Events and opportunities
From the Poles to the Tropics- All you want to know about the Association of the OCTs with the EU and never dared asking
InfoPoint Lunch-time conference
The conference will provide detailed information about the association between the European Union and the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs), starting by outlining how it came to be, its goals and the instruments to achieve those goals. Followed by explanations on programming and differences with ACP (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific) context.
23.01.2015. 12.30 - 14.00.
Open to the public, registration needed.
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International Conference on Biodiversity and Climate Change: from Strategies to Action
This high-level meeting follows one held in July 2008 in the island of La Réunion, under the French Presidency of the European Union. It aims to assess, six years after its adoption, the implementation of the “Message from Reunion Island”, and define a new roadmap and priorities for action.
22-25 October 2014
2nd Conference of SERA (Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia): from large to small islands
17-21 November. Nouméa, New Caledonia. Nouvata Park
This conference aims to bring together land managers, scientists and practitioners who work in biodiversity restoration at a time of significance for the region's species, ecosystems and landscapes with a focus on restoration of degraded sites, in particular in island regions.
UN Conference on Small Island States
Apia, Samoa, 1-4 September 2014
22 May 2014. International Day for Biological Diversity
The United Nations proclaimed 22 May the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. The theme for 2014 is Island Biodiversity.
NetBiome-CSA First International Conference "Boosting sustainable development from high biodiversity: Prospects for green and blue growth in ORs and OCTs"
27 May 2014. Gran Canaria Island, Spain
Hosted by the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) at their facilities.
5th Annual Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) Steering Committee Meeting
Washington D.C., 18 to 20 February 2014
Call for Island Bright Spot recommendations
20-25 October 2013, Marseille, France