Events Agenda: IUCN at Copenhagen Conference

IUCN is organizing a series of events during the Copenhagen conference.



Copenhagen, 7-18 Dec 2009
IUCN is organizing a series of events during the Copenhagen conference

Tuesday 8 December
Gender Art exhibit launch
Copenhagen Conference Centre, Hall 55.

The exhibit, (Re-) Cycles of Paradise, presents international artists who investigate issues of gender and climate change and how they are interrelated in many ways.

Sunday 13 December
Forest Day
Radisson SAS Falconer Hotel

CIFOR, the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) and the Danish Government are hosting Forst Day 3. This event will focus on ensuring forests are high on the agenda for future climate outcomes and work beyond Copenhagen.

Monday 14 December
Oceans Day
European Environment Agency, Copenhagen

The Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands, the Government of Indonesia, and the European Environment Agency are organizing Oceans Day. An opportunity to address the implications of the COP-15 outcomes for oceans, coasts, and coastal communities.

Tuesday 15 December
Commitments to Adaptation: Building Resilient Communities and Ecosystems
Mogens Dahl Koncertsal, Copenhagen

Organized by IUCN, TNC, World Vision, Italy, GLISPA and CISCO. Brings together various stakeholders to make commitments to solving adaptation problems by building ecosystem and community resilience. Brief remarks by a Head of State and a keynote speaker, expressions of adaptation commitments from governments and organization and a reception.

Tuesday 15 December
Investing in Women's Leadership for Climate Solutions
13:00-14.30 Bella Conference Centre

The high-level side event will focus on the importance of gender equality as a driver for achieving mitigation and adaptation goals and enhancing the effectiveness and reach of climate change funds. Followed by a reception.

Tuesday 15 December
CEMEX book launch: Wealth of Nature: Ecosystem services, biodiversity and human well-being
19:00 – invitation only

Book launch hosted by IUCN, Conservation International and International League of Conservation photographers at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum.

Tuesday 15 December
Biodiversity in Trouble – Ways forward in a changing climate
20:00 – 21:30, Bella Conference Centre

Highlighting recent scientific findings and exploring possible conservation solutions for predicted ecosystem declines caused by climate change.

Wednesday 16 December
IUCN Members' evening
19:00-21:00, Copenhagen Zoo

A social evening for IUCN Members in the prestigious Elephant House of the Copenhagen Zoo. Speeches by IUCN’s President, Director General, a representative of the Danish National Committee and the Zoo, accompanied by networking and light refreshment.

Central American events – dates to be confirmed

IUCN in close coordination with the Central American Integration System (SICA) is organizing two side events. The first to promote the participation of Central America’s civil society in the negotiations taking place during the Copenhagen Conference and in the consultation process for the formulation of the Central American Regional Climate Change Strategy. The second event will launch the second phase of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor initiative by sectors of civil society and the Central America Commission for Environment and Development.

Street Theatre on Gender and Climate Change

Theatre for Africa, a professional group from South Africa renowned for its performances throughout the world is staging three 10-minute performances on gender and climate change during the first week of the conference.

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