Policy

January 26, 2012 to January 29, 2012

Guelph Organic Conference of 2012 - Seeds of Cooperation

The 2012 Guelph Organic Conference is a 4-day workshop program with a 2-day Expo (Expo is Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 28-29, only). Offerings include organics for smallholders, livestock management, seed saving, and health benefits of organic food.

 

March 28, 2012 to March 30, 2012

Save the Planet International Eco Forum in Bulgaria

The Save the Planet conference is a communication platform for professionals from South-East Europe involved in the environment, waste management and recycling spheres. The 2012 program will include sessions and discussions on industry challenges and technical developments. Attendees will be able to see the latest products and solutions showcased at the parallel exhibition.

Justice Dept. Ditches Its Proposal To Lie About Existence of FOIA Records

The regulatory proposal was part of a large package of revised FOIA regulations, which will go forward without it. The Justice Department did not rescind the 1987 Meese memo the proposal was based on; instead it identified ways in which agencies could be unresponsive and uninformative without actually lying.

Other Information Access News in Brief

Climate scientist Michael Mann wins bid to join emails lawsuit; BP and other Gulf oil spill CEOs won't testify before House committee; Republican House freshmen disappointed by Supercommittee's secrecy; Obama admin to issue disclosure rules for fracking on federal lands; WRI/Transparency Int'l panel on climate policy corruption, Nov. 3, 2011, in DC; proposed FOIA rule would let gov't deny existence of records; and bill to improve pipeline safety and increase access to info passes Senate.

Access to Environmental Info Will Be an Issue at Rio+20

In June 2012, the nations of the world will convene in Rio de Janiero for the 20th anniversary of the landmark 1992 Rio Conference on Environment and Development that set the stage for a number of important treaties, including the Montreal Protocol to protect the ozone layer and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

November 4, 2011

CanGEA's Geothermal Power Forum & Reception in Calgary

CanGEA's 4th Annual Conference and Investment Forum will include various panels and presentations by leading speakers from the geothermal energy industry in Canada and internationally.

December 14, 2011 to December 15, 2011

Food Security 2011: Transforming the Food Production System

This conference will gather business leaders and representatives from the private sector, governments, multilateral agencies, and non-governmental organizations to examine changing agricultural investment patterns, highlighting international policy developments and business approaches to coping with environmental shocks and stresses presented by climate change and global population growth.

December 5, 2011 to December 9, 2011

Global South-South Development Expo 2011 in Rome

The Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD) is the first-ever expo to showcase successful Southern-grown development solutions (SDSs) to address the need to meet Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for the Global South.

November 23, 2011 to November 24, 2011

International Forests Conference 2011

Conservation and Management of Forests for Sustainable Development: Where Science Meets Policy. European and international decision makers, journalists, civil servants and scientists in the domains of forestry, natural resources planning & management, environmental management, forest and biomass industry, and nature conservation will meet in Belgium to discuss what science can contribute to improved ecosystem services of forests in Europe and beyond.

November 16, 2011

Tackling Tomorrow's Energy Challenges Today: A Southeastern Symposium at Duke University

The Southeastern United States is faced with several energy transitions in the coming years. This day-long symposium in Durham, NC will discuss these issues, identify crucial information gaps, and plot future directions for research and outreach.

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