Upcoming Events
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9th World Water Forum

Created in 1996, the World Water Council is the founder and co-organizer of the World Water Forum and catalyzes collective action during and in between each Forum.

The World Water Forum is the world's largest event on water. It has been organized every three years since 1997 by the World Water Council, in partnership with a host country. The 9th Forum will be the first of its kind to be hosted in sub-Saharan Africa.
By bringing…

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9th Africities Summit

Theme: The Role of Intermediary Cities of Africa in the Implementation of Agenda 2030 of the United Nations and the African Union Agenda 2063

Read more: Press release - New dates for the Africities summit in Kisumu, Kenya

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- Conference Global Event New Urban Agenda

The Eleventh Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF11)

The theme of WUF11, Transforming Our Cities for a Better Urban Future, will highlight a state of informed preparedness that provides us with the opportunity to anticipate change, correct the course of action if necessary, and become more knowledgeable on the different possibilities that the future of…

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IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition - Water for smart liveable cities

Held in Copenhagen, Denmark, the #WorldWaterCongress & Exhibition will report on the water sector progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The emphasis will be on SDG6, which is dedicated to water and sanitation. The event will also highlight and explore the interwoven relation of water with all 17 of the global SDGs.

- Partner Event Global Event Energy

25th World energy congress

Theme: Energy for Humanity

For 100 years, the World Energy Council’s triennial World Energy Congress has convened the cooperative power of the world energy community to turn inspiration into action. A globally recognised and always highly-anticipated ‘jewel in the crown’ event, the Congress connects all parts of the value chain, all sectors, all technologies and all geographies.

Drawing on the Council’s rich…

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Past Events
- Partner Event Virtual Event Climate Change

Daring Cities 2021 Global Virtual Forum

The Global Virtual Forum for Urban Leaders Taking on the Climate Emergency

Daring Cities is designed to empower urban leaders – such as mayors, city councilors, administrators, and urban thought leaders, as well as national government representatives, researchers, technical staff, business leaders, civil society decision-makers and community organizers – to tackle the climate emergency.

Daring Cities 2021 will build upon the…

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UNCTAD15

Building on the theme of the UNCTAD14 conference, which emphasized the need to move from decision to action, UNCTAD's 15th quadrennial conference, UNCTAD15, seeks a concrete decade of action in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals. The conference is focused on reducing inequality and vulnerability by ensuring trade works for all and that development remains high on the global agenda. The theme, “From inequality and vulnerability to…

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The second Marmara Urban Forum - MARUF21

Theme: “Re-Think, Co-Act”

The second Marmara Urban Forum (MARUF), organized by Marmara Municipalities Union, will be held online on 1-3 October 2021 on the theme of “Cities Developing Solutions: Re-Think, Co-Act” by recognizing the necessity of reconsidering established urban policies and planning processes in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

RE-THINK, CO-ACT

Issues such as climate…

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- Conference Global Event Climate Change

Pre-COP26

Each Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change is preceded by a preparatory meeting held about a month before, called Pre-COP. The purpose of this meeting is to provide a selected group of countries with an informal setting to discuss and exchange views on some key political aspects of the negotiations to offer, to the extent possible, a political guidance for subsequent negotiations.

The Pre-COP will…

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- Partner Event Virtual Event Innovation

Ecocity World Summit - Virtual

Leading international experts, thousands of innovators, researchers, engineers, designers, policy makers, environmentalists, teachers, and students will meet on 27-28 September 2021 in-person in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and on 29-30 September online.

Ecocity 2021 will feature a wide range of sessions, workshops, fieldtrips and other learning opportunities in an innovative hybrid format, showcasing the latest research and…

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- Partner Event Global Event Climate Change, Youth and Livelihoods

Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition preCOP Youth meeting

The #Youth4ClimateLive Series, hosted by the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, in collaboration with Connect4Climate – World Bank Group and the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, was an interactive virtual series of events conceived to build momentum toward the 2021 Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition event in Milan, Pre-COP26, and COP26. The Series’ nine episodes covered a wide array of climate topics, with…

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UN-Habitat Event Virtual Event Innovation

UNGA 76 UN-Habitat side event on Culture, Creativity and Urban Innovation

Background

Globally, the stage is set for taking culture and creativity to a new level as a key for urban development, but only under certain conditions. Meanwhile, crises like the pandemic provoke a dramatic reordering of priorities, as well as deep reflection and rethinking. This has changed the context in thinking about culture, creativity and urban development dramatically. What is culture? Do we take a narrow and…

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Ecocity World Summit - Physical

Leading international experts, thousands of innovators, researchers, engineers, designers, policy makers, environmentalists, teachers, and students will meet on 27-28 September 2021 in-person in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and on 29-30 September online.

Ecocity 2021 will feature a wide range of sessions, workshops, fieldtrips and other learning opportunities in an innovative hybrid format, showcasing the latest research and…

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- Partner Event Virtual Event Climate Change, Economy and Finance

Africa Climate Week 2021 – ACW2021

ACW 2021 is accelerating collaboration and integrating climate action into global pandemic recovery. Building forward opens an opportunity to address social inequalities and invest in economic development that is good for humanity and nature.

The ACW 2021 Virtual Thematic Sessions take the pulse of climate action in the region, explore climate challenges and opportunities, and showcase ambitious solutions.…

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EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2021

Theme: Towards 2030: Reshaping the European Energy System

The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. The 16th edition of EUSEW will take place online on 25 - 29 October 2021 under the theme: ‘Towards 2030: Reshaping the European Energy System’. The week consists of a three day digital policy conference, the EU Sustainable Energy…

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UN High-level dialogue on energy

Launch compacts and actions for clean, affordable energy for all

Urgent action is needed to achieve clean, affordable energy for all by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050. Nearly 760 million people still lack access to electricity and nearly 2.6 billion lack clean cooking fuels, causing several million deaths each year from household air pollution. Global temperatures are already 1.2 degrees higher than in the late…

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UN Food Systems Summit

The UN Food Systems Summit was announced by the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, on World Food Day last October as a part of the Decade of Action for delivery on the SDGs by 2030. The aim of the Summit is to deliver progress on all 17 of the SDGs through a food systems approach, leveraging the interconnectedness of food systems to global challenges such as hunger, climate change, poverty and inequality. More information about the 2021…

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UN Day Global Event Safety

International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. Two decades later, in 2001, the General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the Day as a period of non-violence and cease-fire.
The United Nations invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.

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- Partner Event Global Event Climate Change

Climate Week NYC

Theme: Getting it done

Climate Week NYC, taking place September 20-26, returns for 2021 with a focus on fulfilling and increasing commitments made by businesses, governments, and organizations. It is the time and place where the world gathers to showcase leading climate action and discuss how to do more, fast. 

Hosted annually by international non-profit the Climate…

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