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Meetings
 
22-23 May 2006, Environment Watch, First global expert group meeting on environmental information networking, European Environment Agency, Copenhagen.

UNEP is undertaking further consultations with Governments and partners on the proposed architecture of the Environment Watch system with a view to allowing the development and implementation of phase 1 of the system in the programme of work for 20082009 and the possible adoption of the architecture by the twenty-fourth session of the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum. The main objective is to consult with existing networks, regional bodies and international institutions which may serve as regional, functional and thematic focal partners in piloting the Environment Watch and to prepare a first draft of the guidelines for piloting the information network, building on experience from existing networks.

 
Invitation Letter
Agenda
Participants List
Guideline for Piloting EWIN
Synopsis of Environment Watch
Accommodation in Copenhagan
UNEP/GCSS.IX/3/Add.2.
 
20 - 24 JUNE 2005, GEO-4 First Production and Authors Meeting, Nairobi
The first GEO-4 Production and Authors' Meeting was held in Nairobi, between 20-24 June 2005. The meeting, brought together about 180 environmental experts from across the globe, with the aim of developing a comprehensive GEO-4 chapter outline, focusing on key issues and key questions to be answered in each chapter of the fourth Global Environment Outlook report. The meeting addressed cross-cutting issues and linkages, gaps and overlaps among chapters. The meeting was a direct response to the UNEP Governing Council Decisions: GC.22/1/IB of February 2003 on early warning and assessment process of the United Nations Environment Programme; and GC.23/6 of February 2005 on keeping the world environmental situation under review. The GEO-4 Production and Authors' Meeting also finalized the timetable for preparing the GEO-4 report, review process of draft material, timetable for regional and global consultations as well as plans for the production of the report and launch in September 2007.
19 -20 February 2005, Global Intergovernmental and Multi-stakeholder Consultation on the Fourth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-4), Nairobi.
The meeting is being convened as a direct response conclusions and recommendations emanating from the intergovernmental consultation on strengthening the scientific base of UNEP, which was held in January 2004, in Nairobi. The meeting stressed, in particular, that interaction between science and policy in environmental assessment processes (an issue to be taken up by the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum at its twenty-third session) is essential to ensuring legitimacy and relevance, and suggested that this could be achieved through more effective intergovernmental and multi stakeholder consultations. The need reinforce the Global Environment Outlook process was also emphasized.
Agenda
Working Documents
Statement by the GEO 4 Consultation
Presentations
Participants List
Note for Participants
Meeting Report
As part of the implementation of Governing Council decision 22/1/IA on strengthening the scientific base of UNEP, the Executive Director was requested "to facilitate an intergovernmental consultation taking into account available funding, transparency, regional balance and adequate developing country participation, in preparation for the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum at its eighth special session"

16 January 2004, Interagency Meeting on Strengthening the Scientific Base of the UNEP, Nairobi

UNEP's Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA) also organized an informal one-day interagency meeting on 16 January 2004, to discuss interagency follow-up on the outcomes of the intergovernmental consultation, and explore ways and means to address the gaps and needs identified related to monitoring and assessment of the environment and global environmental change. Participants to the interagency meeting were also invited to be observers at the intergovernmental consultation.
Agenda
List of participants
Presentations
Meeting Report
Posters

14-15 January 2004, Intergovernmental Consultation on Strengthening the Scientific Base of the UNEP, Nairobi
The two-day intergovernmental consultation requested in paragraph 5 of Governing Council decision 22/1/IA took place at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi from 14-15 January 2004. The consultation was held at expert level to review and discuss the results of the consultative process carried out by UNEP on strengthening its scientific base, which is presented in a Synthesis Report compiled by independent experts under the auspices of the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) of the International Council for Science (ICSU).
Official letter of Invitation to Governments
Agenda
Annotated Agenda
Documentation
Participants ListObservers List
Presentations
Summary of Intergovernmental Consultation
Meeting Report
Posters
 

12-13 January 2004, Scientific and Technical Meeting on Strengthening the Scientific Base of the UNEP, Nairobi

UNEP's Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA) took advantage of the intergovernmental consultation to organize a two-day meeting of leading scientific and technical experts, including representatives from selected non-governmental organizations (NGOs), held from 12-13 January 2004. The Scientific and Technical Meeting discussed strengthening the scientific base of UNEP in the context of the Synthesis Report and UNEP's current assessment activities. Participants at this meeting were also observers at the intergovernmental consultation.
Agenda
Presentations
Participants List
Summary Report

Final Report

Posters
 

15 January 2003, Expert Think Tank Meeting on Establishing an Intergovernmental Panel on Global Environmental Change (IPEC) Losby Gods, Oslo, Norway

 
Annotated Agenda
Discussion Document
Summary Report
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