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Second Meeting of the Open-ended Intergovernmental
Group of Ministers or their Representatives on
International Environmental Governance
Bonn, Germany; 17 July 2001
 
The second meeting of the Open-Ended Intergovernmental Group of Ministers or Their Representatives on International Environmental Governance met in Beethovenhalle, Bonn, Germany on 17 July 2001. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) organized the meeting pursuant to decision 21/21 of the UNEP Governing Council, which established an Open-ended Intergovernmental Group of Ministers to undertake a comprehensive policy-oriented assessment of weaknesses in existing international environmental institutions, and to examine options for strengthened international environmental governance. Two hundred participants from 75 countries were present, including 21 ministers and deputy ministers, experts, representatives from non-governmental organizations (NGOs), UN-bodies and inter-governmental organizations (IGOs). Delegates met for morning and afternoon plenary sessions and listened to reports on the outcomes of recent consultations of civil society and experts on international environmental governance, and to hear statements by relevant international organizations and national representatives on further issues in international environmental governance.
 
Chair Karen Redman (Canada), UNEP Executive Director Klaus Toepfer and GEF CEO Mohamed El-Ashry
UNEP Executive Director Klaus Toepfer with UNFCCC Executive Secretary
 
Nigeria before the session begins; Simone Lovera, Friends of the Earth International and UNFCCC Executive Secretary
Michael Zammit Cutajar
Grace Akamu, Climate Network Africa, Rajendra K. Pachauri, Tata Energy and Resources Institute and
Lee Kimball, independent consultant
 

ENB SUMMARY

Wed
18 July


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ENB Summary of
Expert Consultations on International Environmental Governance
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