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Resources for Negotiators

The CBD Secretariat is committed to assisting the Parties in achieving effective outcomes in the many meetings organized to support the implementation of the Convention. The publications provided on this page are offered as resources for negotiators.

A Guide for Working Group Chairs at COP and SBSTTA Meetings

A Guide for Working Group Chairs at COP and SBSTTA Meetings

Year: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstract: This guide provides COP and SBSTTA working group chairs with a general overview of Convention processes at the working group level and background on such things as the conduct of work, smaller informal groups and documentation.

The UNEP Division of Environmental Law and Conventions (DELC) develops online tools and publications, such as reports, newsletters, manuals, and other public information material in support of awareness raising and capacity building activities related to environmental law and Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs).

DELC has recently released a series of publications to support not only those frequently engaged in negotiations under various multilateral environmental agreements, but also those involved in the daily implementation of such agreements and related decisions.

Glossary of Terms For Negotiators of Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Glossary of Terms For Negotiators of Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Year: 2007
Pages: 109
Abstract: This glossary of terms and acronyms aims to provide a support tool not only for those that are frequently engaged in negotiations under various MEAs, but also for those involved in the daily implementation of such agreements and related decisions.

Guide For Negotiators of Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Guide For Negotiators of Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Year:  
Pages: 64
Abstract: MEAs are a subset of the universe of international agreements.What distinguishes them from other agreements is their focus on environmental isues, their creation of binding International law, and there inclusion of multiple countries

MEAs Negotiator's Handbook

MEAs Negotiator's Handbook

Year: 2007
Pages:  
Abstract: This handbook has been prepared as a solid introduction to negotiating or working on MEAs for those with little or no background, as well as a key reference tool for experienced negotiations. [English] [French]

Negotiating and Implementing MEAs: A Manual for NGOs

Negotiating and Implementing MEAs: A Manual for NGOs

Year:  
Pages: 200
Abstract: This manual distills the knowledge of many leading NGO experts with a wealth of experience in high level negotiations. It identifies some of the key skills that could prove necessary to those who would consider being environmental lobbysits.

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