LINKAGES UPDATE - a fortnightly e-update of new additions to IISD’s Linkages website  - 9 Oct 2002

RECENT KEY MEETINGS

 

LINKAGES UPDATE


Linkages Update is our means of keeping you informed of what’s new on IISD Reporting Services’ Linkages website. This page is updated on a fortnightly basis, while the website continually posts new information provided by our seven new Issue Cluster Experts. If you wish to submit relevant materials, e-mail prisna@iisd.org
 

COMINGS AND GOINGS


International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea elects President and Vice-President.

Supachai assumes WTO DG role.

Patosaari appointed new Coordinator and Head of UNFF.

UNEP Mediterranean Action Plan seeks Coordinator Secretariat.

FAO seeks Environment and Natural Resources Service Chief.

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Recently added meetings:

International Water Conference: 14-16 Oct 2002. Hanoi, Vietnam.

G-77 South-South Conference on Science and Technology: 27 October 2002 - 30 October 2002. Dubai, UAE.

International Conference on Basin Organizations: 4-6 Nov 2002. Madrid, Spain.

Second South Asia Water Forum: 14-16 Dec 2002. Islamabad, Pakistan.

International Symposium on Water, Poverty and Productive Uses of Water at the Household Level: 21-23 Jan 2003. South Africa.

International Workshop on Integrated Water Resources Management: 7-11 April 2003. Denver, CO, US.

21st Congress of the International Commission on Large Dams: 16-20 June 2003. Montreal, Canada.

Bridging Scales and Epistemologies: Linking Local Knowledge and Global Science in Multi-Scale Assessments: 23-27 June 2003. Kunming, China.


Download complete list of upcoming meetings in pdf format.

 


SEVENTH CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES TO THE CONVENTION ON MIGRATORY SPECIES
Bonn, Germany | 18-27 Sept 2002

CMS COP-7 started on a high note with the signing of a Headquarters Agreement between the German Government and the CMS Secretariat, officially establishing Bonn as the CMS Secretariat’s headquarters. Several MOUs were signed and 15 new Parties were added to the Convention. By meeting’s end, 37 species were added to Appendices I and II; 20 to Appendix I and 21 to Appendix II. The Fin, Sei and Sperm whales, and the Great White Shark were listed on both. However, the rapidly growing Convention, offset by a restricted budget, will have significant implications for the CMS Secretariat’s ability to carry out its ambitious agenda, developing countries’ ability to implement their Convention obligations, and future projects to be developed.   ENB's summary, analysis, and daily web coverage.

 

STOCKHOLM CONVENTION WORKSHOP ON LIABILITY AND REDRESS

Vienna, Austria | 19-21 Sept 2002

The objective of the workshop was to consider the possible need for a liability and redress regime for damages associated with persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the context of the Stockholm Convention, and to provide input to the first Conference of Parties to the Convention.   SD's summary.

PIC INC-9

Bonn, Germany | 30 Sept - 4 Oct 2002
INC-9 closed on 4 October, after adopting its report of the Session and various decisions and recommendations on the implementation of the interim PIC procedure. These decisions include adding monocrotophos to the list of chemicals and issues arising from ICRC-3. Delegates agreed that INC-10 will be held from 17-21 November 2003 in Geneva.   ENB's summary, analysis, and daily web coverage.

 

WORLD SUMMIT ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Johannesburg, South Africa | 26 Aug - 4 Sept 2002
The WSSD negotiated and adopted two main documents: the Plan of Implementation and the Johannesburg Declaration on Sustainable Development. Major disagreements included: time-bound targets for sanitation, renewable energy, energy subsidies, chemicals and health, natural resource degradation, biodiversity loss and fish stocks; Rio Principles 7 (common but differentiated responsibilities) and 15 (precautionary approach); governance; trade, finance and globalization; the Kyoto Protocol; and health and human rights.   ENB's summary, analysis, and daily web coverage.

 

RECENT NEWS, PUBLICATIONS AND ONLINE RESOURCES

UN AGENCIES FOLLOW-UP ON WSSD SANITATION TARGET

UN-HABITAT and UNEP are responding to the sanitation target agreed at the World Summit on Sustainable Development, with UN-Habitat establishing a sanitation trust fund, and UNEP preparing a report on land-based marine pollution. Click here to find out more.

 

  2002 WORLD FOOD DAY FOCUSES
ON WATER

World Food Day is celebrated every year on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the FAO. This year's theme will focus on the essential role water plays in ensuring sustainable food resources for a growing world population. Click here to find out more.

 

NORWAY SETS 2003 MINKE QUOTA

Having caught 631 Minke whales this year - 40 below the quota of 671 - Norway's whalers will be allowed to catch 711 Minke whales next year. Click here to find out more.

 

WWF CRITIQUES EU-ANGOLA
FISHERIES AGREEMENT

A briefing report by the World Wildlife Fund highlights the controversy behind the EU's policy to buy fishing rights from developing countries such as Angola. Click here to find out more.

 

INTRODUCTIONS TO CSD, CCD, AND TRADE UPDATED ON LINKAGES

Linkages provides background information on various issues and multilateral processes. Recently updated primers include: Commission on Sustainable Development, Convention to Combat Desertification, and Trade and Sustainable Development.
 

Linkages is provided by the International Institute for Sustainable Development, publishers of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin.
It is designed to be an electronic clearing-house for information on past and upcoming international meetings
related to environment and development policy.