ONGOING AND UPCOMING MEETINGS COVERED BY IISD                                                       LINKAGES UPDATE

 Convention on Biological Diversity SBSTTA-11: 28 November – 2 December, Montreal, Canada
 UNFCCC COP 11 and Kyoto Protocol COP/MOP 1: 28 November – 9 December, Montreal, Canada
 Development and Adaptation Days at COP 11: 3-4 December, Montreal, Canada
 Montreal Protocol MOP-17: 12-16 December, Dakar, Senegal

RECENT MEETINGS COVERED BY IISD REPORTING SERVICES

MIGRATORY SPECIES MEETING MAKES PROGRESS
20-25 November 2005 | Nairobi, Kenya
The eighth Conference of the Parties (COP-8) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) has completed its work, adding new species to its appendices and agreeing on a new budget. IISDRS coverage

MINISTERIAL FOREST LAW MEETING ADOPTS ST. PETERSBURG DECLARATION
22-25 November 2005 | St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Ministers attending the Europe and North Asia Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (ENA-FLEG) Conference have adopted the St. Petersburg Declaration. They also endorsed an Indicative List of Actions, which affirms the political commitment and sets a framework for action to combat illegal logging. IISDRS coverage.

 

Robert Hepworth, CMS
Executive Secretary

COUNTRY-LED FORESTRY INITIATIVE SCOPES OUT VOLUNTARY INSTRUMENT, IMPLEMENTATION, REGIONAL ISSUES
16-18 November 2005 | Berlin, Germany
Issues related to a voluntary instrument, implementation, and regional activities for the International Arrangement on Forests (IAF) have been discussed during a recent meeting in Berlin. IISDRS coverage.

RAMSAR WETLANDS CONFERENCE ADOPTS KAMPALA DECLARATION
8-15 November 2005 | Kampala, Uganda
Delegates to the ninth Conference of the Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands have adopted the Kampala Declaration emphasizing the treaty’s role in arresting continuing loss and degradation of wetland ecosystems. IISDRS coverage.

RECENT KEY MEETINGS AND MEDIA REPORTS

Sustainable Development
  Special summit at FAO spotlights treatment of small island states


Human Development

  UN NGO committee considers humanitarian action, sustainable development

 

Chemicals Management

  EU parliament approves “REACH” chemicals law; member states to vote on 13 December

 

Forests, Desertification and Land Issues
  Workshop on illegal logging examines related political processes


Water, Wetlands, Oceans, Coasts
  Fourth World Water Forum “encounter” event held

  Trilateral agreement on Wadden Sea signed

  “Water and Culture” theme for next World Water Day

  NGOs claim success over oceans meeting access

Climate and Atmosphere
  First Kyoto Meeting of Parties in Montreal adopts Marrakesh Accords
  U.S. pushes technology partnerships

  UK, EU discuss voluntary targets

  Clean Development Mechanism proposals surface
  Developed countries cut emissions, but challenges loom – report

  Tsunami warning systems should expand – experts

  Climate experts discuss land use change and forestry issues

  Carbon dioxide levels reach 650,000 year high

 

Intergovernmental Organizations
  GEF replenishments talks cause concern
  FAO conference sets budget

 

Trade, Finance and Investment in Sustainable Development
  Hong Kong trade ministerial approaches; Lamy introduces draft text

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COMINGS AND GOINGS

KEY REPORTS, PUBLICATIONS AND ONLINE RESOURCES

Sustainable Development
  The State of Food Insecurity in The World

 

Trade, Finance and Investment in Sustainable Development
  The Role of Business and CSR in Fostering Development

  The Contribution of Good Environmental Regulation to Competitiveness

Climate and Atmosphere
  Climate Change in Brazil

 

Forests, Desertification and Land Issues

  Forest Product Exports from the Russian Far East and Eastern Siberia to China: Status and Trends

  Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005

 

Water, Wetlands, Oceans, Coasts
  Guidelines for the Ecolabelling of Fish and Fishery Products from Marine Capture Fisheries
  Migratory Waterbirds in the Wadden Sea 1980 - 2000
  Water Alert!

UPCOMING MEETINGS

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KEY MEETINGS IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS:

  Convention on Biological Diversity SBSTTA-11: 28 November - 2 December, Montreal

  Stockholm Convention BAT/BEP Expert Group: 28 November - 2 December, Geneva

  UNFCCC COP 11 and Kyoto Protocol COP/MOP 1: 28 November - 9 December, Montreal

  Habitat JAM online event: 1-2 December, Online/global (see below)

  Development and Adaptation Days at COP 11: 3-4 December, Montreal

  Fourth Municipal Leaders Summit on Climate Change: 5-7 December, Montreal


The �Habitat JAM� online event on urban development is sponsored by UN-Habitat and others.

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