LINKAGES UPDATE - an e-update of international environment and sustainable development news - 9 March 2006

ONGOING AND UPCOMING MEETINGS COVERED BY IISD

LINKAGES UPDATE

 CTI Technology Transfer Seminar: 8-9 March 2006, Hanoi, Viet Nam
 Nordic Consumption and Production Roundtable: 9-10 March 2006, Stockholm, Sweden
 Cartagena Protocol COP/MOP-3: 13-17 March 2006, Curitiba, Brazil
 4th World Water Forum: 16-22 March 2006, Mexico City, Mexico
 Expert Workshop on Protected Areas: 17-18 March 2006, Curitiba, Brazil
 CBD COP-8: 20-31 March 2006, Curitiba, Brazil
RECENT MEETINGS COVERED BY IISD REPORTING SERVICES
UN FORUM ON FORESTS CONTINUES DISCUSSIONS ON INTERNATIONAL ARRANGEMENT
13-24 February 2006 | UN headquarters, New York
Some headway was made at the sixth session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF-6) as negotiators were finally able to agree on how to proceed with reconstituting the international arrangement on forests (IAF). IISDRS coverage.

BIOSAFETY WORKING GROUP PROGRESSES ON LIABILITY ISSUES
20-24 February 2006 | Montreal, Canada
The Ad Hoc Working Group on liability under the Biosafety Protocol was able to make some progress on the scope of damage resulting from transboundary movements of living modified organisms (LMOs) during its latest meeting in Montreal. IISDRS coverage.

UNFF-6 Chair Judith Mbula Bahemuka of Kenya

RECENT KEY MEETINGS AND MEDIA REPORTS
 
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.
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Biodiversity and Wildlife
  IUCN Position Papers for CBD COP-8

  An Analysis of Trade Related International Regulations of Genetically Modified Food and their Effects on Developing Countries
  The Relationship between the TRIPS Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity

Forests, Desertification and Land Issues
  Working Effectively at the Interface of Forest Science and Forest Policy: Guidance for Scientists and Research Organizations

Trade, Finance and Investment in Sustainable Development
  From Challenge to Opportunity: The Role of Business In Tomorrow's Society

  Catalyzing Change: A Short History of the WBCSD
  IISD Comments on OECD Draft Policy Framework for Investment
  The Tyranny of Free Trade: Wasted Natural Wealth and Lost Livelihoods
  South Asian Yearbook of Trade and Development
  Resource Book on TRIPS and Development
  World Economic Situation and Prospects 2006
  Poverty Reduction and Growth: Virtuous and Vicious Circles

UPCOMING MEETINGS
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IISD Reporting Services will be reporting daily from the Fourth World Water Forum from 16-22 March 2006.

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