport will participate in a series of Dialogues during the week of 5 to 9 October 2015. Between 300 and 500 people are expected to join the Dialogues that will be held at the IDC Conference Centre in Sandton. Website


Innovation for Cool Earth Forum

Tokyo, Japan
7th, October, 2015 – 8th, October, 2015

undefinedThe second annual Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF) is being held with a view to addressing climate change through innovation. Hosted by the Japanese Government, the event will bring together policymakers, business leaders and researchers for "an energy- and environment-focused version of the World Economic Forum." Organizers of the event are working with the French Presidency of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC to make the event an important milestone on the road to a global climate agreement at COP 21 in December 2015. Plenary sessions at the conference will include: principal issues in future greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction; future perspectives from innovators, visionaries and global leaders; and future strategy for climate change. A number of parallel sessions will take an in-depth look at specific technologies, sectors and energy sources. In addition a 'Networking Plaza' will be held on 6 October 2015. Webiste



World Bank Group/IMF Annual Meeting

undefinedLima, Peru
9th, October, 2015 – 11th, October, 2015

The Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, private sector executives and academics to discuss progress on the work of the IMF and the World Bank Group. Also featured are seminars, regional briefings, press conferences and many other events focused on the global economy, international development and the world's financial markets. Website


12th United Nation Convention to Combat Desertification

undefinedAnkara, Turkey
12th, October, 2015 – 23rd, October, 2015

The 12th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) will take place over two weeks in Ankara, Turkey. As the Convention's primary decision-making body, the COP will meet to discuss and make decisions regarding the Convention's implementation.  Website


Launch of covenant Mayors goal for 2030

undefinedBrussels, Belgium
13th, October, 2015




World Efficiency Show & Congress

undefinedPorte de Versailles, Paris, France
13th, October, 2015 – 15th, October, 2015

World Efficiency is the first biennial event for policy makers and businesses looking for resource and climate solutions. The first event will run from 13 to 15 October 2015 in the Paris Porte de Versailles exhibition centre. This new event stems from the desire of the organizers of Pollutec to create a meeting space for all those involved in the development of solutions that serve the interests of both business and the planet. The aim is to bring together those who instigate action and those who take action. Website


Local Climate Solutions for Africa (LOCS2015)

undefinedDurban, South Africa
13th, October – 16th, October, 2015

LOCS 2015 is the third iteration of this biennial conference held by ICLEI – Local governments for Sustainability – Africa. It is strategically timed as a pan-African gathering of local governments in line with the Local Government Climate Roadmap to prepare for the UNFCCC COP 21 in Paris, France in December. We welcome partnerships with interested parties from a broad spectrum of stakeholders (international organisations, private sector, academia, civil society) across the world. Website


6th OECD Roundtable for Mayors and Ministers

16th, October, 2015

Established in 2007, the Roundtable builds on a long tradition of policy dialogue on urban development at the OECD, aiming to bridge the policy gaps in tackling climate change and spurring green growth, mobilising investment, creating jobs and ensuring sustainable, inclusive urban growth. It is a top-level, closed-door event. Attendance is by invitation only to leading mayors and national ministers from OECD and non-OECD countries. Previous Roundtables have taken place in Madrid (2007), Milan (2008), Paris (2010), Chicago (2012) and Marseille (2013). Website


UNFCCC Negotiating Session/4th ADP Session

undefinedBonn, Germany
19th, October – 23rd, October, 2015

The eleventh part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) will take place from 19 - 23 October 2015. Website


World Forum for a Responsible Economy

undefinedLille, France
20th, October, 2015 – 22nd, October, 2015

Advance the Responsible Economy through showcasing best practices adopted by corporations (whether SMEs or large groups) which exercise their activities responsibly, anywhere in the world, while setting the stage to promote their example. Website


Bristol Debates - City Leaders Summit, 2015 European Green Capital Programme

undefinedBristol, UK
23rd, October, 2015 – 24th, October, 2015

This summit will embrace education, business, youth, the political, charity and voluntary sectors, architects, police leaders, scientists, media commentators and more. It will seek to identify the future leadership needs of sustainable cities with case studies of successful examples. Website


WEF Summit on the Global Agenda

undefinedAbu Dhabi
25th, October, 2015 – 27th, October, 2015

The annual Summit on the Global Agenda – the world’s largest brainstorming event – brings together the most relevant thought leaders of the World Economic Forum’s Network of Global Agenda Councils, comprising more than 80 groups of experts from academia, business, civil society, international organizations and government.

The 2015 edition of the summit will provide the network’s members with a unique convening platform to connect with one another, identify the latest trends and risks, explore interconnections among issues, and collectively develop solutions to address the most pressing issues shaping our present and future global, industry and regional agendas. Through interactive workshops and cross-disciplinary sessions, over 1,000 members of the network will discuss comprehensive insights and recommendations to achieve real impact, and will focus on the achievementsof the Global Agenda Councils that have been collaborating since September 2014. Website


World Energy Council

undefinedAddis Ababa
26th, October, 2015 – 30th, October, 2015

The World Energy Council (WEC) is a global and inclusive forum for thought leadership and tangible engagement with headquarters in London. Its mission is to promote the sustainable supply and use of energy for the maximum benefit of all people. Website




25th World Road Congress

undefinedSeoul, Korea
2nd, November, 2015 – 6th, November, 2015

Under the theme of ‘Roads and Mobility - Creating New Value from Transport’, this five-day event will bring together thousands of road and road transport stakeholders from around the world, including about 50 ministers or vice ministers and top leaders from public and private organizations. Dozens of sessions will allow participants to get a broad and global picture of the current status of the road sector and its main challenges for the future. This Congress is therefore the top event of its kind in 2015, offering a unique learning and networking opportunity,while discovering Korea’s state-of-the-art road transport technology. A number of special events are also planned, where participants can experience Korea’s exceptional blend of the traditional and the modern. Website


Partenariat Français pour l'eau

undefined Paris, France
3rd, November, 2015- 5th, November, 2015



Business for Social Responsibility, 250 member companies

undefinedSan Francisco, US
3rd, November, 2015 – 5th, November, 2015

In today’s era of fundamental change—with financial, political, environmental, technological and social conditions evolving at lightning speed—business is being reshaped globally. Only the resilient will survive and grow. Through innovation and collaboration, business can position itself—together with individuals, communities and economies—to thrive. Resilient businesses can withstand climate change, navigate economic turbulence, anticipate shifting cultural dynamics, and help deliver prosperity for all people. Join us at the BSR Conference 2015 to develop a resilient future for business—and the wider world. Website


G20 Summit

undefinedAntalya, Turkey
15th, November, 2015 – 16th, November, 2015

G20 leaders will meet in Antalya, Turkey, on 15-16 November 2015. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, and Jean Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, will represent the EU at the summit. The G20 aims to conclude the Summit with practical outcomes on such priority areas as development, climate change, financing for climate change, trade, growth and employment. Website


Sustainable Brands Event

16th, November, 2015 – 18th, November, 2015

Sustainable Brands® events were founded on the belief that unleashing the best of our human ingenuity and innovation can change the shape of business, and with it, the world. Connect with professionals from different perspectives and disciplines in an optimistic, collaborative environment and create a shared vision of what is possible. Website


IEA Ministerial Meeting

undefinedParis, France
17th, November, 2015 – 18th, November, 2015

Once every two years, the Governing Board – which is made up of one or more government representative(s), usually at the level of director general and sometimes at the level of minister, from each IEA member country – convenes at ministerial level. The Ministerial meeting affords an opportunity to set the broad strategic priorities for the IEA, alongside the direction offered at the regular meetings of the Governing Board, which take place several times a year at the IEA’s headquarters in Paris. The IEA Secretariat then digests what has been discussed and develops ideas for existing or new work programmes, which it then presents to the Governing Board. Importantly, Ministerial meetings also provide an opportunity for member countries themselves to agree to undertake certain actions in the field of energy policy, either domestically or collectively.

Representatives from non-member countries are invited to the Ministerial meeting; the 2013 event featured representatives from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia and South Africa. Website


Salon de l'Eolien Européen EWEA

undefinedParis, France
17th, November, 2015 - 20th, November, 2015

The EWEA 2015 Annual Event presents an international platform for the wind energy industry to showcase and demonstrate its latest products and services. The event features a broad conference programme, unrivalled networking opportunities and an extensive exhibition. Website


4th International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications

undefinedPalermo, Italy
22nd, November, 2015 – 25th, November, 2015

The purpose of the International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA) 2015 is to bring together researchers, engineers, manufacturers, practitioners and customers from all over the world to share and discuss advances and developments in renewable energy. This fourth ICRERA will continue promoting and disseminating knowledge on several topics and technologies related to renewable (green) energy systems and sources. ICRERA aims to present to the international community important results in the field of renewable energy in the form of research, development, applications, design and technology. Its aim is therefore to assist researchers, scientists, manufacturers, companies, communities, agencies, associations and societies in keeping abreast of new developments in their specialist fields and to unite in finding clean and sustainable energy solutions. Website




undefinedJohannesburg, South Africa
29th, November, 2015 – 3rd, December, 2015

The Africities Summit is the highlight for the gathering of Africa’s Local Authorities. Organized regularly every three years, by United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa), the event has become a distinguished opportunity for the evaluation of the implementation of decentralization policies in Africa. This year’s event will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 29 November to 3 December 2015. Its central theme will be: “SHAPING THE FUTURE OF AFRICA WITH THE PEOPLE: THE CONTRIBUTION OF AFRICAN LOCAL AUTHORITIES TO AGENDA 2063 OF THE AFRICAN UNION.” Website


UCLG World Council

undefinedParis, France
4th, December, 2015 – 6th, December, 2015                                

The World Council is the principal policy-making body of the World Organization. It decides the World Organization’s policies and ensures that general policies decided by the General Assembly are implemented. The 2015 UCLG World Council meetings will be held from 4 to 6 December 2015 in Paris, France, at the kind invitation of Mayor Anne Hidalgo, Co‑President of UCLG, and in conjunction with COP 21.  Website



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