Description: The Secretary-General will host a Climate Summit in September 2014 as an integral part of his strategy to engage leaders and advance climate action and ambition, drawing on his global convening power and harnessing the full strength of the UN system, working in partnership with all sectors of society. The Summit will serve as a public platform for leaders at the highest level – all UN Member States, as well as finance, business, civil society and local leaders from public and private sectors – to: - Catalyze ambitious action on the ground to reduce emissions and strengthen climate resilience and; - Mobilize political will for an ambitious global legal agreement by 2015 that limits the world to a less than 2-degree Celsius rise in global temperature. Leaders are invited to bring bold announcements and actions to the 2014 Climate Summit.
Description: TEAKNET in association with the Asociación Ecuatoriana de Productores de Teca y Maderas Tropicales (ASOTECA, Ecuador), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) will be organizing the 3rd World Teak Conference “Strengthening Global Teak Resources and Markets for Sustainable Development” in Guayaquil, Ecuador from May 11-16, 2015. The organizing committee invites you to participate in this interesting event that is expected to attract more than 300 participants
Description: In a time when incidence and impacts of wildfires seem to increase due to climate change, demographic changes and management practices amongst others, in the organization of the 6th International Wildland Fire Conference is more than needed. After previous editions in Boston (1989), Vancouver (1997), Sydney (2007) and Sun City (2011) the next Conference will take place in Pyeong Chang, Korea from 12 to 16 October 2015. The Conference provides a global platform for all stakeholders in forest and other vegetation fire management and bring together as well the help the regional networks on fire management. The theme of the Conference is: Fire of the past, Fire of the future. The event will be organized by the Korea Forest Service, under the auspices and support of FAO and UNISDR and with support from ITTO, the Global Fire Monitoring Centre, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Spain and South Africa.