1963-2018 - 55 years of Research for Social Change

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Events


UNRISD hosts international conferences and special events, many of which are open to the public. Workshops are also organized by the Institute in order to promote exchange among members of our project research teams.

This section of the UNRISD site provides information about both public and non-public events.

UNRISD supports the Panel Parity Pledge of the International Geneva Gender Champions initiative, aiming to have equal numbers of women and men speaking on its panels. UNRISD Director Paul Ladd is a Gender Champion.

Highlights ...

United Nations Climate Change Conference: COP24

2 - 14 Dec 2018, Katowice, Poland

United Nations Climate Change Conference: COP24

UNRISD will be bringing its research results to bear at one of the biggest UN Climate Change Conferences ever, the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This conference is particularly significant because participants will finalize the rules for implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change, adopted in 2015. There will also be a number of high-level events, mandated events, action events and roundtables. UNRISD will be present at 3 events.


United Nations Climate Change Conference: COP24

Roundtable

10 Dec 2018, Auditorium Ivan Pictet A1B, Maison de la Paix, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

Life Along the Copper Value Chain: The Swiss Commodity Trading Hub and its Impact in the Global South

The growing influence of transnational market intermediaries, including financial actors, has profoundly changed the global commodities trade. How have these changes affected local lives along the copper value chain? What needs to be done to move towards more ethical and sustainable trading and production systems? Civil society activists, researchers, representatives from business and policy makers will discuss these questions at this moderated roundtable.


United Nations Climate Change Conference: COP24

Symposium

11 Dec 2018, Room IX, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Valueworks: Effects of Financialization along the Copper Value Chain

The growing influence of transnational market intermediaries, including financial actors, has profoundly changed the global commodities trade. How have these changes affect local lives along the copper value chain? This research symposium presents the research results of the Valueworks project, funded by SNIS.


United Nations Climate Change Conference: COP24

Conference

8 - 9 Nov 2018, Rooms XVIII and XXIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Overcoming Inequalities in a Fractured World: Between Elite Power and Social Mobilization

At this major international conference, experts from different disciplines and communities will bring together new evidence and analysis of inequalities, the power of elites, and progressive alliances for more equitable, sustainable, and just societies. Together they will look to identify innovative ways in which diverse actors can work together to design and deliver a transformative eco-social compact for the 21st century.


United Nations Climate Change Conference: COP24

Seminar Series

22 Nov 2018, Room XIV (Cinema; access via Door A17), Palais des Nations, Geneva

Climate Change in Coastal Cities: From Vulnerability to Transformative Adaptation

People living in coastal cities around the world face great risks from the impacts of climate change. In the developing world, these often combine with the challenges of urban development and overcoming poverty and sharp inequalities into a particularly difficult set of tasks for local policy makers. The speakers at this seminar discuss how "transformative adaptation" approaches can improve policy making for urban climate resilience and social development in coastal cities, with a particular focus on Ho Chi Minh City and Jakarta.