• 02
    Jul
    2003
  • 05
    Jul
    2003
Workshop
Workshops on possible synergy and joint action with the other multilateral environmental conventions and agreements, and on enhancing cooperation with other conventions

Time:

01:00 - 00:59

Venue:

Espoo, Finland

City:

Espoo

Country:

Finland

Espoo, Finland
2-4 July 2003

Background

Two workshops were organized by the secretariat in response to a mandate by COP 6, and a mandate by SBSTA 17. Participants discussed ways to increase the effectiveness of activities with other conventions and multilateral agreements. International organizations presented their approach to promoting synergy between conventions. Representatives from Parties briefed participants on their national experiences on cooperation between conventions. Participants highlighted the importance of avoiding duplication of work and promoting cost-effectiveness, coherence and complementarity of the objectives of different conventions.

Report of the workshops

Agenda     

List of Participants 

ENB summary report

SBI workshop on possible synergies and joint action with the other Multilateral Environmental Conventions and Agreements

Different approaches to addressing synergies among MEAs

Presenter

Organization

Subject

Mr. Vijay Samnotra

UNEP

UNEP Opening statement (95 kB)

Mr. Khalid Husain

UNDP

UNDP’s Climate Change Activities: Synergies between Environmental Conventions (674 kB)

Mr. Avani Vaish

GEF

GEF approach to synergistic action on global environment issues (82 kB)

Mr. Jerry Velasquez

UNU

The UNU Inter-linkages Initiative (150 kB)

Ms. Annie Roncerel

UNITAR

Legal and Institutional Prescriptions for the Implementation of the 3 Rio Conventions (393 kB)

Ms. Maria Socorro Manguiat

IUCN

The IUCN Approach to Synergies and Cooperation between Conventions: A Sampler (92 kB)

Mr. Nick Davidson

Ramsar Convention on Wetlands 

The Ramsar Convention and Synergies with other Conventions (2117 kB)  

Mr. Carlos Corvalan

WHO

Global Environmental Change and Human Health: Biodiversity, Climate and Desertification (37 kB)  

Biological diversity perspectives

Presenter

Organization

Subject

Mr. David Cooper

CBD

Biological Diversity Perspectives (1073 kB)

Desertification perspectives

Presenter

Organization

Subject

Mr. Gregoire de Kalbermatten

UNCCD

Promoting Synergies at National Level - the UNCCD Experience ( presentation (71 kB) and statement (136 kB) )

SBSTA workshop on cooperation with other conventions

Presentations by participants on national experiences

Presenter

Party

Subject

Mr. Suhel al-Janabi

Germany

Global Environmental Conventions - Synergies and Coordination in German Technical Cooperation (729 kB)

Ms. Virginia Sena

Uruguay

Uruguay’s Efforts to address Synergies among the Conventions (73 kB)

Ms. Gisela Alonso Dominguez

Cuba

Cuba's National Experience with Synergies (347 kB)

Ms. Outi Berghall

Finland

National Efforts to Increase Cooperation and Synergies between MEAs in Finland (103 kB)

Mr. Rawson Piniel Yonazi

Tanzania

Addressing National-level Synergies: Tanzania´s Experience (60 kB)

Mr. Tibor Faragó and Ms. Dora Kulauzov 

Hungary

Reinforcing the Synergies of the Rio Conventions (94 kB)

Panel discussions on cross-cutting areas under the three Rio conventions

Presenter

Organization

Subject

Mr. Jerry Velasquez

UNU

Technology Transfer, Education and Outreach and Capacity Development (234 kB)

Mr. Vijay Samnotra

UNEP

Harmonization of Information Management and Reporting for Biodiversity - Related Treaties (126 kB)

Mr. Avani Vaish

GEF

Impacts and Adaptation - GEF’s Evolving Approach (86 kB)

Mr. William Westermeyer

GCOS Secretariat

Research and systematic observation: Global Climate Observing System (200 kB)

Background documents

  • Cross-cutting thematic areas and activities under the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, Convention on Biological Diversity and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Information Note)

  • OECD DAC Guidelines for Integrating the Rio Conventions into Development Co-operation

  • Interlinkages Between Biological Diversity and Climate Change and Advice on the Integration of Biodiversity Considerations Into the Implementation of the UNFCCC and its Kyoto Protocol ( Report (71 kB) )

  • Minutes of the fourth meeting of the Joint Liaison Group (19 kB)

  • UNU Newsletter (819 kB)

Language:

English