ONGOING AND UPCOMING MEETINGS COVERED BY IISD                                                       LINKAGES UPDATE

 Poverty-Environment Partnership Events: 14 September, New York
 UNIDO Seminar on Kyoto–EU ETS Linkages: 15-16 September, Vienna
 SAICM PrepCom-3: 19-24 September, Vienna
 IPCC-24 & Eighth Working Group: 22-28 September, Montreal
 PIC COP-2: 27-30 September, Rome

RECENT MEETINGS COVERED BY IISD REPORTING SERVICES

MEETING ADDRESSES SURVIVAL OF GREAT APES
5-9 September 2005 | Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Back-to-back meetings have been held to discuss the survival of great apes and their habitat, with participants adopting a Global Strategy for the Survival of Great Apes and the Kinshasa Declaration on great apes. IISDRS coverage.

EXPERT MEETING ON SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION FORWARDS INPUT TO CSD
5-8 September 2005 | San José, Costa Rica
An expert meeting on sustainable consumption and production has developed input for the Commission on Sustainable Development. IISDRS coverage.

 


Samy Mankoto, Secretary General of the Great Apes meetings

CBD WORKING GROUP ADDRESSES IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES
5-9 September 2005 | Montreal, Canada
A review of implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and reducing the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010 were two of the topics taken up at a recent CBD Working Group meeting. IISDRS coverage.

RECENT KEY MEETINGS AND MEDIA REPORTS


2005 Review

  On eve of World Summit, last-minute talks close-in on compromise

  Roundtable reflects on reforms, Summit, MDGs

 

Biodiversity and Wildlife
  Conference stresses importance of biodiversity to human health

 

Climate and Atmosphere
  EU, China announce climate deal; Canadian initiatives make news
  U.S. judge allows climate change lawsuit

  Climate change raises hunger risks for 50 million

  Nuclear energy row flares in Australia, Brazil
  Ozone layer stabilizes

 

Forests, Desertification and Land Issues
  FAO stresses dangers of fires for land conversion

  Rate of deforestation in Brazilian Amazon slows

  Malaysia to impose prison sentences for illegal logging

 

Human Development
  Donors pledge AIDS funding – more urged


Sustainable Development
  UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development commences on International Literacy Day

  2006 World Cup organizers, hosts and UNEP sign “green goal” initiative

  International Council for Science opens African office

 

Chemicals Management
  NGOs mark Global Day of Action against Waste and Incineration

  Hazardous chemicals found in unborn children

 

Water, Wetlands, Oceans, Coasts
  World Water Week seminar highlights financing issues

  Seabed authority defers talks on deep ocean mineral deposits

  African leaders discuss fisheries, aquaculture

  UNEP findings: Iraqi marshlands on the road to recovery

  Deadline approaches for King Hassan II Great World Water Prize

Linkages Update (LU) is our means of keeping you informed of what’s happening in the international environmental and sustainable development world. LU highlights what's new on IISD Reporting Services' Linkages website. This "what's new" page is updated on a fortnightly basis, while the website continually posts new information provided by our contributing writers.


Linkages provides updates on:
Recent meetings
Upcoming meetings
Media reports
Key publications, online resources
Comings and goings

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COMINGS AND GOINGS

KEY REPORTS, PUBLICATIONS AND ONLINE RESOURCES


Sustainable Development
  Communicating Sustainability
  Making Tourism More Sustainable: A Guide for Policy Makers

  Pilot Analysis of Global Ecosystems: Agroecosystems Dataset

  Green Cities: A Guide to Sustainable Community Development

  World Resources 2005: The Wealth of the Poor: Managing Ecosystems to Fight Poverty

  Poverty And Conservation: Landscapes, People And Power

 

Chemicals Management
  Mercury in Health Care

 

Forests, Deserts, Land
  Comprehensive Review of the Activities of the UNCCD Secretariat


Biodiversity and Wildlife

  Developing Country Coordination in International Intellectual Property Standard-Setting

  Caught in the Web - Wildlife Trade on the Internet

  Report of the CBD Donor Meeting on Mobilizing Funding for the Protected Areas Work Programme

  Building an International Legal Framework on Animal Genetic Resources: Can It Help the Drylands and Food-Insecure Countries?

  IFPRI’s Strategy – Toward Food and Nutrition Security

 

Water, Wetlands, Oceans, Coasts
  The Fall of the Water

  IUCN launches new web section for regional marine issues in South America

 

 


Climate and Atmosphere
  Addressing Opportunities and Challenges of a Sectoral Approach to the Clean Development Mechanism

  Economic Instruments for Long-Term Reductions in Energy-Based Carbon Emissions

  Making Sense of America's Oil Needs: A Sustainable, State-Based Response to Dwindling Oil Supplies

  IEA “Dealing With Climate Change” Database

 

Human Development
  Human and Environmental Security: An Agenda for Change

  Human Development Report 2005: International Cooperation at a Crossroads: Aid, Trade and Security in an Unequal World

  Report on the World Social Situation 2005: The Inequality Predicament

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS


Click here for a complete listing of upcoming meetings

KEY MEETINGS IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS:

  World Summit (High-level General Assembly Plenary): 14-16 September, UNHQ, New York

  UNIDO Seminar on Kyoto–EU ETS Linkages: 15-16 September, Vienna

  Clinton Global Initiative – Inaugural Meeting: 15-17 September, New York

  SAICM (chemicals) PrepCom-3: 19-24 September, Vienna

  World Bank/IMF 2005 Annual Meetings: 24-25 September, Washington, D.C.

  IPCC-24 & Eighth Working Group: 22-28 September, Montreal

  Rotterdam Convention PIC COP-2: 27-30 September, Rome
 

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.