Workshop on synergies and cooperation with other conventions
Espoo, Finland | 2 - 4 July 2003
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On Thursday, 3 July, participants convened in four working
groups during the morning to each discuss guiding principles for achieving
synergies, practical ways of achieving synergies at the national level,
the role of the international community in providing impetus to achieving
synergies, and ways in which the international community can enhance
synergies and interlinkages at the convention level. They considered the
Groups’ reports during a panel discussion on identifying possible
synergies and joint actions. In the afternoon, Halldor Thorgeirsson, Chair
of the SBSTA, opened the SBSTA portion of the workshop, and presented an
overview of SBSTA activities relevant to cooperation between conventions.
Several government representatives spoke on their national experiences in
achieving synergies between conventions. Jerry Velasquez, United Nations
University, presented on technology transfer, education and outreach, and
capacity-building as a cross-cutting area under the Rio conventions.
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