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                                                                           BEST PRACTICES IN CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
                                                                        FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ENTERPRISES: 17 March
/IISD LINKAGES UPCOMING MEETINGS                                        2003 - 28 March 2003. Washington, DC, United States. This
                                                                        two-week course focuses on corporate governance rules, guidelines
                                                                        and procedures. The target audience is government officials from
   Information on upcoming conferences, workshops and sympo-            the ministries of economy, planning, finance and justice; officials
sia in the field of international environment and development ne-       from securities market regulatory institutions; senior officials, man-
gotiations                                                              agers, and legal staff from public and private enterprises and utili-
                                                                        ties; and staff from donor agencies involved with financing
                                                                        corporate governance programs. Key topics include: creating the en-
/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT                                                abling regulatory environment; promoting corporate governance;
                                                                        designing and enforcing corporate governance strategies; structur-
   PUBLIC HEARING ON THE EU BETWEEN JO'BURG                             ing of corporate governance principles and procedures; and under-
FOLLOW-UP AND CANCUN POLITICS: HOW TO SET                               standing disclosure and financial management in public and private
THE RIGHT FRAMEWORK FOR INVESTMENT RULES: 6                             enterprises. For more information contact: Institute for Public-Pri-
March 2003. Brussels, Belgium. Organized by the Heinrich Böll           vate     Partnerships,     Inc.;    tel:   +1-202-466-8930;        fax:
Foundation EU Regional Office in collaboration with the European        +1-202-466-8934; e-mail: mailto:training@ip3.org; Internet:
Parliament, this public hearing will assess the outcomes of WSSD        http://www.ip3.org/t_workshops_1303.htm
on globalization, trade and corporate accountability, and public-pri-      GREENING THE FTAA? - TOWARDS THE PROTEC-
vate partnerships in the field of water; address some of the sustain-   TION OF ECOLOGICAL INTEGRITY IN OUR HEMI-
able development-related aspects of the EU's services liberalization    SPHERE: 17 March 2003 - 18 March 2003. Montreal, Canada.
and investment agenda in the WTO; and elaborate on alternatives to      Environmental Law McGill (ELM) will host this conference to
trade and investment liberalization and possibilities for developing    highlight issues of environmental governance and sustainable devel-
binding rules for corporations at the European and international lev-   opment in the context of the Free Trade Area of the Americas
el. Invitees include: MEPs, in particular of the Trade/Industry and     (FTAA) negotiations. The event is intended to foster an inclusive di-
Environment Committee, the Permanent Representations in Brus-           alogue between civil society, academia, the private sector and gov-
sels of the EU member states, accession countries and developing        ernment on environmental issues associated with the ongoing
countries; the Foreign Affairs, Trade and Environment Ministries;       Americas integration process. For more information contact: Will-
representatives of key NGOs dealing with WTO, WSSD matters and          iam Amos, Conference Director, ELM; tel: +1-514-845-3605;
corporate accountability issues; other stakeholders; and the media.     e-mail: mailto:wamos@po-box.mcgil.ca; Internet:
For more information contact: Heinrich Böll Foundation EU Re-           http://www.law.mcgill.ca/elmftaaconference
gional Office; tel: +32-2-7434112; e-mail:
mailto:Brussels_2@boell.de                                                 AMERICANA 2003: 18 March 2003 - 21 March 2003. Montre-
                                                                        al, Canada. Pan-American environmental trade show and confer-
   INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON METHODS AND                                ence.      For       more      information      contact:      Internet:
TOOLS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SUSTAINABLE                                http://www.americana.org/
NEIGHBOURHOODS: 6 March 2003 - 7 March 2003. Copen-
hagen, Denmark. This workshop is organized by the EU Research              GEMI 2003 CONFERENCE – SUSTAINABLILITY
Project “Sustainable Renovation of Buildings for Sustainable            THROUGH STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS: 19 March
Neighbourhoods” (HQE²R – Haute Qualité Environnementale et              2003 - 21 March 2003. Orlando, Florida, United States. Organized
Economique Réhabilitation), which aims to provide a global meth-        by the Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI), this
odology for helping municipalities and their local partners to move     conference will consider sustainability through strategic partner-
towards sustainable urban renewal or development, at both the           ships. Among the strategic goals are to identify and assess emerging
neighborhood and the building levels. For more information contact:     issues vital to achieving a sustainable world while maintaining busi-
Celia Robbins; tel: +44-117-344-3215; e-mail: mailto:celia.rob-         ness growth, and develop options and approaches to solving the
bins@uwe.ac.uk; Internet: http://hqe2r.cstb.fr                          problems presented by these issues. For more information contact:
                                                                        tel: +1-215-428-9655; e-mail: mailto:gemiconference@rdinc.net;
   STIC-EUROPEAN HUB ESCALATOR 51 AND THE                               Internet: http://www.gemi.org/docs/GEMI2003conf.htm
AGRI-FOOD CHAIN WORKSHOP – THE ROLE OF STICS
“BUYERS PROJECT GROUP”: 6 March 2003. Brussels, Bel-                       CONFERENCE ON “ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE BUSI-
gium. This workshop is hosted by The Sustainable Trade and Inno-        NESS SUCCESS - DEFINING TOMORROW'S COMPANY”:
vation Centre (STIC), a new global partnership designed to help         20 March 2003. London, United Kingdom. With the theme “Evolu-
developing country producers benefit from growing market pres-          tion of the Company of the Future — Creating a Sustainable, Profit-
sures and to assist them in integrating environmental and social fac-   able Performance,” this conference will consider: governance
tors into their export strategies. For more information contact:        structures that support sustainable business; company monitoring
European Partners for the Environment (EPE); tel: +32-2-771-1534;       and management; development and revision of corporate gover-
fax: +32-2-539-4815; e-mail: mailto:info@epe.be; Internet:              nance structures to ensure sustainable practices are rooted into busi-
http://www.epe.be/euhub/agrifood/index.html                             ness operations; and development and maintenance of effective
                                                                        stakeholder engagement. For more information contact: Heidi
                                                                        Lawrence; tel: +44-20-7830-1020; e-mail:
                                                                        mailto:weurope_customerservice@economist.com; Internet:
                                                                        http://www.economistconferences.com/roundtable/pub-
                                                                        lic/con_common.asp?rtid=523&rtRegion=4&area=1


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    OECD CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE TRANSPOR-                                 FORUM ON HIV/AIDS/STD IN LATIN AMERICA AND
TATION: 23 March 2003 - 25 March 2003. Nagoya, Japan. The                 THE CARIBBEAN: 7 April 2003 - 12 April 2003. Havana, Cuba.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD),             The event will follow in the footsteps of the First Forum and the Sec-
together with the Japanese Ministries of Environment and Transpor-        ond Conference of Horizontal Technical Cooperation in Latin
tation, is sponsoring an international conference on environmentally      America and the Caribbean on HIV/AIDS/STD. The central themes
sustainable transportation in the Asian region. The OECD’s Envi-          to be discussed include basic sciences, prevention, behavioural and
ronmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) programme, as well as             epidemiological studies, social response and public policy. For more
outcomes from the World Summit on Sustainable Development                 information contact: Zosima Lopez Ruiz; tel: +53-7-208-5199; fax:
(WSSD) will provide the basis for discussion. For more information        +53-7-202-8382; e-mail: mailto:zosima@palco.cu; Internet:
contact: Conference Secretariat; tel: +81-3-5216-5552; e-mail:            http://www.foro2003.sld.cu/ingles/index.html
mailto:est-nagoya@env.go.jp; Internet:                                       SEMINAR ON ACHIEVING SUSTAINABILITY: POVER-
http://www.oecd.org/pdf/M00034000/M00034076.pdf                           TY ELIMINATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT: 9 April 2003.
    REGIONAL SEMINAR ON POLICIES FOR THE PRO-                             Loughborough University, Leicestershire, United Kingdom. For
TECTION OF FARMERS' RIGHTS IN MOUNTAIN RE-                                more information contact: Lois Child; tel: +44-15092-22558; fax:
GIONS: 24 March 2003 - 26 March 2003. Godavari, Lalitpur,                 +44-15092-22558; e-mail: mailto:L.E.Child@lboro.ac.uk; Internet:
Nepal. The seminar will seek to help participants understand the de-      http://www.lboro.ac.uk/research/cens/pov_sem.htm
bate on intellectual property protection and the rights of the poor,         FOURTH ANNUAL ASIA PACIFIC CITIES SUMMIT: 13
marginalized farmers in the region; to explore options available un-      April 2003 - 16 April 2003. Brisbane, Australia. The theme of the
der the TRIPS Agreement to prepare legislation that would protect         2003 Summit is ‘Emerging Futures of the City’ with discussions and
the rights of commercial breeders without impairing the rights of         debate focusing on transforming urban sprawl, greening our cities,
farmers to save, exchange, re-use and sell seeds; and to provide trade    creating healthy cities, global/local governance and alternative fu-
negotiators with skills and knowledge necessary to negotiate during       tures. The Asia Pacific region has possibly the highest and fastest
the on-going review of the TRIPS Agreement. For more information          growth potential of any region in the world and the Summit aims to
contact: Dhrubesh Chandra Regmi; tel: +977-1-482217; fax:                 create the blueprint for prosperous, sustainable cities of the future –
+977-1-430608; e-mail: mailto:dhrubesh@hqsawtee.wlink.com.np;             cities built for people to live and work in, and that will attract trade
Internet: http://www.sawtee.org/forthcoming.html                          and investment, yet also encourage environmental care and respon-
    UNEP CAPACITY BUILDING MEETING ON ENVIRON-                            sible urban management. For more information contact: Terri Bir-
MENT, TRADE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: 27                               rell,    Summit      Secretariat;    tel:   +61-7-3403-4328;        fax:
March 2003 - 28 March 2003. Mexico City, Mexico. This meeting             +61-7-3229-8031; e-mail: mailto:pmcap@brisbane.qld.gov.au; In-
is held in collaboration with the North American Commission for           ternet: http://www.apcsummit.org
Environmental Cooperation. Participants will meet to identify prior-         INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BUILDING THE
ities for capacity building activities and develop a long-term capac-     INFORMATION COMMONWEALTH: INFORMATION
ity building program in the Latin American region. The meeting will       TECHNOLOGIES AND BUILDING PROSPECTS FOR THE
address a number of issues, including environmental goods and ser-        DEVELOPMENT OF CIVIL SOCIETY INSTITUTIONS IN
vices, the TRIPS agreement, trade liberalization in agriculture and       THE CIS COUNTRIES: 22 April 2003 - 24 April 2003. St. Peters-
the use of economic instruments to achieve environment and trade          burg, Russia. For more information contact: Organizing Committee;
objectives. For more information contact: Charles Arden-Clarke;           fax: +7-812-272-6547; e-mail: mailto:irpnnis@mail.ru; Internet:
tel: +41-22-917-8168; e-mail: mailto:charles.arden-clarke@unep.ch;        http://www.communities.org.ru/conference
Internet: http://www.cec.org/symposium/                                      SOCIETY OF ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY AND
    MEETING ON DISCLOSURE OF ENVIRONMENTAL IN-                            CHEMISTRY (SETAC) EUROPE 13TH ANNUAL MEET-
FORMATION - HOW TO PROVIDE ENVIRONMENTAL IN-                              ING: 27 April 2003 - 1 May 2003. Hamburg, Germany. SETAC is
FORMATION IN A FORM USEFUL TO FINANCIAL                                   a non-profit society that provides a forum for individuals and insti-
INSTITUTIONS: 27 March 2003 - 28 March 2003. New York,                    tutions from academia, business and government looking for multi-
United States. For more information contact: Chantal Line Carpen-         disciplinary approaches to solving environmental problems. The
tier; tel: +1-514-350-4336; fax: +1-514-350-4314; e-mail:                 theme for the upcoming SETAC meeting is "Understanding the
mailto:clcarpentier@ccemtl.org; Internet:                                 complexity of environmental issues: A way to sustainability." For
http://www.cec.org/calendar/details/index.cfm?varlan=english&ID=1831      more information contact: SETAC Europe; tel: +32-2-772-7281;
   GLOBAL CIVIL SOCIETY - EXPECTATIONS, CAPACI-                           fax: +32-2-770-5386; e-mail: mailto:setac@setaceu.org; Internet:
TIES AND THE ACCOUNTABILITY OF INTERNATIONAL                              http://www.setaceu.org/hamburg.html
NGOS: 28 March 2003 - 5 April 2003. Oxford, England, United                  11TH SESSION OF THE UN COMMISSION ON SUSTAIN-
Kingdom. This conference is organized by the 21st Century Trust. It       ABLE DEVELOPMENT: 28 April 2003 - 9 May 2003. New
will assess different types of NGOs alongside their changing rela-        York, United States. The substantive session of CSD-11 is tentative-
tionships with governments, intergovernmental organizations and           ly scheduled for 28 April – 9 May 2003. For more information con-
corporations. Among the questions to be asked are: How far are            tact: Zehra Aydin-Sipos, DESA; tel: +1-212-963-8811; fax:
NGOs leaving governments behind in responding to the challenges           +1-212-963-1267; e-mail: mailto:aydin@un.org; Internet:
posed by globalization, in terms of their flexibility and a growing       http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/csd11/csd11_2003.htm
sense - nurtured by ever more sophisticated communications tech-
nologies - of international responsibility for issues such as the envi-
ronment, sustainable development and human rights? For more
information contact: Internet: http://www.21stCenturyTrust.org


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   SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS IN THE                                 2003 BUSINESS AND SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE:
MINERAL INDUSTRIES: 21 May 2003 - 23 May 2003. Milos,                     IMPLEMENTING ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMIC AND
Greece. Meeting the development needs of the world’s growing              SOCIAL OBJECTIVES – CHALLENGES, BENEFITS AND
population without depriving future generations of the means to           REWARDS: 4 June 2003 - 5 June 2003. New York, United States.
meet their own needs, better known as Sustainable Development is          This conference will examine the challenges and opportunities in-
the key challenge facing the minerals and mining industry. For more       herent in aligning sustainability with corporate objectives through
information contact: Christian Dude; e-mail:                              effective implementation. Leaders from global firms that embrace
mailto:dude@bbk1.rwth-aachen.de; Internet:                                sustainability will share their insights and experiences regarding sig-
http://www.heliotopos.net/conf/sdimi2003/                                 nificant impediments to, and rewards for, operating in a sustainable
   ENVIRONMENT FOR EUROPE FIFTH MINISTERIAL                               world. For more information contact: Marcia Carneiro; tel:
CONFERENCE: 21 May 2003 - 23 May 2003. Kiev, Ukraine. The                 +1-212-339-0345; fax: +1-212-836-9740; e-mail:
agenda of the Fifth Ministerial “Environment for Europe” Confer-          mailto:marcia.carneiro@conference-board.org; Internet:
ence, sponsored by the United Nation’s Economic Commission for            http://www.conference-board.org/conferences/conference.cfm?id=457
Europe (UNECE), will address environmental policy in transition;             SHARING INDIGENOUS WISDOM: AN INTERNATION-
environmental monitoring; the third pan-European environmental            AL DIALOGUE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: 8
assessment report; environmental strategy for countries of Eastern        June 2003 - 12 June 2003. Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States.
Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia; environment, water and securi-         The Sustainable Development Institute at the College of Menominee
ty in Central Asia; mountain initiatives; environmental education;        Nation will host this conference. For more information contact:
and energy. The conference will also consider the Future of the "En-      Nathan Fregien; e-mail: mailto:nfregien@menominee.edu; Internet:
vironment for Europe" process and will adopt a Ministerial Declara-       http://www.sharingindigenouswisdom.org
tion. Environment for Europe is a major political framework for              THIRD INTERNATIONAL COURSE IN ECOSYSTEM
cooperation in environmental protection at the ministerial level. It is   HEALTH - ECOSYSTEM HEALTH: NEW THINKING FOR
open to all 55 member states of the UN Economic Commission for            NEW CHALLENGES: 10 June 2003 - 13 June 2003. London, ON,
Europe, including all countries of Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia,        Canada. This event will explore the changing nature of many of to-
US and Canada. For more information contact: Ella Behlyarova; tel:        day's key ecosystem health issues, including: emerging diseases, ur-
+41-22-917-2376; fax: +41-22-917-0630; e-mail:                            ban environments, and globalization, and will address the need for
mailto:Ella.Behlyarova@unece.org; Internet:                               new paradigms to meet these new challenges. For more information
http://www.unece.org/env/wgso/index_kyivconf.htm                          contact: Jennifer Hounsell; tel: +1-519-661-2111 x86223; fax:
   IBEROAMERICAN REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON WET-                                +1-519-661-3737; e-mail: mailto:jennifer.hounsell@fmd.uwo.ca;
LANDS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: 26 May                                 Internet: http://www.med.uwo.ca/ecosystemhealth/activities/shortcourse/2003/
2003 - 28 May 2003. Panama City, Panama. For more information                2003 DUBROVNIK CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE
contact: Lucas Fernández Reyes, coordinator of the XVII CYTED             DEVELOPMENT OF ENERGY, WATER AND ENVIRON-
Wetlands Network; tel: +537-203-0245; fax: +537-202-9372                  MENT SYSTEMS: 15 June 2003 - 20 June 2003. Dubrovnik,
   CONFERENCE ON TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGE-                                   Croatia. Sponsored by UNESCO, this conference is devoted to the
MENT FOR SUSTAINABLE BUILDING: 26 May 2003 - 30                           ultimate goal of modern society: sustainable development of energy,
May 2003. Pretoria, South Africa. For more information contact:           water and environment systems. The Conference will focus on the
Glaudin Kruger, Coordinator SBE3; tel: +27-28-316-2905; fax:              following objectives, to: promote a new field of sustainability sci-
+27-28-316-4658; e-mail: mailto:kruger@jaywalk.com; Internet:             ence that seeks to understand the fundamental interactions between
http://www.sustainablesettlement.co.za/events/sbe2003.html                nature and society; discuss sustainability and its relation to global
   FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON ENVI-                               development; present and evaluate energy, water and environment
RONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: 30 May                               system models; present multicriteria assessment of energy, water
2003 - 8 June 2003. Havana, Cuba. Leading professionals from var-         and environment systems taking into a consideration economic, so-
ious environmental fields and environmental justice groups will par-      cial, environmental and resource use aspects. For more information
ticipate in this conference through the presentation of scientific and    contact: fax: +385-1-6156940; e-mail: mailto:dubrovnik2003@fsb.hr;
policy papers and poster displays. For more information contact:          Internet: http://www.dubrovnik2003.fsb.hr
Rachel Bruhnke; tel: +1-415-575-5531; fax: +1-415-255-7498;                  BRIDGING SCALES AND EPISTEMOLOGIES: LINKING
e-mail: mailto:rachel@globalexchange.org; Internet:                       LOCAL KNOWLEDGE AND GLOBAL SCIENCE IN
http://www.globalexchange.org/tours/au-                                   MULTI-SCALE ASSESSMENTS: 23 June 2003 - 27 June 2003.
to/2003-05-30_thInternationalConventiononEn.html                          Kunming, China. This conference is convened as part of the Millen-
   INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE URBAN DI-                              nium Ecosystem Assessment and organized around five key themes.
MENSIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE – SCIENCE,                               The five themes are: Integrating Local Knowledge into Global Sci-
EXPOSURES, POLICIES, AND TECHNOLOGIES: 3 June                             entific Assessments; Understanding Cross-Scale Interactions; Meth-
2003 - 6 June 2003. Shanghai, China. This conference will examine         odologies for Integrating Data Across Multiple Scales; Designing
causes, impacts, and responses to environmental change in the             Better Assessments: Lessons Learned; and Scale and Epistemology
world’s major cities and urban areas. Topics for the conference will      Issues in Resource and Ecosystem Management. For more informa-
include policy, regulation, technology, impact adaptation, mitiga-        tion contact: Carolina Katz Reid; tel: +60-4-626-1606 ext.507; fax:
tion, and remediation. For more information contact: Urban Dimen-         +60-4-626-5530; e-mail: mailto:c.reid@cgiar.org; Internet:
sions of Environmental Change Conference; fax: +973-655-4072;             http://www.millenniumassessment.org/en/meetings/meeting.subglobal.2.htm
e-mail: mailto:udec@mail.montclair.edu or udec@montclair.edu;
Internet: http://www.montclair.edu/globaled/shanghai

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   INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MINERAL AND                                   AD HOC TECHNICAL EXPERT GROUP ON TRADI-
ENERGY RESOURCES MANAGEMENT 2003: 28 July                                 TIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND CLEARING-HOUSE MECH-
2003 - 31 July 2003. Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The theme of this con-        ANISM: 24 February 2003 - 26 February 2003. Santa Cruz de la
ference is “Enhancing mineral and energy resources management             Sierra, Bolivia.The meeting is organized by the CBD Secretariat.
for sustainable development and human prosperity.” For more infor-        Participants will address the development and establishment of a
mation contact: tel: +62-274-486403; fax: +62-374-486400; e-mail:         thematic focal point within the Clearing-House Mechanism and the
mailto:hendaryono@recent.or.id; Internet: http://www.recent.or.id         development of communication mechanisms among indigenous and
   SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE                                 local communities. For more information contact: CBD Secretariat;
IMPACT OF ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ON HEALTH:                                tel: +1-514-288-2220; fax: +1-514-288-6588; e-mail:
17 September 2003 - 19 September 2003. Catania, Italy. For more           mailto:secretariat@biodiv.org; Internet:
information       contact:     tel:    +44-0-238-029-3223;         fax:   http://www.biodiv.org/doc/meeting.asp?wg=TEGTKCHM-01
+44-0-238-029-2853; e-mail: mailto:shobbs@wessex.ac.uk; Inter-               BIODIVERSITY AFTER JOHANNESBURG: THE CRITI-
net: http://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2003/healthrisk03/index.html     CAL ROLE OF BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM SER-
   INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ECORESTORA-                                VICES IN ACHIEVING THE UN MILLENNIUM
TION: 23 September 2003 - 30 September 2003. Dehradun and                 DEVELOPMENT GOALS: 3 March 2003 - 4 March 2003. Lon-
New Delhi, India. The main objectives of the Conference are, to: re-      don, United Kingdom. This meeting is organized by the Royal Soci-
view the existing knowledge on ecological, socio-economic and en-         ety for the Protection of Birds, UNDP, Equator Initiative, The
vironmental dimensions of degradation of land and water resources,        Nature Conservancy and UNEP-WCMC. It will explore how biodi-
especially in the developing countries; document ecorestoration ap-       versity loss and the disruption of ecosystem services affect the Mil-
proaches with case studies in different countries; review the impacts     lennium Development Goals, and will also focus on how the
of government policies on ecorestoration of degraded environments;        conservation, sustainable use and sharing of benefits of biodiversity
provide a sound scientific basis for developing appropriate policy        can help towards the Goals’ achievement. For more information
framework for ecorestoration in developing countries; and identify        contact:     Joy     Hyvarinen;     tel:   +44-1767-680551;       fax:
areas of interdisciplinary research relevant to ecorestoration of land    +44-1767-683211; e-mail: mailto:joy.hyvarinen@rspb.org.uk; In-
and water resources. For more information contact: Brij Gopal, Pro-       ternet: http://www.surf-as.org/Calendar/calendarmain.html
fessor, School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru Uni-              EIGHTH MEETING OF THE CBD SUBSIDIARY BODY
versity; tel: +91-11-610-7676 ext 2324; fax: +91-11-616-9962 or           ON SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL
61; e-mail: mailto:brij@nieindia.org; Internet:                           ADVICE (SBSTTA-8): 10 March 2003 - 14 March 2003. Montre-
http://www.nieindia.org/conferences.htm                                   al, Canada. For more information contact: CBD Secretariat; tel:
   STOCKHOLM INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT CON-                                +1-514-288-2220; fax: +1-514-288-6588; e-mail:
FERENCE WITH FOCUS ON AFRICA: 14 October 2003 - 15                        mailto:secretariat@biodiv.org; Internet:
October 2003. Stockholm, Sweden. This conference will focus on            http://www.biodiv.org/doc/meeting.asp?wg=SBSTTA-08
African development and the steps necessary to integrate Africa into         CBD       INTER-SESSIONAL             MEETING        ON      THE
the global market. For more information contact: Africa Forum Pub-        MULTI-YEAR WORK PROGRAMME: 17 March 2003 - 19
lications, Malmo, Sweden; tel: +46-73-907-4348; fax:                      March 2003. Montreal, Canada. This ad hoc inter-sessional meeting
+46-73-907-4348; e-mail: mailto:africaforum@swipnet.se; Inter-            will consider the multi-year programme of work of the CBD COP up
net: http://www.africaforum.org/IC-Stockholm-2003/Stockholm2003.html      to 2010. For more information contact: CBD Secretariat; tel:
   WORLD SUMMIT ON THE INFORMATION SOCIETY:                               +1-514-288-2220; fax: +1-514-288-6588; e-mail:
10 December 2003 - 12 December 2003. Geneva, Switzerland. The             mailto:secretariat@biodiv.org; Internet: http://www.biodiv.org
international community is organizing a World Summit on the Infor-           FOURTH EURSAFE CONGRESS: 20 March 2003 - 22
mation Society. It will take place in two phases: in Geneva, Decem-       March 2003. Toulouse, France. The Congress of the European Soci-
ber 2003, to be followed up in Tunis two years later. The focus of        ety for Agricultural and Food Ethics will address economic and
the Information Society Summit is not technology but the human be-        technical developments in the agrifood sector from various ethical
ing - we must keep in mind that it is not enough to be connected to       perspectives and in relation to policy within Europe and internation-
resolve the fundamental problems that exist in the world. For more        ally. For more information contact: Internet:
information contact: Executive Secretariat - Civil Society Division;      http://capoul.toulouse.inra.fr/eursafe2003/congress/index.html
tel: +41-22-730-6304; fax: +41-22-730-6393; e-mail:                          REGIONAL SEMINAR ON POLICIES FOR THE PRO-
mailto:info@geneva2003.org; Internet: http://www.itu.int/wsis/            TECTION OF FARMERS' RIGHTS IN MOUNTAIN RE-
                                                                          GIONS: 24 March 2003 - 26 March 2003. Godavari, Lalitpur,
/BIODIVERSITY AND WILDLIFE                                                Nepal. The seminar will seek to help participants understand the de-
                                                                          bate on intellectual property protection and the rights of the poor,
   AD HOC TECHNICAL EXPERT GROUP MEETING ON                               marginalized farmers in the region; explore options available under
THE POTENTIAL IMPACTS OF GENETIC USE RESTRIC-                             the TRIPS Agreement to prepare legislation that would protect the
TION TECHNOLOGIES ON SMALLHOLDER FARMERS,                                 rights of commercial breeders without impairing the rights of farm-
INDIGENOUS AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND FARM-                                ers to save, exchange, re-use and sell seeds; and provide trade nego-
ERS’ RIGHTS: 19 February 2003 - 21 February 2003. Montreal,               tiators with skills and knowledge necessary to negotiate during the
Canada. The meeting is organized by the CBD Secretariat. For more         on-going review of the TRIPS Agreement. For more information
information contact: CBD Secretariat; tel: +1-514-288-2220; fax:          contact: Dhrubesh Chandra Regmi; tel: +977-1-482217; fax:
+1-514-288-6588; e-mail: mailto:secretariat@biodiv.org; Internet:         +977-1-430608; e-mail: mailto:dhrubesh@hqsawtee.wlink.com.np;
http://www.biodiv.org/doc/meeting.asp?wg=TEGURT-01                        Internet: http://www.sawtee.org/forthcoming.html

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                                                                                                                                    CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT


    MEETING ON MEDICINAL PLANTS: ACCESS, USE                                       /CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT
AND BENEFIT-SHARING IN LIGHT OF THE CBD: 3 April
2003. Oslo, Norway. The meeting is organized by the Centre for De-                    FOURTH SESSION OF THE INTERIM CHEMICAL RE-
velopment and the Environment, University of Oslo. For more infor-                 VIEW COMMITTEE (ICRC-4): 3 March 2003 - 7 March 2003.
mation contact: Alida Jay Bove; tel: +47-22-85-89-00; fax:                         Rome, Italy. For more information contact: Interim Secretariat for
+47-22-85-89-20; e-mail: mailto:alida.boye@sum.uio.no; Internet:                   the     Rotterdam           Convention,          UNEP         Chemicals;   tel:
http://www.sum.uio.no/bioprospecting/cbd.html                                      +41-22-917-8183; fax: +41-22-797-3460; e-mail: mailto:pic@unep.ch;
    49TH MEETING OF THE CITES STANDING COMMIT-                                     Internet: http://www.pic.int/en/viewpage.asp?Id_Cat=89&mTitre=WHAT%60S+NEW
TEE: 22 April 2003 - 25 April 2003. Geneva, Switzerland. For                          FIRST SESSION OF BAT/BEP EXPERT GROUP OF THE
more        information      contact:      CITES         Secretariat;      tel:    INTERGOVERNMENTAL NEGOTIATING COMMITTEE
+41-22-917-8139/40; fax: +41-22-797-3417; e-mail:                                  OF THE STOCKHOLM CONVENTION: 10 March 2003 - 14
mailto:cites@unep.ch; Internet: http://www.cites.org/eng/news/calendar.shtml       March 2003. Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States.
    SECOND SESSION OF THE PERMANENT FORUM ON                                       For more information contact: Interim Secretariat for the Stockholm
INDIGENOUS ISSUES: 12 May 2003 - 24 May 2003. New York,                            Convention; tel: +41-22-917-8191; fax: +41-22-797-3460; e-mail:
United States. The meeting is organized by the UN High Commis-                     mailto:ssc@chemicals.unep.ch; Internet:
sioner for Human Rights. For more information contact: Secretariat                 http://www.chem.unep.ch/pops/newlayout/calendar_of_events.htm
of the Permanent Forum; tel: +1-917-367-5100; e-mail:                                 SEVENTH SESSION OF THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL
mailto:indigenouspermanentforum@un.org; Internet:                                  NEGOTIATING COMMITTEE OF THE STOCKHOLM
http://www.unhchr.ch/indigenous/forum.htm                                          CONVENTION: 14 July 2003 - 18 July 2003. Geneva, Switzer-
    55TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL                                       land. For more information contact: Interim Secretariat for the
WHALING COMMISSION: 16 June 2003 - 20 June 2003. Berlin,                           Stockholm          Convention;            tel:      +41-22-917-8191;      fax:
Germany. This meeting will be preceded by meetings of the Scien-                   +41-22-797-3460; e-mail: mailto:ssc@chemicals.unep.ch; Internet:
tific Committee and various sub-groups. For more information con-                  http://www.chem.unep.ch/pops/newlayout/calendar_of_events.htm
tact: International Whaling Commission; tel: +44-0-1223-233971;                       FOURTH SESSION OF THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL
fax: +44-0-1223-232876; e-mail: mailto:iwc@iwcoffice.org; Inter-                   FORUM ON CHEMICAL SAFETY: 1 November 2003 - 7 No-
net: http://www.iwcoffice.org/2003_meeting.htm                                     vember 2003. Bangkok, Thailand. FORUM V will take place in
    FOURTH TRONDHEIM CONFERENCE ON BIODIVER-                                       Hungary in late 2005 or 2006. For more information contact: Judy
SITY: TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND CAPACITY                                             Stober, IFCS Executive Secretary; tel: +41-22-791-3650; fax:
BUILDING: 23 June 2003 - 27 June 2003. Trondheim, Norway.                          +41-22-791-4875; e-mail: mailto:ifcs@who.ch; Internet:
The conference is organized by the Norwegian Ministry of Environ-                  http://www.ifcs.ch
ment in collaboration with UNEP. For more information contact:                        PIC INC-10: 17 November 2003 - 21 November 2003. Geneva,
Trondheim Conference Secretariat; tel: +47-22-24-5700; fax:                        Switzerland. For more information contact: Interim Secretariat for
+47-73-80-1401; e-mail: mailto:rita.strand@nina.no; Internet:                      the Rotterdam Convention, UNEP Chemicals Unit; tel:
http://www.biodiv.org/doc/meetings/abs/abswscb-01/other/abswscb-01-norway-en.pdf   +41-22-917-8183; fax: +41-22-797-3460; e-mail: mailto:pic@unep.ch;
   25TH SESSION OF THE CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COM-                                     Internet: http://www.pic.int/en/viewpage.asp?Id_Cat=89&mTitre=WHAT%60S+NEW
MISSION: 30 June 2003 - 5 July 2003. Rome, Italy. For more in-
formation contact: Secretariat of the Joint FAO/WHO Food                           /CLIMATE AND ATMOSPHERE
Standards Programme; tel: +39-06-5705-1; fax: +39-06-5705-4593;
e-mail: mailto:codex@fao.org ; Internet:
                                                                                      20TH SESSION OF THE IPCC: 19 February 2003 - 21 Febru-
http://www.codexalimentarius.net/timetab.htm
                                                                                   ary 2003. Paris, France. For more information contact: IPCC Secre-
   FIFTH WORLD PARKS CONGRESS - BENEFITS BE-                                       tariat; tel: +41-22-730-8208; fax: +41-22-730-8025; e-mail:
YOND BOUNDARIES: 8 September 2003 - 17 September 2003.                             mailto:ipcc_sec@gateway.wmo.ch; Internet:
Durban, South Africa. The congress occurs once every decade and                    http://www.ipcc.ch/meet/session20.htm
is sponsored by the IUCN. For more information contact: Peter
                                                                                      STRATEGIC ENERGY DIALOGUES: 24 February 2003 - 25
Shadie, IUCN Programme on Protected Areas; tel:
                                                                                   February 2003. Chatham House, London, United Kingdom. This
+41-22-999-0159; fax: +41-22-999-0025; e-mail:
                                                                                   conference will provide a forum for dialogue between oil and gas ex-
mailto:pds@iucn.org; Internet: http://wcpa.iucn.org/wpc/wpc.html
                                                                                   porters and importers. For more information contact: Georgina
   THIRD MEETING OF THE EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF                                        Wright; tel: +44-20-7957-5700; fax: +44-20-7321-2045; e-mail:
FORENSIC SCIENCE: 22 September 2003 - 27 September 2003.                           mailto:conferences@riia.org; Internet: http://www.riia.org
Istanbul, Turkey. A special session of the third triennial meeting of
                                                                                      SEMINAR ON LOCAL SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE
the European Academy of Forensic Science will be dedicated to
                                                                                   CHANGE: 16 March 2003 - 21 March 2003. Cambridge, United
wildlife forensics. For more information contact: EAFS 2003 Istan-
                                                                                   Kingdom. Organized by British Council Seminars, this event will
bul Meeting Secretariat; tel: +90-212-287-5800; fax:
                                                                                   concentrate on the implications of climate change at the local level,
+90-212-263-4581; e-mail: mailto:eafs2003@enfsi.org; Internet:
                                                                                   offer solutions based on community action, and consider their con-
http://www.eafs2003.org                                                            tribution to national and regional programmes. For more informa-
                                                                                   tion contact: Carole Loftus; tel: +44-18-653-02703; fax:
                                                                                   +44-18-6551-6590; e-mail: mailto:redteam.seminars@britishcouncil.org; In-
                                                                                   ternet: http://www.britishcouncil.org/networkevents/2000/0263p.htm



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                                                                                                                         CLIMATE AND ATMOSPHERE


   WORKSHOP ON STRUCTURING, FINANCING, AND
MONITORING PPP PROJECTS IN THE ENERGY SEC-                                      2003 DUBROVNIK CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE
TOR: 7 April 2003 - 25 April 2003. Washington, DC, United                    DEVELOPMENT OF ENERGY, WATER AND ENVIRON-
States. Participants to this workshop will learn how to identify, de-        MENT SYSTEMS: 15 June 2003 - 20 June 2003. Dubrovnik,
sign, structure, implement, and monitor public-private partnership           Croatia. Sponsored by UNESCO, this conference is devoted to the
(PPP) projects in the energy sector. For more information contact:           ultimate goal of modern society: sustainable development of energy,
tel: +1-202-466-8930; fax: +1-202-466-8934; e-mail:                          water and environment systems. The Conference will focus on the
mailto:training@ip3.org; Internet: http://www.ip3.org/t_workshops_1305.htm   following objectives, to: promote a new field of sustainability sci-
   14TH ANNUAL EARTH TECHNOLOGIES FORUM                                      ence that seeks to understand the fundamental interactions between
(ETF): 22 April 2003 - 24 April 2003. Washington DC, United                  nature and society; discuss sustainability and its relation to global
States. The Earth Technologies Forum provides information on two             development; present and evaluate energy, water and environment
significant environmental issues affecting industry today - climate          system models; present multicriteria assessment of energy, water
change and stratospheric ozone protection. Technology develop-               and environment systems taking into a consideration economic, so-
ment and dissemination are critical for industry’s response to these         cial, environmental and resource use aspects. For more information
environmental problems. Three days of conference sessions will               contact: fax: +385-1-6156940; e-mail:
provide a forum for discussion of current technologies and efforts to        mailto:dubrovnik2003@fsb.hr; Internet:
bring them into the marketplace. The conference agenda is devel-             http://www.dubrovnik2003.fsb.hr
oped by a committee of international industry, government and aca-              INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EARTH SYSTEM
demic experts to provide a comprehensive and intensive                       MODELING: 15 September 2003 - 19 September 2003. Hamburg,
programme. For more information contact: ETF; tel:                           Germany. The conference is held four years after the Fourth Interna-
+1-703-807-4052; fax: +1-703-528-1734; e-mail:                               tional Conference on Modelling of Global Climate Change and
mailto:earthforum@alcalde-fay.com; Internet: http://www.earthforum.com       Variability. It will address global, regional and reducted complexity
   SIXTH WORKSHOP ON INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE                                   modelling, provide an opportunity to present new results in this
POLICY: 25 April 2003 - 26 April 2003. Vienna, Austria. For more             field, and discuss recent developments and plans for the future. For
information contact: Clemens Ploechl; e-mail:                                more information contact: Max Planck Institute for Meteorology;
mailto:c.ploechl@ic-vienna.at                                                tel: +49-40-41173-311; fax: +49-40-41173-366; e-mail:
   XIX LATIN AMERICAN CONFERENCE OF RURAL                                    mailto:mpi-conference2003@dkrz.de; Internet:
ELECTRIFICATION (CLER): 5 May 2003 - 10 May 2003. Ha-                        http://www.mpimet.mpg.de
vana, Cuba. For more information contact: Internet:                             AIR POLLUTION 2003 - 11TH INTERNATIONAL CON-
http://www.geprop.cu/cler/cler.htm                                           FERENCE ON MODELLING, MONITORING AND MAN-
   INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENERGY AND                                    AGEMENT OF AIR POLLUTION: 17 September 2003 - 19
THE ENVIRONMENT (ICEE): 22 May 2003 - 24 May 2003.                           September 2003. Catania, Italy. For more information contact: Con-
Shanghai, China. Organized by the University of Shanghai for Sci-            ference       Secretariat;     tel:     +44-0-238-029-3223;      fax:
ence and Technology and George Washington University, this con-              +44-0-238-029-2853; e-mail: mailto:shobbs@wessex.ac.uk; Inter-
ference aims to provide an international forum for the discussion of         net: http://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2003/air03/index.html
clean city energy and related topics. For more information contact:             THE THIRD WORLD CONFERENCE ON CLIMATE
Daoping Liu; tel: +86-21-6568-9564; fax: +86-21-6568-0843;                   CHANGE: 29 September 2003 - 3 October 2003. Moscow, Russia.
e-mail: mailto:dpliu@online.sh.cn; Internet:                                 The conference aims to address key scientific issues and policy re-
http://www.gwu.edu/%7Eeem/ICEE/firstpagenew.htm                              sponses to the problem of climate change. For more information
   UNFCCC SB-18: 1 June 2003 - 12 June 2003. Bonn, Germany.                  contact: Conference Secretariat; tel: +95-252-0708; fax:
The Subsidiary bodies will meet to continue negotiations on the in-          +95-252-0708; e-mail: mailto:wccc2003@mecom.ru; Internet:
stitutional and implementation aspects of the UNFCCC and Kyoto               http://www.meteo.ru/wccc2003/econc.htm
Protocol. For more information contact: UNFCCC Secretariat; tel:                UNFCCC COP-9: 1 December 2003 - 12 December 2003. Mi-
+49-228-815-1000; fax: +49-228-815-1999; e-mail:                             lan, Italy. The ninth Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework
mailto:secretariat@unfccc.int; Internet: http://www.unfccc.int               Convention on Climate Change will continue deliberations from
   INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON REGIONAL CLI-                                 SB-18. For more information contact: UNFCCC Secretariat; tel:
MATE CHANGE AND AGRICULTURE (ICRCCA 2003): 5                                 +49-228-815-1000; fax: +49-228-815-1999; e-mail:
June 2003 - 7 June 2003. Chhattisgarh, India. For more information           mailto:secretariat@unfccc.int; Internet: http://www.unfccc.int/
contact: A.S.R.A.S. Sastri; tel: +91-771-2442557; fax:                          19TH WORLD ENERGY CONGRESS: 5 September 2004 - 9
+91-771-2442131                                                              September 2004. Sydney, Australia. This Congress is the pre-emi-
   INTERNATIONAL SOLAR ENERGY SOCIETY (ISES)                                 nent international Energy Industry event. A Technical Programme
SOLAR WORLD CONGRESS 2003: 14 June 2003 - 19 June                            will focus on key energy issues covering a wide range of topics with-
2003. Göteborg, Sweden. The congress’ scientific programme ad-               in the energy industry. The Congress will include oral and poster
dresses financial, environmental and policy issues relating to solar         sessions, workshops, tutorials, symposia and panel sessions. For
energy. For more information contact: ISES; tel: +46-31-81-8220;             more information contact: 19th World Energy Congress Managers;
fax: +46-31-81-8225; e-mail: mailto:ISES2003@gbg.congrex.se;                 tel: +612-9248-0800; fax: +612-9248-0894; e-mail:
Internet: http://www.congrex.com/ISES2003/                                   mailto:energy2004@tourhosts.com.au; Internet:
                                                                             http://www.tourhosts.com.au/energy2004/



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                                                                                                                           FORESTS, DESERTS, LAND


/FORESTS, DESERTS, LAND                                                         FOURTH MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE ON THE PRO-
                                                                             TECTION OF FORESTS IN EUROPE: 28 April 2003 - 30 April
   TRANSBOUNDARY CONSERVATION AREAS WORK-                                    2003. Vienna, Austria. The European ministers responsible for for-
SHOP: 17 February 2003 - 21 February 2003. Ubon Ratchathani,                 ests will take further decisions to promote the progress towards the
Thailand. The workshop will bring together practitioners involved            protection and sustainable management of forests in Europe. The
in the implementation of ITTO's transboundary conservation areas             Conference will be held under the joint chairmanship of Austria and
programme and experts from IUCN and other interested organiza-               Poland and is open to participants and observers of the MCPFE. For
tions. For more information contact: Dena Cator, IUCN; tel:                  more information contact: Peter Mayer, Liaison Unit Vienna; tel:
+41-22-999-0265; fax: +41-22-999-0025; e-mail:                               +43-1-710-7702; fax: +43-1-710-7702-13; e-mail:
mailto:transboundary@iucn.org; Internet:                                     mailto:liaison.unit@lu-vienna.at; Internet: http://www.mcpfe.org
http://www.iucn.org/themes/fcp/activities/transboundary1.htm                    ITTC-34: 12 May 2003 - 17 May 2003. Panama City, Panama.
   16TH SESSION OF THE FAO COMMITTEE ON FOREST-                              The thirty-fourth session of the International Tropical Timber Coun-
RY (COFO): 10 March 2003 - 14 March 2003. Rome, Italy. This                  cil (ITTC-34) will convene on these dates. The First Preparatory
16th biennial session of COFO, to be held at FAO headquarters, will          Committee for the negotiations of the Successor Agreement to IT-
bring together heads of forest services and other senior government          TA, 1994 will be held immediately following the session. For more
officials to identify emerging policy and technical issues, to seek so-      information contact: Alastair Sarre, ITTO Secretariat; tel:
lutions and to advise FAO and others on appropriate action. Other            +81-45-223-1110; fax: +81-45-223-1111; e-mail:
international organizations and, increasingly, NGOs participate in           mailto:editor@itto.or.jp; Internet: http://www.itto.or.jp
COFO. For more information contact: Michael Martin, FAO;                        INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RURAL LIVELI-
e-mail: mailto:michael.martin@fao.org; Internet:                             HOODS, FORESTS AND BIODIVERSITY: 19 May 2003 - 23
http://www.fao.org/forestry/foris/webview/forestry2/in-                      May 2003. Bonn, Germany. This conference will consider the role
dex.jsp?siteId=1400&langId=1&sitetreeId=3282                                 of forests in supporting rural livelihoods in developing countries and
   FOREST PRODUCTS RESEARCH: PROVIDING FOR                                   in maintaining biodiversity. Key objectives are to survey current
SUSTAINABLE CHOICES: 11 March 2003 - 15 March 2003.                          knowledge, and identify policy lessons and a future research strate-
Rotorua, New Zealand. This All Division 5 IUFRO (International               gy. Organizers include the Center for International Forestry Re-
Union of Forest Research Organizations) meeting will serve as a fo-          search (CIFOR) and the German Foundation for International
rum for the exchange of knowledge and experience in forest prod-             Development (DSE), in collaboration with Germany's Ministry of
ucts research at national and international levels. Discussion will          Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and ‘Deutsche Ge-
consider scientific progress towards meeting the rapidly increasing          sellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit’(GTZ). For more infor-
demands for all kinds of forest products, while maintaining the for-         mation contact: William Sunderlin; tel: +251-622-622; fax:
est as the source of such products and a resource for social, econom-        +251-622-100; e-mail: mailto:w.sunderlin@cgiar.org; Internet:
ic and environmental benefits. The fourth World Symposium on                 http://www.cifor.cgiar.org/shared/template/livelihoodconference.asp
Logistics in Forest Sector will convene in conjunction with this                CENTRAL AMERICAN CONGRESS ON FORESTRY: 21
meeting from 11-15 March 2003, also in Rotorua, New Zealand. For             May 2003 - 23 May 2003. Panama City, Panama.Organized by the
more information contact: tel: +64-7-343-5846; fax:                          Association of Central American Forestry Professionals, this Fifth
+64-7-343-5507; e-mail: mailto:alldiv5iufronz@forestresearch.co.nz; Inter-   Central American Congress on Forestry will bring together re-
net: http://forestresearch.co.nz                                             searchers, experts, technicians, indigenous peoples, entrepreneurs,
   SECOND INTERNATIONAL EXPERT CONSULTATION                                  teachers and professionals from science and technology institutions
ON THE ROLE OF PLANTED FORESTS: 24 March 2003 - 30                           to discuss their findings, field experiences and main results from
March 2003. Wellington, New Zealand. The meeting will aim to, in-            their most recent research. For more information contact: Irving R.
ter alia, promote the role of planted forests and identify ways to max-      Díaz; e-mail: mailto:irving_diaz@hotmail.com; Internet:
imize their contribution to global sustainable forest management.            http://www.catie.ac.cr/news/notas/nota24.htm
For more information contact: ECPF Secretariat; tel:                            THIRD SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS FORUM
+64-4-498-9847; fax: +64-4-498-9891; e-mail:                                 ON FORESTS (UNFF-3): : 26 May 2003 - 6 June 2003. Geneva,
mailto:plantedforestrymeeting@maf.govt.nz; Internet:                         Switzerland. Delegates will discuss a variety of issues, including:
http://www.maf.govt.nz/mafnet/unff-planted-forestry-meeting                  means of implementation; progress in implementation, specifically
   STRATEGIES TO STIMULATE AND PROMOTE THE                                   related to economic aspects of forests, forest health and productivi-
SOUND USE OF WOOD AS A RENEWABLE AND ENVI-                                   ty, and maintaining forest cover to meet present and future needs;
RONMENTALLY FRIENDLY MATERIAL: 24 March                                      and common items. For more information contact: Mia Soderlund,
2003 - 28 March 2003. Poiana Brasov, Romania. The UN Intergov-               UNFF Secretariat; tel: +1-212-963-3262; fax: +1-212-963-4260;
ernmental Forum on Forests called on governments to explore                  e-mail: mailto:unff@un.org; Internet:
“strategies to stimulate and promote the sound use of wood as a re-          http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/forests.htm
newable and environmentally friendly material.” The UNECE Tim-                  UNCCD COP-6: 25 August 2003 - 5 September 2003. Havana,
ber Committee and the FAO European Forestry Commission, with                 Cuba. For more information contact: UNCCD Secretariat; tel:
the Government of Romania, have responded to this call by conven-            +49-228-815-2802; fax: +49-228-815-2898/99; e-mail:
ing this seminar on the topic. The seminar is open to all. There will        mailto:secretariat@unccd.int; Internet: http://www.unccd.int/main.php
be invited and voluntary papers. For more information contact:
Christopher Prins; e-mail: mailto:Christopher.Prins@unece.org; In-
ternet: http://www.unece.org/trade/timber/tc-meet.htm



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                                                                                                                             HUMAN DEVELOPMENT


   INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TROPICAL SA-                                 SECOND SESSION OF THE PERMANENT FORUM ON
VANNAS AND SEASONALLY DRY FORESTS – ECOLOGY,                             INDIGENOUS ISSUES: 12 May 2003 - 24 May 2003. New York,
ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT: 14 September                                United States. The meeting is organized by the UN High Commis-
2003 - 20 September 2003. Edinburgh, United Kingdom. For more            sioner for Human Rights. For more information contact: Secretariat
information contact: Edinburgh Centre for Tropical Forests; tel:         of the Permanent Forum; tel: +1-917-367-5100; e-mail:
+44-131-440-0400; fax: +44-131-440-4141; e-mail:                         mailto:indigenouspermanentforum@un.org; Internet:
mailto:savanna-conference@ectf-ed.org.uk; Internet:                      http://www.unhchr.ch/indigenous/forum.htm
http://www.nmw.ac.uk/ectf/events.htm#International                          INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE URBAN DI-
   12TH WORLD FORESTRY CONGRESS: 21 September                            MENSIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE – SCIENCE,
2003 - 28 September 2003. Quebec City, Canada. The World For-            EXPOSURES, POLICIES, AND TECHNOLOGIES: 3 June
estry Congress of 2003 welcomes everyone interested in forests and       2003 - 6 June 2003. Shanghai, China. This conference will examine
trees, and their future and sustainable management throughout the        causes, impacts, and responses to environmental change in the
world. Organized under the auspices of the FAO, the congress is          world’s major cities and urban areas. Topics for the conference will
held every six years. For more information contact: World Forestry       include policy, regulation, technology, impact adaptation, mitiga-
Congress 2003 Secretariat; tel: +1-418-694-2424; fax:                    tion, and remediation. For more information contact: Conference
+1-418-694-9922; e-mail: mailto:sec-gen@wfc2003.org; Internet:           Secretariat; fax: +973-655-4072; e-mail:
http://www.wfc2003.org                                                   mailto:udec@mail.montclair.edu or udec@montclair.edu; Internet:
   INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ECORESTORA-                               http://www.montclair.edu/globaled/shanghai
TION: 23 September 2003 - 30 September 2003. Dehradun and                   THIRD INTERNATIONAL COURSE IN ECOSYSTEM
New Delhi, India. The main objectives of the Conference are, to: re-     HEALTH - ECOSYSTEM HEALTH: NEW THINKING FOR
view the existing knowledge on ecological, socio-economic and en-        NEW CHALLENGES: 10 June 2003 - 13 June 2003. London, ON,
vironmental dimensions of degradation of land and water resources,       Canada. This event will explore the changing nature of many of to-
especially in the developing countries; document ecorestoration ap-      day's key ecosystem health issues, including: emerging diseases, ur-
proaches with case studies in different countries; review the impacts    ban environments, and globalization, and will address the need for
of government policies on ecorestoration of degraded environments;       new paradigms to meet these new challenges. For more information
provide a sound scientific basis for developing appropriate policy       contact: Jennifer Hounsell; tel: +1-519-661-2111 x86223; fax:
framework for ecorestoration in developing countries; and identify       +1-519-661-3737; e-mail: mailto:jennifer.hounsell@fmd.uwo.ca;
areas of interdisciplinary research relevant to ecorestoration of land   Internet: http://www.med.uwo.ca/ecosystemhealth/activities/shortcourse/2003/
and water resources. For more information contact: Brij Gopal, Pro-         SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE
fessor, School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru Uni-          IMPACT OF ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ON HEALTH:
versity; tel: +91-11-610-7676 ext 2324; fax: +91-11-616-9962 or          17 September 2003 - 19 September 2003. Catania, Italy. For more
61; e-mail: mailto:brij@nieindia.org; Internet:                          information        contact:     tel:     +44-0-238-029-3223;              fax:
http://www.nieindia.org/conferences.htm                                  +44-0-238-029-2853; e-mail: mailto:shobbs@wessex.ac.uk; Inter-
   INTERNATIONAL WILDLAND FIRE CONFERENCE                                net: http://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2003/healthrisk03/index.html
AND EXHIBITION: 3 October 2003 - 6 October 2003. Sydney,                    13TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AIDS AND
Australia. The Third International Wildland Fire Conference is de-       STIS IN AFRICA (ICASA): 21 September 2003 - 26 September
signed to stimulate the wildland fire industry and provide impetus       2003. Nairobi, Kenya. ICASA is a forum for African scientists, so-
for ongoing global cohesion. For more information contact: Confer-       cial leaders, political leaders and communities, who come together
ence and Exhibition Managers; tel: +61-2-9248-0800; fax:                 every two years to share experiences and updates on the responses
+61-2-9248-0894; e-mail: mailto:wildlandfire03@tourhosts.com.au; In-     to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The conference will meet to, inter alia:
ternet: http://www.wildlandfire03.com/home.asp                           review and discuss updates on major advances in understanding
   19TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON IRRIGATION                             HIV/AIDS; provide a forum for critical analysis of various respons-
AND DRAINAGE (ICID): 10 September 2005 - 18 September                    es to the HIV/AIDS epidemic; discuss responses and their impacts
2005. Beijing, China. For more information contact: Chinese Na-          on the course and status of the epidemic; and to outline and set ef-
tional Committee on Irrigation and Drainage; tel:                        fective strategies and priorities for dealing with the epidemic from
+86-10-6841-5522/6841-6506; fax: +86-10-6845-1169; e-mail:               an African point of view. For more information contact: ICASA
mailto:cncid@iwhr.com ; Internet: http://www.icid.org/index_e.html       Secretariat; tel: +254-2-2715109/44/27; fax: +254-2-2711072/231;
                                                                         e-mail: mailto:icasa2003@todays.co.ke; Internet:
/HUMAN DEVELOPMENT                                                       http://www.icasanairobi2003.org/secretariat.htm
                                                                            WORLD SUMMIT ON THE INFORMATION SOCIETY:
   FORUM ON HIV/AIDS/STD IN LATIN AMERICA AND                            10 December 2003 - 12 December 2003. Geneva, Switzerland. The
THE CARIBBEAN: 7 April 2003 - 12 April 2003. Havana, Cuba.               international community is organizing a World Summit on the Infor-
The event will follow in the footsteps of the First Forum and the Sec-   mation Society. It will take place in two phases: in Geneva, Decem-
ond Conference of Horizontal Technical Cooperation in Latin              ber 2003, to be followed up in Tunis two years later. The focus of
America and the Caribbean on HIV/AIDS/STD. The central themes            the Information Society Summit is not technology but the human be-
to be discussed include basic sciences, prevention, behavioural and      ing - we must keep in mind that it is not enough to be connected to
epidemiological studies, social response and public policy. For more     resolve the fundamental problems that exist in the world. For more
information contact: Zosima Lopez Ruiz; tel: +53-7-208-5199; fax:        information contact: Executive Secretariat - Civil Society Division;
+53-7-202-8382; e-mail: mailto:zosima@palco.cu; Internet:                tel: +41-22-730-6304; fax: +41-22-730-6393; e-mail:
http://www.foro2003.sld.cu/ingles/index.html                             mailto:info@geneva2003.org; Internet: http://www.itu.int/wsis/

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/INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS                                           EUROPEAN GREEN WEEK CONFERENCE: 2 June
                                                                        2003 - 5 June 2003. Brussels, Belgium. The European Commis-
   JOINT UNESCAP-UNDP ADVISORY PANEL MEETING:                           sion’s Environment Directorate-General is sponsoring a ‘Green
12 March 2003 - 13 March 2003. Bangkok, Thailand. The United            Week’ conference aimed at bringing together local, regional and na-
Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific         tional decision-makers, as well as environmental stakeholders such
(UNESCAP) and the United Nations Development Programme                  as companies, industry associations and non-governmental organi-
(UNDP) are holding a joint second advisory panel meeting on the         zations. Key environmental issues to be discussed include sustain-
state of progress toward achievement of the Millennium Develop-         able consumption and production, renewable energy, climate
ment Goals (MDGs) in the Asia-Pacific region. For more informa-         change and water. For more information contact: EC/EDG; fax:
tion contact: UNESCAP headquarters; tel: +66-2-288-1234; fax:           +32-2-29-69560; e-mail: mailto:env-greenweek@cec.eu.int; Inter-
+66-2-288-1000; Internet:                                               net: http://europa.eu.int/comm/environment/greenweek/index_en.htm
http://www.unescap.org/povertycentre/AdvisoryPanelMeetings.htm             2003 ANNUAL MEETINGS OF THE WORLD BANK
    OECD CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE TRANSPOR-                            GROUP AND THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND:
TATION: 23 March 2003 - 25 March 2003. Nagoya, Japan. The               23 September 2003 - 24 September 2003. Dubai, United Arab Emir-
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD),           ates For more information contact: tel: +971-4-222-5522; fax:
together with the Japanese Ministries of Environment and Transpor-      +971-4-222-6655; e-mail: mailto:generalenquiries@dubai2003.co.ae; Inter-
tation, is sponsoring an international conference on environmentally    net: http://www.dubai2003.org/
sustainable transportation in the Asian region. The OECD’s Envi-
ronmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) programme, as well as           /TRADE AND INVESTMENT
outcomes from the World Summit on Sustainable Development
(WSSD) will provide the basis for discussion. For more information         WORKSHOP ON FRESH WATER AND INTERNATION-
contact: Conference Secretariat; tel: +81-3-5216-5552; e-mail:          AL TRADE LAW: 3 March 2003. Geneva, Switzerland. Co-hosted
mailto:est-nagoya@env.go.jp; Internet:                                  by the Graduate Institute of International Studies, the Faculty of Law
http://www.oecd.org/pdf/M00034000/M00034076.pdf                         of the University of Geneva, and the Georgetown University Law
    UNIDO TECHNOLOGY FORESIGHT SUMMIT: 27 March                         Center, this workshop will focus on issues of water supply, trade and
2003 - 29 March 2003. Budapest, Hungary. The United Nations In-         investment with the aim of clarifying problems of trade law for wa-
dustrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is promoting the Re-          ter management and international water law for trade agreements.
gional Initiative on Technology Foresight for Central and Eastern       For more information contact: Makane Mbengue; e-mail:
Europe (CEE) and the Newly Independent States (NIS). This region-       mailto:Makane.Mbengue@droit.unige.ch
al initiative will be instrumental in providing assistance to econo-       PUBLIC HEARING ON THE EU BETWEEN JO'BURG
mies in transition for sustainable and innovative development aimed     FOLLOW-UP AND CANCUN POLITICS: HOW TO SET
at fostering economic, environmental and social benefits at national    THE RIGHT FRAMEWORK FOR INVESTMENT RULES: 6
and regional levels. For more information contact: Ricardo Seidl da     March 2003. Brussels, Belgium. Organized by the Heinrich Böll
Fonseca, UNIDO Industrial Promotion and Technology Branch; tel:         Foundation EU Regional Office in collaboration with the European
+43-1-26026 3737; fax: +43-1-26026 6805; e-mail:                        Parliament, this public hearing will assess the outcomes of WSSD
mailto:R.Seidl-da-Fonseca@unido.org; Internet:                          on globalization, trade and corporate accountability, and public-pri-
http://www.unido.org/en/doc/view/5208                                   vate partnerships in the field of water; address sustainable develop-
    2003 SPRING MEETING OF THE IMF-WORLD BANK                           ment-related aspects of the EU's services liberalization and
GROUP: 12 April 2003 - 13 April 2003. Washington, DC, United            investment agenda in the WTO; and elaborate on alternatives to
States. For more information contact: Internet:                         trade and investment liberalization and possibilities for developing
http://www.imf.org/external/am/index.htm                                binding rules for corporations at the European and international lev-
    ENVIRONMENT FOR EUROPE FIFTH MINISTERIAL                            el. For more information contact: Heinrich Böll Foundation; tel:
CONFERENCE: 21 May 2003 - 23 May 2003. Kiev, Ukraine. The               +32-2-7434112; e-mail: mailto:Brussels_2@boell.de
agenda of the Fifth Ministerial “Environment for Europe” Confer-           STIC-EUROPEAN HUB ESCALATOR 51 AND THE
ence, sponsored by the United Nation’s Economic Commission for          AGRI-FOOD CHAIN WORKSHOP: 6 March 2003. Brussels,
Europe (UNECE), will address environmental policy in transition;        Belgium. This workshop is hosted by The Sustainable Trade and In-
environmental monitoring; the third pan-European environmental          novation Centre (STIC), a partnership designed to help developing
assessment report; environmental strategy for countries of Eastern      country producers benefit from growing market pressures and to as-
Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA); environment, water           sist them in integrating environmental and social factors into their
and security in Central Asia; mountain initiatives; environmental ed-   export strategies. For more information contact: European Partners
ucation; and energy. The conference will also consider the Future of    for the Environment; tel: +32-2-771-1534; fax: +32-2-539-4815;
the "Environment for Europe" process and will adopt a Ministerial       e-mail: mailto:info@epe.be; Internet: http://www.epe.be/euhub/agrifood/index.html
Declaration. Environment for Europe is a major political framework         COMMONWEALTH TRADE SUMMIT: 15 March 2003 - 16
for cooperation in environmental protection at the ministerial level.   March 2003. New Delhi, India. The Commonwealth Business
It is open to all 55 member states of the UN Economic Commission        Council is organizing this conference to discuss trade issues in the
for Europe, including all countries of Europe, Caucasus, Central        context of the September 2003 WTO Ministerial. Leaders in trade
Asia, US and Canada. For more information contact: Ella Behlyaro-       and industry throughout the Commonwealth are expected to partic-
va; tel: +41-22-917-2376; fax: +41-22-917-0630; e-mail:                 ipate in this event. For more information contact: Shondeep Banerji;
mailto:Ella.Behlyarova@unece.org; Internet:                             tel: +44-20-7024-8229; e-mail: mailto:sbanerji@cbcnet.org; Inter-
http://www.unece.org/env/wgso/index_kyivconf.htm                        net: http://www.cbcglobal.org/events/delhi/Overview.htm

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   GREENING THE FTAA? - TOWARDS THE PROTEC-                                          UNEP CAPACITY BUILDING MEETING ON ENVIRON-
TION OF ECOLOGICAL INTEGRITY IN OUR HEMI-                                         MENT, TRADE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: 27
SPHERE: 17 March 2003 - 18 March 2003. Montreal, Canada.                          March 2003 - 28 March 2003. Mexico City, Mexico. This meeting
Environmental Law McGill (ELM) will host this conference to                       is held in collaboration with the North American Commission for
highlight issues of environmental governance and sustainable devel-               Environmental Cooperation. Participants from several countries in
opment in the context of the Free Trade Area of the Americas                      the Latin American region, regional institutions, trade and economic
(FTAA) negotiations. The event is intended to foster an inclusive di-             agreements and international organizations will meet to identify pri-
alogue between civil society, academia, the private sector and gov-               orities for capacity building activities and develop a long-term ca-
ernment on environmental issues associated with the ongoing                       pacity building program in the region. The meeting will address a
Americas integration process. For more information contact: Will-                 number of issues, including environmental goods and services, the
iam Amos, Conference Director, ELM; tel: +1-514-845-3605;                         TRIPS agreement, trade liberalization in agriculture and the use of
e-mail: mailto:wamos@po-box.mcgil.ca; Internet:                                   economic instruments to achieve environment and trade objectives.
http://www.law.mcgill.ca/elmftaaconference                                        For more information contact: Charles Arden-Clarke; tel:
   CONFERENCE ON DEVELOPMENTS IN WTO LAW: 20                                      +41-22-917-8168; e-mail: mailto:charles.arden-clarke@unep.ch;
March 2003 - 21 March 2003. Geneva, Switzerland. Organized by                     Internet: http://www.cec.org/symposium/
the International Bar Association, this conference will address cur-                 MEETING ON DISCLOSURE OF ENVIRONMENTAL IN-
rent WTO activities, focusing on issues relating to the Doha round                FORMATION - HOW TO PROVIDE ENVIRONMENTAL IN-
and dispute settlement. For more information contact: IBA; tel:                   FORMATION IN A FORM USEFUL TO FINANCIAL
+44-20-7629-1206; fax: +44-20-7491-4460; e-mail:                                  INSTITUTIONS: 27 March 2003 - 28 March 2003. New York,
mailto:iba@int-bar.org; Internet:                                                 United States. For more information contact: Chantal Line Carpen-
http://www.ibanet.org/general/ConferenceOverview.asp?ID=655&Section=&Committee=   tier; tel: +1-514-350-4336; fax: +1-514-350-4314; e-mail:
   PUBLIC WORKSHOP ON NAFTA CHAPTER 11: 24 March                                  mailto:clcarpentier@ccemtl.org; Internet:
2003. Mexico City, Mexico. Does Chapter 11 of NAFTA protect the                   http://www.cec.org/calendar/details/index.cfm?varlan=english&ID=1831
rights of foreign investors over the environment? The Joint Public                   WTO FIFTH MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE: 10 September
Advisory Committee (JPAC) will host this one-day workshop to fo-                  2003 - 14 September 2003. Cancun, Mexico. The fifth WTO Minis-
cus the widening debate on the controversial dispute settlement pro-              terial Conference will be a stock-taking exercise and a review of
cess. A JPAC regular session will follow on 27 March. For more                    progress on the Doha Declaration. For more information contact:
information contact: Manon Pepin; tel: +1-514-350-4305; e-mail:                   WTO; tel: +41-22-739-5111; fax: +41-22-731-4206; e-mail:
mailto:mpepin@ccemtl.org; Internet: http://www.cec.org/symposium/                 mailto:enquiries@wto.org; Internet: http://www.wto.org/
   REGIONAL SEMINAR ON POLICIES FOR THE PRO-                                         STOCKHOLM INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT CON-
TECTION OF FARMERS' RIGHTS IN MOUNTAIN RE-                                        FERENCE WITH FOCUS ON AFRICA: 14 October 2003 - 15
GIONS: 24 March 2003 - 26 March 2003. Godavari, Lalitpur,                         October 2003. Stockholm, Sweden. This conference will focus on
Nepal. The seminar will seek to help participants understand the de-              African development and the steps necessary to integrate Africa into
bate on intellectual property protection and the rights of the poor,              the global market. For more information contact: Africa Forum Pub-
marginalized farmers in the region; to explore options available un-              lications, Malmo, Sweden; tel: +46-73-907-4348; fax:
der the TRIPS Agreement to prepare legislation that would protect                 +46-73-907-4348; e-mail: mailto:africaforum@swipnet.se; Inter-
the rights of commercial breeders without impairing the rights of                 net: http://www.africaforum.org/IC-Stockholm-2003/Stockholm2003.html
farmers to save, exchange, re-use and sell seeds; and to provide trade               2003 UNEP FI GLOBAL ROUNDTABLE: SUSTAINING
negotiators with skills and knowledge necessary to negotiate during               VALUE – A MEETING ON FINANCE AND SUSTAINABILI-
the on-going review of the TRIPS Agreement. For more information                  TY: 20 October 2003 - 21 October 2003. Tokyo, Japan. This meet-
contact: Dhrubesh Chandra Regmi, SAWTEE; tel: +977-1-482217;                      ing will focus on the emergence of new governance frameworks and
fax: +977-1-430608; e-mail:                                                       the resulting opportunities to enhance sustainable finance. The
mailto:dhrubesh@hqsawtee.wlink.com.np; Internet:                                  Roundtable will convene representatives from finance, government,
http://www.sawtee.org/forthcoming.html                                            business and civil society. High-profile speakers will discuss how
   SECOND NORTH AMERICAN SYMPOSIUM ON AS-                                         good governance, reporting and accountability can become drivers
SESSING THE ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF TRADE:                                       for environmental and social responsibility and what the financial
25 March 2003 - 26 March 2003. Mexico City, Mexico. Energy and                    community can do to promote best practice in these disciplines. For
agriculture are the focus of this second trade and environment sym-               more information contact: Trevor Bowden; tel: +44-20-7249-2154;
posium. Thirteen research papers, on issues ranging from energy                   e-mail: mailto:trevor.bowden@unep.ch; Internet:
subsidies to intensive livestock operations, will be presented and                http://www.unepfi.net/tokyo
discussed. The impact of trade on indigenous communities and in-
vasive species will also be featured. For more information contact:               /WATER, WETLANDS, COASTS
Chantal Line Carpentier; tel: +1-514-350-4336; fax:
+1-514-350-4314; e-mail: mailto:clcarpentier@ccemtl.org; Inter-
                                                                                     25TH SESSION OF THE FAO COMMITTEE ON FISHER-
net: http://www.cec.org/symposium/
                                                                                  IES (COFI): 24 February 2003 - 28 February 2003. Rome, Italy.
                                                                                  For more information contact: e-mail: mailto:FI-Inquiries@fao.org;
                                                                                  Internet: http://www.fao.org/fi/meetings/cofi/cofi25/default.asp




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   WORKSHOP ON FRESH WATER AND INTERNATION-                                  INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON INTEGRATED WA-
AL TRADE LAW: 3 March 2003. Geneva, Switzerland. Co-hosted                TER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT: 7 April 2003 - 11 April
by the Graduate Institute of International Studies, the Faculty of Law    2003. Denver, CO, United States. This Workshop aims to provide an
of the University of Geneva, and the Georgetown University Law            overview of planning and management practices, evaluate inter-or-
Center, this workshop will focus on issues of water supply, trade and     ganizational cooperation and demonstrate actual procedures, facili-
investment with the aim of clarifying problems of trade law for wa-       ties, and techniques used in integrated water resources management.
ter management and international water law for trade agreements.          For more information contact: US Bureau of Reclamation; tel:
For more information contact: Makane Mbengue; e-mail:                     +1-303-445-2127; fax: +1-303-445-6322; e-mail:
mailto:Makane.Mbengue@droit.unige.ch                                      mailto:lprincipe@do.usbr.gov; Internet: http://www.usbr.gov
   WORKSHOP ON MONITORING FOR EFFECTIVENESS                                  CONFERENCE ON PATAGONIAN WETLANDS: 16 April
IN COMMUNITY-BASED WATER SUPPLY AND SANITA-                               2003 - 18 April 2003. Rio Gallegos, Province of Santa Cruz, Argen-
TION: 10 March 2003 - 21 March 2003. Nairobi, Kenya. For more             tina. For more information contact: Elizabeth Mazzoni; tel:
information       contact:     tel:     +254-2-890-555/6/7;        fax:   +54-2966-442317; fax: +54-2966-442620; e-mail:
+254-2-890-553/4; e-mail: mailto:netwas@nbnet.co.ke; Internet:            mailto:jornadas_humedales_unpa@yahoo.com.ar
http://www.irc.nl/products/training/event.php?id=11                          SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RIVER
   THIRD WORLD WATER FORUM: 16 March 2003 - 23                            BASIN MANAGEMENT: 28 April 2003 - 30 April 2003. Las Pal-
March 2003. Kyoto, Japan. A Ministerial Conference will be held           mas, Gran Canaria, Spain. River Basin Management 2003 will aim
during the Forum, where Ministers will work towards framing and           to communicate recent advances in the overall management of riv-
adopting a political declaration concerning global water problems.        erine systems, including advances in hydraulic and hydrologic mod-
For more information contact: Forum Secretariat; tel:                     elling, environmental protection and flood forecasting. For more
+81-3-5212-1645; e-mail: mailto:office@water-forum3.com; Inter-           information contact: Stacey Hobbs, Wessex Institute of Technology;
net: http://www.worldwaterforum.org                                       tel: +44-238-029-3223; fax: +44-238-029-2853; e-mail:
   WORLD WATER DAY 2003: 22 March 2003. The goal for                      mailto:shobbs@wessex.ac.uk; Internet:
World Water Day 2003 is to inspire worldwide political and com-           http://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2003/riverbasin03/index.html
munity action and encourage greater global understanding of the              WORKSHOP ON STRUCTURING, FINANCING, AND
need for more responsible water use and conservation. The theme           MONITORING PPP PROJECTS IN THE WATER SECTOR:
for this year’s event is “Water for the Future,” calling on all to ob-    5 May 2003 - 23 May 2003. Washington, DC, and Philadelphia, PA,
serve sustainable approaches to water use for the benefit of future       United States. Participants to this workshop will learn how to iden-
generations. For more information contact: tel: +254-2-621-234;           tify, design, structure, implement, and monitor PPP projects in the
fax: +254-2-624-489/90; e-mail: mailto:waterday2003@unep.org;             water sector. For more information contact: tel: +1-202-466-8930;
Internet: http://www.waterday2003.org                                     fax: +1-202-466-8934; e-mail: mailto:training@ip3.org; Internet:
   FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENVIRON-                             http://www.ip3.org/t_workshops_1307.htm
MENTAL FUTURE - ENVIRONMENTAL FUTURE OF                                      IBEROAMERICAN REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON WET-
AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS: 23 March 2003 - 27 March 2003. Zu-                    LANDS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: 26 May
rich, Switzerland. Following the World Day for Water in the Inter-        2003 - 28 May 2003. Panama City, Panama. For more information
national Year of Freshwater, the fifth ICEF will assess threats to        contact: Lucas Fernández Reyes, coordinator of the XVII CYTED
resilience and likely changes in 21 major aquatic systems over the        Wetlands Network; tel: +537-203-0245; fax: +537-202-9372
next 25 years. For more information contact: Christiane Rapin Nuss-          MEETING OF THE OPEN-ENDED INFORMAL CON-
baumer, Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science and             SULTATIVE PROCESS ON OCEANS AND THE LAW OF
Technology; tel: +41-1-823-5336; fax: +41-1-823-5315; e-mail:             THE SEA: 2 June 2003 - 6 June 2003. New York For more infor-
mailto:icef@eawag.ch; Internet: http://www.icef.eawag.ch/                 mation contact: tel: +1-212-963-3962; fax: +1-212-963-5847;
   WATER UK ENVIRONMENTAL LIABILITY CONFER-                               e-mail: mailto:doalos@un.org; Internet:
ENCE: 26 March 2003. London, United Kingdom. Focusing on en-              http://www.un.org/Depts/los/reference_files/new_developments_and_recent_adds.htm
vironmental liability and tightening European legislation, this              FOURTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL COURSE ON
conference examines the changes taking place and the volume of in-        WETLAND RESTORATION: 2 June 2003 - 1 July 2003. Lelys-
vestment needed to implement the stream of European environmen-           tad, Netherlands. Hosted by the Institute for Inland Water Manage-
tal directives and explores the consequent implications for the water     ment and Waste Water Treatment (RIZA), this course is organized
industry. In addition, this event provides an opportunity for the in-     according to approved Ramsar Convention principles and guide-
dustry and stakeholders to develop their thinking and contribute to       lines, and graduates from 40 countries have returned to their own
sustainable legislation within Europe. This conference is organised       countries with a thorough experience of the Convention's work both
by Water UK the representative of all water suppliers and wastewa-        in theory and practice. For more information contact: WATC; tel:
ter operators at national and European levels. For more information       +31-320-298-346; fax: +31-320-298-339; e-mail:
contact: Suzie Roe; tel: +44-20-7344-1896; e-mail:                        mailto:watc@riza.rws.minvenw.nl; Internet:
mailto:sroe@info-learn.co.uk; Internet:                                   http://ramsar.org/watc_courses_2003.htm
http://www.water.org.uk/index.php                                            12TH MEETING OF STATES PARTIES TO THE CON-
                                                                          VENTION ON THE LAW OF THE SEA: 9 June 2003 - 13 June
                                                                          2003. New York, United States. For more information contact: tel:
                                                                          +1-212-963-3962; fax: +1-212-963-5847; e-mail:
                                                                          mailto:doalos@un.org; Internet:
                                                                          http://www.un.org/Depts/los/reference_files/new_developments_and_recent_adds.htm


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    2003 DUBROVNIK CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE                                SIXTH WATER INFORMATION SUMMIT 2003: 9 Septem-
DEVELOPMENT OF ENERGY, WATER AND ENVIRON-                                ber 2003 - 12 September 2003. Delft, Netherlands. The Summit's
MENT SYSTEMS: 15 June 2003 - 20 June 2003. Dubrovnik,                    theme is "Breaking the barriers: Let water information flow!" Water
Croatia. Sponsored by UNESCO, this conference is devoted to the          and information have a lot in common. Both flow from a source to
ultimate goal of modern society: sustainable development of energy,      users. There can be too much of it, or too little, it can be clear or ‘pol-
water and environment systems. The Conference will focus on the          luted’. This event is a joint effort of the IRC International Water and
following objectives, to: promote a new field of sustainability sci-     Sanitation Centre and the Water Web Consortium, with assistance
ence that seeks to understand the fundamental interactions between       from the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education and Interna-
nature and society; discuss sustainability and its relation to global    tional Institute for Communication and Development. For more in-
development; present and evaluate energy, water and environment          formation contact: Ingeborg Krukkert, IRC; tel: +31-15-219-2985;
system models; present multicriteria assessment of energy, water         fax: +31-15-219-0955; e-mail:
and environment systems taking into a consideration economic, so-        mailto:http://www.irc.nl/contact.php?rcpt=krukkert&subject=WIS6; In-
cial, environmental and resource use aspects. For more information       ternet: http://www.irc.nl/news/wis6.html
contact: fax: +385-1-6156940; e-mail:                                       INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ECORESTORA-
mailto:dubrovnik2003@fsb.hr; Internet: http://www.dubrovnik2003.fsb.hr   TION: 23 September 2003 - 30 September 2003. Dehradun and
    21ST CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMIS-                           New Delhi, India. The main objectives of the Conference are, to: re-
SION ON LARGE DAMS: 16 June 2003 - 20 June 2003. Montre-                 view the existing knowledge on ecological, socio-economic and en-
al, Canada. This triennial meeting will convene approximately 2000       vironmental dimensions of degradation of land and water resources,
decision makers, experts, engineers, geologists and other profes-        especially in the developing countries; document ecorestoration ap-
sionals from the dam industry. For more information contact: Lise        proaches with case studies in different countries; review the impacts
Pinsonneault; tel: +1-514-289-4628; fax: +1-514-289-4546; e-mail:        of government policies on ecorestoration of degraded environments;
mailto:pinsonneault.lise@hydro.qc.ca; Internet:                          provide a sound scientific basis for developing appropriate policy
http://www.cigb-icold.org                                                framework for ecorestoration in developing countries; and identify
    55TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL                             areas of interdisciplinary research relevant to ecorestoration of land
WHALING COMMISSION: 16 June 2003 - 20 June 2003. Berlin,                 and water resources. For more information contact: Brij Gopal, Pro-
Germany. This meeting will be preceded by meetings of the Scien-         fessor, School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru Uni-
tific Committee and various sub-groups. For more information con-        versity; tel: +91-11-610-7676 ext 2324; fax: +91-11-616-9962 or
tact: International Whaling Commission; tel: +44-0-1223-233971;          61; e-mail: mailto:brij@nieindia.org; Internet:
fax: +44-0-1223-232876; e-mail: mailto:iwc@iwcoffice.org; Inter-         http://www.nieindia.org/conferences.htm
net: http://www.iwcoffice.org/2003_meeting.htm                              XI WORLD WATER CONGRESS - WATER RESOURCES
    INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE IMPACT OF                            MANAGEMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY: 5 October 2003 - 9
GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS ON CONTINEN-                               October 2003. Madrid, Spain. This Congress will focus on making
TAL AND COASTAL MARINE WATERS: 16 July 2003 - 18                         the fullest possible use of research in solving water resource prob-
July 2003. Geneva, Switzerland. For more information contact: Jen-       lems. Major themes are: water planning under uncertainty (climatic
ny Walker; e-mail: mailto:morawel@tinyworld.co.uk; Internet:             variability and changes); valuing water; impact of new technologies
http://www.unige.ch/sciences/near/                                       in water management; relevance and sustainability of intensive
    2003 WORLD WATER WEEK IN STOCKHOLM AND                               groundwater developments; water infrastructure development; in-
STOCKHOLM WATER SYMPOSIUM: 11 August 2003 - 14                           fluence of socio-economic, cultural and religious factors in water re-
August 2003. Stockholm, Sweden. The 2003 Stockholm Water                 sources policies; and funding and participation in water
Symposium theme is "Drainage Basin Security: Balancing Produc-           management. For more information contact: Manuel Martín Antón;
tion, Trade and Water Use." Plenary sessions will include experts fo-    e-mail: mailto:wwater2003@cedex.es; Internet:
cusing on this theme from a variety of perspectives, and a high-level    http://www.cedex.es/iwracongress2003/en/hoja2_en.htm
panel debate will address the role of agricultural subsidies that con-      FOURTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON WASTE-
strain the trade exchange of food products between the North and the     WATER RECLAMATION AND REUSE: 12 November 2003.
South. The Symposium will also be a key forum for follow-up dis-         Mexico City, Mexico. For more information contact: Internet:
cussion from the WSSD in Johannesburg and the 3rd World Water            http://www.iingen.unam.mx/isw/index.html
Forum to be held in March 2003 in Kyoto, Japan. For more informa-           DEEP SEA 2003 CONFERENCE: 1 December 2003 - 4 De-
tion contact: David Trouba; tel: +46-8-522-139-89; fax:                  cember 2003. Queenstown, New Zealand. Deep Sea 2003 is an in-
+46-8-522-139-61; e-mail: mailto:dave.trouba@siwi.org; Internet:         ternational conference that will provide a forum for experts to
http://www.siwi.org/waterweek2003                                        discuss the issues relating to the present and future needs for science,
    10TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL COURSE ON WET-                             conservation, and governance and management of the continental
LAND MANAGEMENT: 19 August 2003 - 1 October 2003.                        slope and deep seas. The conference is organized by the New
Lelystad, Netherlands. Since 1994, the Institute for Inland Water        Zealand Ministry of Fisheries, the Australian Department of Agri-
Management and Waste Water Treatment, has hosted the Interna-            culture, Fisheries and Forestry, and the Australian Fisheries Re-
tional Course in Wetland Management at the Wetlands Advisory             search and Development Corporation, with the technical
and Training Centre annually. This course is organized according to      co-operation of the FAO. For more information contact: Ross Shot-
approved Ramsar Convention principles and guidelines. For more           ton; e-mail: mailto:ross.shotton@fao.org; Internet:
information contact: WATC; tel: +31-320-298-346; fax:                    http://www.deepsea.govt.nz/index.aspx
+31-320-298-339; e-mail: mailto:watc@riza.rws.minvenw.nl; In-
ternet: http://ramsar.org/watc_courses_2003.htm

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