23-25 April 2018. Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit (APRS)
This international Summit is a forum for Asia-Pacific leaders, civil society, researchers, private companies, NGOs and the media to broaden collaboration networks, strengthen partnerships and develop synergies.
The Summit is part of the Asia-Pacific Rainforest Partnership (APRP). The Partnership supports the implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and encourages the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in the region. The Partnership brings together countries across the Pacific Islands, South-East Asia and Australia.
More information on the APRP is available at www.asiapacificrainforestpartnership.org.
18-21 June 2018. Adaptation Futures 2018
Cape Town, South Africa
Adaptation Futures is the biennial conference of the Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA). It is the premiere international climate change adaptation conference where people from countries around the world go to connect, learn and inspire. Adaptation Futures 2018 provides an opportunity for international networking and dialogue with more than 1000 participants from academia, government, civil society and business, all aiming to take climate adaptation forward. Adaptation Futures 2018 aims to use our setting on the African continent to attract more African and Global South delegates than ever before to the conference and forefront developing country adaptation contexts
Further information: http://adaptationfutures2018.capetown/
9-18 July 2018. High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) 2018
New York City, US
The sixth session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2018), convening under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The theme of HLPF 2018 will be: ‘Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies’. The sub-set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be reviewed in depth by HLPF 2018 will be: SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation), SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy), SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities), SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production), and SDG 15 (life on land). Goal 17 (Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development) is also considered each year. In addition, 48 countries are expected to present their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs).
SDG Knowledge Hub for HLPF 2018 can be found here.