Between the 15th and the 23rd of June of this year, will occur the People’s Summit for Social and Environmental Justice in Rio +20 at Flamengo, in Rio de Janeiro. The global civil society, organizations, collectives and social movements will occupy the landfill to propose a new way of living on the planet, in solidarity against the commodification of nature and in defense of the commons.
At the Rio+20 Conference, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, will come together to shape how we can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet to get to the future we want.
Every year, the Planning Institute of British Columbia organizes and hosts its marquee planning professional development and networking event - the PIBC Annual Conference and AGM. Registration for this year's conference is now open. Join us in Harrison Hot Springs, in the beautiful Fraser Valley of British Columbia, for the PIBC 2012 Annual Conference and AGM. The conference will be headquartered at the wonderful and historic Harrison Hot Springs Resort on the shores of Harrison Lake.
The Association of American Geographers invites you to join fellow geographers, GIS specialists, and environmental scientists in New York City from February 24 to February 28, 2012, for the latest in research and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience. The week-long conference will host more than 7,000 geographers from around the world and feature over 4,000 presentations, posters, workshops, and field trips by leading scholars, experts, and researchers.
The ICLEI World Congress 2012 will deal with the pressing issues facing local governments and urban areas in this unpredictable era of change. The Congress will bring our Members, partners, global strategists, academics and NGO’s together. Participants will learn from inspirational speakers and real-life city cases about cutting-edge integrated solutions to the challenges we face.