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Past events

2016 World Day to Combat Desertification

17 June 2016




Protect Earth. Restore Land. Engage People

​There is probably no greater issue than land in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals that touches everyone. From the food we eat, to the clothes we wear and the houses we live – it all stems from land resources. In order to “leave no one behind” as proclaimed in the new Sustainable Development Goals, achieving land degradation neutrality needs to be in the forefront to meet our requirements and develop sustainability.

Investments and Land Rights

13 June 2016


Norwegian Centre for Human Rights
Cort Adelersgate 30


FIAN Norway and FoHRC – Food, Human Rights and Corporations are happy to invite you to a seminar on Monday 13 June at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, where we will be discussing investments and land rights. When states fail to provide adequate rights
protection to farmers and forest-dependent communities, should companies be encouraged to take on that role? And how do we ensure meaningful participation and consultation with local people affected by land acquisitions?

5th GRI Global Conference 2016

5th GRI Global Conference 2016

18 May 2016 to 20 May 2016


RAI Exposition and Congress Centre Amsterdam

The 5th GRI Global Conference will be held 18 – 20 May 2016 at RAI Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Join GRI and up to 1,500 sustainability leaders from around the globe to exchange leading-edge knowledge on sustainability best practices, innovations and trends that are empowering sustainable decisions and changing the world.
Empowering Sustainable Decisions
The 5th GRI Conference will create an inclusive platform to inspire and engage a truly global network of sustainability leaders.

FIG Working Week 2016

2 May 2016 to 6 May 2016


Horncastle Arena and Addington Raceway
New Zealand

The theme, “recovery from disaster,” reflects New Zealand’s experience recovering from the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.

Working Week 2016 is an exciting opportunity for members of the survey profession to network with their International peers, hear the latest developments in surveying, and learn about the important contribution surveying and spatial information has made to Christchurch’s recovery and rebuild.