LINKAGES UPDATE - an e-update of international environment and sustainable development news - 20 July 2006

ONGOING AND UPCOMING MEETINGS COVERED BY IISD REPORTING SERVICES

LINKAGES UPDATE

 Third GEF Assembly: 29-30 August 2006, Cape Town, South Africa
RECENT KEY MEETINGS AND MEDIA REPORTS
CITES SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEES CONCLUDE
3-13 July 2006 | Lima, Peru
The Plants and Animals Committees of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) have concluded after meeting throughout early to mid-July. The 16th meeting of the CITES Plants Committee agreed not to subject bigleaf mahogany to a review of significant trade at this stage and also discussed a proposal on timber export quotas to be presented at CITES COP-14 in June 2007. The 22nd meeting of the Animals Committee dealt with species including sea cucumbers, sharks and the definition of fossil corals. Full story.

Chairs Margarita Clemente (Spain) and Thomas Althaus (Switzerland) chaired the joint sessions of the Plants and Animals Committees

MONTREAL PROTOCOL WORKING GROUP PREPARES FOR NEXT MEETING OF THE PARTIES
3-6 July 2006 | Montreal, Canada
The twenty-sixth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) of the parties to the Montreal Protocol concluded in Montreal after delegates crafted seven draft decisions to forward to the eighteenth Meeting of the Parties of the Montreal Protocol to be held from 30 October to 3 November 2006. Full story.

 
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Sustainable Development
  Africa Environment Outlook-2: Our Environment, Our Wealth
  Millennium Development Goals Report 2006
  World Economic and Social Survey 2006
  Implementation of and follow-up to the Outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society

Biodiversity and Wildlife
  Building Biosafety Capacity in Developing Countries: Experiences of the UNEP-GEF Project on Development of National Biosafety Frameworks

  Good Practice Guidance for Mining and Biodiversity
  Progress towards Halting the Loss of Biodiversity by 2010

Forests, Desertification and Land Issues
  Soils on the Global Agenda: Developing International Mechanisms for Sustainable Land Management

  Global Forest Decimal Classification
  Where are the Poor and Where are the Trees? Targeting of Poverty Reduction and Forest Conservation in Vietnam
  FAO Website on Forest Law Enforcement

Water, Wetlands, Oceans, Coasts
  Implementing the Ecosystem Approach in Open Ocean and Deep Sea Environments: An Analysis of Stakeholders, Their Interests, and Existing Approaches

  June issue of “Water Figures”

Climate and Atmosphere
  Public Opinion on Climate Change Issues in the G-8 and G-5 Countries

  A New Agenda for Global Warming

Chemicals Management
  Technical Guidance Documents (EU Chemicals Legislation: REACH)

  New and Revised Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals

Human Development
  Women Lead

  Gender, Institutions and Development Database

  Public Choices, Private Decisions: Sexual and Reproductive Health and the MDGs

  Assessing the World Urban Forum 2006

  Preventing Disease through Healthy Environments: Towards an Estimate of the Environmental Burden of Disease

  The Social Dimension of Environmental Policy

Trade, Finance and Investment in Sustainable Development
  Show Me the Money

  Gender and Trade: Overview Report (2006)

  Trade on Human Terms: The Asia-Pacific Human Development Report 2006

  EBRD Sustainability Report 2005

UPCOMING MEETINGS
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