LINKAGES UPDATE - an e-update of international environment and sustainable development news - 12 May 2006

ONGOING AND UPCOMING MEETINGS COVERED BY IISD REPORTING SERVICES

LINKAGES UPDATE

 CSD-14: 1-12 May 2006, UN headquarters, New York
 UNFCCC SB24/Dialogue/Working Group: 15-26 May 2006, Bonn, Germany
 Fish Stocks Review Conference: 22-26 May 2006, UN headquarters, New York
 11th regular session of AMCEN: 22-26 May 2006, Brazzaville, Congo
RECENT KEY MEETINGS AND MEDIA REPORTS
STOCKHOLM CONVENTION CONFERENCE ADOPTS DECISIONS ON DDT, FINANCIAL ISSUES
1-5 May 2006 | Geneva, Switzerland
The second Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) has adopted a number of key decisions on issues such as DDT and the financial mechanism. The meeting was widely perceived to have moved the process closer to the goal of eliminating or reducing the release of POPs into the environment. Full story.

IPCC APPROVES INVENTORIES GUIDELINES, OVERVIEW CHAPTER
26-28 April 2006 | Port Louis, Mauritius
The twenty-fifth session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-25) has ended with the approval of the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories and adoption of its Overview Chapter. The meeting also took action in relation to the IPCC programme and budget for 2007-09, further work on emission scenarios, election procedures and a policy and process for admitting observer organizations. Full story.

President of the POPs COP-2 Nik Kiddle (New Zealand) addresses delegates during the meeting

Sustainable Development
  CSD-14 launches review of energy, climate change

CSD-14 Chair Aleksi Aleksishvili (Georgia) at UNHQ on 9 May 2006

  Development stakeholders stress cooperation and reconciliation to meet MDGs

 
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Biodiversity and Wildlife
  Going, Going, Gone: The Illegal Trade in Wildlife in East and Southeast Asia

  SciDev.Net Bird Flu Dossier
  Biosafety Protocol Discussion on SciDev.Net

Trade, Finance and Investment in Sustainable Development
  Principles for Responsible Investment

  Trade and Environment Review, 2006

  General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) and Water

  Sustainability Review 2005

Water, Wetlands, Oceans, Coasts
  Report of the Informal Consultations on Straddling Fish Stocks
  Agenda for UNICPOLOS-7
  Draft Agendas for the International Whaling Commission and Sub-Committees

Chemicals Management
  European Chemical Substances Information

  Report of the OECD Workshop on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials: Building Cooperation, Coordination and Communication
  Proposal for Guidance on How to Consider Important Factors in Classification of Carcinogenicity

  Progress Report on Reproductive Toxicity Potency and Draft Proposal for Scientific Issue Paper on Reproductive Toxicity Potency

  SAICM texts and draft Report of the First Meeting of the Trust Fund

  IFCS draft Meeting Report

Forests, Desertification and Land Issues
  Climate Change and Forest Genetic Diversity: Implications for Sustainable Forest Management in Europe

  FSC Controlled Wood Standards

UPCOMING MEETINGS

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