LINKAGES UPDATE - an e-update of international environment and sustainable development news - 26 May 2006

ONGOING AND UPCOMING MEETINGS COVERED BY IISD REPORTING SERVICES

LINKAGES UPDATE

 UNFCCC SB24: 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
 Second MEA Compliance Meeting: 31 May - 2 June 2006, Geneva, Switzerland
RECENT KEY MEETINGS AND MEDIA REPORTS
BONN CLIMATE TALKS START LONG-TERM PROCESS, PREPARE FOR NAIROBI
15-26 May 2006 | Bonn, Germany
The latest round of climate talks in Bonn have started two parallel processes for considering a long-term framework for tackling climate change beyond 2012, while also preparing for the next Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and second Meeting of Parties to the Kyoto Protocol in Nairobi this November. The long-term process was discussed at a “UNFCCC Dialogue” (15-16 May) and in a new subsidiary body, the Ad Hoc Working Group under the Kyoto Protocol (17-25 May). The regular 24th sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies, which began on 18 May, will conclude on 26 May. IISDRS coverage.

CSD-14 REVIEW FOCUSES ON ENERGY
1-12 May 2006 | UN headquarters, New York
Discussions at the fourteenth session of the Commission on Sustainable Development were dominated by the energy agenda, with discussions focusing on energy security, the impact of oil and gas prices, and the respective roles of renewable energy technologies and fossil fuels. Full story.

Michael Zammit Cutajar, Chair of the Kyoto Protocol’s
Ad Hoc
Working Group

Climate and Atmosphere
  Canada’s conservatives question Kyoto pact
  Simulation shows ozone hole closing by 2050

Canada’s Environment Minister
Rona Ambrose

 
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Climate and Atmosphere
  State and Trends of the Carbon Market 2006
  Addressing Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Pan-Japan Sea Region: An Overview of Economic Instruments

Chemicals Management
  Draft Guidelines on Best Available Techniques and Provisional Guidance on Best Environmental Practices Relevant to Article 5 and Annex C of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

  Draft Risk Profiles Adopted by the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee
  Draft Revised Versions of the Forms for the Notification Document and the Movement Document and Related Instructions

Forests, Desertification and Land Issues
  Raising Forest Revenues and Employment: Unlocking the Potential of Small and Medium Forest Enterprises in Guyana

  IUFRO 2005 Annual Report

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