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December 5, 2022 to December 17, 2022

UN Convention on Biological Diversity (Part Two)

Biodiversity COP15, chaired by China, will conclude in Montreal, Canada, Dec. 5 to 17 with expected approval of a landmark global agreement. Originally planned for Kunming, China in 2020, COP15 was postponed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and later split into a two-part event.

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June 27, 2022 to July 1, 2022

The United Nations Ocean Conference

The Ocean Conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal in Lisbon, Portugal, will seek to propel much needed science-based innovative solutions aimed at starting a new chapter of global ocean action. Deadline for media accreditation online is June 12, 2022.

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November 19, 2021

Offshore Wind Energy on California’s Central Coast: What You Need to Know

The federal government wants to open 399 square miles of the Pacific Ocean along California’s Central Coast to floating offshore wind turbine development. The (San Luis Obispo) Tribune will hold a Live Q&A with a panel of experts to discuss this issue. 3:00-4:30 p.m. ET.

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September 28, 2021

World News Day: The Climate Crisis

World News Day 2021, presented by the Canadian Journalism Foundation and the World Editors Forum, highlights the vital role journalism plays in providing the facts for us all to act on the climate crisis, the defining issue of our time. The 90-minute event is free, open to a global audience and available in all time zones.

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May 12, 2021

ICCA Territories of Life: 2021 Report

The ICCA Consortium launches its 2021 report on territories of life on May 20, highlighting local and national case studies, including global analysis of how much of the planet is likely conserved by Indigenous peoples and local communities. Journalists are invited to the May 12 pre-launch press conference.

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September 23, 2019

U.N. Climate Action Summit 2019

The United Nations Secretary-General is calling on all leaders to come to New York on September 23, 2019 with concrete, realistic plans to enhance their nationally determined contributions by 2020, in line with reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 45 per cent over the next decade, and to net zero emissions by 2050.

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March 21, 2019

William K. Reilly Awards and Reception

The Center for Environmental Policy at American University in Washington, DC presents the 7th Annual William K. Reilly Awards to celebrate honorees Linda Fisher and Kevin Fay. Phil Sharp, national energy and climate change leader, will deliver the keynote address.

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May 29, 2019 to May 30, 2019

Great Lakes Fishery Commission Annual Meeting

The Great Lakes Fishery Commission, which facilitates cross-border cooperation between Canada and the United States, invites you to the Commission's 64th annual meeting, to be held in Detroit, Michigan. RSVP by May 21.

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February 26, 2019 to February 27, 2019

The Future of News: The Knight Media Forum

The Knight Media Forum, a two-day convening on the future of news, community and democracy in America, takes place Tuesday, February 26, 9:15 a.m. EST-Wednesday February 27, 2:00 p.m. EST in Miami. The event will be livestreamed by Detroit Public TV, with coverage anchored by Emmy-winning journalist Hari Sreenivasan, host of “PBS NewsHour Weekend” and the national public television show “SciTech Now.”

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November 23, 2018

NOAA Media Call on New Federal Climate Change Assessment Report

On Nov. 23 at 2:00 p.m. ET, media are invited to a conference call with experts who will discuss the key findings of the Fourth National Climate Assessment Vol. II, which will be released by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) that day. The report is an authoritative assessment of the impacts of climate change on the U.S. and its territories.

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