UNDP HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2003
This year’s UNDP Human Development Report focuses on countries’ progress
towards the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and presents the Millennium
Development Compact, a new plan of action aimed at achieving the MDGs.
Illustrating how countries fared economically during the 1990s, the report
finds that 54 countries ended the 1990s poorer than they started it. The
report identifies 59 priority countries where, unless urgent action is taken,
the MDGs will not be met, and argues that investment in industries and businesses
that create jobs, such as manufacturing and textiles, are more important
for human development than industries that require large amounts of capital,
such as oil exploration and production. The Report calls on developing country
governments to prioritize spending on basic services needed most by poor
people, such as primary education, not universities, and rural clinics,
not technologically-advanced hospitals in big cities. The Report also challenges
rich countries to set concrete targets and deadlines for: dismantling unfair
trade subsidies and tariffs; writing off unsustainable debt.; stepping-up
aid flows; and creating better access to technological progress.
ENDING HUNGER IN OUR LIFETIME: FOOD SECURITY AND GLOBALIZATION
(IFPRI/ Johns Hopkins University Press,
2003) Authored by C. Ford Runge, Benjamin Senauer, Philip G. Pardey, and
Mark W. Rosegrant, this book illustrates that global chronic hunger can
be defeated in our lifetime. Divided into two parts, this book first discusses
the challenges of ending the global hunger problem, utilizing science to
achieve food security, and bringing about institutional change. Part two
presents an array of solutions to solving hunger, including supporting pro-poor
growth, enhancing and diversifying foreign direct investment, investing
in health, education and nutrition, promoting gender equality, using technological
tools such as the use of GM crops, and undertaking sustainable environmental
NEW INSTRUMENTS OF
ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE? NATIONAL EXPERIENCES AND PROSPECTS
Edited by Andrew
Jordan, Rüdiger Wurzel and Anthony R. Zito, this book provides a perspective
on the evolving toolbox of environmental policy by providing a systematic
analysis of the policy and politics surrounding the adoption and use of
the main new environmental policy instruments (NEPIs) in several industrialized
countries. The book assesses the claim that NEPIs have replaced regulation,
indicating a new era of environmental governance where the state plays a
secondary role in sustainability policy making.
WORLDWATCH LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE
The Worldwatch Institute has redesigned it website. Highlights of the
new site include: a new homepage; an interactive map and guide to all global
partners and foreign language editions of Worldwatch publications; a resource
center featuring links to Worldwatch research; a new Press Room, featuring
a fully searchable archive of Worldwatch press releases; and Worldwatch
live - an online discussion forum where visitors to the site can talk to
Worldwatch researchers. Worldwatch
Wetlands, Oceans, Coasts
CONVENTIONS AND CORAL REEFS
(UNEP/WWF, 2003) The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the
World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Coral Reefs Advocacy Initiative have published
a brochure that provides an analysis of the World Summit on Sustainable
Development (WSSD) Plan of Implementation in relation to coral reef
issues. It also highlights the work of 14 multilateral environmental agreements,
programmes, partnerships and networks relevant to the protection and conservation
of coral reefs and the WSSD Plan of Implementation, including the
CBD, Ramsar, CITES, World Heritage, UNFCCC, MAB, CMS, ICRI and ICRAN.
HANDWASHING AND ARI
(Tropical Medicine and International Health Journal, August 2003) In
a recent editorial in the Tropical Medicine and International Health Journal,
Sandy Cairncross of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,
writes on the positive effects of handwashing in the prevention of disease.
In an editorial entitled: “Handwashing with soap – a new way to prevent
Acute Respiratory Infections (ARIs),” Cairncross highlights that handwashing
reduces the risk of not only diarrhea and other waterborne diseases, but
ARIs as well.
INDIGENOUS WATER SITE
The Indigenous Water Initiative has launched a website with the aim
of promoting better understanding of indigenous perspectives on water and
development among non-indigenous water professionals.
Indigenous Water website.
ONLINE CORAL IDENTIFICATION
The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has added a coral
identification guide to its website. The main aims of the guide are to inform
the public about the increasingly threatened status of coral, and help the
public, UK customs officers and CITES officers around the world to identify
the corals that are controlled under CITES.
WORLD WATER COUNCIL
VIRTUAL WATER DISCUSSION
Starting mid-August, the World Water Council will launch an email discussion
organized around several key water questions. The outcomes of the discussion,
which will be synthesized and published on the Web and in a report, is intended
to serve as an important input in water policy discussions related to water,
food, environment and poverty.
IWMI LAUNCHES TWO
NEW ECO-HYDROLOGICAL DATABASES
The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) has launched two
new databases, which focus on management of specific eco-hydrological information.
The first Database deals with quantification of the hydrological functions
of inland wetlands, while the second focuses on methodologies for environmental
Biodiversity and Wildlife
BIOSPHERE RESERVES: SPECIAL PLACES
FOR PEOPLE AND NATURE
2002) Launched in the 1970s as part of
UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme, the biosphere reserve concept
is both a concept and a practical tool that seeks to balance
conservation of biodiversity and biological products with their
sustainable use. This book reviews the concept and its implementation,
describing its evolution and highlighting its application in conserving
biological and cultural diversity and in sustainable development. Filled
with images and illustrations, the book brings together case studies
from around the world to describe the achievements, challenges and
impacts of biosphere reserves.
PAPERS FROM DIALOGUE
ON INTERNATIONAL PROCESSES ON GENETIC RESOURCES AND TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE
An open dialogue on “International Processes on Genetic
Resources and Traditional Knowledge: Which Way Forward?” was organized by
ICTSD, IUCN and SPDA in Geneva, on 12 July 2003.
- MANAGED FORESTS AS A GLOBAL MODEL FOR SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPES
Vol. 17, Issue 3, June 2003) In this article,
D. Bray, L. Merino,
examine the Mexican experience with community forestry management. Local
villages and indigenous communities own over half the country’s forest.
Most of these communities have gained substantial control over the use of
their forests and 300-500 community forest enterprises (CFEs) have been
created and produce timber on their own lands. The authors suggest that
important gains, including for biodiversity protection and forest management,
result from the CFEs’ actions.
Requests for a PDF version of the paper, or questions and comments for the
authors should be directed to David Bray at
DESARROLLO E IMPLEMENTACIÓN
DE LINEAMIENTOS DE CONTROL DEL LA EXTRACCIÓN ILEGAL PARA UN MANEJO FORESTAL
SOSTENIBLE EN EL PERU
2003) Carlos Chirinos and Manuel Ruiz of the Peruvian Environmental Law
Society, a non-governmental organization, prepared this analysis of the
illegal logging and marketing of timber species in Peru on behalf of the
International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO). The report is the first
in a series planned by ITTO to assist its producer countries, upon request,
to devise ways to enhance forest law enforcement. The report examines the
strengths and weaknesses of a Peruvian forestry law adopted in 2000 and
recommends, among other things: more training for forest loggers on forest
legislation and management; realistic options for granting access to production
forests to small-scale loggers; regional decentralization of the decision-making
process for the approval of forest harvesting permits; the establishment
of an independent body responsible for the supervision of forest concessions;
strengthening the implementation of punitive measures for violations of
forest law; and strengthening concession management practices to promote
community participation in the use of technologies that facilitate waste
utilization, charcoal processing and industrialization and other actions
geared to generating employment in concession management. An executive summary
is available in:
English. The full report can be obtained by contacting Collins Ahadome,
ITTO Information Officer, at: email@example.com
Trade and Investment
DEVELOPMENT AT THE WTO: ISSUES FOR CANCÚN
(International Development Committee, UK Parliament,
2003) The report spells out three elements that are required to ensure
that the development round is a success: development-friendly
agreements; effective participation by developing countries; and
flexibility for developing countries within the WTO rules.
COMMODITY SURVEY 2003-2004, THIRD EDITION
(UNCTAD, 2003) The World Commodity Survey examines
the global factors that have had an impact on raw material markets. This
survey is intended especially for policymakers in developing countries
who wish to enhance the operation of the commodities sector. It analyzes
the principal trends in raw materials, the evolution of the oil market,
the role of the state in the present international context and market
instability as new risks emerge. The survey also addresses company
governance through a detailed study of the Enron case.
ISSUES AND THE WORLD TRADING SYSTEM: THE ROAD TO CANCUN AND BEYOND
(World Trade Institute, 2003) This book provides a
comprehensive analysis on the proposals relating to each of the
Singapore Issues - investment, competition, government procurement, and
trade facilitation. It also provides recommendations for policymakers in
the run-up to the WTO Ministerial Conference in Cancún in September
Table of contents and the first chapter;
US VS. EU: AN
EXAMINATION OF THE TRADE ISSUES SURROUNDING GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD
(Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology, August
2003) Issued by the Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology, this
paper, originally published in June 2002, was updated in August 2003 to
reflect recent activities relating to the trade dispute between the US
and the EU on genetically modified food. It summarizes the history of
the GM food issue in
the recently adopted legislation, impacts on US-EU agricultural trade
and other background issues dividing the
and the EU on the topic.
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FOURTH BIOECON WORKSHOP ON THE ECONOMICS
OF BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION:
28 August 2003
29 August 2003.
This meeting is organized by the University College London’s Department
of Economics in the framework of an EU-funded project designed to advance
economic theory and policy for biodiversity conservation. For more information
contact: Tim Swanson; tel: +44-207-679-5831; fax: +44-207-601-6-2772; e-mail:
FRESH WATER FORUM:
29 August 2003
1 September 2003.
This Forum will allow countries to exchange views on how to create the conditions
to improve the management of water resources. Topics to be discussed include:
water and interstate cooperation; water, health and sanitation; water conservation
and productivity in agriculture; and information exchange for water partnership
strengthening. For more information contact: Secretariat on the Dushanbe
Fresh Water Forum; tel: +992-372-23-41-98; fax: +992-372-21-71-98; e-mail:
SPECIAL UNCLOS MEETING:
2 September 2003. UN Headquarters,
This Special Meeting of the States Parties to the 1982 United Nations Convention
on the Law of the Sea will meet to, inter alia, elect a member of the International
Tribunal on the Law of the Sea. For more information contact: Division for
Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea; tel: +1-212-963-3972; fax: +1-212-963-5847;
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Internet:
2 September 2003
5 September 2003.
This Symposium will bring together world authorities to share best practice
in river management including in river ecology, land use planning, community
partnerships, institutional arrangements, economics, coastal systems, engineering
and technology. A particular emphasis will be placed on urban river systems.
For more information contact: Stephen Nelson, River Symposium Manager; tel:
+61-7-3846-7444; fax: +61-7-3846-7660; e-mail:
ENVIROWATER 2003 - VI INTER-REGIONAL CONFERENCE
ON ENVIRONMENT: 3 September
2003 - 5 September 2003.
Topics for this meeting include strategies and technologies to improve the
use and sustainable management of water resources for achieving improved
productivity and sustainable rural development. For more information contact:
José M. Tarjuelo,
tel: +34-967-599-200; fax: +34-967-599-269; e-mail:
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CLIMATE POLICY
AFTER MARRAKECH: TOWARDS GLOBAL PARTICIPATION:
4 September 2003
6 September 2003.
Hosted by the East-West Center, the Conference aims to convene senior technical
bureaucrats, policy analysts and experienced practitioners to: discuss and
share views on recent developments in climate policies and initiatives around
the globe; advance understanding of the actions and policy frameworks that
can contribute to compliance with Kyoto emissions targets; and facilitate
discussion on how, when, and under what conditions a climate regime can
move from where we are now to a global regime of wider participation and
deeper emissions cuts. For more information contact: Penny Higa; tel: +1-808-944-7131;
fax: +1-808-944-7380; e-mail:
UNU WIDER INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SHARING
6 September 2003 -
7 September 2003.
World Institute for Development Economics Research’s (WIDER) conference
will focus on ways to increase the global economy’s benefits to poor countries
and poor people. Among the topics addressed are: innovative sources of development
finance; private capital flows and foreign aid; international trade and
foreign investment; and the development impact of globalization. For more
information contact: WIDER; tel: +358-9-615-9911; fax: +358-9-615-99333;
e-mail: email@example.com; Internet:
THIRD CONFERENCE ON THE CAPABILITY APPROACH:
FROM SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TO SUSTAINABLE FREEDOM:
7 September 2003 -
9 September 2003.
This conference begins with training sessions on the capability approach,
followed by parallel discussion sessions on, inter alia, capability
dynamics, food security, poverty and inequality, health, ethics, public
policy, education and gender in relation to the capability approach. Two
plenary sessions will convene to consider sustainable development and global
justice. For more information contact: Enrica Chiappero Martinetti; e-mail:
SEMINAR ON "POSITIONING
FOR THE EMISSION CONSTRAINED FUTURE - SETTING THE AGENDA BEYOND
9 September 2003.
This seminar will assess directions for Australian greenhouse policy and
corporate strategy in the context of medium term international policy and
market developments. For more information contact: Tony Beck; tel: +61-2-6230-6727;
fax: +61-2-6230-5199; e-mail:
2003 ESTUARY RESEARCH FOUNDATION CONFERENCE:
ESTUARIES ON THE EDGE:
14 September 2003 -
18 September 2003.
Sponsored by the Estuarine Research Foundation, this meeting will focus
on the convergence of ocean forces, influences of the land, and human activities
and cultures, with particular attention given to estuaries. The scientific
programme will include estuarine themes such as nutrient cycling, fisheries
habitat, non-indigenous species and ecology, and management of submerged
aquatic vegetation. For more information contact: Estuary Research Foundation;
tel: +1-410-586-0997; fax: +1-410-586-9226; e-mail:
YOUTH EVENTS IN CONJUNCTION WITH XII WORLD
21 September 2003 -
25 September 2003.
A Youth Side Event forum on 21 September, which will convene during the
XII World Forestry Congress, will focus on the main theme of “What should
we do with our forests? Think, Talk and Take Action.” On 22-25 September,
young professionals will exhibit their achievements at the Youth Place stand
in the Exhibition Hall. For more information contact: tel: +1-418-694-2424;
fax: +1-418-694-9922; e-mail:
EXPERT CONSULTATION ON FISHING VESSELS OPERATING
UNDER OPEN REGISTRIES AND THEIR IMPACT ON ILLEGAL, UNREPORTED AND UNREGULATED
FISHING: 23 September 2003
- 25 September 2003.
The objective of the Expert Consultation is to raise awareness among flag
States about IUU fishing problems associated with the operation of open
registries for fishing vessels and to identify modalities through which
flag States can give effect to measures to prevent, deter and eliminate
IUU fishing. For more information contact: Eric Reynolds, FAO Fisheries;
tel: +39-65705-6807; fax: +39-65705-6500; e-mail:
AGUA 2003 - MULTIPLE USES OF WATER FOR LIFE
& SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT:
29 September 2003 -
3 October 2003.
This international conference consisting of three parallel seminars will
focus on the relationship between water for people and water for food production.
Seminar topics include: natural wastewater treatment and reuse; hydroinformatics
for integrated water resources management; and information and knowledge
transfer in the water sector. For more information contact: Inés Restrepo;
tel: +57-2-3392345; fax: +57-2-3393289; e-mail:
SEMINAR ON POVERTY: POLICIES FOR ACHIEVING
THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN THE ECE REGION - REDUCING EXTREME INCOME
DISPARITIES: 2 October 2003
- 3 October 2003.
This seminar is organized by the UNECE. For more information contact: Internet:
FORUM ON BIODIVERSITY INFORMATION: BUILDING
4 October 2003
10 October 2003.
This meeting is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and
Ministry of the Environment of Japan. It is organized by the Global Taxonomy
Initiative National Focal Point of Japan and the National Institute for
Environmental Studies. For more information contact: International Communication
Specialists Inc.; tel: +81-3-3263-6474; fax: +81-3-3263-7537; e-mail:
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON APPLICATION OF GENE-BASED TECHNOLOGIES FOR IMPROVING
ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND HEALTH IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES:
6 October 2003
10 October 2003.
This symposium is organized by the joint FAO/IAEA Division, Animal Production
and Health Section. For more information contact: e-mail:
INTERNATIONAL WILDLAND FIRE SUMMIT: FIRE
MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: STRENGTHENING INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
TO REDUCE THE NEGATIVE IMPACTS OF WILDFIRES ON HUMANITY AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT: 8 October 2003.
Following the Third International Wildland Fire Conference, a one-day summit
will be held for invited representatives from all regions of the world to
develop a strategy for the improvement of wildland fire management. This
event is organized by the
For more information contact: Johann Goldammer; tel: +49-761-80-80-11; fax:
11TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE GREENING OF INDUSTRY NETWORK: INNOVATING
12 October 2003 -
15 October 2003.
The theme of this conference is “Innovating for Sustainability.” Participants
will address questions such as: What does sustainability mean for industrial
development?; How can institutions and organizations innovate for sustainability?;
What can business do to accelerate progress toward sustainability?; How
can we accelerate innovation in products and services?; and How can we accelerate
learning for sustainability? For more information contact: Kurt Fischer;
SYMPOSIUM ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' CONTRIBUTIONS
TO UNDERSTANDING GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE:
15 October 2003.
This international symposium is organized by the Center for Indigenous Peoples'
Nutrition and Environment. For more information contact: tel: +1-514-398-754;
FOURTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF THE PAN-EUROPEAN
ECOLOGICAL NETWORK ON THE THEME: "MARINE AND COASTAL BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
AND PROTECTED AREAS":
16 October 2003
17 October 2003.
This symposium is organized by the Council of Europe. For more information
contact: Helene Bouguessa; tel: +33-3-88-41-22-64; fax: +33-3-88-41-37-51;
CONGRESS ON GLOBALIZATION, LOCALIZATION AND TROPICAL FOREST MANAGEMENT IN
THE 21ST CENTURY: 22 October
2003 - 23 October 2003.
This congress will seek to bring together current knowledge on and experience
with new market initiatives and international partnerships and their effects
on tropical forest conservation, management and poverty alleviation and
define recommendations for policy and research on tropical forest management
in a globalizing environment. For more information contact: Mirjam A.F.
Ros-Tonen, AGIDS /
MEETING ON GREENING THE CITY: BRINGING BIODIVERSITY
BACK INTO THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT:
22 October 2003
24 October 2003.
This meeting is organized by the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture.
For more information contact: David Moyle; tel: +64-3-358-8914; fax: +64-3-358-1363;
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Internet:
SYMPOSIUM ON BIODIVERSITY AND HEALTH - USING
AND SUSTAINING MEDICINAL RESOURCES:
25 October 2003
28 October 2003.
This symposium, organized by Tropical Conservancy, aims to highlight the
importance of medicines from biological sources as applied by traditional
knowledge. For more information contact: Nina Edson; tel: +1-613-729-5916;
BUSINESS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 2003 ANNUAL CONFERENCE - BUILDING AND
11 November 2003 -
14 November 2003.
The theme of this year's BSR conference is "Building and Sustaining Solutions."
For more information contact: Doug Bannerman; fax: +1-415-537-0889; e-mail:
INTERNATIONAL EXPERT MEETING ON THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF NATIONAL
CODES OF PRACTICE FOR FOREST HARVESTING - ISSUES AND OPTIONS:
17 November 2003 - 20 November 2003.
The International Expert Meeting aims to: facilitate common understanding
on the current state of the development and implementation of national codes
of practice for forest harvesting and the development and dissemination
of reduced impact logging (RIL) techniques; share challenges faced and lessons
learned by forest management in these respects; and deliberate on the practical
options, from policy level to field operation level, including the associated
costs and benefits. For more information contact: Yuji Imaizumi, Assistant
Director, International Forestry Cooperation Office, Forestry Agency of
Jap; e-mail: email@example.com;
CONFERENCE ON THE BALANCED SCORECARD & SUSTAINABILITY:
20 November 2003.
This conference will discuss a methodology to integrate environmental and
social issues with financial control and strategic management decision-making.
The conference represents the final milestone of a two-year research project
headed by INSEAD and sponsored, as well as participated by EDF, ACEA and
LVMH. For more information contact: Michï¿½le Duhamel; tel: +33-1-6072-4128;
fax: +33-1-6074-5564; e-mail:
MOUNTAINS AS WATER TOWERS:
23 November 2003 -
26 November 2003.
The aim of the summit is to highlight the vulnerability of mountain water
towers, focusing on issues of quality and quantity of water in and from
mountain areas. For more information contact: The Banff Centre; tel: +1-403-762-6675;
fax: +1-403-762-6277; e-mail:
FOURTH DELHI SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT
2004: PARTNERSHIPS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - ADDRESSING THE WEHAB AGENDA:
4 February 2004 - 7 February 2004.
The Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, an annual international event
organized by TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) since 2001, serves
as a forum on global sustainability issues, with a particular focus on problems
relating to the developing world. The 2004
Summit will focus on, analyze and assess innovative partnerships
in the post-WSSD scenario. For more information contact: Summit Secretariat,
TERI, Darbari Seth Block, Habitat Place, Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110 003,
India; tel: +91-11-2468-2138; fax: +91-11-2468-2144; e-mail:
FOURTH GLOBAL FORUM ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY (GFSE-4):
18 February 2004 - 20 February 2004.
The proposed working title for GFSE-4 is ï¿½Energy for Sustainable Development:
Reconsidering the Role of Subsidies.ï¿½ Given the fact that GFSE-4 will take
place about three months prior to the German-sponsored International Conference
on Renewables - Renewables 2004 - in
in June, it has been proposed that GFSE-4 devote at least one day to the
issues specifically connected with renewables. For more information contact:
Irene Freudenschuss-Reichl; tel: +1-212-963-6890; fax: +1-212-963-7904;
INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON PARTNERSHIPS FOR SUSTAINABLE
DEVELOPMENT: 4 March 2004
- 6 March 2004. FAO Headquarters,
This Forum is organized by the Italian Ministry for the Environment and
Territory in cooperation with the United Nations Department of Economic
and Social Affairs (UN/DESA). It will seek to enhance the contribution of
partnerships towards the implementation of sustainable development goals
and objectives. The Forum's outcome will be presented to CSD-12. For more
information contact: Gloria Visconti, Ministry for the Environment and Territory,
Department for Global Environment, Inte; tel: +39-06-5722-8121; fax: +39-06-5722-8180;
BRIDGING SCALES AND EPISTEMOLOGIES: LINKING
LOCAL KNOWLEDGE AND GLOBAL SCIENCE IN MULTI-SCALE ASSESSMENTS:
17 March 2004 - 20 March 2004.
This Conference was originally scheduled to meet in June 2003 in
but was postponed and relocated due to the SARS epidemic. This conference
is convened as part of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) and organized
around five key themes, each designed to address a major challenge confronted
by the MA in doing a multi-scale, integrated assessment. The five themes
are: Integrating Local Knowledge into Global Scientific Assessments; Understanding
Cross-Scale Interactions; Methodologies for Integrating Data Across Multiple
Scales; Designing Better Assessments: Lessons Learned; and Scale and Epistemology
Issues in Resource and Ecosystem Management. For more information contact:
Carolina Katz Reid; tel: +60-4-626-1606 ext.507; fax: +60-4-626-5530; e-mail:
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGIES:
1 June 2004
4 June 2004.
German Chancellor Gerhard Schrï¿½der announced at the World Summit on Sustainable
Development in September 2002 that
would host this Conference. Themes to be considered include financing (instruments)
and market development, formation of enabling political framework conditions,
and capacity building (education, research, networks, cooperation, etc.).
The Conference is expected to add to the momentum generated by the coalition
of like-minded countries for promotion of renewable energy (known as the
Johannesburg Renewable Energy Coalition, JREC). For more information contact:
Secretariat of the International Conference for Renewable Energies, Bonn
2004, Postfach 5180, 65726; tel: +49-6196-794404; fax: +49-6196-794405;