Climate calendar: Key dates for your 2015 diary

Key dates for your diary in 2015, a year when the countries will come together and agree how to address climate change

The road to a UN climate change deal leads to Paris in 2015 (Pic: Henry Marlon/Flickr)

The road to a UN climate change deal leads to Paris in 2015 (Pic: Henry Marlon/Flickr)

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January

South Africa takes G77 presidency
Latvia takes EU presidency
Chile chairs UN security council

1: Eurasian Economic Union opens [Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia and Belarus]

7: American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting
12-16: UN Disaster Risk Reduction negotiations (Geneva)
16: NOAA and NASA to issue joint temperature release
16: EC proposal on “investment package”
17-18: IRENA General Assembly
17-24: Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week
19-21: UN SDG negotiations (New York)
19: EU Foreign Policy speech
20: US State of the Union
21-22: European Parliament, ITRE Committee, Consideration of draft energy security report
21-24: World Economic Forum, Davos
24-26: Obama visit to Delhi/Modi meetings
31: Key areas for China 13th 5yr plan must be submitted (Beijing)
31: Queensland election (implications for massive coal port by Great Barrier Reef)


February

China assumes assumes presidency of Security Council
*1st quarter of 2015: European Commission communication on Ecodesign work programme
*1st quarter of 2015: European Commission report “Member States progress on Energy Efficiency targets”
Nigeria presidential + parliament elections

2-3: G20 Development Group meeting (Istanbul)
3-4: India Climate Policy and Business Conclave (Delhi)
9-10: G20 Finance Ministers meeting (Istanbul)
12-13 Feb: European Council (agenda tbd)
14: China 13th 5yr plan guidelines could be released (Beijing)
15: China 13th 5yr plan consultation could start (Beijing)
8-13: UNFCCC ADP #1 meeting (Geneva)
17-20: UN SDG negotiations (New York)
18 or 25 Feb (tbc): European Commission communication on Energy Union (expected)
24-27: IPCC review of AR5 (Nairobi)


March

France assumes presidency of Security Council
GCF Board Meeting (Date + Venue TBC)
Papal encyclical on environment due (Date TBC)

14-18: UN conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (Sendai)
23: World Meteorological Day
23-27: UN SDG negotiations (New York)
26: US-EU TTIP talks
27: C40 Lat Am Mayors summit (Buenos Aires)
30: UK Parliament dissolves pre-election
31: UNFCCC – National pledges for 2015 climate deal must be submitted


April

8-12: ICLEI World Congress 2015 (Seoul)
17-19: IMF/World Bank spring meeting (Washington)
20-24: UN SDG negotiations (New York)
24-25: Arctic Council Ministerial (Canada)


May

Clean Energy Ministerial (Mexico, Date TBC)

4-15: UN Forum on Forests (New York)
7: UK General Election
11-15: IMO Environmental Committee (London)
18-22: SE4 ALL Forum (New York)
18-22: UN SDG negotiations (New York)
19-21: World Hydropower Forum (Beijing)
31: UNFCCC – deadline to agree on draft text for 2015 climate treaty


June

GCF Board Meeting (Date + Venue TBC)
Turkey parliament elections

2-4: GEF Council (Washington)
4: Least Developed Countries Fund meeting (Washington)
3-14: UNFCCC – ADP meeting #2 + others (Bonn)
8-10: ICLEI Resilient Cities Congress 2015 (Bonn)
22-25: UN SDG negotiations (New York)
29: UN GA High-Level climate leaders meeting (New York)


July

Mexico elections

7-10: UNESCO climate summit (Paris)
9-10: BRICS annual meeting (Russia)
13-16: International conference on financing for development/SDGs (Addis Abba)
20-24: UN SDG negotiations (New York)
27-31: UN SDG negotiations (New York)


August

If anything’s happening in August – please let us know


September

15-28: UN General Assembly (New York)
25-27: UN SDG adoption negotiations (New York)


October

GCF Board Meeting (Date + Venue TBC)
Social pre-COP, Bolivia (Date TBC)
Argentina + Canada elections

4-7: IREC conference (South Africa)
6-7: Oil and money conference (London)
9-11: IMF/World Bank annual meeting (Lima)
12-31: UNCCD, COP (Turkey)
26-30: IEA Bioenergy conference (Berlin)


November

UK assumes assumes presidency of Security Council

1: UNFCCC – Scientific synthesis on pledges to 2015 deal published
15-16: G20 Meeting (Antalya)
30-11 Dec: UNFCCC COP21 Paris summit


December

US assumes assumes presidency of Security Council
Venezuela + Spain elections

30-11 Dec: UNFCCC COP21 Paris summit
1-4: WTO Ministerial (TBC)

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