Climate calendar: Key dates for your 2016 diary

Next 12 months will see China roll out a 5-year plan, UN maritime & aviation agencies discuss climate policies and a new president elected to the White House

Massive scale projections depict the 17 sustainable development goals agreed in 2015, and due to be rolled out from 2016 (Pic: Cia Pak/UN Photo) General Assembly 69th session: High-level Forum on a Culture of Peace Opening Statements by the Acting President of the General Assembly and the Secretary-General, followed by panel discussions

Massive scale projections depict the 17 sustainable development goals agreed in 2015, and due to be rolled out from 2016 (Pic: Cia Pak/UN Photo)

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16: Taiwan parliamentary and presidential election

16-17: International Renewable Energy Agency assembly, Abu Dhabi

20-23: World Economic Forum, Davos


Early February: Clean Power Plan legal decision

2-5: Delhi Sustainable Development Summit

9-10: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change communication meeting

16-17: IPCC bureau meeting, Geneva

16: Iran parliamentary election


Date TBC: China to release 13th Five Year Plan – how will it interpret COP21/INDC

1: US presidential race – Super Tuesday (12 primaries)

4: EU environment ministerial meeting/COP21 implications debate

7-11: Green Climate Fund board meeting, Songdo, South Korea

8-11: 47th Session of UN Statistical Commission (indicator framework for post-2015 development strategy to be determined)

14-18: World Bank land and poverty conference, Washington DC

30-31: International Civil Aviation Organization conference, Montreal


1: UN delivers new GHG analysis based on all national climate plans submitted in 2015

4-8: Montreal Protocol expert meeting, Geneva

10: Peru general election

11: Informal EU energy ministers meeting, Amsterdam

11-12: UNGA high-level thematic debate: implementing commitments on sustainable development, climate change and financing

11-13: Session of the IPCC, Nairobi

13: South Korea general election

14-15: Informal EU environment and transport meeting, Amsterdam

15-18: World Bank and IMF spring meeting

18-22: International Maritime Organization environment meeting, London (discussions on maritime climate policies likely)

20-21: Global Green Growth conference, Copenhagen

22: High level Paris agreement signing ceremony, New York


5-6: Climate action summit (UN, cities, business + NGO gathering), Washington DC

9: Philippines general election

9-20: UN forum on indigenous rights, New York

10-13: Adaptation Futures Conference (an EU/Netherlands event), Rotterdam

16-26: UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (mid-year meeting)

23-24: World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul

23-27: UNEP annual meeting, Nairobi

26-27: G7 meeting, Japan


1-2: Clean Energy Ministerial, San Francisco

2: OPEC annual meeting, Vienna

6: EU energy ministers meet in Luxembourg for gas/electricity market design

6-9: Global Environment Facility council meeting, Washington DC

20: EU ministers debate Emissions Trading Scheme reboot


11-20: UN high level forum on sustainable development, New York


5-21: Olympic Games, Brazil


1-10: IUCN World Conservation Congress, Hawaii

4-5: G20, Huangzhou, China

13-26: UN General Assembly, New York

18: Russia parliamentary election

24-27: Global Environment Facility council meeting

27-Oct 7: International Civil Aviation Organization annual summit, Montreal (where aviation climate policies will be discussed)


8: World Bank and IMF meeting

10-14: Montreal Protocol (inc discussions to tackle HFCs)

17-20: Habitat III, Quito, Ecuador

24-28: International Maritime Organization environment meeting, London


1: G20 meeting, China

8: US presidential elections

7-18: UN COP22 Climate Summit, Morocco


4-17: UN Convention on Biodiversity COP13 summit, Cancun

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