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Tentative Agenda for the
Experts meeting of the Costa Rica-Canada Initiative

Monday,
22 February

09:00-10:00
Plenary: Opening statements

10:00-10:30
Background of the initiative
a)Recall the agreed IFF mandate concerning Category III
b)Report on the interim steering committee meetings

10:30-11:00
Break

11:00-12:00
Adoption of agenda, appointment of rapporteurs and presentation of working method for the meeting

12:00-13:30
LUNCH

13:30-14:30
General concepts and terms of international instruments. Guest speaker : Barbara Ruis

14:30-15:30
Special presentation on Central American experience: Mr. Zapata,

15:30-15:45
Break

15:45-16:30
Presentation of the approach and group division.

16:30-19:00
Break

19:00
Cocktail/Reception

Tuesday,
23 February

09:00-10:45
Confirm core issues (step 1) (working group)

10:45-11:00
Break

11:00-12:00
Discussion on step 1 (plenary)

12:00-13:00
LUNCH

13:00-15:00
Lessons learned from the implementation of other existing instruments. (plenary)

15:00-15:30
Presentation of step 2: treatment of issues (plenary)

15:30-16:00
Break

16:00-18:0
0 Examine the treatment of issues in the forest regime (step 2) (working groups)

18:00-18:15
Break

18:15-19:15
Special presentations: C. Mersmann and M. Aho

Wednesday,
24 February

08:30 - 10:00
Discussion on step 2 (plenary)

10:00-10:30
Presentation of step 3 (plenary)

10:30-11:00
Break

11:30-12:00
Potential to address each issue in international (step 3) (working groups)

12:30-13:30
LUNCH

13:30-15:30
Continue work on step 3 (working groups)

15:30-15:45
Break

15:45-17:00
Continue work on step 3 (working groups)

Thursday,
25 February

9:00-10:30
Discussion on step 3

10:30-11:00
Break

11:00-12:30
Guidance for Regional and Sub-regional consultations: Review of the proposed approach, including suggested guidelines

12:30-13:30
Lunch

13:30-15:00
Guidance for Regional and Sub-regional consultations: Review of the proposed approach, including suggested guidelines (continue)

15:00-15:15
Break

15:15-17:30
Further action required for building consensus over the period of March 1999 to February 2000

Friday,
26 February

07:30-12:00
Field trip

13:30-15:30
Adoption of report

 

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