2016 Conference Highlights in Bonn

Germany’s United Nations city has been - and will again act as - host city for a number of important conferences in 2016. Key topics will be the global climate process and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, as laid down by the United Nations.

Below, please find a small selection of meetings and conferences this year and their organizers:

19 January
Title: Global Sustainability Goals – National Responsibility
Focus: Agenda 2013, National Sustainability Strategy 2016, civic participation, regional dialogue
Organizer: Federal Government

26 January
Title: Community Power – Regional and Global Community Wind Perspectives
Focus: symposium of national and international senior experts
Organizer: World Wind Energy Association (WWEA)

28/29 January 
Title: 4th National IPBES Forum
Focus: Information on IBPES activities, development of a national contribution to the 4th IPBES Plenary in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 22 to 28 February 2016
Organizer: IPBES (national coordinating unit)

16 February
Title: Fast Forward – Implementing the International Climate and Sustainable Development Agenda, Resulting from Paris and New York
Focus: International expert conference
Organizer: Germanwatch

1 March  
Title: Municipalities Take Action for Climate Protection
Focus: annual local climate conference
Organizer: German Association of Towns and Municipalities

16 to 26 May
Title: SB 44 UNFCCC
Focus: Bonn Climate Conference
Organizer: UN Climate Secretariat (UNFCCC)

13 to 15 June 
Title: Global Media Forum
Focus (eighth edition of the forum): Media. Freedom. Values.
Organizer: Deutsche Welle (DW)

20 to 24 June
Title: 36th EARSeL Symposium
Focus: Geo-information and earth observation through remote sensing – application areas, methods, technology, training
Organizer: European Assocciation of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL)

26 June 
Title: Open Day at Villa Hammerschmidt
Focus: 20 years of United Nations in Bonn
Organizers: Office of the Federal President, City of Bonn

30 June to 2 July
Title: Closing Event of the Future Tour and Kick-off Meeting DAJ
Focus: Development policy, BMZ Charter for the Future, German-African Youth Initiative (DAJ)
Organizer: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
6 to 8 July
Title: Resilient Cities Conference
Focus: Adaptation to Climate Change in the cities around the globe
Organizer: ICLEI city network

13 to 17 July  
Title: Sustainable Agriculture – Made in Germany
Focus: International Convention of Agro-Journalists
Organizer: Association of German Agro-Journalists

14 to 17 July 
Title: 14th International MPS Symposium
Focus: Mucopolysaccharidosis – research and findings
Organizer: German MPS Society

24 to 26 August 
Title: FOSS4G
Focus: Geo-information
Organizer: OSGeo

13 to 14 October
Title: UNV Partnership Forum
Focus: Meeting of international UNV staff, program partners and sponsors
Organizer: United Nations Volunteers programme

22 October
Title: United Nations Day Celebration
Focus: Sustainable Development Goals
Organizer: City of Bonn

1 December
Title: Global Renewable Energy Forum 2016
Focus: International Expert Conference on Renewable Energies
Organizer: Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Bonn Office, in cooperation with the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and the NRW Ministry of the Environment

Title: UN SDG Action Campaign Launch
Focus: UN SDG Action Campaign Launch
Organizer: United Nations SDG Action Campaign 

Please note that a number of other conferences are being planned at this time. We will keep you posted.