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September – October 2014

UN Secretary-General’s Climate Change Summit 2014 @ NYC, USA
Sep 23 all-day

The event is aimed at catalyzing action by governments, business, finance, industry, and civil society in areas for new commitments and substantial, scalable and replicable contributions to the Summit that will help the world shift toward a low-carbon economy.

Deltas in Times of Climate Change II @ Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Sep 24 – Sep 26 all-day

The conference pursues three main goals: Exchange of up-to-date top science on climate change and delta planning, Exploring and strengthening the links between science, policy and practice, Strengthening of international cooperation between deltas and delta cities. The accent of the conference is on planning and investment in times of climate change. Themes to be discussed are: flood risk management, salt intrusion and fresh water supply, adaptation in rural areas, climate proofing of cities, infrastructure and networks, climate projections, governance, decision support tools and cooperation.

Colloquium on Forests and Climate @ Roone Arledge Auditorium, Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Colloquium on Forests and Climate @ Roone Arledge Auditorium, Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University

To foster new thinking, CIFOR and the Earth Institute issued a challenge to six thought leaders on climate: Tell us your big ideas on how to change the future by challenging the present.

These thought leaders will present their responses in a special high-level scientific debate held as part of New York’s Climate Week in September, Colloquium on Forests and Climate: New Thinking for Transformational Change.

Following the presentations, participants will join leading climate and forestry experts in debating these fresh ideas, charting the future direction of climate research – and envisioning bold initiatives in forestry, landscapes and sustainability to improve the lives of millions.

For more see: http://www.cifor.org/colloquium-on-forests-and-climate/

XXIV IUFRO World Congress – ‘Sustaining forests, sustaining people, the role of research’ @ Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Oct 5 – Oct 11 all-day

The scientific program for the XXIV IUFRO World Congress will consist of plenary sessions, sub-plenary sessions, technical sessions, and themed poster sessions. In keeping with the spirit of the Congress title – Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role of Research – the Congress Scientific Committee (CSC) is developing a program to highlight how forest science is helping address significant environmental, social, and economic challenges facing our world.

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