Meeting

Twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, and First meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing

Date 
Monday, 6 October, 2014 to Friday, 17 October, 2014
Country 
South Korea
Organiser 
Stakeholder
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Biodiversity for Sustainable Development
- To raise international awareness about the essential role of biodiversity and its contribution to sustainable development.
- To put strong emphasis on biodiversity at the discussions of Post-2015 Development Agenda and setting of Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs).

Second IPBES Pan-European stakeholder meeting (PESC-2)

Date 
Monday, 22 September, 2014 to Tuesday, 23 September, 2014
Country 
Switzerland
Organiser 
Stakeholder
Event type 
Meeting

The second Pan-European Stakeholder Consultation Meeting (PESC-2) for IPBES (Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) is organised by the Swiss Biodiversity Forum with the support of the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), and in collaboration with other European Platforms (e.g. NEFO Germany, Belgian Biodiversity Platform, JNCC UK, FRB France, Plataforma Portuguesa da IPBES.
Objectives of the meeting are to:
a) inform on what has been and is going on in IPBES, and how to participate in the current work programme

Seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Date 
Monday, 29 September, 2014 to Friday, 3 October, 2014
Country 
South Korea
Organiser 
Stakeholder
Event type 
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The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity is an international agreement which aims to ensure the safe handling, transport and use of living modified organisms (LMOs) resulting from modern biotechnology that may have adverse effects on biological diversity, taking also into account risks to human health. It was adopted on 29 January 2000 and entered into force on 11 September 2003.

Botanists of the Twenty-first Century: Roles, Challenges and Opportunities

Date 
Monday, 22 September, 2014 to Thursday, 25 September, 2014
Country 
France
Organiser 
Stakeholder
Event type 
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The aim of the conference is to develop forward-looking perspectives for the botanical profession in the twenty-first century. The conference will provide a platform for exchange and dialogue to:
* Take stock of global, regional and national issues and challenges that botany can contribute to mitigating;
* Review the state of the art for the study and practice of botany; and
* Identify actionable elements for re-orienting the discipline to make the essential innovative scientific and technological contributions needed for current and future generations.

21st GBIF Governing Board (GB21) Meeting

Date 
Tuesday, 16 September, 2014 to Friday, 19 September, 2014
Country 
India
Organiser 
Stakeholder
Event type 
Meeting

GBIF. Global Biodiversity Information Facility
The Governing Board meeting, including the Science Symposium, will take place at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on 16-19 September 2014. The official Governing Board meeting is only open to Heads of delegations and up to two additional attendees per delegation, and observers specifically invited by GBIF. However, the Public Symposium: Innovation and Impact through GBIF, on 17 September, is open to the public and press, subject to prior registration.

ICOM-CC’s Triennial Conference. Building Strong Culture through Conservation

Date 
Monday, 15 September, 2014 to Friday, 19 September, 2014
Country 
Australia
Organiser 
Stakeholder
Event type 
Meeting

Building Strong Culture through Conservation.

Arctic Biodiversity Congress

Date 
Tuesday, 2 December, 2014 to Thursday, 4 December, 2014
Country 
Norway
Organiser 
Stakeholder
Event type 
Meeting
 

2nd International Ocean Research Conference

Date 
Monday, 17 November, 2014 to Friday, 21 November, 2014
Country 
Spain
Organiser 
Stakeholder
Event type 
Meeting

Big Data and Open Data Workshops

Date 
Wednesday, 7 May, 2014 to Thursday, 8 May, 2014
Country 
Belgium
Organiser 
Stakeholder
Event type 
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