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Event: Interdisciplinary Climate Change Research Symposium
Date: 13.10.2012 to 20.10.2012
Venue: Colorado Springs, USA
Organised by: DISCCRS

Every year the DISsertations initiative for the advancement of Climate Change ReSearch (DISCCRS, pronounced discourse) hosts a symposium for early-career climate change researchers. The goal is to catalyze international, interdisciplinary collaboration while laying the foundation for dynamic, communicative collegial networks that are better-equipped to understand and respond to the myriad challenges posed by climate change. During the week-long symposium, the 30 invited DISCCRS Scholars will have the opportunity to present their research, hone interdisciplinary communication and teambuilding skills, and discuss emerging research and trends.

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Event: WSSCC Global Forum on Sanitation and Hygiene
Date: 09.10.2012 to 14.10.2012
Venue: Mumbai, India
Organised by: Water Supply & Sanitation Collaboration Council

The Global Forum on Sanitation and Hygiene will bring together sanitation and hygiene professionals and WSSCC members for a week of sharing, learning, strategizing and momentum-building around these vital issues. The Forum has four main objectives. First, it will facilitate learning and sharing between members, sector practitioners and policymakers. Second, it will energize professional communities by focusing exclusively on sanitation and hygiene. Third, it will showcase knowledge, investment, communications, advocacy, partnership and networking approaches. Finally, it will strengthen national, regional, South-South, and global dialogue and collaboration.

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Event: Conference of the Parties to the CBD
Date: 08.10.2012 to 09.10.2012
Venue: Hyderabad, India
Organised by: CBD Secretariat

The eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties will coincide with the twentieth anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on Biological Diversity as well with the Rio+20 meeting scheduled earlier in the year. India has not hosted a meeting of a Conference of the Parties to a multilateral environmental agreement since 2002. This will be the first meeting to assess the implementation of the Nagoya biodiversity compact.

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