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2014 Climate Change Calendar

Key dates for your diary in 2014, a year where the scale and ambition of a UN global warming treaty will be determined

Peru (l) will host the end of year UN climate summit, but much will depend on leaders in China and the USA

Peru (l) will host the end of year UN climate summit, but much will depend on leaders in China and the USA

January
1 – Bolivia takes on G77 leadership
1 – Greece takes on EU Presidency
6-10 – Open WG SDGs NY
9 – EP ITRE/ENVI vote on 2030 Brussels
18-19 – IRENA Assembly Abu Dhabi
21 – USA State of the Union Address Washington
22 – Release of white paper on EU 2030 package
20-22 – International Water Summit Abu Dhabi
20-22 – World Future Energy Summit Abu Dhabi
22-25 – World Economic Forum Davos
27-31 – AU Exec Council and Assembly Addis

February
(Date TBC) – EU Progress Report on Renewables Brussels
1 – ALDE electoral congress – European Commission candidate selection Brussels
3-7 – Open WG SDGs NY
4 – European Parliament Plenary on 2030 Brussels
4-6 – 5th Biennial C40 Mayors Summit Johannesburg
6-7 – EPP Congress Dublin
13-14 – European Council on Competitiveness Brussels
19-21 – Green Climate Fund Board meeting, Bali
22-23 – G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Sydney

March
3-4 – Energy Council – preparations for March European Council Brussels
3-7 – Intergovernmental Committee on Sustainable Development Finance, New York
10-14 – UNFCCC ADP m(2015 global deal) meeting, Bonn
20-21 – European Council 2030 Brussels
25-29 – IPCC WG 2 Release Yokohama, Japan
26 -14/4 – ICAO International conference on air law – adopt draft text TBC
(Dates TBC)
-Annual meetings of the National People’s Congress (NPC)
-Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) (“The Two Meetings”) Beijing
-Bill on French energy transition, expected for Q1 2014 Paris

April
(Date TBC) South African elections
7-11 – IPCC WG3 Release Berlin
11-13 – IMF/World Bank Spring Meeting D.C.
25-30 – GEF Council and GEF Assembly Cancun
30 – Deadline for National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAPs)

May
(Date TBC) Prep Meeting for Ban Ki-moon climate summit, UAE
5-6 – OECD Annual Forum Paris
14-15 – Clean Energy Ministerial Seoul
15-16 – EU Informal Energy council Athens
22-25 – European Elections
25 – Belgium Elections
31 – India General Election

June
(Date TBC) FAO Council, Rome
26-27 – EU Council: (possibly on 2030 framework + nomination of new European Commission President) Brussels
4-15 UNFCCC Intersessionals Bonn
4-5 G8 Russia
6-8 Globe Legislators Summit Nairobi
12 Football World Cup (ends 14/07) Brazil
12 Energy Council (stocktaking on PCI and IEM in general) Brussels
23-27 UNEP Assembly, Nairobi, Kenya
26-27 European Council (2030?) Brussels
Late C20 meeting (inc poss meet G20 Sherpas) Melbourne
Late Review of EED/progress toward 2020 objectives

July
tbc UN dev coop/high level polt forum sustainable dev NY
1 Italy enters EU Presidency
9 Indonesia Presidential Election
14-17 Parliament votes on European Council nomination of European Commission President, Brussels

August
Tbc Publication of private sector capital plan – post 2015
4-8 Intergov committee sustainable dev financing NY
28 – 4/09 SIDs Conference Samoa

September
14 Swedish Elections
18 – Scotland Independence Referendum
19-20 UN Global Compact Leaders Summit NY
20-21 G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governers Cairns
23 BKM Summit NY
24-29 UN GA NY

October
1 New Cion confirmed by EP Brussels
5 Brazilian General Election
10 – 12 IMF/2014 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group World Bank Annual Meeting D.C.
15-18 Pre-COP Venezuela
21-23 ICAO Symposium Montreal
27-31 IPPC (40th session, Synthesis report) Copenhagen
31 Expiry of current European Commission

TBC ASEAN Summit, ASEAN-China Summit, ASEAN Plus Three Summit Myanmar

November
1 New European Commission President takes office
15-16 G20 Summit Brisbane
26 APEC (Annual Economic Leaders’ Meeting) Beijing

December
Tbc (1-12) Presentation and distribution of Advance copy of AR5 SYR to UNFCCC COP 20 Lima
tbc OECD Dev Assistance High Level Meeting Paris
1-12 COP20 Lima
Yr End Report of UN SG on SDGs

Many thanks to Liz Gallagher at E3G for putting in the hard yards on this calendar, which you can also see on the Third Generation Environmentalism website. If we’re missing any major events do let us know by emailing info (at) rtcc.org.

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