MEA Bulletin – Issue No. 112

IISD RS is pleased to bring you, in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme’s Division of Environmental Law and Conventions (UNEP DELC), the latest issue of MEA Bulletin.

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The 112th issue of MEA Bulletin includes two guest articles:

“Migratory Species and Ecological Networks,” by Borja Heredia, CMS Scientific and Technical Officer; and

“‘Taking The Lead’ to Reduce GHG Emissions: The transformative impact of the rise of China,” by Mukul Sanwal

This issue of MEA Bulletin also includes reports on the fourth session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, a meeting between representatives of the Secretariats of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification and the World Meteorological Organization, and recent meetings of the Bureaus of the 19th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development and the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, among others.

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IISD is pleased to announce the launch of Sustainable Development Policy & Practice
A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio +20)
http://uncsd.iisd.org/

MEA Bulletin – Issue No. 111 (IISD)

IISD RS is pleased to bring you, in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme’s Division of Environmental Law and Conventions (UNEP DELC), the latest issue of MEA Bulletin.

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The 111th issue of MEA Bulletin includes reports on, inter alia, the second session of the Preparatory Committee for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio 2012), the Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting for the 19th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development, and a recent virtual meeting of the Secretariats of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora and the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals.

The guest article is titled “Vision for the Rio+20 Summit,” and was authored by Mukul Sanwal.

MEA Bulletin – Issue No. 110 (UNEP / IISD)

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IISD RS is pleased to bring you, in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme’s Division of Environmental Law and Conventions (UNEP DELC), the latest issue of MEA Bulletin.

The 110th issue of MEA Bulletin includes reports on the 26th session of the UN Environment Programme’s Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum and the Second Special Session of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST S-2) of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, among other reports.

The guest article is titled “Providing Scientific Advice to the UNCCD: Getting Science to Policy on Land Issues.” It was authored by Richard Thomas, United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH).

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IISD is pleased to announce the launch of Sustainable Development Policy & Practice
A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio +20)
http://uncsd.iisd.org/

MEA Bulletin – Issue No. 109

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IISD RS is pleased to announce that the newest issue of MEA Bulletin is now available. To access the 109th issue directly, visit: http://www.iisd.ca/mea-l/meabulletin109.pdf . To read past issues and to sign up to receive the PDF version, visit: http://www.iisd.ca/email/mea-l.htm

The guest article in this issue of MEA Bulletin, titled “Ramsar Convention Marks 40th Anniversary,” was authored by Secretary General Anada Tiega, Ramsar Convention.

The 109th issue of MEA Bulletin includes reports on: meetings of the ninth session of the UN Forum on Forests; the launch of the UN Environment Programme and UN World Tourism Organization’s Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism; recent meetings of the Bureau for the 19th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development and the Bureau for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (also referred to as Rio+20); and activities by several MEAs in relation to International Year of Forests (Forests 2011).

MEA Bulletin is a publication created by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme’s Division of Environmental Law and Conventions (UNEP DELC).

MEA Bulletin – Issue No. 108 (IISD)

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IISD RS is pleased to announce that the newest issue of MEA Bulletin is now available. To access the 108th issue directly, visit: http://www.iisd.ca/mea-l/meabulletin108.pdf . To read past issues and to sign up to receive the PDF version, visit: http://www.iisd.ca/email/mea-l.htm

The 108th issue of MEA Bulletin includes reports on meetings of the Second Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to Prepare a Global Legally Binding Instrument on Mercury, the high-level intersessional meeting of the Commission on Sustainable Development on a 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production, and an informal meeting of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Committee on Trade and Environment in Special Session.

This issue includes two guest articles: Continue reading “MEA Bulletin – Issue No. 108 (IISD)”

MEA Bulletin – Issue No. 107 (IISD)

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IISD RS is pleased to announce that the newest issue of MEA Bulletin is now available. To access the 107th issue directly, visit: http://www.iisd.ca/mea-l/meabulletin107.pdf .  To read past issues and to sign up to receive the PDF version, visit: http://www.iisd.ca/email/mea-l.htm

The 107th issue of MEA Bulletin includes reports on: the first Intersessional Meeting for the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) and preparations for UNCSD; preparations for the first meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization; and efforts by the Convention on Migratory Species for the adoption of an action plan to ensure the conservation of migratory grassland birds and their habitats in South America.

The guest article, titled “Ethics, Justice and the Convention on Biological Diversity,” was authored by Balakrishna Pisupati and Doris Schroeder.

MEA Bulletin is a publication created by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme’s Division of Environmental Law and Conventions (UNEP DELC).

MEA Bulletin – Issue No. 106

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IISD RS is pleased to announce that the newest issue of MEA Bulletin is now available. To access the 106th issue directly, visit: http://www.iisd.ca/mea-l/meabulletin106.pdf . To read past issues and to sign up to receive the PDF version, visit: http://www.iisd.ca/email/mea-l.htm

The 106th issue of MEA Bulletin includes reports on, inter alia:
·         the Cancun Climate Change Conference,
·         a Regional Workshop on Biodiversity and Finance in Support of the Nagoya Outcome,
·         a UN Forum on Forests-organized event titled “International Year of Forests 2011: Forests for People,”
·         preparations for the February meetings of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification’s Subsidiary Bodies, and
·         a Regional Awareness Raising Workshop on Enhancing Cooperation and Coordination for the implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions in Central America and the Caribbean.

The guest article is excerpted from a study titled “Environmental Goods and Services Negotiations at the WTO: Lessons from multilateral environmental agreements and ecolabels for breaking the impasse.” It was authored by Aaron Cosbey, Soledad Aguilar, Melanie Ashton and Stefano Ponte (IISD).

As this is the last MEA Bulletin issue for 2010, we at IISD RS would like to wish you all the best for this holiday season and throughout the coming year. Thank you for your support during 2010.

MEA Bulletin is a publication created by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme’s Division of Environmental Law and Conventions (UNEP DELC).

 

ACP MEAs: Quarterly Newsletter (December 2010)

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UNEP is coordinating a four-year multi-partner capacity enhancement programme for implementation of MEAs in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. For a guest article by the European Commission, news on recent developments and more, please view the attached Newsletter.

Best regards,

Sandrine Marquès – Associate Programme Officer MEAs (ACP)
Division of Environmental Law and Conventions (DELC)

United Nations Environment Programme
Liaison Office to the European Union
Montoyer 14
B – 1000 Brussels, Belgium

MEA Bulletin – Issue No. 104 (IISD)

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IISD RS is pleased to announce that the newest issue of MEA Bulletin is now available. To access the 104th issue directly, visit: http://www.iisd.ca/mea-l/meabulletin104.pdf .  To read past issues and to sign up to receive the PDF version, visit: http://www.iisd.ca/email/mea-l.htm

The 104th issue of MEA Bulletin includes reports on meetings of the 22nd Meeting of the Parties (MOP 22) to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and the Principals of the Executive Committee of Economic and Social Affairs (ECESA) and of other relevant UN entities, among other reports.

The Environment and Energy Group, Bureau for Development Policy, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), contributed the guest article, which is titled “Addressing climate change in national key sectors – assessing the costs of adaptation and mitigation.”

MEA Bulletin is a publication created by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme’s Division of Environmental Law and Conventions (UNEP DELC).

MEA Bulletin – Issue No. 103 (IISD)

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MEA Bulletin – Issue No. 103

IISD RS is pleased to announce that the newest issue of MEA Bulletin is
now available.

The 103rd issue of MEA Bulletin includes a report from the recently
completed 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the
Convention on Biological Diversity, as well as reports about several
events that met in parallel to COP 10 and a many publication launches. Continue reading “MEA Bulletin – Issue No. 103 (IISD)”

MEA Bulletin – Issue No. 102 (IISD)

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MEA Bulletin – Issue No. 102

IISD RS is pleased to announce that the newest issue of MEA
Bulletin is now available.

The 102nd issue of MEA Bulletin includes reports on: the fifth
meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on
Biological Diversity serving as the Meeting of the Parties to
the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety; the Tianjin Climate
Change Talks; the 32nd session of the Intergovernmental Panel
on Climate Change; the 20th session of the Committee on
Forestry (COFO) of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization;
and the sixth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants
Review Committee.

The guest article, “Streamlined Reporting by Pacific Island
Countries to the Biodiversity-related MEAs,” was authored by
Melissa Jaques.

MEA Bulletin is a publication created by the International
Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), in cooperation
with the United Nations Environment Programme’s Division of
Environmental Law and Conventions (UNEP DELC).

MEA Bulletin – Issue No. 101

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MEA Bulletin – Issue No. 101

IISD RS is pleased to announce that the newest issue of MEA
Bulletin is now available.

The 101st issue of MEA Bulletin includes reports on the tenth
meeting of the Joint Liaison Group of the Rio Conventions, the
launch of a project by the UN Forum on Forests and UN
Environment Programme to further identify gaps, obstacles and
opportunities in forest financing in small island developing
States and low forest cover countries, and preparations for
upcoming negotiations on climate change and biological
diversity.

This issue of MEA Bulletin includes two guest articles:

“Lake Tanganyika Authority and FAO Sign Technical Assistance
Agreement,” by Henry Mwima, Executive Director of the Lake
Tanganyika Authority, and Kaitira Ibrahim Katonda, Director of
Fisheries of the Lake Tanganyika Authority; and

“The DESIRE Project and Sustainable Land Management,” by
Simone Verzandvoort, on behalf of the DESIRE consortium.

MEA Bulletin is a publication created by the International
Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), in cooperation
with the United Nations Environment Programme’s Division of
Environmental Law and Conventions (UNEP DELC).

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