Publications at PrepCom IV
- written and edited by
ENB on the side
- selected side event coverage by
Taking Issue -
written by SDIN partners
by a coalition of
environmental and development NGOs
June 5 June
Outreach 2002 -
UNED Forum with input from major groups input
Network 2002 Newsletter will be produced monthly in the lead
up to the Summit. Network 2002 tracks the agenda and engages dialogue,
keeping your finger on the pulse.
Newsletter no. 1;
Newsletter no. 2;
Newsletter no. 3;
Newsletter no. 4;
Newsletter no. 5
World Summit Policy Briefs. Leading up to the World Summit on
Sustainable Development, the Worldwatch Institute is releasing a
series of World Summit Policy Briefs, focusing on key issues at the
WSSD. Each brief will highlight a critical topic or theme for the
Summit, building on the recommendations and priorities outlined in the
World Summit edition of State of the World 2002.
Heinrich Bφll Foundation World Summit Papers. The World Summit
Papers are contain a diversity of background information, studies,
essays, documentation etc. related to issues of the World Summit. The
series is published in various languages.
WSSD Briefing Papers.
Published by IIED in
collaboration with the Regional and International Networking Group
(RING), these 16 papers cover topics ranging from gender and
globalization to climate change.
business case for sustainable development: Making a difference toward
the Johannesburg Summit 2002 and beyond, September 2001.
The first in a series of three WBCSD reports for the World Summit on
Sustainable Development in September 2002, this document restates the
business case for sustainable development. It is a forward-looking
statement that identifies building blocks toward a sustainable
society. It is intended to help shape the thinking of all who will
take part in the summit.
NGO statement to the UNECE Ministerial, September 2001.
ANPED, this statement was produced
at a 2-day NGO meeting preceding the ministerial.
ANPED Action Pack, September 2001
ANPED has prepared an Action Pack for organisations in the UNECE
region wanting to get involved in preparations for the World Summit on
UNED Forum's Rio Conventions Briefing Paper,
This paper presents a
review of the current status of the six Multi-lateral Environmental
Agreements that have emerged since Rio '92, covering issues including:
Biological Diversity and Bio-safety, Climate Change, Desertification,
Persistent Organic Pollutants, Prior Informed Consent, Law of the Seas
& Fish Stocks.
(August 2001) has produced 2 new documents
to assist the National Review process of Agenda 21 implementation.
Presented in an easy
to use check-list format, these documents allow governments and
stakeholders to assess progress in meeting the commitments from Agenda
21 as well as a number of other related Summit processes.
National Reporting Template
identifies time-specific targets of these processes.
looks at agreements from Chapter 36 of Agenda 21 and later CSD
Earth Summit 2002
A briefing paper on
the Johannesburg Summit by the
The International Local Government Preparatory Process for the UN WSSD
The Local Government
Preparatory Process will include: an international survey and report
on Local Agenda 21 (LA21) conducted jointly with the UN
Secretariat for the CSD in cooperation with Capacity 21/UNDP; regional
consultations with local government leaders and technical experts; an
International Local Government Preparatory Committee (Prepcom); an
official local government position paper for RIO+10; a case studies
report; and a well-prepared Local Government Delegation to participate
in the RIO+10 process, Prepcoms and World Summit.
Women and Sustainable Development 2000 - 2002, February 2000.
Recommendations in Agenda 21 and Related
Documents and Suggestions for a Review of Implementation. This paper
was prepared by the CSD NGO Women's Caucus for Discussion at the UN
Commission on Sustainable Development Intersessional Working Group, 22
Feb - 3 March and Its 8th Session, 24 April - 5 May 2000.
Books and Booklets
WSSD Manual in Arabic, July 2002. The Arab Middle East Office
of the Heinrich Boell Foundation has compiled an Arabic World Summit
Manual, for distribution to civil society activists from different
Arab countries. The book presents a general overview of the historical
background information and current preparations towards the WSSD. It
has a special emphasis of preparation in the Arab region and provides
readers with further sources on information and reading materials.
Global Environment Outlook 3, May 2002. In a 30-year
retrospective analysis, UNEP's GEO-3 provides an integrated
explanation of the conditions and trends, and associated policy
responses, that have shaped our environmental inheritance.
UNEP's 10 years after Rio: the UNEP assessment, May 2002. This
overview report assesses progress to date by industry on
sustainability issues. It draws on 22 global sustainability reports
written by different industry sectors ranging from accounting and
advertising to waste and water management. This collection of reports
is known as the Industry as a Partner for Sustainable Development
IIED's The Future
is Now, Vol. 3: Challenges for Indonesia, May 2002.
Earthscan Reader on NGO Management, May 2002. Focusing on
development organizations working on issues of poverty and injustice,
but relevant to NGOs in all sectors, this practical handbook brings
together crucial writings on how NGOs can deliberately position and
organize themselves to achieve maximum impact and effectiveness in
Breaking New Ground: Mining, Minerals and Sustainable
May 2002. The output of a research and broad consultation conducted by
IIED, and commissioned by the World Business Council for Sustainable
UNDP's Capacity for Development: New Solutions to Old Problems,
Mar 2002. UNDP launched this publication at the International
Conference on Financing for Development in Monterrey, Mexico.
Report on International Environmental Governance: The Question of
Reform: Key Issues and Proposals, Mar 2002. The report
outlines some key issues that have dominated the debate on IEG reform
in the lead-up to Johannesburg, including the prospect of establishing
a centralized governance system that could be based around a new World
Environment Organization. Another key question addressed is whether a
World Environment Court could serve as a useful complement to existing
Multi-stakeholder Processes -
Beyond Conflict and Deadlock,
This new Stakeholder Forum publication
by Minu Hemmati, offers a unique assessment and guide to
multi-stakeholder decision making processes. The book looks at the
development of stakeholder engagement in decision making since the
Rio Earth Summit. The author goes on to draw from the best practice
established by these processes to develop a methodological framework
for designing Multi-stakeholder processes within future decision
Sustainable Development, Jan 2002.
This new RING/IIED report states that discussions surrounding both the
WSSD and the FFD process indicate an absence of creative thinking on
the issue of financing, and on the challenges of globalisation. It
argues that there is a crisis of legitimacy confronting the agencies
and actors involved in development processes and presents some ideas
and approaches which could usefully be acted upon in preparation for
the two Summits.
State of the World
2002, Jan 2002.
The Worldwatch Institute has released the 19th edition of the
Institute's annual review of the health of the planet and its people.
This edition is dedicated to the WSSD and also features a foreword by
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan about the importance of using the WSSD
to accelerate a transition to sustainable development.
International Co-operation on Environment and Development,
Yearbook is an encyclopedia containing updated systematic descriptions
of the world's most important international agreements on
environment and sustainable development. This volume includes e.g. the
new Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants concerning
the elimination of twelve highly toxic chemicals, as well as updated
material on other conventions, covering air pollution, climate change,
biological diversity, marine environment and hazardous substances.
Furthermore, the activities and structure of more than 50
INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS and NGOs dealing with environmental
issues are described in the same systematic way. COUNTRY PROFILES with
summaries of the performance and main commitments of all OECD
countries and 10 major countries outside the OECD area are also
Yearbook is an especially suitable tool for individuals and
organizations working broadly with international environmental issues
- for instance officers of national and international agencies;
national public officials involved in environment and development
policy-making; scholars and students of international environmental
politics and law; company and industry executives (especially those
dealing with environmental impact assessment, ISO 14000 standards, or
long-term business strategies); NGO secretariat staff; and
Further information - including more than half of the Yearbook's
content - can also be found on the Yearbook's own Web Directory of
International Instruments and Players on Environment at:
Future is Now, Vol 2: Equity for a Small Planet, November 2001
This booklet explores lessons from the past and
options for the future. This title is the second of four in the
series, that gives an overview of what was accomplished at Rio and the
challenges that remain and must be tackled at Johannesburg.
to the Earth Summit 2002, November, 2001. This publication
summarizes the deliberations of the Heinrich BοΏ½ll conference "The Road
to Earth Summit 2002" that was held on 20 April 2001, in NY.
Earth Summit 2002: A New Deal, 2nd ed,
This revised edition includes extra chapters on Freshwater and Energy
and deals with a range of other key issues for the Summit.
IIED's The Future is Now,
In preparation for the
Summit, IIED has launched a series that aims to give an overview of
the accomplishments at Rio and the challenges that remain to be
tackled at Johannesburg. Presented here is the first of four in the
LEAD's CD-ROM Guide to the Principles of the Intergovernmental System,
Mar 2002. The CD is aimed at trainers, policymakers and the media οΏ½
essentially anyone who needs to understand how intergovernmental
Earth Summit Microsite. Contains information about the WSSD,
recommended reading, and a competition to win οΏ½100 worth of books for