BakuForum – International Humanitarian Forum 2018

BakuForum – International Humanitarian Forum 2018

WANN: 25. – 26. OCTOBER 2018
WO: BAKU, AZERBAIJAN

About Forum

Baku International Humanitarian Forum is an event of famous representatives of political scientific and cultural elite of the world community including famous statesmen, Nobel Prize’s winners in the various fields of science and leaders of influential international organizations whose aim is holding dialogues, discussions and exchange of views on wide range of global issues in the interest of all humanity.

The organizers and participants of the Forum are representatives of natural and social sciences, as well as cultural elite of the world who have ambitious task of forming a new humanitarian agenda with the aim of its further consideration in the world scale. Most powerful people of the world are also invited to take part in the Forum. They are acting or former heads of states and founders of multinational corporations. Assembly of the representatives of all spheres of human activity leads to the optimal solution of vital problems, which disturb all humanity.

The initiators of the Forum in 2010 were the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and his colleague the President of Russian Federation Dmitriy Medvedev.

 

Positions

taking into consideration humanitarian problems in the era of globalization and reflecting voice of the heart of humanity – are highlighted in the Baku Declaration.

The Goal

is to build a dialogue through round tables. Every single person can listen and can be heard in the arena for actual topics of concern.

 

The Task

is formation of ground for constructive debates and discussions; exchange of ideas, theoretical and practical knowledge.

Outcome

is embodied in recommendations and calls to international organizations, leaders of states and every single individual.

Traditions of the Forum

  • The Forum is held once every 2 years in Baku, the capital city of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • All participants of the Forum receive personal invitation;
  • Working languages of the Forum are: Azerbaijani, English and Russian;
  • The Forum is headlined in media.

 

read more about this event here….

VIDEO MESSAGE BY DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF UNESCO MRS. IRINA BOKOVA

“…a forum to strengthen the foundations for lasting peace and sustainable societies…”

This Promo was exclusively prepared by BRANDBUILD for Baku Forum on Sustainable Development (25-26 october, 2018). Forum gathered together national and international experts to share regional experiences on nationalisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), focused on countries where Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support (MAPS) Platform have been undertaken and SDGs accelerators are being implemented. Our contacts: info@brandbuild.az Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brandbuild.az

Free Zero Emission Day in San Francisco — September 13th 2018!

Free Zero Emission Day in San Francisco — September 13th 2018!

WHEN :  SEPTEMBER 13th, 2018
WHERE :  SAN FRANCISCO

Free Zero Emission Travel for Climate Summit Delegates and Public

 

GenZe and Their Partners Scoot and Ford GoBike Team Up for September Event

The Global Climate Action Summit is today announcing it is partnering with GenZe, a leading manufacturer of electric bikes and scooters, and their transportation collaborators, in order to include the community in the landmark event taking place in mid September.

To make this happen, the Summit is offering a ‘free ride day’ for the entire city of San Francisco on all Scoots and Ford GoBikes on Thursday, September 13. Attendees of the event will also have free access to both Scoots and Ford GoBikes for the entire week.

Ford GoBike recently expanded their fleet to include GenZe electric bikes, and Scoot has been using GenZe electric scooters as part of their zero emissions fleet for several years.

“This partnership is a way for us to demonstrate San Francisco is a global leader in personal sustainable transportation. Although they are independent programs, Ford GoBike and Scoot have managed to seamlessly integrate into the city’s existing systems and infrastructure and make the gateway to entry effortless for new riders.” Vish Palekar, CEO, GenZe.

“There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to the 2 share systems. Some riders have a personal preference for one product over another. And certain trips and errands work best with a particular product,” Vish Palekar, CEO, GenZe.

By providing free rides on all Scoot and Ford GoBike vehicles, the community will be able to try out the different sustainable options within the two fleets and see how each vehicle works best for certain applications.

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Scoot operates shared networks of electric vehicles, ranging from electric bikes and kick scooters to motor scooters. Scoot operates thousands of light electric vehicles in San Francisco and Barcelona serving tens of thousands of riders monthly.

Scoot’s mission is to reduce global carbon emissions and traffic congestion that consistently plagues cities. In San Francisco alone, our riders have to date prevented over five million pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.

Scoot’s app is available for download on iOS and Android phones. The company launched in Barcelona this summer and plans to enter additional cities across Western Europe and the Americas throughout the next year.

During the GCAS, all Summit attendees will receive a promo code for the Free Unlimited Plan, which offers unlimited 30 minute rides for free.

For Free Ride Day on September 13, Scoot will offer 30 minutes of free scooting to all new and existing riders in San Francisco. Existing Scoot riders will have credit added to their accounts. New riders can use the promo code GCAS18 to receive the credit. Rides beyond the 30 minutes start at just 10 cents/minute, depending on the plan. Check back here soon for more information.

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Launched earlier this year, Ford GoBike is already an integral part of the Bay Area’s transportation network. With over 300 bike share stations and more than 3,000 bikes across San Francisco, San Jose, Berkeley, Oakland and Emeryville, the system has provided more than 1.5 million rides in just over a year.

Bike sharing is a fun, healthy and sustainable transportation option available during the Global Climate Action Summit and beyond. You can find Ford GoBikes at hundreds of stations across the Bay Area. In San Francisco, there are over 130 stations including these stations located near the Moscone Convention Center:
• Yerba Buena Center (Howard St at 3rd St.)
• Howard St. at Mary St.
• Folsom St. at 3rd St.
• Powell St. BART (4th St. at Market St.)

Summit attendees will receive a Free Access Pass, which allows for an unlimited number of 30 minute rides during a 24-hour period and can be activated at any point during the Summit.

In celebration of this inaugural Summit, Ford GoBike is also offering a Free Ride Day for the entire Bay Area on Thursday, September 13. Free passes will be available in the Ford GoBike app and will give locals access to free rides, up to 30 minutes at a time, throughout the day.

On Free Ride Day or using a Free Access Pass, all bike rides longer than 30 minutes are just $3 for each additional 15 minutes. Check back here soon for more detail on how to activate the attendee Free Access Pass and participate in the Free Ride Day.

Here’s the link to the Climate Global Action Summit website

Global Climate Action Summit 2018 San Francisco

Global Climate Action Summit 2018 San Francisco

WHEN :  Wed, Sep 12, 2018 — Fri, Sep 14, 2018
WHERE: San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the world

 

California Climate Action Summit

GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION SUMMIT

The Global Climate Action Summit will bring leaders and people together from around the world to “Take Ambition to the Next Level.” It will be a moment to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens with respect to climate action.

It will also be a launchpad for deeper worldwide commitments and accelerated action from countries—supported by all sectors of society—that can put the globe on track to prevent dangerous climate change and realize the historic Paris Agreement.

The decarbonization of the global economy is in sight. Transformational changes are happening across the world and across all sectors as a result of technological innovation, new and creative policies and political will at all levels.

States and regions, cities, businesses and investors are leading the charge on pushing down global emissions by 2020, setting the stage to reach net zero emissions by midcentury.​​

ATTENDING THE SUMMIT

People everywhere are encouraged to participate in the hundreds of affiliate events taking place in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the world during the week of September 10-14th, including climate action panels, workshops, tours, exhibits and other special events. The full affiliate event schedule will be posted here this summer.

From September 12-14, you can virtually attend the Summit by streaming it live on YouTubeFacebook and Twitter. In person, Summit attendance for the plenary and other high-level sessions is by invitation and will require accreditation. If you represent an organization ready to make a major climate commitment at the Summit, please send details about that proposed announcement by clicking here.

At the heart of the Paris Climate Change Agreement is the commitment by national governments to review their progress and rachet up the ambition of national climate action plans, known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

The Global Climate Action Summit, happening midway between Paris 2015 and 2020, is timed to provide the confidence to governments to ‘step up’ and trigger this next level of ambition sooner rather than later.

The momentum we generate this year must lead to bending the curve of emissions down by 2020—science advises us that this is gives the world the best opportunity to prevent the worst effects of climate change. 2018 therefore must be the beginning of a new phase of action and ambition on climate change.

The Summit will underscore the urgency of the threat of climate change by mobilizing the voices and experience of real people, in real communities already facing real and stark threats. It will challenge and channel the energy and idealism of people everywhere to step up and overcome it.

At the Summit, international and local leaders from states, regions, cities, businesses, investors and civil society—known as “non-party stakeholders/non-state actors”—will be joined by national government leaders, scientists, students, nonprofits and others in a new wave of mobilization.

They will be sharing what they have achieved to date and committing to doing more to usher in the era of decarbonization, greater levels of sustainability and prosperity for the many rather than the few.

These actors will also celebrate a range of new climate commitments under five key areas: Healthy Energy Systems, Inclusive Economic Growth, Sustainable Communities, Land Stewardship and Transformative Climate Investments.

The confidence, enthusiasm and support generated by this wave of action now and through 2019, will embolden national governments leaders to trigger the necessary domestic processes ahead of 2020 while also triggering more states and regions, cities, businesses and investors to ‘step up’ further action themselves.

Find all details and informations here at http://globalclimateactionsummit.org/

Planet or Plastic? Take the Pledge! – National Geographic’s Multi-Year Initiative starts NOW!

Planet or Plastic? Take the Pledge! – National Geographic’s Multi-Year Initiative starts NOW!

WANN: multi-year initiative by National Geographic
WO: world wide Oceans

Take The Pledge Now!

Planet or Plastics? National Geographic launches a multiyear initiative to reduce single-use plastics and

their impact on the world’s oceans.

 

The plastic pollution problem is in plain sight.

It affects us all.

Together we can reduce single-use plastics and make a lasting impact.

TAKE YOUR PLEDGE

100 trillion plastic bags are used worldwide every year.

Bring your own reusable bag when you shop.

TAKE YOUR PLEDGE 

Nearly a million plastic beverages bottles are sold every minute.

Buy your own reusable bottle, use a drinking fountain or buy cans or glass bottles (and make sure to recycle.)

TAKE YOUR PLEDGE 

9 million tons of plastic waste ends up in the ocean every year.

Be careful not to litter.

TAKE YOUR PLEDGE 

Choose the Planet.

Every Action Matters.

Join the conversation #planetorplastic

From top to bottom : Photograph by Zak Noyle/A-Frame, Photograph by Randy Olson, Photograph by Randy Olson, Photograph by Mike Kemp/Getty Images, Photograph by Jordi Chias

Click here for all the informations on the National Geographic Website…

 

 

 

Ethical Fashion Show

Ethical Fashion Show

WHEN: 03. – 05. JULY, 2018
WHERE: KRAFTWERK, BERLIN

WELCOME

The Ethical Fashion Show Berlin stands for urban zeitgeist, sustainable lifestyle and fashion. In the location of the Kraftwerk Berlin, the trade show presents progressive streetwear and casual wear labels and brings together top players and newcomers from the sustainable fashion segment. A unique event program turns the Kraftwerk into the hotspot for sustainability and innovation in fashion, during the Berlin Fashion Week.

 

PROGRAM

A high-class event programme with lectures, discussions, guided tours and the fashion show “Ethical Fashion on Stage” turns Kraftwerk Berlin into the hotspot for sustainable fashion.

To the event program

All informations on this event can be found here…

Review

Exciting and highly committed labels, a wonderful audience of trade visitors and an unrivalled thematic spectrum. The Greenshowroom and the Ethical Fashion Show Berlin exceeded all expectations, in January 2018.

ESDW 2018 – European Sustainable Development Week

ESDW 2018 – European Sustainable Development Week

WHEN: May 30 – June 05, 2018
WHERE: around Europe

The European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) is an initiative to facilitate the organization of activities that promote sustainable development and make these efforts visible on a common platform. The recently adopted global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) articulates key issues that call for urgent action at all levels and by all stakeholders. The ESDW contributes to this ambitious, universal and transformative agenda by promoting the organization of bottom-up activities that have a thematic link to and support the SDGs. As such, the ESDW aims to raise awareness for the 2030 Agenda in Europe and calls upon local stakeholders to actively engage with sustainable development, in general, and the SDGs, in particular.

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Activities will be able to be registered and viewed on this website. This will be a tool for organizers to promote their project and attract higher participation. Furthermore, they will gain access to promotion material (logos, posters, banners etc.) on the site, highlighting their participation in a concerted European effort for sustainable development.

The ESDW will act as an umbrella for existing national sustainable development weeks in France, Germany, Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic and will trigger new initiatives, activities and events in EU Member States and other European countries. To encourage inclusiveness and diversity, the registration for organizers is open to all forms of government agencies, research centres, educational institutions, museums, foundations, community organizations, associations, businesses and NGOs, as well as individual citizens, etc. The central criterion for eligibility to take part in the ESDW is that the proposed project / initiative addresses one or more dimensions of sustainable development and is not exclusively profit-oriented. This could include, but is not limited to: conferences, exhibitions, markets, film screenings, community activities, sustainable business initiatives and education projects.


The Environment Ministers of France, Germany and Austria have jointly presented the initiative of organizing an annual, European-wide sustainable development week at Environment Council on the 28th October 2014, where it was welcomed by the Commission and several Member States. Subsequently, the ESDW will be coordinated by the ESDN Office at the Institute for Managing Sustainability at the Vienna University of Economics and Business in Austria.

To get to Website, please click here…