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Natural Capital Symposium Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the Natural Capital Symposium, which will take place March 23-25, 2015 on Stanford's campus. The intention is to continue fostering and supporting the community of practice using natural capital understanding to inform decisions. There will be multiple tracks during the three-day event, focusing on the approaches, science and tools, and the challenges ecosystem services practitioners face in engaging with decision-makers, stakeholders, and the public at large.

Mar 23 to 26 2015, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Public Consultation on SDSN Indicators and a monitoring framework for Sustainable Development Goals: Launching a data revolution for the SDGs

The 2nd global public consultation on the Indicators working draft report runs from January 16-31, 2015.  Pando readers please note Goal 11: "Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable."
Submit your comments here.

 

Jan 17 to Feb 01 2015, 12:00am - 9:00am

Webinar: LOCAL CLIMATE ADVOCACY: FROM LIMA TO PARIS THE LATEST INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Free webinar on the UN Conference of Parties meetings in Lima and Paris! 

 

Canadian Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) members are part of a global movement of local governments committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and demonstrating the cumulative effectiveness of local governments working together.  Join this webinar for the latest international news.  What exactly happened at the UN Conference of Parties (COP) meeting in Lima last December?  And, what can we expect as we prepare for the next COP meeting in Paris?

 

Jan 23 2015, 4:00am - 5:00am PST

[Webinar] The Most Sustainable Communities in the US

The Most Sustainable Communities in the US

Thursday, January 22nd, 2-3 pm EST (11am-12pm PST)
 
In 2014 two communities, Seattle and Northampton, achieved the highest level of certification available through STAR Communities. Staff from the two cities will share what they did to achieve their 5-STAR Community Rating as well as what they've got planned next to continue to advance local sustainability.  
Presenters include:

Jan 23 2015, 3:00am - 4:00am PST

American Planning Association Audio/Web Conference: Sustaining Places Through the Comprehensive Plan

Sustainability and comprehensive planning can run on two separate tracks within local government. To create sustaining places, the programs have to come together — but how? APA has worked with 13 communities to develop standards for integrating sustainability into comprehensive plans. Hear about the standards and the goals behind them. Find out what goes into the plan, and get tips for successful public participation and plan implementation. Officials and their staff will see what makes a good comprehensive plan and how it can guide the community's future.

Feb 19 2015, 7:00am - 8:30am PST

Renewable Cities

Renewable Cities aims to accelerate the adoption of 100% renewable energy within cities globally and recognizes that an integrated approach to energy efficiency and urban design is required. It is a five-year program that has been co-designed with leaders in local government, the private sector, key innovators and thought leaders, and utilities.

May 13 to 16 2015, 11:00pm - 7:00am

Call for Abstracts – ICLEI World Congress 2015 Researchers Symposium

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS, November 15 – January 15, 2015

 

Leading urban sustainability researchers will convene at the ICLEI World Congress to drive forward current debates in international policymaking and sustainable development. We invite interested researchers and experts to submit abstracts which reflect either active research contributions or research-practice collaboration in these fields.

 

Nov 16 2014 to Jan 16 2015, 12:00am - 9:00am

Resilient Cities Webinar: "Integrated Climate Action: Linking adaptation and mitigation"

This webinar will discuss strategies for integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation actions and explore potential synergies and barriers involved. Measures and solutions for simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions and vulnerability to climate change impacts will be presented.

 

Nov 20 2014, 9:00am - 10:00am PST

FACTS (French Ameri-Can Climate TalkS)

FACTS (French Ameri-Can Climate TalkS) conferences series is currently happening across Canada and the United States. On November 12th, FACTS conference “Climate Change and Solutions from Innovation” will stop in Vancouver.

In partnership with Simon Fraser University, the Embassy of France in Canada, and the French Consulate General in Vancouver will organize this free public conference to discuss how green innovations can contribute to solving the climate change challenge.

Nov 13 2014, 10:00am - 1:00pm PST

Resilient Cities 2015 Call for Contributions - 1 October to 1 December 2014

Resilient Cities 2015 Call for Contributions is now open

 

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the World Mayors Council on Climate Change, and the City of Bonn, are pleased to announce the next edition in the Resilient Cities congress series - the annual global forum on urban resilience:

Resilient Cities 2015

6th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation 

8 – 10 June 2015 Bonn, Germany

 

Jun 08 to 11 2015, 10:00pm - 8:00am

Aromar Revi livestream lecture: Putting the Urban at the Heart of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

Kapuscinski Development Lecture

Wednesday 5 November 2014, 18.00 – 19.30

 

 

Putting the Urban at the Heart of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

Speaker: Aromar Revi, Director, Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bangalore

Venue: UCT Upper Campus, New Snape Building, Lecture Hall 3B

 

Light refreshments from 17.15 in the foyer of the New Engineering Building opposite

The Millennium Development Goals are expiring and need to be replaced with a new set of

Nov 06 2014, 10:00am - 12:00pm PST

PIBC and APA 2015 conferences, Seattle

PIBC 2015 – Seattle – Beyond Borders – the annual conference of the Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) – will be held April 16th – 17th at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington, and will immediately precede the 2015 American Planning Association (APA) national planning conference also being held in Seattle, April 18th – 21st. (More info: http://www.pibc.bc.ca/content/annual-conference)

Apr 16 to 22 2015, 10:30pm - 7:00am

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