Past Events

Past Events 2006

"Energy, Environment, and Development: Analysing Opportunities for Reducing Poverty" in Bangalore (14 - 16 December , 2006)    

This 3rd Future Environmental Trends Conference will focus on challenges for sustainable development that arise from the nexus between energy, environment, and poverty. It will provide an opportunity for researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and the donor community to engage in constructive dialogue on possible solutions. 

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"Fourth International Symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment" in Bangkog (December 6 - 8, 2006)

The Water Environment Partnership in Asia (WEPA) will hold an international symposium on "Community Activities for the Conservation of Water Environment" on 8 December 2006 in Bangkok, as a side event of "The 4th International Symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment" organised by the University of Tokyo and the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). To commemorate the holding of this symposium, the WEPA Secretariat is requesting papers. Selected papers will be published during the symposium proceedings and also on the publicly-accessible WEPA database, as examples of community activity.

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"International Symposium on Drylands Ecology and Human Security" in Dubai (December 4 - 7, 2006)

ISDEHS 2006 is meant to be the first of a series of symposia intended to create an ongoing dialogue between researchers and policy makers from the Arab world with the global scientific community as well as to reposition the ongoing desertification debate within the context of human security.
This year’s discussions will address the theme "Regional Perspectives, Policy Responses and Sustainable Development in the Arab Region - Challenges and Opportunities" and will thus mainly focus on the progressive land degradation and its social consequences in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The symposium will be based on an interdisciplinary approach and will focus on finding the interface between research and the reality of development practice. It is organized by the Network for Drylands Research and Development (NDRD) of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) with support of the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).

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"World Tourism Forum for Peace and Sustainable Development 2006" in Porto Alegre (November 29th to December 2nd)

Changing destinies for people, communities, regions and nations through sustainable tourism: that's the mission of the World Tourism Forum for Peace and Sustainable Development (WTF). With projects and initiatives identified by its global brand, "Destinations", the Forum is a permanent and continuous movement supported by organizations and individuals from around the world, working to develop new concepts and practices for the tourism industry worldwide, that promote cultural diversity, economic and social development, biodiversity preservation and conditions for peace. The Forum’s Third Annual Summit is co-organized by UNEP, one of its main partners, and attracts thousands of participants from high governmental level, international organizations, NGO's, the tourism industry and other stakeholders.

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Advanced International Training Programme on Integrated Transboundary Water Resources Management for the Lake Victoria Region - call for applications. — Nov 20 - Dec 1, 2006


The overall objective is that the participants identify the advantages with collaborative transboundary water management strategies and improve their ability to apply these strategies in their respective organisations. Specific Objectives are improve the participants’ ability and skills for collaborative transboundary water resources management; influence the participants’ home organisation to effectively fulfil their mandate in terms of transboundary water resources management activities; and support emerging and ongoing transboundary water-related management processes in which the participants are involved.

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"4th Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes" in Bonn (20-22 November 2006)

This meeting will mark a milestone in the history of the Water Convention: the 10th anniversary of its entry into force. Parties will adopt new policy tools to support transboundary water management, such as the model provisions on transboundary flood management, the rules on payments for ecosystem services in integrated water resources management, the safety guidelines and good practices for pipelines and the Strategies for monitoring and assessment of transboundary rivers, lakes and groundwater. 

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"Berlin Conference: Resource Policies: Effectiveness, Efficiency and Equity" in Berlin (17.-18. November)  


The sustainable use of natural resources has been a challenge for environmental policies from their very beginning. Without an appropriate institutional setting, scarce resources are overused, following the infamous logic of the tragedy of the commons. Related to this are issues of effective resource policies, efficient resource consumption, and equity on a global scale. The 2006 Berlin Conference is part of the European Conferences on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change and endorsed by the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP) and the World Academy of Art and Science. The conferences aims to further the integration of the European research projects in order to assist in shaping a European research area in the field of the human dimensions of global environmental change.

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"Towards a fairer world: Why is corruption still blocking the way?" in Guatemala City (15 - 18 November 2006)


The theme of the 12th IACC will be: "Towards a fairer world: Why is corruption still blocking the way?"
With billions of people still mired in poverty and delivery on the promises of many new governments and anti-corruption campaigns yet to materialise, it is time for the movement to ask itself some serious and probing questions. After nearly two decades of research, advocacy and reform, why is corruption still such a huge problem? There is an urgent need to reflect and regroup, to look beyond our traditional coalitions, to find new voices and new faces, to energise this vital fight, upon which justice and the welfare of the global community depends.The IACC provides an excellent context for an honest and rigorous examination of these questions, so that together we can move towards a fairer world. The 12th IACC is due to take place in Guatemala City and Antigua from 15 to 18 November 2006. A Latin American venue was chosen for the next IACC, since the Conference rotates through the regions of the world and it is Latin America‘s turn again (see Conference History). TI, as Secretariat to the IACC Council, is working with the Government of Guatemala and TI-Guatemala to prepare the conference.

Given the Government of Guatemala‘s demonstrated interest in fighting corruption, Guatemala is an ideal venue for this important international anti-corruption forum. One of President Oscar Berger‘s main priorities since his assumption of office in January 2004 is to fight corruption in his country.

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"Dire Strait? Energy Security in the Strait of Malacca" in Washington, D.C. (14. November)


Significant amounts of the world’s energy needs pass through the strategically located Strait of Malacca. What is the geopolitical importance of this waterway, and which nations have the most at stake? What is the current likelihood of terrorism in the strait, and how would this affect oil flow? What impact does energy security in the strait have on environmental resources? And what can be done to enhance security in the sea lane?
With Mikkal Herberg, National Bureau of Asian Research, Bronson E. Percival, CNA Corporation, Catherine Zara Raymond, Control Risks (Singapore),David Rosenberg, Middlebury College. This event is cosponsored by the Wilson Center's Asia Program, Division of International Security Studies, and Environmental Change and Security Program; Georgetown University's Center for Peace and Security; and the U.S. Army's Dwight D. Eisenhower National Security Series.

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"Global Environmental Change: Regional Challenges" in Beijing (9 - 12 November 2006)

Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP) is organizing an Open Science Conference in Beijing to present progress in their understanding of the natural and social systems of global environmental change and to highlight the ESSP approach to the study of the Earth System. Conference themes are Earth System Science Approach, Science for Sustainability, Integrated Regional Studies and Global Change in Monsoon Asia.

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"The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization" in Washington, D.C. (3 November)

Please join the Environmental Change and Security Program for a discussion of the new book "The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization" featuring the author Thomas Homer-Dixon, Director, Pierre Elliott Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University and Toronto Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto. Society is most likely to experience breakdown when it suffers from multiple severe pressures simultaneously, argues Thomas Homer-Dixon in his new book, The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization. He identifies energy, economics, demographics, environmental degradation, and climate impacts as five "tectonic stresses" that threaten today's global order.
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"Advisory Board Meeting of the ENVSEC Initiative" in Vienna, Austria (31 October 2006)

In 2006 the ENVSEC Initiative has been strengthened with the addition of two new partners, REC and UNECE, and the geographic scope of the Initiative has broadened to cover Eastern Europe: Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine. In Central Asia, the Initiative has started two new assessment projects to identify environmental risks for human security and ways for strengthening regional cooperation in the Eastern Caspian and Amu Darya water basins.
Recently the ENVSEC Partners also started the assessment and verification of mining hotspots in South Eastern Europe and work towards in-depth environment and security assessments in the areas of frozen conflicts in the Southern Caucasus.These and other interesting developments of the Initiative will be discussed at this year's ENVSEC Advisory Board meeting, which will will be organised in Vienna on the 31st of October. This year the Advisory Board meeting will bring together ENVSEC donor countries and partner organisations as well as other organisations working in the field of environment and security. The meeting will be hosted by the Office of the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities.

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"NATO advanced study institute course on overexploitation and contamination of shared groundwater resources" in Varna (1 - 12 October 2006)

This course is organized by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Advanced Study Institute and aims at acquainting participants with an integrated approach for the monitoring and management of shared groundwater resources. Via a combination of lectures and problem-based learning exercises it will also provide the various stakeholders with the means to harmoniously reach decisions about groundwater use which are economically and socially sustainable.

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KOFF-Training: "Strategic conflict analysis" in Bern (9 - 10 October 2006) This two-day training is divided into parts: The first one will give an overview of different tools of participa-tory conflict analysis. Selected tools will be chosen and applied to a concrete case study. Their analytical advantages and disadvantages will be discussed. The second part will develop an organizational-specific strategy based on the previous conflict analysis. It will help to set and reflect upon work priorities vis-à-vis the organization's own strengths and challenges.

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"Minerals, Forests, and Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo" in Washington, D.C. (4 October)  John Katunga, OSI Africa Policy Scholar will talk about "Minerals, Forests, and Conflicts in der DRC". This event will be webcast live on the Wilson Center website

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"Energy Security in the Latin American Region: Renewable Energy as a Viable Alternative" in Montevideo (26 - 27 September)

As a follow up of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) 2002 and in compliance with the sustainable development targets of the United Nations Millennium Declaration, the Iberoamerican General Secretariat (SEGIB), the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining (MIEM) of the Government of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) are jointly organizing an Iberoamerican Ministerial Meeting on Energy Security in the Latin American Region. Ministerial Debates and Round Tables will be established to promote discussions and dialogue on the potential of renewable energy as a way to guarantee the access of a larger sector of the population to economically affordable energy services and to set a foundation for energy security in the region..

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"Washington Summit on Climate Stabilization" in Washington, D.C. (18 - 21 September) 

The science symposium will explore the implications of changes in the intensity of hurricanes and other severe weather events, in the melting rates of glaciers and ice sheets, in the incidence and severity of drought, and in the impacts on ecosystems and human health. The symposium aims inter alia at -building partnerships with others committed to collaboration in coastal protection, climate adaptation, and climate stabilization, including members of civic and religious groups and universities in the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, and throughout Europe.

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"Private Sector Development and Peacebuilding - Exploring Local and International Perspectives" in Berlin (14 - 15 September 2006)

There is a growing acknowledgement that although often bound up with conflict dynamics, local business actors can also have an interest in securing peace. To date, this complex of relationships between local business and conflict has not been well understood. A new body of research commissioned by International Alert shows that different types of businesses have taken creative steps towards trying to promote peace and stability locally. One aim of the conference - Hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) - is to highlight a local business perspective by drawing on recent research in over 20 countries affected by or emerging from conflict.

In order to register and for all organisational matters, please contact Mascha Peters at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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"Caspian Outlook 2008" in Bled/Slovenia (27-28 August 2006)

The energy and geopolitical dimensions of the Caspian region, including the South Caucasus, is becoming increasingly relevant for European strategists and policy makers. In this context, the future political and economic development of the Caspian region will have long-term implications for the future of energy security, as well as security, in Europe.

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"World Water Week" in Stockholm (20 - 26 August 2006)

The World Water Week in Stockholm is the leading annual global meeting place for capacity-building, partnership-building and follow-up on the implementation of international processes and programmes in water and development. Stockholm is the meeting place for experts from businesses, governments, the water management and science sectors, inter-governmental organisations, NGOs, research and training institutions and United Nations agencies.

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"Living with Climate Variability and Change: Understanding the Uncertainties and Managing the Risks" in Espoo (17 - 21 July 2006)

The conference will review opportunities and constraints in integrating climate risks and uncertainties into the mainstreams of decision-making where sensitivity to climate variability and change is but one among many factors to consider. It will draw on the experiences of public and private organizations worldwide that have been engaged in managing risks including those of a climatic origin.

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"International Seminar 2006 - Unity in Diversity as a Foundation for Peace and Security" in Walenstadt (8 - 15 July 2006) 

The International Seminar is an annual scientific and cultural project of the  International Academy for Human Sciences and Culture with the foremost aim of furthering peace and the oneness of mankind though programmes emphasizing intercultural understanding, dialog and education. One central questions of the seminar is the environmental imperative for peace and security. The seminar is held in English and German with respective translation.

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"2006 International Peace Research Association Conference" in Calgary (29 June - 3 July 2006)

The plenary themes for the Calgary conference will be Aboriginal Canadians on peace, Peace and the environment, Peace journalism, "Professionalism" in violence prevention and peace building, Peace research and action: regional trends in the 21st century, Security with a human face and Sustainable peace building architecture.

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KOFF-Training: "Do not Harm" in Bern (26 - 27 June 2006)

"Do no Harm" is a planning tool developed by the Local Capacities for Peace Project of the Collaborative for Development Action with broad involvement of international NGOs, donors, and field-level practitioners. The tool helps to systematically identify the ways in which humanitarian and develop-ment assistance given in conflict settings may be provided so that, rather than inadvertently contributing to the tensions, they help strengthen local capacities for peace. In the course of the two-day training the participants will become acquainted with patterns of interaction between assistance and conflict, the "Do no Harm"-tool and its application in practice.

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"The Future of European Energy Security" in Krakow (23 June 2006)

Within the European Commission the issues of energy security are much debated. The growing concerns about that matter, visible at European and global levels, create new responsibilities for both decision-makers and academia. Tischner European University in Krakow is trying to respond to those emerging challenges within energy policy in Europe. The international conference, which will be held in Krakow on June 23rd 2006, is aimed at scholars (Ph. D. and Ph. D. candidates), policy makers, experts and professionals in that field.

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International Workshop: "Governance and the Global Water System" in Bonn (20 - 23 June 2006)

The key objectives of the workshop are to identify (a) institutions, actors and scales which are of key relevance for enhancing adaptive capacity of governance regimes towards global environmental change, and (b) how governance regimes can be enabled to strengthen the adaptive capacity and resilience of the global water system.

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"World Environment Day 2006" in San Francisco (5 June 2006)

The World Environment Day theme selected for 2006 is Deserts and Desertification and the slogan is Don't Desert Drylands! The slogan emphasizes the importance of protecting drylands, which cover more than 40% of the planet's surface. This ecosystem is home to one-third of the world's people who are more vulnerable members of society. The main international celebrations of the World Environment Day 2006 will be held in Algeria.

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"IAIA 06: Power, Poverty and Sustainability: The Role of Impact Assessment" in Stavanger (23 - 26 May 2006)

This conference will focus on issues of particular relevance to the Nordic region while giving continued attention to trends and topics from other regions and previous conferences. We will discuss how impact assessment in its various forms can be an important instrument to achieve sustainable development. How far have we come, nearly twenty years after the Brundtland report on "Our Common Future"?

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"14th Annual International Conference on Conflict Resolution" in St. Petersburg (5 - 15 May 2006)

The ICR Conference offers an open forum for many perspectives and approaches, exploring conflict transformation within diverse contexts, including: ecology/environment, economics/business, education, gender, global/regional conflict etc. Focus is on all aspects of conflict, from the intrapersonal - to the interpersonal - to relationships between groups, organizations, cultures, and societies - and ultimately between us and other species. Many opportunities are provided for intensive dialogues on theory and perceptions of conflict and transformation, sharing programs and curriculums, practical skills training, networking and collaboration, and a intentional community experience.

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"The 3rd Annual International 'Ecology of War and Peace' Youth Conference" in St. Petersburg (5 - 15 May 2006)
This is a parallel youth conference held during the ICR Conference, addressing issues of negative stereotypes, prejudice, demonizing, and dehumanizing "The Other." The theme of ecology is used as a common link all parties can resonate and experience being "on the same side" with as they also delve into personal interactions and explore the above relationship dynamics. Included in this process is exploring the ecological impact of human wars.
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"International Conference on Conservation in Conflict" in Kathmandu (25-29 April 2006)

The objective of conference is to identify and raise awareness about the negative impacts of armed conflict on the environment, and to develop strategies to mitigate impacts during and after conflict.    
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"Mind the Gap! The European Commitment to Policy Coherence for Development - Current shortcomings and the way forward" in Wien (20 April 2006)

Given the fact that European policies that negatively affect 'developing countries' are still one of the main obstacles undermining development politics, the conference aims at creating a constructive dialogue between representatives of civil society and delegates from the European Commission, Members of the European Parliament and national decision makers in order to discuss other European policies' effects on poverty eradication and to examine the extent to which current European and national approaches, which aim to improve 'Policy Coherence for Development' live up to their promises.

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"International Symposium on Water and Land Management for Sustainable Irrigated Agriculture" in Adana (4 - 8 April 2006)

The symposium will seek to identify best management practices to harmonize the sustainable use of water for agricultural production and livelihoods with well-functioning ecosystems. Topics on the agenda will include: water management in the irrigation sector; water scarcity and water harvesting; virtual water and food security; impacts of climate change on hydrological regimes and water resources; and gender issues in water and land management.
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"Workshop: Interaction between governments and NGOs in crisis prevention and peace-building" in Bonn (4 - 5 April 2006)
How can researchers, NGOs and think tanks contribute more effectively to shape international strategies for crisis prevention? State actors have begun to realize their limited capabilities regarding international peacemaking and -building. This has clearly fosterd closer cooperation in ntaional and transnational policy-arenas with non-state actors. During this expert workshop , representatives from the academia, NGOs and the political adminstration from different European countries will discuss concrete examples of interaction and cooperation.
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"The Third International Conference on Early Warning (EWC III)" in Bonn (27 - 29 March 2006)
Under the auspices of the United Nations, the Third International Conference on Early Warning against natural hazards will take place in Germany. Early Warning and preparedness play a critical role in preventing hazardous events from turning into disasters. Clear warnings received in time, coupled with the knowledge of how to react, make the difference between life and death, between economic survival and ruin, for individuals and communities alike.
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"4th World Water Forum: Local Actions for a Global Challenge"  in Mexico City (16 - 22 March 2006)
The World Water Forum is an initiative of the World Water Council that has the aim of raising the awareness on water issues all over the world. As the main international event on water, it seeks to enable multi-stakeholder participation and dialogue to influence water policy making at a global level, thus assuring better living standards for people all over the world and a more responsible social behavior towards water issues in-line with the pursuit of sustainable development.  
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"Population, Environment, and Development in Ethiopia" in Pennsylvania (6 March 2006)
Global Media Award-winner Sahlu Haile of the Packard Foundation to discuss how Ethiopia's growing population and declining natural resources are undermining its health systems and development.  Are population policy efforts still falling short of their potential because of the "inaction, disinterest, and ambivalence by senior officials" that Mr. Haile identified in his award-winning article?
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"Caspian and Central Asia: Regional Stability, Political and Economic Change" in Wilton Park (6 - 9 March 2006)
What are the main needs for effective management of energy resources in the
two regions? What are the prospects for political succession and human
rights? What role with Russia play? How will international institutions and
major external actors, including the US, China and the EU, respond to
changes? What are the prospects for internal and regional stability in the
Caspian and Central Asia?
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"Sharing the Fish Conference 2006" in Perth (23 February - 2 March 2006)  
Organized by the Western Australian Department of Fisheries in cooperation with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), this conference will focus on resource allocation and the sustainability of fisheries and will provide a neutral forum for the multi-disciplinary discussion of the elements of effective allocation of fisheries resources to ensure their sustainability. 
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"Water for the Next 100 Years" University of Washington in Seattle (28 February 2006)
Water holds great value. It is essential for human health, economic growth, and the survival of salmon and natural systems. As global climate change predicts reduced supplies, and as agriculture, cities, tribes, and salmon restoration efforts all demand increased access to water, how will we meet these challenges? A moderated panel of UW and other experts will address this question.

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"The NATO Forum on Energy Security Technology" in Prague (22 - 24 February 2006)
China and India are forever changing the global energy balance, international terrorism creates uncertainties in the markets, and there is little excess swing capacity to ease the pressure on an increasingly tight oil market. As a result, in interdependent global economy, disruption of critical energy infrastructure could bring economic and social catastrophe to any of the world's economies. Yet uncertainty continues to surround the security of the world's energy systems. 
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"Future Needs Security" in Berlin (15 -16 February 2006) The annual conference on renewable energies "Jahreskonferenz Erneuerbare Energie 2006 (ee06)" provides a platform for the exchange of experiences between politics, the energy industry, the media and science. The dependency of energy imports and the increasing shortages of raw materials, combined with the worldwide increasing demand, have long influenced our service security and thus affect basic security interests. What does the national and international security situation of our energy supply look like? What answers can renewable energies give us in regard to supply security?  For further information and the programme, please see 


"Security, Development, and Forest Conflict Forum" in Brussels (8 - 9 February 2006)

This forum will be hosted by the International Crisis Group and Fiona Hall MEP, and is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and the Netherlands Ministry for Foreign Affairs, in partnership with the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the European Tropical Forest Research Network (ETFRN), and ARD, Inc. For more information contact: Willemine Brinkman, European Tropical Forest Research Network.
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"Delhi Sustainable Development Summit - DSDS 2006" in New Delhi (2 - 4 February)
With intent to foster hope and stimulate action towards respectable standards of living for the world's poorest and a responsible pattern of production and consumption among the richest, TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) organizes the DSDS (Delhi Sustainable Development Summit) annually. DSDS brings together leaders in government, corporate, non-profit and independent organizations, to focus attention on the challenge of sustainable development as it relates to current trends at the global, regional, and local levels. This annual summit develops and articulates solutions that become increasingly important in a world of large-scale hunger and malnutrition, extensive disease, and physical suffering, which may increase with major threats such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, and damaged ecosystems-in a world that has reached unprecedented levels of wealth and prosperity in aggregate terms.

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"Third International Meeting: Acting Together for the Future of the Blue Planet" in Boulogne (29 January - 2 February 2006)
Organized by the World Ocean Network, this meeting aims to further develop a global campaign to raise public awareness and an action plan for the sustainable use of the ocean.

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"Water Resources in the 21st Century" in Alexandria (26 - 28 December 2005)

This conference will present recent technological and scientific developments associated with the management of surface and sub-surface water resources. Participants will discuss: water supply and demand, river basin management, droughts, flood hazards and disasters, scarcity, security and sufficiency, ecology and ecosystem assessment, and management and planning of regional water resources.
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"Women Moving Forward" in Miami (10 December 2005)
For many years, the United Nations and many other international organizations have recognized that the vast majority of refugees around the world are women and children. In many cases, these women face terrible hardships that often go unrecorded and unstudied, but clearly are remembered by those who face them. On this December 10th - marked around the world as "Human Rights Day" - St. Thomas University wishes: to celebrate the lives and stories of women who have come to the United States from somewhere else, to provide a forum for remembrance and discussion, promote positive policy development, and where possible to "move forward" toward action that will alleviate suffering and facilitate healing. The discussion will focus on several topics, including Environment, Human Rights, Immigration, International Relations, Peace and War, Politics, Social Justice, and related areas.
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Second Meeting of the UNECE Working Group on Integrated Water Resources Management in Geneva (8 - 9 December 2005)
The second meeting of the integrated water resources management working group of the UN Economic Commission for Europe's Convention on the protection and use of transboundary watercourses and international lakes will meet to discuss flood protection, prevention and mitigation and implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive. 
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"Civil Society, Governance and Integration in Africa" in Addis Ababa (28 - 30 November 2005)   
Three pan-African research organisations-the Pan-African Strategic and Policy Research Group (PANAFSTRAG); the Development Policy Management Forum (DPMF) and the African Association of Political Science (AAPS) will hold the conference "Civil Society, Governance and Integration in Africa" from 28. until 30. November in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).  

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"First International Conference on Environmental Change in Lakes, Lagoons and Wetlands of the Southern Mediterranean Region" in Cairo (4 - 7 January 2006)
This four-day conference on Environmental Change in Lakes, Lagoons and Wetlands of the Southern Mediterranean Region (ECOLLAW) will take up a variety of issues, including: current status and environmental issues; field monitoring and environmental assessment; hydrology and climate; remote sensing and GIS techniques; modeling hydro-ecological dynamics; water management; and managing water resources for people and for biodiversity.    

"Asia Europe Environment Forum" in Jakarta (23 - 25 November)

The conference "1/3 of Our Planet: What Can Asia and Europe do for Sustainable Development?" will take place at the Bidakara Convention Center in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 23-25 November 2005. The conference aims to serve as a platform for dialogue on environment and sustainable development issues affecting Asia and Europe.

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