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Friday, 11 January 2013

Important environmental dates in 2013

Every year there are many important conferences, events and days to commemorate something.
I have compiled a list of what is coming up this year. Click on an event to get a link to the relevant website.
Please let me know if I have missed anything!

8      EEB Clean Air Conference, Brussels
15-16 Participatory Action Planning for Biodiversity, Netherlands
29-31 How to Plan for Nature, Netherlands

2      International Wetlands Day
4-8  National Green Week (USA)
5-7  Wind Power and Environmental Impacts Conference, Stockholm
20-21 Mountains Under Watch Conference, Italy
21     Invasive Species in Europe Conference, Brussels
24     Future Environment and Energy Conference, Rome

5      Climate Change and Protected Areas, Brussels
5      Forum for the Future of Agriculture, Brussels
11     Marine Nature Restoration in Northern Europe, Copenhagen
12-14 NATURA 2000 Monitoring Workshop, Swansea
20     World Sparrow Day
22     World Water Day
23     Earth Hour
25     Advancing Sustainable Tourism, Bonn

1      World Bird Day
5-11 International Dark Sky Week
15     EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy, Ghent
19-23 Wetland Link International Conference, Suncheon
22     Earth Day
22-24 Sustainable Ocean Summit, USA
23-26 Carpathian Protected Areas, Slovakia
25     Penguin Day

      Green Office Week (UK)
9      Slow Fish - sustainable fisheries, Genoa
11-12 World Migratory Bird Day
17-19 Climate Change and Health Conference, London
21-24 Mountain Protected Areas, Czech Rep.
22     International Day for Biological Diversity
24     European Day of Parks

5      World Environment Day
6      Sustainable Tourism in Estuary Parks, Netherlands
8      World Oceans Day
9-14 World Environmental Education Congress, Morocco
13-15 Waters in Sensitive and Protected Areas, Zagreb
15     Global Wind Day
17     World Day to Combat Desertification
17-23 Recycle Week
18    Ecosystems and Sustainable Development, Bucharest
25-27 Climate Change and Nature Conservation in Europe, Bonn

2-4    European Organic Congress, Vilnius
7 Jul-9 Aug    Summer of Soil, Sweden
11     World Population Day
31     World Ranger Day

18-23 INTECOL Congress: Ecology, London

1      International Danube Festival, Romania
1-6    World Water Week, Stockholm
12    European Greenways Awards, Portugal
12    EuroVelo, Greenways and Cycle Tourism Conference, Nantes
16     International Ozone Day
16 -22 European Mobility Week
18     World Water Monitoring Day
21     Zero Emissions Day
22     Car Free Day
22     World Rhino Day
23-27 Artificial Reefs Conference, Izmir
26     World Maritme Day
27     World Tourism Day
29     World Rivers Day

1-4 7th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations
2-4 Nature & Sports EURO MEET, Slovakia
4      World Animal Day
4-10 10th World Wilderness Conference, Spain
7      World Habitat Day
9-13 EUROPARC Conference, Hungary
9-13 EUROPARCs 1st International Youth Conference, Hungary
10-12 CIPRA Conference Annuelle, Bolzano
12-18 Biology Week, UK
13     National Fungus Day, UK
13     International Day for Disaster Reduction
14-16 Port-Cros Symposium - 50 years of biodiversity, France
21-27 International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC3), France
23-25 2nd European Ecotourism Conference, Romania

4      Green Infrastructure Conference, Brussels
6      Sustainable Tourism and Biodiversity in Protected Areas, Brussels
6      World Responsible Tourism Day
13-14 9th European Water Association Converence, Brussels
15     Biodiversity and Health Conference, Vienna
16-24 European Week for Waste Reduction
11-22 UN Climate Change Conference, Poland
19     World Toilet Day
21     World Forum on Natural Capital, Edinburgh

9-13  European Forest Week
11     International Mountain Day


4-5      Future Environment and Energy Conference, Melbourne

1      Forum for the Future of Agriculture, Brussels

8-11    EcoFil - lakes and rivers, Czech Republic

12-17 Shallow Lakes Conference, Turkey

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