In 2015 COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, will, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.
France will host this seminal conference, and COP21 will be one of the largest international conferences ever held in the country. The conference is expected to attract close to 50,000 participants including 25,000 official delegates from government, intergovernmental organisations, UN agencies, NGOs and civil society. Continue reading
The OECD Global Forum on Agriculture will take place this year in Paris, 6th December 2013.
The OECD Global Forum on Agriculture fosters an informed dialogue between OECD member and non-member economies on agricultural policies issues. This dialogue is based on regular monitoring and analysis to evaluate and strengthen the process of policy reform and trade liberalisation through forward-looking analysis, and addresses emerging agricultural policy issues.
Themes for the Global Forum on Agriculture have revolved around the linkages between domestic policy reform, trade liberalization, economic growth and poverty reduction, but the focus has been on agricultural policy. The Forum usually takes a global view and analytical work is examined with respect to the “real world” needs of policy makers.
Participants include government officials from OECD countries and a wide range of non-member economies, agricultural experts from intergovernmental organisations, NGOs, producer groups and agribusiness, and researchers.
More information at the OECD webpage of its Global Forum on Agriculture.
The Joint Working Party on Agriculture and Environment of the OECD Environment Policy Committee (EPOC) will convene at Paris, 14 – 15 November.
More information at the OECD website.
The OECD Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum will take place for the second year in Paris, 7-8 November.
The Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum (GG-SD Forum) is a new initiative by the OECD that started in 2012 and is aimed at providing a dedicated space for multi-disciplinary dialogue on green growth and sustainable development. It brings together experts from different policy fields and disciplines working in these areas, and provides them with an interactive platform to encourage discussion, facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ease the exploitation of potential synergies.
More information available here.