Fifth meeting of the task force on water and climate

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
United Nations Economic Commission For Europe (UNECE)
Date:
27 Apr 2012
Location:
Switzerland (Geneva)
Language:
, French, Russian

The fifth meeting of the Task Force on Water and Climate will review the progress of the different activities under the Task Force and will discuss future activities on water and climate under the Water Convention beyond 2012.

Background

1. The Task Force on Water and Climate under the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention), jointly led by Germany and the Netherlands, is entrusted with activities in two main areas of work: transboundary flood management and water and climate change adaptation.

2. The fifth meeting of the Task Force on Water and Climate aims to review progress made in the implementation of the different activities under the Task Force in the current programme of work 2010-2012 and to discuss future activities on water and climate to be carried out under the Water Convention beyond 2012.

Practical Information

The meeting will start at 9.30 a.m. and end at 5.00 p.m. on Friday, 27 April 2012. It will be organized back-to-back with third workshop on adaptation to climate change in trans-boundary basins, which will be held on 25-26 April 2012 in Geneva.


Additional information

http://www.unece.org/environmental-policy/treaties/water/envwatermeetings/water/task-force-on-water-and-climate/2012/fifth-meeting-of-the-task-force-on-water-and-climate/envwater5th-meeting-taskforce-water-climate.html

Target audience

The meeting is open to experts representing governmental authorities, the private sector, non-governmental and international organizations as well as other interested stakeholders.

How to register

Participants are requested to complete the registration form and to transmit it to the UNECE Secretariat (cammile.marcelo@unece.org) as soon as possible but not later than 11 April 2012.

Eligible participants from countries with economies in transition and developing countries may apply for financial support to facilitate their participation in the meeting. Requests for financial support, together with the registration form should be submitted to the UNECE Secretariat (cammile.marcelo@unece.org) as soon as possible, but not later than 15 March 2011. No application will be accepted after this deadline.


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Keywords

Themes:
Civil Society/NGOs, Climate Change, Public-private Partnerships, Governance, Water
Hazards:
Flood
Countries:
Germany, Netherlands, the, Switzerland

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