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Sunday, 22 December 2013

Important environmental events and dates 2014

Every year there are many important conferences, events and days to commemorate something.
I have compiled a list of what is coming up in 2014. Click on an event to get a link to the relevant website.
Please let me know if I have missed anything or if you would like me to add an event.
You can see a full list of International Observance days on Wikipedia

January
4-5     Future Environment & Energy Conference, Melbourne
5         National Bird Day (USA)
17-18 Aqualires 2014 - sustainable management of aquatic living resources, Bucharest
20       Penguin Awareness Day
26-29 FRESH & European Sustainable Events Conference, Copenhagen
27-31 Economic Valuation of Protected Areas in Eastern Europe, Vilm, Germany
29        Green Growth, Green Jobs, Brussels

February
2          World Wetlands Day
2          Hedgehog Day
3-7      National Green Week (USA)
12        Darwin Day
17-20 African Water Association Conference, Abidjan
20       Green Mountains Conference, Brussels
24       World Ocean Summit, San Francisco
24-25 CLARR Climate Change Conference, Bremen
27-28 MiaGreen Expo & Conference, Miami

March
5-7      Smart Cities International Exhibition, Sofia
5-7      Waste Management & Recycling Exhibition, Sofia
5-7      Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Exhibition, Sofia
6-8      Clean Energy Building Conference, Stuttgart
10-11 World Migratory Bird Day
10-14 Climate Change Conference, Bonn
14       International Day of Action for Rivers
20       World Sparrow Day
21       World Forestry Day
22       World Water Day
22-23 Renewable Energy Gas Technology Conference, Malmo
23        Earth Hour
23        World Meteorological Day
27-28 Adapt to Climate Conference, Cyprus
27-29 Africa Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, Durban

April
1          Forum for the Future of Agriculture, Brussels
1-3      Green Carbon Conference, Brussels
2-4      Natura People Workshop, Bruges
20-26 International Dark Sky Week
22        Earth Day
22        International Mother Earth Day
24-25 Sustainable Brands Conference, Rio de Janeiro
25        Penguin Day
26       Save the Frogs Day

May
 w/e     World Migratory Bird Day
4        International Dawn Chorus Day
10       International Migratory Bird Day
14-16 Nature Protection in Military Areas Conference, Hungary
16       Endangered Species Day
17-20 Climate Ride, California
21-22 Sustainable Brands, Istanbul
22        International Day for Biological Diversity
23       World Turtle Day
23-26 European Biomass Conference, Hamburg
24       European Day of Parks

June
2-5     Sustainable Brands, San Diego
3-6     ECWATECH - International Water Forum, Moscow
5        World Environment Day
5-7     Contemporary Challenges of Environmental Law Conference, Ljubljana
5-15   European Dry Grassland Meeting, Tula, Russia
8         World Oceans Day
9        Coral Triangle Day
15       Global Wind Day
17       World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
17-23 Recycle Week
23-27 Future Oceans Conference, Bergen

July
3-6     European Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment, Brighton, UK
11       World Population Day
14       Shark Awareness Day
29       International Tiger Day
31       World Ranger Day

August
3-8       European Conference on Ecological Restoration, Finland
10       World Lion Day
12       World Elephant Day
20-23  Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas, Tallinn
30        International Whale Shark Day
31-5/9 World Water Week, Stockholm

September
8-11    EcoFil - lakes and rivers, Czech Republic
16        International Ozone Day
16 -22 European Mobility Week
18        World Water Monitoring Day
19       Clean Up the World Weekend
20       International Red Panda Day
21        Zero Emissions Day
22        Car Free Day
22       World Rhino Day
22-25 World Water Congress, Lisbon
22-26 European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, Amsterdam
24-26 Deltas in Times of Climate Change, Rotterdam
26        World Maritme Day
27        World Tourism Day
28        World Rivers Day
28       Green Consumer Day

October
4         World Animal Welfare Day
6         World Habitat Day
9-12   Renewable Energy Expo, Augsburg
11-17 Biology Week (UK)
12       National Fungus Day (UK)
12-17 Shallow Lakes Conference, Turkey
13       International Day for Disaster Reduction
13-19 Grown in Britain Week

November
5-7     European Land Stewardship Conference, Barcelona
6         World Responsible Tourism Day
12-19 IUCN World Parks Congress, Sydney
16-24 European Week for Waste Reduction
17-20 7th International Conference on Forest Fire Research, Portugal
19       World Toilet Day

December
4        World Wildlife Conservation Day
4        International Cheetah Day
11       International Mountain Day



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