2015 Events

February

21st Meeting of the International Advisory Committee for Biosphere Reserves
Organizer: MAB Secretariat
Date: 2 to 5 February 2015
Venue: UNESCO Headquarters, Paris.

Les Assises du Vivant 2015 - Biodiversity and Climate Change in Interaction: Creating new life possibilities
Organizers: UNESCO, Institut INSPIRE, Humanité et Biodiversité
Date: 9 - 10 February 2015
Venue: Room IX, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

March

Eleventh Session of the International Support Group (ISG) of the MAB programme
Organizer: MAB Secretariat
Date: 31 March 2015
Venue: UNESCO Headquarters, Paris

April

Environment Experts and Biosphere Managers Consultation Meeting on Challenges of Biosphere Reserves in the Arab Region
Organizer: UNESCO Cairo Office - Regional Bureau for Sciences in the Arab States
Date: 25-27 April 2015
Venue: Agadir (to be confirmed), Morocco

International Seminar ‘Biosphere Reserves, Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Amazon’
Organizer: UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere (MAB), the Federal University of Latin American Integration (UNILA) and the UNESCO Chair in South-South Cooperation for Sustainable Development of the Federal University of Pará, Brazil.
Dates: 22-25 April 2015
Venue: Foz de Iguaçu, Brazil

May

EuroMAB-2015 'Biosphere Reserves: from heritage to sustainable innovation'
Organizers: Estonian National Commission for UNESCO, Environmental Board- Republic Of Estonia, MAB Secretariat
Date: 19-23 May 2015
Venue: Haapsalu, Estonia

June

International Meeting on Transboundary Biosphere Reserves (TBR) in Europe
Organizers: French and German MAB National committees
Date: 3-5 June 2015
Venue: Château de Liebfrauenberg (Goersdorf, Vosges du Nord, France)

27th Session of the MAB International Co-ordinating Council (ICC)
Organizer: MAB Secretariat
Date: 8 - 12 June 2015
Venue: UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

September

The role of Biosphere Reserves in large river basins and sustainable development within a local, regional and international context: the case of the Volga river basin and the opportunities for the Po river basin.
Organizer: UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, Venice (Italy), in cooperation with the Non-profit Partnership for Euro-Asian BRs (Russia) and the Po Delta BR Authority (Italy)
Date: 21-24 September 2015
Venue: Venice and Po Delta Biosphere Reserve, Italy

Living with Polar Bears?
Organizer: Association Pôles Actions in cooperation with the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme Secretariat
Date: 25-26 September 2015
Venue: UNESCO HQ, Paris, France


4th Meeting of the Peruvian national network
Organizer:
Date: 28-30 September 2015
Venue: Villa Rica, Oxapampa-Ashaninka-Yanesha Biosphere Reserve, Peru

October

Open online course on Biosphere Reserve Management in the Latin America and Caribbean Region
Organizer:
Date: 5-30 October 2015
Venue:

14th Meeting of the East-Asian Biosphere Reserves
Organizer: Japanese National Commission for UNESCO, Japanese National Committee for MAB, Shiga Highlands Biosphere Reserve, EABRN Secretariat UNESCO Office in Beijing
Date: 6-9 October 2015
Venue: Shiga Highland Biosphere Reserve, Japan

Wetlands in Agricultural Landscapes: Present State and Perspectives in Europe
Organizer: Ministry of the Environment of the Czech republic, Crop Research Institute Prague, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice
Date: 11 to 16 October
Venue: České Budějovice, Czech Republic

The 3rd UNESCO Training Course for Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves Managers
Organizer: World Network of Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves
Date: 19 to 22 October 2015
Venue: Jeju Island Biosphere Reserve, Republic of Korea

XVI IberoMAB Meeting
Organizer: UNESCO MAB Programme, Abertis Foundation, Spanish Ministry of Environment
Date: 21-23 October 2015
Venue: Barcelona, Spain

9th Southeast Asia Biosphere Reserves Network (SeaBRnet) Meeting
Organizer: Indonesian MAB National Committee, Government of East-Java and Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
Date: 28-30 October 2015
Venue: Malang, Indonesia

November

Adapting to Climate Change on mountains of the world exhibition
Organizer: UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (IHP) and the Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB)
Date: November 2015
Venue: UNESCO HQ and Cité Universitaire, Paris, France

Quest4 Africa II
Organizer: UNESCO
Date: 16-17 November 2015
Venue: Gullele Botanic Garden, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia

Regional meeting on climate change adaptation in Caribbean Biosphere Reserves
Organizer:
Date: 23-25 November 2015
Venue: Havana, Cuba

AfriMAB General Assembly
Organizer: AfriMAB
Date: 24-26 November 2015
Venue: Accra, Ghana

3rd Meeting on the Biosphere Reserves as a Tool for Coastal and Island Management in the South-East Pacific region (BRESEP)
Organizer: UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB)
Date: 24-27 November 2015
Venue: Puerto Ayora, islas Galapagos, Ecuador

December

Meeting of the Colombian Biosphere Reserves
Organizer:
Date: 1-3 December 2015
Venue:

MAB-BIRUP Workshop: Promoting Green Economies in Biosphere Reserves Through Certification, Labelling and Branding Schemes
Organizer: CHIC Group, Biosphere Integrated Rural Urbanization Programme (BIRUP)
Date: 14 to 16 December 2015
Venue: CHIC Group Headquarters, Shanghai, China

Green Economy Workshop in Principé Biosphere Reserve
Organizer:
Date: 14-16 December 2015
Venue: Principé Biosphere Reserve, Sao Tomé & Principé

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