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IRENA Report Examines Renewables' Potential to Solve Water, Food and Energy Challenges[viewed]

A report on 'Renewable Energy in the Water, Energy and Food Nexus' released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds that renewable energy has the potential to generate significant water savings, increase long-term food sustainability and bolster energy security. The report highlights how renewables help ease the trade-offs among the water, agricultural and energy sectors through heightened water conservation, availability, accessibility and quality.

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Event: World Environment Day 2015[viewed]

This day is celebrated annually on 5 June.

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Negotiations Consider Four Elements of Post-2015 Agenda[viewed]

At the first sessions of intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda, UN Member States and other participants addressed the four elements expected to comprise the new agenda: a declaration; a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets, along with eventual indicators; their means of implementation (MOI) and a new Global Partnership for Development; and follow-up and review of implementation. The “stocktaking session” was the first of eight scheduled sessions to prepare the outcome that will be adopted at the UN Summit on the Post-2015 Development Agenda in September 2015.

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Event: ICLEI World Congress 2015[viewed]

The 2015 ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability) World Congress will be held under the theme of 'Sustainable Solutions for an Urban Future' in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

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Event: Ninth World Urban Forum[viewed]

The ninth World Urban Forum (WUF9), convened by the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), will bring together thousands of stakeholders to share practices and knowledge on how cities are built, planned and managed.

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Event: Fourth GMS Environment Ministers Meeting[viewed]

The Asian Development Bank is organising this event in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, on development in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), bringing together over 200 leading policy and decision makers from government and non-government organisations for a series of events on the theme, “Increasing Investments in Natural Capital in the GMS”.

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Event: Intergovernmental Negotiations on Post-2015 Development Agenda – Seventh Session[viewed]

The seventh session of the intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda will take place on 20-24 July 2015.

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Event: Intergovernmental Negotiations on Post-2015 Development Agenda – Sixth Session[viewed]

The sixth session of the intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda will take place on 22-25 June 2015.

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Event: Intergovernmental Negotiations on Post-2015 Development Agenda – Fifth Session[viewed]

The fifth session of the intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda will take place on 18-22 May 2015.

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Event: Intergovernmental Negotiations on Post-2015 Development Agenda – Fourth Session[viewed]

The fourth session of the intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda will take place on 20-24 April 2015.

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