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HRI. Geneva Seminar 13 -14 December 2010. The Role of International Organizations in a Global Economy. Environmental IOs from the Perspective of Global Businesses. Environmental Organizations. Major Environmental Conventions UN Environment Programme World Meteorological Organization

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the role of international organizations in a global economy

HRI

Geneva Seminar

13-14 December 2010

The Role of International Organizations in a Global Economy

Environmental IOs from the Perspective of Global Businesses

environmental organizations
Environmental Organizations
  • Major Environmental Conventions
  • UN Environment Programme
  • World Meteorological Organization
  • IUCN
  • Major Environmental NGOs
major environmental conventions
Major Environmental Conventions
  • UN Framework Convention for Climate Change
  • UN Convention for Biodiversity
  • UN Convention on the Law of the Sea
  • Vienna Convention for Protection of the Ozone Layer (and Montreal Protocol)
  • Rotterdam Convention on Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in Trade
  • Convention on Trade in Endangered Species
  • Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
un environment programme
UN Environment Programme
  • Established in 1972
  • The Governing Council - 58 members elected by the General Assembly, for four-year terms
  • Since 1999, the Global Ministerial Environment Forum convened annually to review important and emerging policy issues in the field of the environment
  • 2010-2011 Budget: $450.8 million
    • Environment Fund $180 million
    • Trust Funds & Support $191 million
    • Counterparts $66 million
    • UN Regular Budget $13.8 million
world meteorological organization
World MeteorologicalOrganization
  • World Meteorological Congress meets every four years to determine general policies for the fulfilment of the purposes of the Organization;
  • The Executive Council – annual meetings of 37 directors of National Meteorological or Hydrometeorological Services, serving in an individual capacity.
    • The President and three Vice-Presidents who are elected by Congress,
    • The presidents of the six regional associations, by whom they are elected.
    • The remaining 27 members are elected by WMO Congress.
  • 2010 Budget: 68 million chf
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IUCN
  • A membership organization made up of more than 1,000 organizations
    • 80 States and 110 government agencies
    • More than 800 NGOs
    • 10,000 individual scientists and experts.
  • The priorities and work of IUCN are set by Member organizations every four years and subsequently coordinated by a professional secretariat with 1,100 staff in more than 60 countries.
  • Council – elected every four years at the IUCN World Conservation Congress
  • Budget: 2008 133.1 million chf and 2009 131.2 million chf
iucn six commissions
IUCN Six Commissions
  • Ecosystem ManagementGuiding the management of natural and modified ecosystems
  • Education and CommunicationPromoting sustainability through education and communication
  • Environmental, Economic and Social PolicyAdvising on economic and social factors that affect natural resources
  • Environmental LawAdvancing environmental laws and its application
  • Protected AreasAdvising and promoting terrestrial and marine reserves, parks and protected areas
  • Species SurvivalSupporting species conservation and protecting endangered species
major environmental ngos
Major Environmental NGOs
  • World Wildlife Fund
  • International Institute for Sustainable Development
  • Friends of the Earth International
  • Greenpeace
  • World Conservation Union
  • Forest Stewardship Council
  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development